Thursday, 20 November 2014

Work Experience Week 2 (same practice as last week)

Day 1:

  • Observed rabbit castrate
  • Helped clean theatre walls
  • Cleaned theatre floor
  • Cleaned prep room
  • Observed blood being drawn from dog
  • Visual check of rabbit castrate through kennel bars
  • Blitzed (thoroughly cleaned) the food store due to a nasty lingering smell from out of date and opened pet food
  • Observed hydrotherapy sessions

Day 2:

  • Learned how to tell the reception computers that patients have arrived
  • Swept floors
  • Polished in reception
  • Swept up wasps from kennels (I did recommend a reliable pest controller, who was bought in to get rid of the wasps)
  • Showed clients up to cat waiting room
  • Helped move R.A.T.S. donations (the donations, kept in the food cupboard, included the nasty dog food that had to be gotten rid of yesterday) into collection persons car

Day 3:

  • Swept staff room
  • Helped hunt down the head vet nurse to help with busy phones at reception
  • Dusted in private areas of clinic
  • Dog pooped on clinic floor - I tried to tell the owner I'd clean up the poop and the mess on the floor, Owner wouldn't have any of it and I had to let her clean up the poop and left over mess on the floor, However she did let me take the used paper towels to the bin.
  • Observed health check, pedicure and vaccination of small obese dog.
  • Sat with dog castrate through recovery (very distressed and thrashing around in kennel)
  • Cleaned kids finger prints off mirrors
  • Swept private areas.

Day 4:

  • Observed taking blood from a cat
  • Observed blood test (cat)
  • Swept up dead wasps
  • Observed taking blood from a dog
  • Observed blood test (dog)
  • Observed cat castration (C4 - charity funded)
  • Observed dog dental / extraction (stinks)
  • Observed removal of fly strike larva from cat. Owners wife bathed affected area in detol. Luckily the cats thick fuzzy fur stopped both the larva and detol from touching the cats skin.
  • Observed cat dental (stinks)
  • Cleaned inside the microwave
  • Cleaned the toaster
  • Washed 2 mugs and some cutlery
  • Cleaned kennel of dog dental
  • Cleaned the toilets.

Day 5:

  • Observed prep for PTS (put to sleep)
  • Assisted in giving a pug a pre med
  • Retrieved pet food for prescription
  • Observed pug spay
  • Helped clean theatre walls
  • Mopped theatre and prep room floors
  • Put theatre and prep mop head in for a wash
  • Emptied and put away mop bucket
  • Wrote a note of thanks to the staff
  • Observed hydrotherapy
  • Observed reception
  • Observed taking blood from a cat
  • Observed testing of cat blood

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