ONE of the things Grasmere Primary School pupils learnt during their visit to the The Vet Group's Wollaston clinic was that dogs get their temperature taken rectally rather than orally.
Fortunately for the dog on display, no demonstration was required.
That gem of information was part of a wealth of knowledge the pupils gathered during a day-long excursion that gave them an insight into the roles of a number of community services.
Grasmere prep-year 1 teacher Abby Madden said the pupils also visited Warrnambool's air ambulance and the Warrnambool postal depot.
She said the excursion gave pupils an idea about what was involved with some of the occupations available in the community.
Ms Madden said the pupils would also hear from a dentist and firefighters about their roles.