Today I got to do one of my favorite things: talk to students about the veterinary medical profession. By special invitation made by the son of a LazyPaw Animal Hospitals’ client, I was introduced to Ms. Melissa Covin, sixth grade counselor for Reynold’s Middle School. She asked if we would be willing to join other local professionals in sharing a bit about our chosen vocation. As a service company we feel the opportunity to give back to our community is as important as our in-clinic efforts to provide patient care and client education. Always grateful for the opportunity to share our profession with children at an early age, the behind the scenes images we share along with the stories that go with them during career day programs are specifically designed to pique their curiosity. We hope this will generate further interest in a field of study students never before considered or even knew existed. It is our single opportunity to give them a taste of what veterinary medicine is all about and its numerous applications to daily life.
Today’s event was KatyDid’s and my first time opportunity to visit our northern neighbors at Prosper’s Reynolds Middle School. Mr. Nowlin who teaches world history and cultures was kind enough to open his classroom to us to share the story of how our veterinary clinic came to be and to hear about the path I followed to become first a horse doctor and then an owner and chief medical officer of a veterinary clinic. The students asked great questions about the stories I shared about my day to day activities and volunteered stories of their own about animals they have and love.
Career day participation has a powerful and a positive impact on our community. All professionals should consider giving back to their local communities to teach children a little bit about the jobs they as adults perform and why in the hopes of inspiring them to do great things in the future.