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