Main inquiry question #5

Have you ever wondered how vet surgeries are done? Or how vet surgeries have  changed and improved over the years? You may not know it, but there have been many good changes in vet surgery that have helped and saved animals lives. How has veterinary surgery changed and improved over the years, specifically, the changes in materials and procedures?  There are many advances in techniques, materials, technology and medicine in the field of vet surgery.  Today I will be talking about my main inquiry question:


The Experience of Vet Surgeons

Vet surgeons have to be experienced and of course they have to be good with their hands. They have to be fully ready for what’s coming. They also have to be calm because if you are doing a life threatening surgery then you have to be calm and careful because if you are shaky you might hurt yourself or the patient. Also they have to check what they have done multiple times to make sure it is right and perfect. They have to make sure that the animal that they are working on will not feel pain. They have to make sure that the animal does not lick the place where they had surgery. The most important thing is that vet surgeons do not leave something in the animal while they are doing the surgery. The goal of surgery is to make the animal feel better and in some cases to “fix the animal.”  According to Dr. Nance (the person I interviewed) vets do surgeries quickly, and are very strict in the vet hospital where they work. Also, vets are continuing to research animals and their diseases. According to my research the most deadly condition for animals is Ebola. This condition is mostly harming great apes but also humans. The condition on the apes is very harmful, they have not found this cure yet but scientists never stop studying and trying to find a new cure for any disease.



The materials are different now because they are more modern than the ones back in the day. The medicine is different because they cure the patient more quickly although the patients had much more pain back in the day because it hurt so much. Vet   surgeons also used to not have computers. According to A.K.C Canine Health Foundation “They are treating some dogs with laser surgery.” I think this is a very big improvement because back then vet surgeons gave the animal they were treating a very big scar because they made their holes gigantic instead of a tiny place where they did the surgery was. I think that laser surgery could be helpful because it would give the animal less pain. In my opinion this is really important because if the dog is feeling pain it could hurt the dog or send it in to shock. This could kill the dog immediately if it is not asleep.


Now let’s talk about the procedures, which used to harm the animals.  

This is true because animals are having to go through the harsh times of being ill and not well. This is very important because animals should not have to suffer pain and death, when for humans they can just take an advil. To stop this problem we have to expand the research, medicine and most importantly the procedures. Animals have to deal with an appendix. In a human this is really a simple surgery that is not hard or deadly. On the other hand animals and pets a very different. This surgery used to be very uncommon and even not available for many pets in the world. But now this procedure is more available for pets.



Also, anesthesia for animals going through surgery has improved. Vet surgeons used to inject dogs and cats with a drug. But now animals get treated with anesthesia in a more similar way that they treat humans with. When animals are anxious they give them tranquilizer and sedatives. This is important because animals are being treated better, more like how humans are treated and this is good because humans are cared about more and this means that animals and people get the same treatment and so now the both veterinarians and doctors have the same treatment or (procedures). I think this is more fair because in my opinion we all should have the same medicine animals are just like people just with four legs. Another procedure that has changed over time is the X-ray, so X-ray pictures used to be taken in dark rooms using chemicals. Now, the pictures are taken using computers. They changed it because they wanted more modern and sophisticated  technology. Also ultrasound images have become higher quality due to technology. Finally CAT scans and MRIs which take photos of inside the body are now used regularly in vet surgery.


In conclusion, the materials and procedures of vet surgery have become more sophisticated and more modern, which means that animals are being treated better and more like humans. Now animals feel less pain when they go through surgery. Don’t forget that dogs and cats are intelligent and have emotions and so should be treated with the best technology available.   


blog post #2 main inquiry question and sub questions

For capstone I know I talked about it in my first blog post but I finally chose My main inquiry question! It is “How has veterinary surgery changed and improved over the years”?  I chose this main inquiry question because I thought I would get lots of information from it and I am interested in it. Actually in the middle of the process I thought about changing my capstone topic in general to prosthetics for dogs but then I noticed that I did not have a lot of information and I also thought that It would be a more fun experience if I did it on something I knew more about.  


