The Caine Veterinary Teaching Center addresses the animal health needs of the food animal industry of Idaho through education, research, public service, and outreach by providing:
Formal hands-on educational experiences in production animal medicine and management for senior students in the Wis., Wash., Idaho professional veterinary medical education program.
Conducting research on production animal diseases and management.
Laboratory and on-farm disease diagnostic expertise for the production animal industry.
Continuing education programs for veterinary practitioners and specialists.
Outreach and continuing educational programs for livestock producers and allied industry groups.
The Caine Veterinary Teaching Center commits to foster animal and public health for the benefit of society. Our responsibility is to transfer science-based medical information and technology to veterinary students, veterinarians and animal owners through education, research, public service, and outreach, thereby effecting positive change in the livelihood of the people of Idaho and the region.
Strategically located in Caldwell, Idaho on forty acres of deeded land in the heart of Idaho's livestock industry, laboratory facilities provide diagnoses of bacterial and viral diseases, detection of blood and intestinal parasites and blood analysis. An in-house clinic is equipped with radiographic and ultrasound capabilities.
The Caine Center offers quality surgical and diagnostic services to local veterinarians and producers, while providing an exciting environment to instruct senior veterinary students. The students participate in clinics, gross necropsy, routine herd health visits, and field disease investigations. Approximately 60 animal cases go through the clinic per month. Diagnostic procedures are conducted on samples presented by, or referred by, local veterinarians to determine causes of disease in their clients' herds. An average of 800 diagnostic samples are processed per month.