Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Veterinary Medicine

Week 9

Subject: Vocational

Topic: Veterinary Medicine

Reference: Effective vocational aptitude guide for primary school book 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with the military.

Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define veterinary medicine.
  2. List the professionals in veterinary medicine.
  3. List the equipment used in veterinary medicine.


Veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases in animals. The animals looked after could be domestic or wild animals.

Professionals in veterinary medicine

  1. Veterinary Doctor
  2. Veterinary Nurse
  3. Veterinary Technician

A veterinary Doctor can be called a Veterinarian (vet)

Roles of veterinary medicine

  1. It helps in the prevention of animal diseases.
  2. It helps in controlling and eradication of animal diseases.
  3. It helps in providing the best food for the animals.
  4. It helps in preservation of wild animals in the zoo.
  5. It helps in the prevention of direct transmission of animal disease to men through meat, milk etc.

Equipment used in veterinary medicine

Equipment                    Uses

  1. Syringe                to inject animal drugs
  2. Scalpels                to create incision
  3. Stethoscope                to measure heart beat
  4. X – ray                for X – ray view
  5. Bull nose                to handle bull
  6. Dehorning instrument        to remove horns from animals
  7. Ultrasound machine            to view internal organs


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explain new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes note on the boards for pupils


  1. ______________________ is used to inject animal drugs?
  2. Define veterinary medicine?
  3. What is another mane for veterinarian?
  4. The tool used to remove animal horns is called ________________________.

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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