Developed to meet the changing demands of the food industry, the Summer Food Systems Fellowship program provides veterinary students interested in production medicine an opportunity to gain exposure to the food animal industry through summer employment.
Positions are structured to be beneficial for both the student and the industry partner. Students are required to complete projects that are beneficial to the industry partner and lead to a further understanding of the food industry by the student. To further broaden the summer experience, students and industry partners participate in a variety of educational initiatives including seminars and technology training workshops.
The program is offered by the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
This summer, opportunities to work with industry partners included: Intervet/Schering-Plough(Merck), Michigan Department of Agriculture, South Campus Farms, Antel Bio, Pfizer Animal Health, Michigan Milk Producers Association, MDA Scrapie Program, Michigan Johne’s Disease Control Program, Michigan Department of Community Health, Sheep Parasite Control Program (Dr. Richard Ehrhardt), Neogen Inc., Michigan Department of Agriculture Bovine TB (Atlanta), Michigan Department of Agriculture Bovine TB (Lansing).
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