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Northwest Bovine Veterinary Experience Program

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The Northwest Bovine Veterinary Experience Program (NW-BVEP) is designed to expose veterinary students to the Northwest's large scale cattle facilities and management (Year One) and then to mentoring by practicing food animal veterinarians (Year Two). Each participant will spend six weeks during the summer working on a dairy farm or local food animal veterinary practice.

Twelve students have been selected for participation in the Summer 2015 NW-BVEP.

Applicant Requirements:
Veterinary students who have completed their first or second year and are in good standing with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University may apply. Enthusiasm for learning is much more important than previous experience with livestock. However, experience working with individuals of both sexes, of diverse cultural background, and communication in languages different from English will be an advantage for the students selected for this busy work schedule.

Application Deadline:
Application period for the 2015 Program is now closed.

Housing will be arranged on the farm, at the University of Idaho Caine Veterinary Teaching Center (at Caldwell), or by the participants. The student is to be a worker in training, and is expected to rotate and be trained into all areas including delivering calves, calf raising, milking, feeding, treating sick cows, record keeping, preventive medical programs, and assisting the veterinarian during visits to the farm.

Students enrolled in the NW-BVEP will receive $3,500 (less applicable Federal and state taxes) for their efforts during the six weeks each year of the program. They are not required to be compensated by the collaborating dairies or veterinary clinics.


Online applications for the 2015 Summer Northwest Bovine Veterinary
Experience Program are now closed.

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