Vets Organise School Visits for Local Pupils Following Horrific Attack
Pupils from Abercerdin Primary School in Evanstown, near Bridgend have been visiting their local Budget Vets surgery to learn about pet care and experience for themselves the roles and responsibilities of a veterinarian.
Groups of 20 pupils from year 5 at the school have been visiting the surgery in The Triangle Shopping Centre, Brackla this term to meet the Budget Vets team, some of the animals they are treating and gain an insight into what goes on in a busy veterinary practice.
The visits are part of an ongoing education partnership between the school and Budget Vets. The relationship started in July last year when the management of Budget Vets read about the mindless slaughter of three Muscovy ducks at Abercerdin school in WalesOnline. The veterinary company contacted the school to offer their help and subsequently delivered rabbits, a family of four degus (Chilean rodents), and ducks to the school’s farm project.
Since then, the Budget Vets team have been visiting the school to provide health checks for the various animals now living there and to teach the pupils about pet care and animal welfare.
Kate Richards, Territory Manager for Budget Vets has been visiting Abercerdin Primary school and welcoming their pupils to the Bridgend Surgery. “We actively engage with the local communities our six surgeries serve. Last year we were delighted to be able to help put a smile back on the faces of the pupils of the school after the horrific incident and have since developed a great relationship with the school. Our team have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the children and staff and hopefully, the visits to our Bridgend surgery will capture the imagination of the pupils and help them to understand the basics of pet care.