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