Tosh Pork, LLC, Tenn

Description of Elective Experience: 

Tosh Pork, LLC is a swine production company located in western Tennessee and western Kentucky.  The student will spend most of their time engaged in swine herd health managment with the staff veterinarian.  Students will also gain valuable swine production knowledge in a commercial farrow-to-finish envrionment.  Students will develop diagnostic sample collection and interpretation skills, understand disease dynamics within populations, and experience the implementation of disease treatment and control strategies.

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

State of the art swine production facilities, diagnostic sample collection materials, diagnostic results database, swine specific pharmacy, several thousand pigs

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

Students are only expected to report Monday through Friday during typical working hours (8-5).  Students are welcome to spend more time than that if they desire and if opportunities are available.  Daily schedule will be directed by the veterinarian and may include some days spent with production managers or other personnel as deemed appropriate for the externship experience.  Only students with a serious swine production medicine will be allowed to participate. 

Student Housing (include costs, amenities, pet friendly, contact info if different from elective contact info): 

A guest house is availble for use by students.  Students stay there for free during their externship experience.  House has 3 bedrooms, each with a private living room and shared living area and kitchen.  Other guests may also utilize housing during the students stay (including interns or visiting consultants or other professionals). Satelitte TV, wi-fi, laundry facilities, and linens are provided.

Seth Krantz, DVM
Contact email: 
1586 Atlantic Ave
Henry, TN 38231
United States
Practice or Institution Type: 
Is student housing available?: 
Hours of supervision by a licensed veterinarian per week: 
minimum of 20 hours