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Thank you for your interest in our externship program at Mill Creek Veterinary Services. The intention of this letter is to provide you with some basic information about your stay with us.
What to expect; Palpation! You will be scheduled for an early morning herd check each day. Normally, the afternoons are left open for students so they can participate in OB's, sick cows, surgery, etc. In short, you will experience everything that a large herd dairy practitioner experiences on a daily basis.
What we expect; A willingness to learn and a professional attitude. We also hope you have lots of fun!
Climate; Summer time it's HOT (average temp ~100. It's a good idea to bring light clothes (shorts etc) to wear under your coveralls. Winter is typically mild with average temps in the mid 50's. Some rain is always possible so bring some light rain gear.
What to bring; Boot and at least two pair of coveralls. If you need extra coveralls you are welcome to use ours. You may also wish to bring your own stethoscope.
Travel; I strongly suggest that you fly into Fresno. There are very limited flights into Visalia and Bakersfield is a good hour away. You will need to provide your own travel to our office from the airport. Students typically use the shuttle service "Classic Status". Their phone number is (559) 733-9245. They require a few days advance notice. Once you have made arrangements with them, contact me to let me know the time of your arrival so I can let you in the office.
Accommodations; We can house two students at a time (yes, each gets a bed). Towels and linens are provided. We have two bathrooms and a small kitchen area, TV, internet and laundry facilities. There is a spare truck which you can use for local errands. You will provide your own meals. For liability reasons, alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.
I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Dr Steve Cervantes
Mill Creek Veterinary Services