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Electronic Field Trips

Electronic Field Trip to a Veterinary Clinic

A visit to the animal doctor
Grade Levels:
60 minutes
Taping Rights:
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Learn about the daily workings of a vet clinic on a field trip to Jessamine Veterinary Clinic. There William McCaw, Dan Bowling, and Stacey Burdick answer questions and give visitors a glimpse of their daily activities. Students:

  • see how difficult it is to be a veterinarian;
  • learn how a veterinarian cleans animalís teeth;
  • find out how veterinarians use computers and other technology;
  • observe problem-solving skills used to diagnose non-verbal patients;
  • discover careers available to people who want to work with animals;
  • follow several cases from start to finish; and
  • meet a variety of animals: cats, dogs, horses, cows, and some exotic pets.

Program of Studies
Biological Science: Biological Change
Practical Living/Vocational Studies: Career Awareness, Exploration, Planning

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

Doctors from the Jessamine Veterinarian Clinic answer students' questions about medical treatments for animals and explain several cases from start to finish. While treating a variety of pets and livestock, both in the clinic and on farm visits, they also demonstrate computers and other technology used in a veterinarian's office, show how they diagnose patients who cannot talk, and suggest careers available to people who want to work with animals. A 1998 co-production of KET and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

These videos are also available on Discovery Education.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Electronic Field Trip to a Veterinary Clinic broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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