Synergy Farm Health has secured a contract with the RVC to provide training to all its final-year veterinary students who spend two weeks at the practice, as part of the compulsory farm animal placement.
Training and instruction will be provided to the students for 48 weeks of the year and the farm will remain a working vet practice throughout.
Managing director Andrew Davies said: “We are proud to be investing in the next generation of vets, some who will play a role in the future of farming.
”The students will be taught by our team of practising farm vets who will pass on their knowledge and experience and demonstrate how our progressive practice works with and supports its farming clients.
”This is a fantastic opportunity for us to promote farm animal veterinary medicine to a large group of student vets who will soon be delivering health and productivity to farmers in the UK.”
Up to 12 students per placement from the RVC will be taught by Synergy Farm Health vets, as well as experiencing on farm practice. Student training will remain separate to the main vet practice with a dedicated veterinary team providing students with planned farm visits rather than students attending client visits.
Synergy Farm Health has made significant investment in its facilities, creating a new lecture room and accommodation at its practice in Evershot, Dorset and will benefit from access to RVC resources and research.
John Fishwick, head of the department of production and population health at the RVC said: “The RVC is extremely pleased to further strengthen its already close working relationship with Synergy Farm Health. This will ensure our students are taught and mentored by a highly experienced team who truly understand the modern demands of livestock farming, and who put this into practice every day.”
For more information visit www.synergyfarmhealth.com