Ceva Animal Health Announces Hiring for Swine Veterinary Internship Program – Swineweb.com

Ceva Animal Health (Ceva), a leading animal health company, today announced that it has hired three interns to participate in its Swine Veterinary Internship Program (SVIP): Morgan Johnson, Lauren Tidgren and Amber Vegter.

The 12-week program offers students the opportunity to learn and develop technical skills specific to pork. SVIP also provides its trainees with the tools to conduct field research, communicate their findings, and focus on creating a professional veterinary experience.

“We are delighted to welcome these talented students to our swine veterinary internship program,” said Dr. Edgar Diaz, swine technical services manager at Ceva. “Each student was chosen based on their valuable education and experience. We believe they will provide us with new insights into swine health care. We hope that this internship will continue to contribute to the training of our future veterinarians. »

Morgan Johnson is an undergraduate student at Iowa State University (ISU), studying animal science. Johnson has personal experience raising and showing cattle and has a particular interest in pork, poultry and beef. As an ISU student, Johnson worked at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). She also worked for Pipestone Systems, in the farrowing and gestation unit, gaining veterinary experience with large and small animals, including pigs.

Lauren Tidgren earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Iowa State University. She will attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, working towards her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Tidgren has a passion for swine research, driven by his collaboration with a swine epidemiologist at ISU. She planned, implemented and wrote a manuscript for a new study testing the effectiveness of disinfectants on viruses.

Vegetal Amber is a freshman at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Vegter has extensive experience in veterinary research. She was a swine research assistant at the Rumbeiha Laboratory at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She learned skills in obtaining field data, collecting high quality data and samples for testing. She presented her work at the 2019 National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

During the program, trainees will be trained in diagnostic sampling, swine bleeding and autopsy techniques, technical writing, and veterinary product development. The program provides students with hands-on experience in swine production medicine, networking opportunities with industry experts, and the ability to travel throughout the Midwest to meet and interact with diverse swine producers, veterinarians, and college students. other universities.

After the internship, each student will present at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference in March 2023.

Boyd S. Abbott