Yasmin Ford and Kelly Jarvis (Nottingham) reflect on their experiences of doing a third year research project in New Zealand.
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NFAVS has been up and running following the first FAVS Congress in 2012. Our aim is to provide extra teaching, trips and information for students who want to go into farm practice, and to bridge that gap that inevitably occurs between what we’re taught in lectures and working in real life practice, but also to encourage more 'non-farmy' students to get more involved and see how much fun farm veterinary can be!
Just a snippet of what's been going on so far this year:
- Trips: Planning the sheep calendar at our very own Presidents (Kate Sessford's) farm in Warwickshire with Peers Davies and Fiona Lovatt (Predident of the Sheep Veterinary Society) and Myhealthyherd falm walk held at our dairy followed by a workshop on farm data.
- Talks, seminars, debates and case studies: Milk Fever by Matt Yarnell from Boehringer, 'Have I really examined that cow?' by our very own Sid Parker and Transition Cow seminar from Chris Hudson.
- FAVS Congress: A fantastic weekend hosted by Bristol, and very much looking forward for it to be held here at Nottingham next year!
What there is to come...
- Trips: Across the road to the VLA for a combined pig PM practical with XL vets.
- Talks: Mastitis lecture by James Breen, Compulsory SBV talk and Westpoint Farm Vets talk for 5th years about first year in practice and internships.
- FAVS Congress: After the new committee is elected in the next couple of weeks, the ball will start rolling in getting the highlight of the year underway!
We are a subcommittee of Vet Soc, so if you’re a Vet Soc member there is no additional membership fee, and you can participate as much or as little as you like! Non-Vet Soc members are welcome to attend events with a small fee starting from £1.
For further information see our facebook page: NFAVS - Nottingham Farm Animal Veterinary Society, follow us on twitter: @NottinghamFAVS or visit our website for more information about our past and future events: nfavs.wordpress.com