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First DPM Students in our New Housing!

Sep 24
Welcome to Christopher Bailey, and Mary De Bie from the University of Glasgow, Scotland; Bridgett Sharpe K-State; Timothy Ferguson, Glasgow; and Katie Schlist from University of Illinois.

Welcome to Christopher Bailey, and Mary De Bie from the University of Glasgow, Scotland; Bridgett Sharpe K-State; Timothy Ferguson, Glasgow; and Katie Schlist from University of Illinois.

Showing off our new student housing!

Showing off our new student housing!

A hearty VMTRC welcome to this new group of Dairy Production Medicine Students. They have the distinct privilege of being the very first inhabitants of our new student housing!

Cardboard Cow and friends, appear at Meadow Lane Elementary!

May 30
What is a veterinarian?  "Oh, oh, oh, I know!"

What is a veterinarian? “Oh, oh, oh, I know!”

"When you say, 'Hi' to a cow, what does the cow say?"

“When you say, ‘Hi’ to a cow, what does the cow say?”

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

"Can you hear your heartbeat?"

“Can you hear your heartbeat?”

Teacher assisting, students learning.

Teacher assisting, students learning.

"Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!"

“Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!”

Listen for your heartbeat.

Listen for your heartbeat.

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe brought Cardboard Cow with them to Meadow Lane Elementary School today.  We had fun!  In our routine, we ask them, “How does a doctor know what’s wrong with you?”  They say things like, “X-rays, temperature.”  We’re looking for, “You can tell the doctor.”

Then we ask, “When you ask a cow what’s wrong with her, what does she say?”  All answer, “MOOOOO!”  We respond, “What does that mean?”  Children shrug.  Today Jen said, “Could mean, ‘Hey, I like your shoes!’ or ‘Nice haircut!’”

DPM Students from US and Germany team up

May 29
front to back: Elise Chad, UC Davis; Johannes Voellm, University of Giessen, Germany, Jimmy Rose, UC Davis

front to back: Elise Chad, UC Davis; Johannes Voellm, University of Giessen, Germany, Jimmy Rose, UC Davis

Not just scraping by, plowing through!

Not just scraping by, plowing through!

Happy DPM Students, Happy Cows!

Happy DPM Students, Happy Cows!

We extend a warm VMTRC Welcome to our current Dairy Production Medicine Students.  Johannes Voellm is here from University of Giessen, Germany.  Elise Chad and Jimmy Rose from UC Davis have joined him.  The are all on farms, learning together.

Cardboard Cow visited Agventure Day!

May 23
Jen asks, "How many chambers in a cows stomach?"

Jen asks, “How many chambers in a cows stomach?”

Grant and Cardboard Cow

Grant and Cardboard Cow

I found the calf!

I found the calf!

Listening for heartbeat

Listening for heartbeat

Can you hear it?

Can you hear it?

Jen Crook answers questions about cow bones.

Jen Crook answers questions about cow bones.

This morning, Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe took Cardboard Cow to the Tulare County Farm Bureau’s Agventure Day at the International Agri-Center.  When asked, the children said that at the doctor, they can tell what part of their body is in pain or in need of attention.  However, how does a veterinarian know what’s wrong with an animal?  They said, “Observation and testing!”  Wow, intelligent students!

Each child was able to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope.  The teachers and chaperones all helped with that exercise.

We all had a great time.  We hope to see you all next year!

On Tuesday, we said, “Farewell!” to Dr. Stockler

May 22
Dr. Stockler, we will miss you.

Dr. Stockler, we will miss you.

Jenna and Dr. Stockler, we wish you both the best in all that you do.

Jenna and Dr. Stockler, we wish you both the best in all that you do.

Celebrated with cake and ice cream bars

Celebrated with cake and ice cream bars

We will miss Dr. Stockler and Jenna Workman. We have all appreciated your hard work and positive outlook.