S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

For their penultimate careers talk, Mr Farrell kindly came in to talk about being a veterinary surgeon and running a practice.

Keyhole SurgeryThe students enjoyed a PowerPoint of the daily routine of a vet and the many different challenges that you could expect to face within a day. This ranges from emergency farm visits in the middle of the night, managing your staff and practice, performing routine surgery on animals and diagnosing problems. There was an amazing video of keyhole surgery that the children then tried to emulate by using a webcam and a special tool to stack sugar cubes. This was far more difficult than it originally looked, but Olivia, Edward and Grace performed very well.

Time ManagementThere was also an informative exercise on allocating staff and resources to solve a number of problems by prioritising what was the most important. For many (particularly the girls!) the highlight was Attlee the dog, who showed us how to inspect an animal and hear their heart beat. It was a fantastic talk and the College sends their most sincere thanks to Mr Farrell (and Attlee!) for coming in.


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