School visit to Moat Farm Infants

On Wednesday 6th March, Practice Manager Carrie Borthwick and Victoria Hedditch one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) went on a visit to the local school Moat Farm Infants to have a chat with the children and talk to them about what we do. We visited four classes Owl, Fox, Mole and Robin class.

We had a great time talking to the children, they were very excited because they got to touch and talk about the two animals we took with us Pebbles the corn snake and Mable the Border Collie. Our topic with the children was what we must never feed to our dogs, as Easter is nearly upon us we decided to talk about chocolate eggs – we should never share or leave around for our pet dogs to get hold of them.

We also spoke about one of the main organs that we all have as humans and animals and that was the heart. We got the children to have a listen to Mable’s heart with a veterinary stethoscope, then we asked the children to make the sound that they had listened to.

The children had some photos taken with Mable and Pebbles. At the end we asked all the children to draw a picture of what interested them most of what they had seen that day or to draw their own pet at home. All the pictures was  amazing and it was very hard to decide on a winner. We decided to choose a winner from each class and presented them with a book “Mog goes to the vets ” we all clapped the children as they did so well. The winning pictures will be displayed in the clinic for all our lovely clients to view.

We are looking forward to going back next year

Winning picture from Robin class

Winning picture from Robin class

Winning picture from Fox class

Winning picture from Fox class

Winning picture from Owl class

Winning picture from Owl class

Winning picture from mole class

Winning picture from mole class