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Learn about the VMTRC at the 2013 World Ag Expo in Tulare

February 6, 2013

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Dr. Terry Lehenbauer, a faculty member of the School of Veterinary Medicine, is the director of the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare.

February 6, 2013

Agricultural producers, students of all ages and other members of the public are cordially invited to join the staff and faculty of the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center at the 2013 World Ag Expo.

The 46th World Ag Expo takes place February 12-14, 2013, at the International Agri-Center, 4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare, CA 93274. World Ag Expo is the world's largest annual agricultural exposition.

The VMTRC will have staff and faculty on hand at the Farm Credit Dairy Center (dairy pavilion) in Booth #6014 to provide information about the center's teaching, research and service programs. Materials from Veterinary Medicine Extension and the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, which also has a branch in Tulare, will also be available.

Students from schools around the region and beyond who attend the event will also have the opportunity to tour the VMTRC facility and learn about veterinary careers.

The World Ag Expo planners are also offering tours of the VMTRC by appointment; visitors will see the facility, meet staff members and learn more about dairy health.

Also participating this year is a representative from the School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, who will answer questions about the testing services of this laboratory related to cattle traits and genetic conditions of livestock, including horses. 

The Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center is a program of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Located at the hub of California's dairy production, faculty based at this center provde veterinary education and specialty training; clinical services to local dairies; and research emphasizing dairy production medicine and herd health. Center personnel strive to provide relevant solutions for enhancing cow health and promoting productive and sustainable cattle herds that produce safe and wholesome products for feeding a hungry world.