Teams from Albavet Dunfermline visited 2 local primary schools to take part in their career days on the 9th and 10th of May.
Emma Jane (Senior Vet), Nicole (head nurse) and Patricia (practice administrator and former RVN) visited Dalgety Bay Primary school and Nikki (RVN and ISFM cat ambassador) and Patricia visited Donnibristle Primary school.
Each team described to the pupils all the different roles that are available as careers within the veterinary practice. The pupils had the opportunity to brush up on their bandaging skills – bandaging each other and a giant toy sheep! They had the chance to dress up as one of the team and see what it was like to dress up as an operating vet – in full operating gown, mask and hat, many of the students couldn’t believe how hot they became and commented on how hard it would be to be working in an operating theatre all day. There were also various containers filled with items removed from the outside or inside of an animal and the students had to guess what they were. The most popular guess for the mammary growth was a brain and the pupils thought the decayed teeth were particularly gruesome and were not fans of the roundworms.
The stars of both days were the special guests we took along with us. At Dalgety Bay PS we took Simon the 20 year old tortoise belonging to Melanie (insurance administrator) and the next day Susie, the gorgeous black Labrador belonging to Dalgety Bay receptionist, Jackie, came to Donnibristle PS.
We would like to thank the staff and pupils of both primary schools for inviting us to take part in their career days and for making us feel so welcome. We hope we have inspired some future stars of the veterinary profession.