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Progressive Dairy Health Services


Progressive Dairy Health Services (PDHS) is a 6 veterinarian, 100% dairy practice in the High Plains region of Eastern New Mexico / West Texas, USA. PDHS provides traditional veterinary services to large dairies (2000-7000 cows) including reproductive, surgery, obstetrics and calf management. We have 3 veterinarians that are English/Spanish bilingual and provide labor training including maternity, fresh cow/sick cow schools and milker training. Production medicine services include data analysis, treatment protocols, milk quality and preventative medicine programs. We have a microbiology lab staffed by 3 microbiologists and one veterinarian.

Externships are available to veterinary students who wish to gain exposure to dairy practice with a focus on large herd work. Typical work days usually involve a reproductive visit (4-5 hours) in the morning followed by emergency or production medicine work in the afternoons.

Education of veterinary students is focus of the practice with 3 veterinarians completing veterinary residency programs; three have Masters Degrees and one board certified by ACT (Bovine repro) and ABVP (Dairy Practice).

Externships are available throughout the year and are usually 2-4 weeks duration. A comfortable house is provided to the extern student. We will assist the extern student with transport to/from local airports. No stipend is offered.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • 3 Veterinarians have completed residency programs
  • 4 have Masters Degrees
  • 1 Board certified by ABVP (Dairy Practice) and ACT (Bovine Reproduction). 

Educational Resources

  • journals
  • books
  • computer databases
  • rounds
  • continuing education activities


We expect students to be motivated and enthusiastic.

Student Supervision

10-14 hours a day; 6-7 days a week


Yes - comfortable 2 bed house.

Practice Information

Progressive Dairy Health Services
Mail: PO Box 5400 Clovis, NM 88102
Physical: 5316 Mabry Drive Clovis, NM 88101.

Ph: 575 742 3336
Fx: 575 742 3381


Updated: 4/2/09
Signature On File: Dr. Christian Steenholdt,BVSc, MACVSc, DABVP, DACT

Clovis, NM
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