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(Gr. 5-8)
Objective
To acquaint students with the activities of veterinary doctors and veterinary hospitals.

Materials

Procedure
In a previous class, the students of the Academically Gifted/Talented Youth Program of Montclair State University had been exposed to the general aspects of a career in veterinary medicine such as the requirements, course work, types of practice, and types of work done by DVMs.

The NOVA video presents real-life situations that had been previously described in a "dry" form and allows students to get a better understanding of the day-to-day situations a veterinary doctor will encounter, up to and including the need to euthanize animals in some cases.

Assessment
Students are given a case summary sheet to use to describe the happenings in each of the cases discussed in the video with special emphasis on the problem afflicting the animal, the techniques used, and the outcome.

Sent in by
Juan P. Rodriguez
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ


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Animal Hospital
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