We also had a receptionist desk where the children were able to phone for appointments and schedule a specific time to be seen by the doctor. We saw much authentic reading and writing as the children used literacy strategies to make their play more realistic.
Our doctors used the tools in the examination area to observe the pets symptoms and provide a diagnosis for the pet owners. Many children used the tweezers, magnifying glasses, bandages, stethescopes, and droppers to care for the animals. They showed kindness and compassion to the owners and ended the appointments with a suggestion for how to help the animal feel better. Many recorded their 'doctor's notes' on clipboards.