Waldorf Montessori Students Given Tour of Hospital
On May 9th, Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center medical director Dr. Nancy McGuire and staff conducted an educational tour for the 6 year old class from the Waldorf Montessori School. The tour’s theme was “What Do Veterinarians Do?”
Dr. McGuire and her staff provided the very enthusiastic boys and girls with a comprehensive tour, beginning with patient arrival procedures, then a visit to an exam room and a look at digital x-rays, and spinal column and heart models. They were also shown a Surgery Suite, where they donned real surgical caps and masks and learned about monitoring equipment and some of the various instruments used. From there, they visited CT Scan, Internal Medicine, and Treatment rooms, where they learned about imaging techniques, such as CT scan and x-rays, patient treatments and procedures, among many other things. They also had fun learning how to balance on the "balance board" in Physical Rehabilitation. The kitchen was the final stop on the tour, where the children enjoyed cupcakes. After the tour Dr. McGuire read to them, “What do Veterinarians Do?,” an AVMA coloring book for children. Before heading back to their school, they received backpacks filled with goodies -- coloring books, magnets, markers and stuffed toys. It was a great learning experience and lots of fun for everyone!