Archive for Education

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.

DPM student from Germany

May 14
Johannes Woellm

Johannes Woellm

A warm VMTRC welcome to Johannes Voellm! This is his third day here and he is already working hard! He is from the University of Giessen, Germany.

Five DPM Students, All California Grown!

May 8
Sara, Bernadette, Amanda, Saralynn, Jennifer; all from UC Davis

Sara, Bernadette, Amanda, Saralynn, Jennifer; all from UC Davis

Jersey tongue pose

Jersey tongue pose

Jersey tongue, modified

Jersey tongue, modified

We extend a warm VMTRC welcome to our current Dairy Production Medicine Students.  We have five here, all from California, all attending UC Davis.  They are Sara Steidl, Bernadette Grismer, Amanda Hedges, Saralynn Specht, and Jennifer Gibson.

They chose to be photographed in cattle lockups, for their “serious” shot.  For a humorous look, they tried out the “Jersey Cow Tongue” look.  After “careful” thought, they then modified it to a more, well, natural cow tongue look, something a little . . . sideways.

Filed Under: DPM, Education, Students, UC Davis

Spring photos of local wild animals, continued

Apr 17
Sparrow, Song- or Fox- or ...?

Sparrow, Song- or Fox- or …?

Young Robin or Rusty Blackbird or...?

Young Robin or Rusty Blackbird or…?

Sagebrush Lizard or...?

Sagebrush Lizard or…?

Can you identify these wild avian and reptilian specimens?  I believe that the sparrow is a Song Sparrow, however, the black and white stripes on its head suggest that I need to photograph more of these to confirm.  Looking further at the black birds here, that must be a young Brewers Blackbird.  I’d say that Sagebrush Lizard is the correct identification for our reptile friend.

Filed Under: Animals, California, Education