Vet school in the field, right at home
“You bring all of these people who have this high level of expertise and you tie them up all together in our area,” said Dean Hendrickson, director of the college's veterinary teaching hospital. When an institution does that, he said, it can't help but pay dividends for the locals who depend upon animals for their livelihood.
For example, dairy farmers and horse enthusiasts, breeders and trainers benefit from the teaching hospital's dairy and equine field services programs, Hendrickson said. The field services teams are led by a faculty member veterinarian who works with a recent graduate veterinarian and a team of students.
Dairy farmers are prevalent in the Northern Colorado region, and those farmers have a huge investment in their livestock. “These cows are high performers and need lots of help,” Hendrickson said – help the college can provide through its
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