Animal Hospital with a Vet!

Animal Hospital with a Vet!

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Description: 
Dr. Jenn Nyhof from Thompson Veterinary Clinic joined us at the Library to read a group of 50 kids from two schools and three day cares the book "May I Pet Your Dog" by Stephanie Calmenson. She then discussed what Veterinarians do, good ways to treat an animal and when you should bring your pet to the Vet. Every child was then given a stuffed animal that they 'adopted' and they needed to decide in what way the animal needed to see a vet. Dr. Jenn and other volunteers went around and 'fixed' the animals by bandaging the body parts that the children had indicated needed attention. She then answered questions and told stories about her time working in different clinics and animal hospitals as a Vet Tech and a Veterinarian.
Number of sessions: 
1
Length of program session: 
30-60 minutes
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Jenn Nyhof
Guest speaker(s) - include name and organization: 
Dr. Jenn Nyhof
Audience
Primary Audience: 
Babies/Toddlers
Preschool (aged 3-4)
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Intermediate (Gr. 4-7 or aged 9-12)
Secondary Audience: 
Babies/Toddlers
Preschool (aged 3-4)
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Intermediate (Gr. 4-7 or aged 9-12)
Resources
Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.): 
All items donated by Thompson Veterinary Clinic: Stuffed animals for every child Bandages Tensor wraps Tape
Community partners : 
Thompson Veterinary Clinic
Budget for this program: 
$0
Evaluation
What were the goals/objectives of your program?: 
To create a community partnership between Thompson Veterinary Clinic while introducing kids to animal compassion and gentle handling.
Feedback from Participants: 
Loved it!
Highlights - what worked well?: 
While a little chaotic, the kids really enjoyed themselves!
What would you change about this program?: 
Smaller groups so Dr. Jenn could spend more time with each child.
Program photos: