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Veterinary Student Education

TVS has a long history of veterinary student education and hundreds of veterinary students from all over the world have spent time at TVS, some later employed at our practice. Every year many students come to spend some time in an informal way to learn about different facets of veterinary science.

As part of their Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science, final year veterinary students from James Cook University will complete their training in Dairy Cattle Production at Tableland Veterinary Service. This is a formal teaching program in two, two-week rotations based at the Malanda clinic. The students will be given tutorials and practical training in all facets of Dairy Cattle Production, and will also have some small involvement in other parts of the practice in the equine hospital and the small animal clinic.

Professor Bill Tranter (one of the directors of TVS) is involved in teaching in other years of the Veterinary Science degree and lectures 3rd and 4th year students in Dairy Cattle Medicine and Production.

Dr. Kay Eccleshare lectures JCU veterinary students in small animal surgery and also performs referral surgeries in the university hospital when their surgeon is away.  Kay is well respected and students love working with her!

Dr Denise Wilson spends 1 day per week at JCU tutoring and teaching