22 July 2019

SciGirls Quest Day 6, Tallahassee Animal Shelter

SciGirls Quest assisting Dr. Rachel Barton with a surgery.SciGirls Quest assisting Dr. Rachel Barton with a surgery.

We spent the whole day today with Dr. Rachel Barton and her team at the Tallahassee Animal Shelter. We started with a tour of the facility where we got to see all the adorable adoptable cats and dogs. Next, we got a primer on zoonotic diseases and how to protect ourselves and our pets. We followed up this informative presentation by assisting Dr. Barton in a spay surgery. Our girls helped to prep the animal and were present in the operating room during the surgery. After a lunch break, we learned how to recognize and prevent heat stroke in our animal companions and how to treat and prevent heartworms. Finally, we got a lesson about all the different dog breeds and their identifying features. All told, we had a jam-packed day of veterinary science with a side of adorable, fluffy sweetness! Anyone interested in adopting a shelter pet? Visit: https://talgov.com/animals/animalservices.aspx

Last modified on 22 July 2019