We will miss Dr. Stockler and Jenna Workman. We have all appreciated your hard work and positive outlook.
Archive for Education
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Lindsey Moneta, thank you for bringing students from the Exeter 4H program. The students were all a delight to host.
Dr. Rob Moeller narrated a necropsy video and answered questions regarding potential careers in Veterinary Medicine. Ms. Kathy Glenn described the processes necessary to help one identify an organism on a petri dish. Ms. Jen Crook explained the methods used to identify organisms at the DNA level.