New Zealand Veterinary Opportunities
Mixed Practice/Dairy Experience
City: Te Awamutu, NZ
Expected experiences: Farm calls may include physical exams, palpation, drawing blood, mastitis testing, pregnancy checks on herds, aiding sick/down/lame cows, and occasionally lambing. During calving season, most experiences will be related to dystocias, pulling calves, and managing postpartum cows.
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Best time of year: July (calving season)
Perfect for a 3 week clinical rotation or during the summer after your second year.
Housing: A motel close to the clinic can be rented out nightly (recommended with a buddy) or Airbnb provides comparably priced housing at a further distance away. Consider renting a car for transportation
Avg cost of excursion: $2000, not including flight. (Some weekend traveling/vacation included in total cost)