Clear Springs Foods, Inc.

The externship will consist of 4 weeks in a totally vertically integrated rainbow trout food fish production operation. This is the largest commercial rainbow trout production company in North America and possibly the world.
Time will be spent learning about and assisting in diagnostics, juvenile and adult health management, vaccine development and delivery, nutrition, processing and various related research projects. This will include both laboratory and field work.
The clinical supervisor has several certifications and has attended numerous continuing education workshops and fish health related meetings nationally and internationally. This information will be made available to the student.
We have a library with various aquaculture related journals and books. Additionally, the student will be spending time on each of our five grow-out facilities with the Fish Health Technician at each facility. We have several farm and laboratory employees with 20-30 years of experience that the student will have access to.
Students should be professional and enthusiastic with an intense interest to learn about rainbow trout food fish production. They are also expected to accurately follow a schedule that has been agreed to with the clinical supervisor.
We do not have any veterinarians on staff but do work with two. We do have two PhD's and two people with Master of Science degrees on staff that the student will have direct and free access to 8 hours per day 5 days per week.
Not at Clear Springs but other low cost options are available
Clear Springs Foods, Inc.
Research Division
1585 Clear Lake Grade
PO Box 712
Buhl, ID 83316
(208) 543-3456
(208) 543-4146
scottl [at] clearsprings [dot] com
Dr. Scott LaPatra
Updated: 11/28/11