March 9, 2011

Oh, The Joys of Being a Vet Tech Student

Well!  We went over physical exams today in Intro to Vet Tech.  It was fun and we got to work in groups (I was in a group of three) on a physical exam.  It was really fun to do something I know I'm going to be doing!  Since we worked in groups, I only got to do some of the things.  I did get to feel Lymph Nodes, take a pulse (really, REALLY fast in cats!), take notes on a chart, count respirations and help restrain for taking  a temp.  It was a lot of fun!

Then.. we got to express Anal Glands.  Basically, you put your finger inside the dog's anus and squeeze a small sac until the fluid comes out.  I was super brave and decided to be the first student to do it, after it was only explained to us, not actually shown.  It wasn't really that bad (we wore gloves!).  The smell was really bad, but I just walked around the room to the fresh air.  Heather said it can be bad smelling, but it's something you get used to.  Like the smell of a barn :)

Anyways, it wasn't bad, and I was really proud of myself for stepping up and being the first to do it without actually ever seeing the procedure :):)

In algebra, we took a quiz...but it was a group quiz, so we got to work together.  For everyone else, it was a life saver.  For me, I got to help a bunch of people, which was cool.

Tomorrow is another round of Animal Care Duty and Veterinary Medical Terminology.  The, only two weeks left of classes!

-Cherie' :)

1 comment:

  1. Can't you convince the dogs to scoot around for a while?