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Posted on 02-17-2015
We recently got to have a lot of fun with a group of youngsters who came to see us on a field trip from The Orchard School! The children got to learn about what it means to be a veterinarian and what we do on a daily basis here at Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street.
Dr. Klarquist, Trish, and our patient “Buddy the bear” led the kids from our exam rooms, to our treatment room, to the radiology suite & on to our surgery suite as they toured through the practice. It turns out that Buddy had eaten something he shouldn’t have--so we went through the process of how a veterinarian examines & determines what’s wrong when a patient isn’t feeling well.
Dr. Klarquist felt "Buddy" needed a couple of x-rays--we could see something on the radiographs, but no one was quite sure what they were seeing. Due to it's size, Dr. K felt the best course was a quick trip into our OR (operating room) to find out what was ailing our little patient. He had eaten a tiny train! We’re pretty sure the kids had a blast during their trip in to see us & honestly, we did too. They had lots of great questions for us and it was a fun way to start our day.
Our doctors and staff really enjoy talking with and helping those who may want to become future veterinarians or work in the veterinary field. Know a student who wants to learn more about veterinary medicine or would like to come in and shadow one of our doctors for part of a week-day? Just give our office a call at 317-228-0645 and ask for Jessica—we’d be glad to get you more info!
Such a nice and informative blog.