Pilot Mountain Elementary School students receive a visit from veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital


Cory Wilkins speaks about his job as a veterinarian to a group of 5-grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently.


Cory Wilkins is seen showing an X-ray to students as he visits from Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital to discuss his job, as a veterinarian.


Amy Harpe’s fifth-grade class poses with veterinarian Cory Wilkins during a lunch and learn.


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.

Cory Wilkins speaks about his job as a veterinarian to a group of 5-grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently.
http://pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_wilkins-1.jpgCory Wilkins speaks about his job as a veterinarian to a group of 5-grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently.

Cory Wilkins is seen showing an X-ray to students as he visits from Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital to discuss his job, as a veterinarian.
http://pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_wilkins-2.jpgCory Wilkins is seen showing an X-ray to students as he visits from Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital to discuss his job, as a veterinarian.

Amy Harpe’s fifth-grade class poses with veterinarian Cory Wilkins during a lunch and learn.
http://pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_wilkins-group.jpgAmy Harpe’s fifth-grade class poses with veterinarian Cory Wilkins during a lunch and learn.
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