School Outreach Program
If you are interested in bringing your class on a field trip to tour our hospital and visit with one of our veterinarians, please click here to contact us or give us a call at 318-473-8177.
The Doctors and Staff at Montgomery Animal Hospital in Pineville are proud to announce a new community outreach program. With the help of pre-packaged educational programs, the doctors go out to local schools and teach students of all ages how to care for pets and some of the many facets of being a veterinarian. Below you will find the age groups that the presentations are divided into and an overview of the information being presented.
We are currently scheduling schools and are very interested in coming out to speak to your students. We can do multiple grades or classes if teachers would like to have it done that way or we can do individual classes/grades. The only requirement is that mixed groups would need to fall into the categories listed below.
We are very excited about the program and look forward to hearing from you. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please give us a call at 473-8177 or 613-5480 and ask for Laura Thomson.
Pre-K-1st grade: Poster Presentations
The presentation includes two colorful posters Pets and where they live and Caring for Pets that students will work through with the veterinarian. Additionally, some veterinary instruments will be brought for the class to view and see how they work. All students will receive a goodie bag which contains a take home worksheet of the posters, a coloring book and crayons, fun Pet stickers, a junior stethoscope, a bookmark, and a Pet mythbuster worksheet. The presentation is approximately 20-25 minutes in length.
2nd-5th grade: The Pet Exam
The presentation begins with an overview of a 10 piece anatomical model set of various animal parts. The anatomical models include an ear, eye, teeth, spine, hair, heart, kidney, hips, knee and nail. For this presentation a stuffed dog/cat will be brought to the class for a basic Pet exam identifying and demonstrating different veterinary instruments and their purpose. Students will be encouraged to assist with some of the tests and experimenting with the instruments. All students will receive a goodie bag which contains FutureVet pencils, fun Pet stickers, a junior stethoscope, a bookmark, and a Pet mythbuster worksheet. This presentation is approximately 40-45 minutes in length.
6th-8th grade: Veterinary and Human Medicine Comparison
The presentation begins with an overview of a ten piece anatomical model set of various animal parts. The anatomical models include an ear, eye, teeth, spine, hair, heart, kidney, hips, knee and nail. Next, the veterinarian will lead students into an interactive discussion about the similarities and differences between veterinarians and physicians, followed by case studies in which the students play the role of the veterinarian! Through looking at X-rays and learning what questions to ask Pet parents, students will discover how important communication and investigation skills are for a career in veterinary medicine. All students will receive a goodie bag which contains FutureVet pencils, Pet stickers, a bookmark, and a Pet’s mythbuster worksheet. This presentation is approximately 40-50 minutes in length.