Develop veterinary skills necessary for the care of agricultural animals, promote food animal medicine within the veterinary community and support veterinary students preparing for rural medicine.
The purpose of this club is to bring together students who are interested in practicing food animal medicine. The club can serve to complement the academic work with more hands on practical experience with cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas and poultry. The club can also serve as a resource for local contacts.
Past events have included speakers and field trips such as a trip to a dairy goat farm to help with kidding and to the Beef Northwest feedlot in Hermiston, Oregon. Events planned for next year include more field trips, speakers and wet labs. Yearly dues are $5.
The purposes of this club are to provide an opportunity for veterinary students to gain additional knowledge about reproductive systems, management, technology and research as well as to promote camaraderie among veterinary students with an interest in theriogenology and act as a liaison between practicing theriogenologists and veterinary students at Oregon State University.
Activities we have had include: Monthly meetings, which usually include a presentation of some type (AI, collection, foaling etc), assisting with the advanced therio class for the seniors, assisting with the equine reproduction workshop, foaling out the therio mares (2 students/night on foal watch in an RV by the therio barn), wet labs including cattle AI, stallion collection etc.
Updated August 2022