For my sub questions I had to do something that was in the same zone or vibe as my main inquiry questions. We have to have 5 or 6 sub questions and 1 main inquiry question. Our sub questions are not our interview questions, they are questions to ask ourself as we get our research. My sub questions are:

  • What is the history of veterinary medicine and surgeries?
  • What are the requirements/training involved with becoming a veterinary surgeon?
  • What specialties have emerged and contributed to better practices?
  • What are the most common vet surgery procedures?
  • How did technology change veterinary surgery?
  • What future technology inventions could be a big breakthrough for animal surgery?
  • In all, my project was very fun. I have to say in my opinion the sub questions are easier to find in fact I’m pretty sure finding my main inquiry question is the hardest part of the project! This part of the project was my favorite and I will be back soon with my 3rd capstone blog post bye.






The visit #4

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.

kindness week

This week it was a very special week. I was kindness week! Kindness week is a challange to see how many kind things you can do such as : smiling at 25 people or slipping a nice note into a friends backpack or locker

During kindness week I said hi to 25 people and and I complemented a friends sibiling about how they were amazing at art. he was very happy when he heard that I also helped the P.E teachrer mr.borgia with the P.E class equitment during battle ship.  I just want to say, “If you have the choice from being kind and being right choose right.

MLK ( Martin Luther King) blog post

The Martin Luther King jr. timeline project was a very fun and cool experience. My favorite part was inserting all the photos on to my google drawing. I used Brain pop and google to get most of my information. And the Thing That I especially loved was researching about all the incredible things that Martin did such as how he lead the bus boycott in 1955 and how he gave his inspirational “I HAVE A DREAM” speech in 1964 other then that this project has been increased inspirational and I am so happy I got to do this.


here is the link to my timelines


introduction wanted to learn more about Netflix,I had so many questions!and I wanted to find the answers so I did a project about it,

Developing questions

When it comes to developing questions I am so curious.there are all these questions like:was Netflix successful at the beginning?,what year was Netflix made?….


Doing research on Netflix is so much fun,I learn so many new things that I never knew.sometimes it is kind of frustrating because sometimes I could not find the information I wanted.

Coming up with a idea

Every year my teacher asks me to do a project, I always do something like: dogs,camp,sailing at camp and that stuff so I wanted to step it up a little,and I thought what else do I really love?and I really,really love Netflix so I chose Netflix.

My slide show link


My Plant observations


Date Control Observations Manipulated Observations
5/8 My plant is growing bigger and taller. Today my tables plant is rising because of the caffeine and the caffeine boosts the plant.
5/9 Our plant has grown much bigger + longer Our plant has grown longer.
5/10 In our plant We have lots of cotyledons. Today our plant has grown much taller!it is growing fast!
5/11 My plant has grown stronger! It has grown taller to!
5/12 My plant is growing so well! It has grown so tall!


Date Control Observations Manipulated Observations
5/8 My plant is growing bigger and taller. Today my tables plant is rising because of the caffeine and the caffeine boosts the plant.
5/9 Our plant has grown much bigger + longer Our plant has grown longer.
5/10 In our plant We have lots of codolines. Today our plant has grown much taller!it is growing fast!
5/11 My plant has grown stronger! It has grown taller to!
5/12 My plant is growing so well! It has grown so tall!
5/15 Our plant is 5 inches long! Today we see that our plants are starting to get floppy and weak.
5/16 Today our plant is so tall that it can not fit under the lamp.                                                   Our plant is flopping all over.
5/17 Our plant is HUGE!! Today our plant is very tall.
5/18 We pollinated!Today We pollinated again
5/19 We pollinated and
5/24 Our plant is growing very well
5/25 My plant is growing so high that it is getting tangled with others
5/26 It is dieing It is blooming!
5/30 Our plant is dying Our plant is blooming very well.
5/32 Our plant is getting weaker My plant has flowers and red true leaves.