Benton County Veterinary Services, MO

Description of Elective Experience: 

About Our Clinic & Practice: Benton County Veterinary Services is a large animal clinic with a focus on traditional bovine veterinary sciences (routine herd work, sick calls, emergency work, etc.) as well as non-traditional veterinary services such as vitro fertilization, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, chiropractic work, foot table work, and other consulting services. Our clinic also services two regional livestock auctions. We have only been in operation for 7 years and have grown rapidly, transitioning from a mobile-only practice to our clinic in June of 2018. We pride ourselves in offering a host of progressive, non-traditional services particularly in the reproductive field. 

About Our Location: Our clinic is located in the midwestern part of Missouri just south of Sedalia and north of Lincoln. We are also located just 20-25 miles North of Lake of the Ozarks, 60 miles southwest of Jefferson City and Columbia, and 80 miles southeast of Kansas City. This allows for easy travel for weekend fun while visiting with us! Although our local town Cole Camp is not very populated, the culture is outstanding and there is plenty of space to relax and enjoy your time off. 


About this Opportunity: We are looking for a forward-thinking bovine oriented student that is seeking a career in large animal medicine; particularly bovine medicine. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and knowledge through assisting with a variety of large animal procedures with direct mentorship and guidance from our 4-doctor team. We often travel to various locations in our area to perform procedures for our large animal clients, which allows for great experiences and connections! If you have great interest in bovine care or medicine, this is the place for you!

Additional Benefits: We are offering a flexible schedule to fit any program requirements, future employment opportunity preferences, excellent mentorship opportunities, and more!

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Dr. Kari Chamberlin (DVM & Owner)


Number: (660) 287-8679

**Please be willing to provide a resume upon applying for this preceptorship/externship opportunity.**

Institutional and Educational Resources - staffing, equipment, etc.: 

We are currently a four-doctor team that focuses on large animal medicine - particularly bovine medicine. 

We use a variety of renovated equipment to provide traditional bovine veterinary services (routine herd work, sick calls, emergency work, etc.) as well as non traditional veterinary services which include in-vitro fertilization, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, chiropractic work, foot table work, and other herd counseling services. Our clinic also serves two regional livestock auctions.

Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

Responsibilities for this role will include actively participating in daily procedures, learning, asking questions as they arise, and engaging with our team, clients, and patients to build beneficial professional connections.

Kari Chamberlin
15211 Centerline Ave
Cole Camp, MO 65235
United States
Is student housing available?: 
Hours of supervision by a licensed veterinarian per week: