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An integral part of the VMTRC, the Milk Quality Laboratory performs microbiological testing in compliance with National Mastitis Council guidelines and the FDA principles of good laboratory practices.  It provides high quality laboratory services to dairy veterinarians, producers and other industry professionals in areas like milk culturing and bacterial identification. Through its high school internship program, the lab exposes high school seniors, who are interested in biomedical, agricultural, and animal science fields, to medical microbiology and applied animal health diagnostics. Student interns work with diagnostic laboratory technicians and learn skills and laboratory techniques used in microbiology, food animal research and veterinary medicine.