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My daughter has been interested in all things Veterinarian since she was old enough to understand what that even was.
She loves animals, is thoughtful and caring, and very patient. Becoming a Veterinarian later in life might be a great fit for her.
Because of her love of all things Vet, we play a lot of what she calls “Animal Doctor.” We bring our patients in (stuffed animals) and she looks them over, listens to their heartbeat, and gives them a diagnosis. Sometimes they have a cold or other times they have some silly rare illness she’s just invented.
How To Practice Being A Veterinarian
We have a lot of fun playing Vet, but we found a fun new way to dive deeper into what an “Animal Doctor” really does. The Scientific Explorer® Veterinary Science Kit lets you practice the things a Veterinarian actually does. We aren’t just learning about it, or reading about it, it’s hands-on and we’re actually doing it!
I made her this free printable (click here to download one, too!) to go along with it.
For today’s patient, we have a puppy dog that has come in with an injured foot. Normally, she would need to rely on eyesight (and imagination) to guess what could be wrong with the little guy.
But today, she is actually able to use an X-ray card to see the dogs anatomy. We zoomed in on the leg and she determined his foot was most definitely broken.
She used the bandage from the kit and wrapped his leg in a cast, signed his chart and gave him a treatment plan of rest and medicine.
She also got to check out the anatomy of a horse, a snake and a mouse. This not only represents an X-ray but also a Sonogram. You can take a peek at the organs and learn their names.
Once her puppy was all fixed up, she practiced closing up wounds and cuts with her suture kit.
Being a Veterinarian is hard work! I love that she has a chance to do some hands-on activities to show her what it’s like to be an Animal Doctor.
I love my kids using their imagination, but I also love when I can give them the tools to take that imagination and go further and deeper, encouraging exploration and developing critical thinking skills.
You can head to Walmart or click here to purchase the Scientific Explorer® Veterinary Science Kit for your little explorer!
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.