Mondays we get all of the new animals from the Humane Society at school. They have to check everyone out and do a physical exam as well as TPR's (temp, pulse, resp). Today, our class got to help out :)
We worked in two groups to check them all in. We did restraints and TPR, as well as checked for microchips, used a Wood's Light to look for skin conditions, and used a flea comb to check for fleas. We recorded all of this on their charts, and then also wrote down what the Dr. found in their physical exams. Our group did 2 dogs and 3 cats. We rotated duties: I restrained twice, did TPR on both a dog and a cat, and charted once.
It was really fun to work side-by-side with my classmates and the Veterinarians! The coolest part was when I got home our Instructor/Veterinarian had sent us the following E-Mail:
I just wanted to say how impressed I was today with ALL of you. You all did a great job on your reports and presentation - and then showed great teamwork, and professionalism while performing physical exams on the animals. GREAT WORK!
Great day at school! I also got pre-registered for classes next quarter :)
Wednesday I have two exams AND a lab practical! Whew. Midquarter, can you tell? I'll fill you in later this week! :)