The Ohio Dairy Veterinarians are committed to helping veterinary students in any way they can. This comes through a combination of efforts at their annual meeting, support of different events throughout the year, and providing opportunities for students to experience rural practice first hand.
Veterinary students are welcome and encouraged to attend the annual meeting. There is no charge for students to attend. At the meeting there are several events which are designed with the students in mind. There is a social time provided to allow students and practitioners to interact. There are student presentations about practices they have visited, and there is the awarding of the Ohio Dairy Veterinarians Student Scholarship.
We support the Food Animal Club with speakers and provide financial assistance to students that want to attend AABP.
Many veterinarians are more than happy to have students ride with them. You are encouraged to contact the person you are interested in riding with directly to explore opportunities to do that. There are currently many opportunities for veterinary students to ride with a dairy practitioner for a wide range of experiences. These opportunities exist in Ohio and surrounding states.
Externship Financial Assistance: There is financial assistance available from AABP and from the OVMA.
One of the goals Ohio Dairy Veterinarians group is to foster development of students interested or potentially interested in entering bovine veterinary practice. To help achieve this goal, ODV has formed a summer externship program to help students gain hands on experience in veterinary practices around Ohio and the rest of the country. ODV asks students to apply if they are interested in receiving funds through the website (www.ohiodairyvets.org). The student is responsible for setting up the externship with the practice. The funds will be distributed 75% before and 25% after the externship is completed. Please take a few pictures of your experience to share with the ODV group. The amount of money distributed to each student will depend on the number of applicants, however, the minimum amount distributed will be $300.