AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by recent graduate AABP member Dr. Katie Gutierrez , to talk about dairy veterinary practice. Gutierrez is a 2015 graduate of Washington State University and returned to New Mexico and eventually become a partner in Bovine Veterinary Alliance in Clovis, N.M. We discuss some of the unique characteristics of working with large dairy operations and calf ranches in the southwest U.S. and how she works with the employees on these operations to manage the care of their cattle. Gutierrez also has utilized many AABP resources such as participating in the practice management workshops to improve business management, and attending AABP recent graduate conferences to obtain CE and network with peers. We also discuss her perspectives on women in dairy practice, mentorship and recruitment and retention of veterinarians in rural bovine practice. She also discusses how she manages being a busy dairy practice owner and being a mom as well as how her practice has managed maternity leave.
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