Farm Animal Veterinary Service

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Food animal ambulatory externship
Student will learn about the daily responsibilites of a food animal veterinarian. Ride to multiple dairies ranging in size from 20-250 cows, beef farms, and also see sheep, goats, pigs, llamas and alpacas. Exposure to pregnancy palpation of dairy and beef cows, LDA/RDA surgeries, C-sections, calvings, blood testing cattle, blood testing pigs, health certificates, placing IV needles, physical examinations and sick animal work, antibiotic prescription and extra label usage. Also will gain experience trouble shooting issues on the farm such as mastitis outbreaks, vaccination protocols, poor conception rates, etc.
JAVMA, Clinical handbooks of North America, AABP-L, AASRP-L
Student will be responsible for assisiting in procedures, learning to place an IV needle in animals, pregnancy palpation, communicating with the clients about diagnosis and possible treatments, brainstorming treatment options and pros and cons of those treatments, etc.
24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Student is housed with an associate veterinarian and will be allowed to go on any emergency calls at night or the weekend and will assist a veterinarian during the day. Student will be the only student at the practice during this time so there is sufficient access to practicing veterinarians for guidance, assistance and answering questions.
Farm Animal Veterinary Service
1405 N. State St.
Marengo, IL 60152
farmanimalvet [at] gmail [dot] com
William Morrissey, DVM
Updated: 01/17/12