Dairy Production Medicine
Continuing Education for Dairy Practitioners in the 21st Century
The Dairy Production Medicine (DPM) Certificate Program is a 2-½ year course enabling veterinarians to gain skills and knowledge to help them increase the health and productivity of their client's herds, as well as increase the value of their consulting services. The program consists of ten 3-day intensive workshops which include a wide variety of hands-on farm problem solving, dairy practice innovations, as well as the latest in dairy production analysis. Program organization and instruction is provided jointly by Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania, along with the addition of guest lecturers. Since the program's creation in 1991, five DPM programs have been run with the Fifth DPM completed in October 2007.
The DPM Program offers continuing education credits for each module. The amount of credits awarded is determined based on the amount of instructional and hands-on hours involved, and generally ranges from 15-20 per module.
The Dairy Production Medicine (DPM) Certificate Program version #VI will include a wide variety of hands-on farm solving, dairy practice innovations, as well as the latest in dairy production analysis.