New to site - first year vet student

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kbackel88, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. kbackel88

    kbackel88 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2011
    Hi all!

    I'm a first year vet student at Cornell University, interested in backyard poultry, small animal and small ruminants. Currently the options for poultry vets are limited, mostly to state vets and large corporations [​IMG] but once I graduate I will open my arms to chickens and other fowl at whatever clinic I end up employed at! I posted a topic on the disease/health board about what kind of health problems you are frequently see, and what kind of things you might rely on a vet for. I understand that cost is always going to be an issue... especially when chickens are so easily replaced, but if anyone has input about things they wish their vet could do let me know! I am also in the process of setting up a poultry medicine club here at Cornell that will be hosting labs, lectures and will do community outreach and education. So if there is anyone out there from the ithaca area feel free to contact me. Thanks!!
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Glad you joined!! [​IMG]
  4. kbackel88

    kbackel88 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2011
    Oh and unfortunately I do not have any chickens at the moment [​IMG] they wouldn't do well in my small apartment... But I would love some cochins in the near future!!! I had a lovely pair of blue cochins for a few years before I went off to school, and would like to get another pair or trio.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  5. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    Great!!!! we have a Doctor in the house!!!! (well a future doc) [​IMG]
  6. kbackel88

    kbackel88 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2011
    Future yes... I can currently tell you all about dog and cat anatomy. We don't start medicine until 2nd year... And I don't start bird anatomy til spring!
  7. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] My son who is currently a freshman in high school is thinking of becoming a vet in the future. Hoping to be an exotic vet. Good luck. [​IMG]
  9. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    [​IMG] When you become a vet we could sure use you in my town. [​IMG]
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida

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