Meet Our Vet: Dr. Messman
Because we care about our cows — and we know that healthy cows produce great milk — we do our best to take good care of them. My dad, grandpa and other farm workers check the cows every day and are always watching to make sure the cows are eating, drinking and acting as they normally would.
We also work with a veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Messman, to help keep our cows healthy. He is a large animal veterinarian, which means he works with farm animals like dairy cows, beef cows, horses, sheep and other large animals.
Dr. Messman comes to our dairy twice a month for routine checkups on our cows. He also comes out if we need special help or think an animal might be sick. He was at our dairy recently and I asked him some questions about being a vet. Watch the video clip below.[jwplayer config=”movieplayer” file=”http://michigandairynewsbureau.org/dayonthefarm/media/Interview_with_Vet.flv” image=”http://michigandairynewsbureau.org/dayonthefarm/media/Interview_with_Vet.jpg”]