Northwest Veterinary Associates

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Externship at a dairy exclusive veterinary practice in Northern Vermont.
Our 6 veterinary dairy practice offers a wide range of clinical dairy vet experience. The student will be riding with a veterinarian throughout Northern Vermont. This includes accompanying them on herd health clinics (which includes palpation, consultation, ultrasounding, etc) and also on sick cow calls/emergencies. These calls include routine surgical procedures, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases, and obstetrical procedures.
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To be comfortable and safe working around/with cattle in an on-farm situation
Be able to do a complete physical exam
Have general surgical skills and the knowledge of sterility (will be assisting in surgeries)
To be able follow the veterinarian palpating cows, understanding basic reproductive physiology
To be motivated to learn and have a positive attitude
Work day begins at 7:30 and goes until all calls are finished (roughly 8-10 hours per day) Monday through Friday. The weekends are considered "on-call" and the student if they wish can also go on these calls as they come in throughout the weekend. Can range anywhere from 0 hours-8 hours a day.
Northwest Veterinary Associates
6 Fairfield Hill Rd
Saint Albans, VT 05478
nwvavet [at] comcast [dot] net
Dr. Jennifer Taylor
Updated: 01/30/12