The annual tradition means priceless experiences for graduating vet students and valuable discounts for owners of farm animals
[February 8, 2012; Kennett Square, PA] – Unlike its basketball-court counterpart, March Madness at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center means a win-win for everybody involved. For four weeks, fourth-year veterinary students with a particular interest in pursuing a career with agricultural animals, or in a mixed practice, play a major role in handling appropriate cases from admission to discharge. In turn, owners of those animals receive superb care and a discounted fee for the services. The Food Animal Medicine and Surgery rotation has been nicknamed March Madness and it has been an annual tradition since 1989.
Owners of food and fiber animals including cows, pigs, sheep and goats have from Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 23, 2012 to take advantage of this program. For each of the two rotations, the first eight LDA cases, or left displaced abomasums, a common condition in dairy cattle requiring a surgical correction, will be treated at no charge. Generous discounts are offered on other types of cases, both medical and surgical.