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Using Context Clues to Be the Veterinarian: Veterinary Science From the Author

In this class, students will study one fictional dog or cat emergency or illness case a week and use context clues to identify symptoms and suggestions for vet care compared with real-life vet experience from the author's Be the Vet books.
Marcy Blesy, B.S., M.S., Writing Tutor, Author
173 total reviews for this teacher
27 reviews for this class
Completed by 85 learners
35 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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9:15 – 9:50 AM
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Class Experience

Students will learn about one specific veterinary case per week but will gain understanding of how a veterinarian decides to best help a sick or injured animal.
I am the co-author of the popular book, BE THE VET. The other co-author is my husband, veterinarian Dr. Ed Blesy.  Dr. Ed wrote the veterinary information based upon his twenty + years of veterinary experience while explaining veterinary terminology for student understanding. This case and treatment are fictionalized based upon one doctor’s experience. It was important for us to write a book where the readers get to feel as if they are part of the experience using the context clues from my stories.

I am also a former certified elementary school teacher and the author of over 25 books for children.
BS in elementary education
MS in educational administration
There is no homework.
*Students will need paper and a pencil/highlighter. *I will upload the story each week to the classroom to be printed off before class. Thank you.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
🤢**Note, sometimes images of x-rays of real cases will be shown to support the content learned. Veterinary medicine can be messy, so keep in mind that there may be an occasional picture shown. ONE OF THE CLASSES, X-RAY 1, shows real images and x-rays for the entire class and supports much of the material learned over the weeks. There will be no story for this week. Students still get to "Be the Vet" as they guess what they are seeing in these REAL cases. This is the only class where real cases are discussed for the entire class period and there is no fictional case. This class is often very popular!


Marcy Blesy, B.S., M.S., Writing Tutor, Author
Lives in the United States
Teacher and author of over 25 books for children modeling my enthusiasm for learning to young learners
173 total reviews
249 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Marcy. I am a former elementary school teacher who took some twisty turns in parenthood and education and ended up in the library for many years. Sparked, in part, by my students, I became a published author of over 25 books and... 
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