Yesterday, we went to an animal hospital for a homeschool field trip. This was a beautiful animal hospital in the middle of town. While we were there they took us through each area of the hospital. It turned out to be a great field trip. They did a great job for our children. We were one of the largest groups they had at their clinic. I think our children did well and learned a lot.
Our group outside the animal hospital just before going in. We had 52 children and that was after three families had to cancel!
In the entrance of the animal hospital. Everything was clean, updated, and beautiful.
Dr. Stevens was showing the children different teeth from different animals that they had extracted.
Cameron showing me a dog's tooth. Can you believe that they are really that long in their mouth??? We only see a little tooth but there is really a lot more hidden in their gums.
Tate was asking a question about one of the teeth he was holding. Turns out that it was a tooth with a tumor in it.
Dr. Stevens showed the children an ultrasound of a heart.
This poor dog was having her female organs removed. FYI, that is her uterus in the doc's hand.
Showing us where they put the animals to sleep before surgery.
This is where the animals go after surgery.
Getting to see different x-rays from different animals. They were able to see an x-ray of a cat with kittens, a cat that had swallowed a fish hook, some broken bones, and a dog that had swallowed a needle plus a lot more.
This little dog had a tumor on her abdomen and was getting ready to be put to sleep for surgery.
This is where you can spend the bigger bucks to board your animal in a special suite instead of a kennel. Each room has a theme.
This is the Mardi Gras suite. Each one has its own TV, dog bed, rug, and you can pick which channel your pet watches. Also they had web cams that could be set up for you to watch your pet while you're gone!
BTW, this is too much for me. Do these people have children or are these pets their children? Just curious!
That's how we classified the kennels. (Motels, Hotels, and Suites)
Check out this Great Dane!
This was a puppy up for adoption. Wasn't he cute!