Cory Wilkins, veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital, visited and talked to a group of fifth graders about his job. Wilkins spoke with students about the school requirements to become a veterinarian.
“He told the students to take lots of math and science classes,” according to Gray Moser, school counsler.
Wilkins also gave the example of how he uses math daily when calculating medication dosages for the animals and how important it was to be accurate with those dosages. Adding that physics, chemistry and biology were subjects he used in his job.
One student asked, “What’s the grossest thing you’ve seen?” Wilkins explained to the students that when you are with the animals you aren’t thinking about it being gross but focusing on helping the animal.
The students were able to look at different C-rays and Wilkins told the students, “since the animals can’t tell you what’s wrong with them, you have to be like an investigator to figure out the problem.”
Moser thanked Wilkins for talking with the students of Pilot Elementary School.