Friday, September 11, 2015

"What does a Veterinarian do?" | His First Vet Talk

Most of you probably know that the boy is a vet and for the past few years since she started preschool, Lil Pumpkin's school has been trying to get him in to give a talk about his job as a vet to the kids but their schedules always clashed. It's nice that at least one of us has an interesting job... (*≧∀≦*)

He finally managed to squeeze time in for them a while back. I took some time off work to give him support too ✿ヾ╲(。◕‿◕。)╱✿

Lil Pumpkin was so pleased as both of us thought that it was going to be for her K2 class but actually, the boy was supposed to give a talk to the K1 class as they are currently learning about animals and how to take care of them properly.

Oh well. Next time then!!

The preschool has a pet rabbit which they brought into the class to help with the talk. Quite a sweet-heart.

The boy wore his cutest scrubs haha and brought along some basic equipment to explain what he does in a day, what type of animals he looks after and what he does for a typical check-up. The children were all interested and kids being kids, asked sooooo many questions.

He gave an actual "check-up" to the school rabbit but it was quite timid and kept running around so the boy just did it while it was inside the cage. He also let the kids have a go at touching and handling his vet equipment.

When you first meet the boy, you might think he is an introvert but he's actually a people's person like his mum. I could tell the kids liked him a lot and it's probably because the boy's very genuine when he engages with people. He is non-judgmental, does not talk down to anyone and listens intently.

But I think next time, he should try to break down the big words even more and make his talk even simpler for the young kids to understand.

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The kids even drew him a huuuuuge "thank you" card. So sweet!!!

The boy said that he enjoyed the experience a lot too and won't mind giving more talks to small kids to educate them about what he takes to be a vet. It's not easy, and it's not all rosy, but it's definitely a very meaningful vocation especially when you get to save lives. 

Well done dear! I think you did a brilliant job with your first vet talk ( ◜◡‾)凸 (‾◡◝ )

Have you give a talk to kids before?
Any tips to engage and keep it interesting?



Adeline said...

So fun! I would love to be a kid attending his talk! Lucky kids. :) Did Lil' Pumpkin get to sit in on the talk too? She must have been so proud of her daddy. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh that is SO cool. I bet both of my boys would love to talk to a real vet.

An Apel a Day said...

I knew he is a doctor, but I didn't know what kind. I love his scrub shirt. How fun! That's great he went to her school to talk. What a great Daddy!

Unknown said...

Such a cool profession! Can Dana apprentice there during the Sch hols? She's a big animal lover 😄

Grace said...

Naw! How gorgeous! Lil Pumpkin would be so proud of her Papa talking to her school mates! And what a cool job! x

Susan said...

Yes more exciting than most of our jobs that deals emails and emails marked with urgent. How nice that Daddy got to share about what a vet does and I'm sure it made some of the kids go, I want to be a vet when I grow up!

Stacy said...

The boy has a very interesting job all right! He'd just have to talk about his job and people would want to know more.