Record #: 3056

Veterinary Practice Information:

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Practice Name:
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching & Research Center
18830 Road 112 VMTRC
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Job Description:

 Dairy Production Medicine (DPM) Residency Program:
The DPM residency is a three-year program beginning on Aug 1, 2022 and ending on July 31, 2025. The 1st and 3rd years of the program are clinical years where the resident will work at the VMTRC in Tulare, CA practicing clinical dairy medicine, teaching 4th-year veterinary students and conducting a research project. The 2nd year is an academic year on the main UC Davis campus completing the coursework for a Master’s degree, with no clinical duties while enrolled.

Residency Program Goals:
1. Acquire expanded training in dairy production medicine & herd health for careers in advanced dairy practice, dairy consulting practice, food animal academic positions, or industry, depending on the needs of the resident.
2. Gain clinical teaching experience.
3. Develop knowledge & skills for designing & implementing clinical research projects.
4. Receive graduate training & earn an advanced degree.
5. Become eligible for board certification in: ABVP—Dairy Practice and ACVPM (Veterinary Preventive Medicine).

MVPM Degree
Currently, residents completing the program receive a residency certificate, earn the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) degree, and will be qualified for employment in progressive dairy practices; academic positions in dairy herd health or reproduction, especially where epidemiology and/or preventive medicine is emphasized; in industry; and for leadership positions in public sector regulatory veterinary medicine.

The MPVM program involves three academic quarters of coursework on the main UC Davis campus during the 2nd year of residency. The MPVM program emphasizes epidemiology & biostatistics and provides for a variety of elective courses in nutrition, mathematical modeling for epidemiology, infectious diseases, economics, and diagnostic test evaluation.  
Training Required:
Applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience in either a private dairy practice or internship program. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher from their veterinary degree program. Foreign nationals must be eligible for either a TN or J1 visa with no home country requirement for the term of the residency. Non-native English-speaking applicants must have a TOEFL (or IELTS equivalent) score of 80 or higher taken within the past year. 
Experience Desired:
 Applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience in either a private dairy practice or internship program. 
 Dairy Production Medicine Resident Salary:
1st yr: $46,130; 2nd yr: $48,281; 3rd yr: $50,510/yr 
 The Dairy Production Medicine Resident also receives medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 24 d/yr Paid Time Off (vacation). Housing (4 bed/2 ba) is also provided at the VMTRC for the resident during the 1st and 3rd years at a reduced rental fee. 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  5 Dairy:  95  Swine:  0  Small Ruminants:  0 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 Office and laboratory spaces will be provided at the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center (VMTRC) in addition to practice vehicles for the Dairy Production Medicine Program. 
Other Personnel :  Two full-time dairy production medicine clinicians, 3 dairy production medicine residents (including this position), and five faculty members: 2 veterinary epidemiologists, PhD ruminant nutritionist, dairy cattle extension veterinarian, dairy cattle production health management economics extension specialist, and antimicrobial stewardship extension specialist.

The VMTRC also operates the Milk Quality Laboratory that provides milk culture diagnostic services, including species typing for Mycoplasma species.

Our residency program is co-located with the Tulare Branch Laboratory of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System which provides full mammalian and avian diagnostic services with expertise in cattle diagnostic pathology.  
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 Our residents have provided outstanding service and leadership to the veterinary profession and dairy industry including current employment and involvement in private practice, biopharmaceutical industries, teaching, research, and leadership positions.  
Practice Area:  The Veterinary Medicine Teaching & Research Center (VMTRC) is located in the heart of California’s dairy industry. Tulare County is the leading milk production county in California, home to about 250 dairies with an average herd size of over 1,800 cows.

Tulare County is also home to many feedlots for dairy beef production and heifer replacement rearing. The Dairy Production Medicine residency program is situated in this unique area and taps into these important resources.

The VMTRC is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley, between Fresno and Bakersfield, 3 miles south of Tulare, just off of CA Highway 99. Only 40 miles west of the Sequoia National Park, 146 miles east of the Central Coast, 173 miles north of Los Angeles, and 230 miles south of Davis & San Francisco.  

Date job was submitted:    2/8/2022 

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