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PBS Reno STEM Works | Monte Vista Animal Hospital

PBS Reno STEM Works

Monte Vista Animal Hospital

What it takes to work in the veterinary field and what it takes to help heal animals.


STEM — STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. It represents an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to gathering hands-on experience and applying “real-world” knowledge. People who work in STEM fields use knowledge in science, engineering, technology, or math to understand the world around us and to solve problems.

AnesthesiaA drug, administered for medical or surgical purposes, that induces partial or total loss of sensation and may be topical, local, regional, or general. 

VeterinarianOne who practises the art of treating disease and injuries in domestic animals, surgically or medically.

OrthopedicsThe branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.

DentistryThe science concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth.

TechnicianOne whose occupation requires training in a specific technical process. 

UltrasoundThe use of ultrasonic waves for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, specifically to image an internal body structure, monitor a developing fetus, or generate localized deep heat to the tissues.

Ultrasonic scalerAn Ultrasonic Scaler is a specialized dental instrument that removes calculus deposits and plaque from teeth. 

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