For the final product of my project about vet surgery, I have to record and present to the school and to my parents. The most important thing about the final product of Capstone is memorizing. I think that this is the hardest part of the project. I think this because you have to memorize your whole project, and it is very hard to memorize everything about the project. For example, it was very hard to memorize my new words whenever my teacher and I changed the script. This was hard because I had to memorize it in a very short time period. There was a solution to all this trouble with memorizing. You either say it over and over, but at school, all of us grabbed an index card and wrote down the key components of each slide. This helped so that we would remember just one word from each slide and we would then remember our script. Sometimes you would stumble even with the index cards. The hardest thing however, was that we could not bring the index cards up on stage with us when we were saying our script. This was even harder than what I said before.
Some of the good things about the final project are seeing your friends perform and being able to get some really good feedback. I like this because both my teacher and my classmates can give me tips to make my project better I also like presenting I like this because my are always believing in me whenever I do my capstone in front of the class.
In conclusion, I had a lot of fun doing this project and I thought that it was very inspiring to learn more about vet surgery. I also thought it was fun to see all my classmates doing their project as well!
For my site visit, as you guys will probably know from my 3rd blog post, “difficulties #3” I went to the vet hospital where I interviewed Dr. Nance and she showed me two surgeries of dog spay and neuter. THe vet hospital is called the GUiding Eye Center and they specialize in guiding eye dogs for the blind. We took lots of photos and asked her questions like “why did you want to become a Veterinary surgeon?” and “how many years you have to be in training to become a Veterinary surgeon?” My favorite part of my site visit was seeing all the dogs and seeing Dr. Nance do a dog spay.
The dog spay was very interesting and we had to wear face masks and caps to make sure we didn’t breathe or get anything on the dog. We weren’t allowed to touch anything so we just took photos and looked at the amazing sight. There were three of dogs that were about to get surgery. There adopters or owners were there too.
Dr. Nance was not a specialized Veterinary surgeon; she had a general surgeon degree. General surgery requires 4 years of bachelors school and 4 years of vet school. To be a board certified vet specialist, the doctor needs to go back to school for another year, then intern for a few years in their area of specialty.
Dr. Nance has been working as a vet for 17 years. She started her career as a vet in farm and large animals, like cows, sheep, and goats. Now, she only sees “guided dogs” which are usually shepherds and labradors.
The surgery rooms were fairly small and I was very surprised about the size of the vet hospital. Also, they 2 cats walking around the hospital. One was called ‘Gomez.”
Overall, I had a very good site visit, I learned a lot. I want to thank Dr. Nance and all the dogs and doctors at the Guiding Eye Center.