West Deptford Middle School
Available to 5th-8th Grade students
All sessions are immediately after school on Thursdays, 2:40 -3:40pm
Students may ride late bus home or be picked up.
Class Meeting Dates
Thursday, February 13, Thursday, February 20, Thursday, February 27, Thursday, March 5
Thursday, March 12, Thursday, March 19, Thursday March 26, Thursday, April 2
(Students may ride late bus home or be picked up.)
NOTE: Although WDMS Administration will be present in the building, this program is overseen by Vets in Training Staff.
All Creatures Great and Small: All hands on deck! This
round floor discussion will allow the children to
investigate, explore, and discover the individual animals of
the learning center. There will be a few animal surprises!
Composting 101: Experience and observe the compost
life cycle! Students will learn the importance of
composting in today’s world and how it can help the
animals around us.
Philanthropy Lesson: Giving is good for you. The
veterinarian world is filled with opportunities to give back
and help animals. When we help others it activates the
areas of the brain associated with pleasure, social
connection, and trust. Join us as we do a special project to
give back to the animals.
Sterile Procedure: Keeping things sterile avoids life
threatening problems. Students will learn about sterility,
participate in a lab on surgical prep and practice our
sterility in a mock procedure.
Animal Nutrition: Eating is fun! Join us as we discuss the
importance of nutrition and how to make nutritious and
easy treats for our companion animals.
Wellness Exams: What does an annual exam look like?!
We will learn the basic tools and rules to doing a great
physical exam. You will leave this class wanting to hear
the heartbeat of all animals, guaranteed!
Where Do I Hurt? Medical Investigation Lab
Put on your lab coats! This case based learning experience
will allow VIT students to become the
veterinarians. Through medical investigation work, the
students will be challenged to find out where an animal
Beginner Suturing Techniques:
Veterinarians use many different kinds of suturing
techniques when they close incisions during surgery. In
this lab students will learn 4-5 different suture patterns.