Banfield opens exhibit at Portland Children's Museum

Portland children can get an up-close look at what it's like to be a veterinarian.
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Jun 23, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

Banfield, The Pet Hospital opened a new exhibit Saturday at the Portland Children’s Museum in Portland, Ore., designed to simulate the experience of caring for animals in a veterinary hospital. The exhibit features a reception area, exam rooms, a grooming station, kennels, and real veterinary tools. Children can check vital signs of “pets” (stuffed animals), review radiographs, scan the faux pets for microchips, or walk them in the dog park.

“Many children dream of becoming a veterinarian when they grow up,” says Karen Johnson, DVM, vice president and client advocate at Banfield. “Children are never too young to learn about responsible pet ownership and proper preventive care for pets. This exhibit provides hands-on learning opportunities for children to use their imagination to love and care for pets, just like real veterinarians do every day.”

Click here to learn more about the exhibit.