We are a mixed animal practice in rural Montana. We primarily work with beef cattle, ranch horses, and dogs and cats.
students spend most of their time in October palpating cows for
pregnancy. There is also some trich testing, health cerfiticates, and
brucellosis vaccination. Students do have the option of staying in the
clinic and taking small animal calls on any given day.
are expected to shadow the supervising doctor. Depending on the skill
of the student, they may perform perform many of the veterinary
activities either under direct supervision of the vet (like spays,
neuters), or they may palpate cows ahead of the vet.
October, the vets
usually work between 60-80 hours per week. The students may elect to take
days off if they wish.