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Sam Rowe

Australian veterinarian Sam Rowe sought offshore study for a world-class education.

The farm consultant opted for Massey's Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) through distance learning when he couldn't find a quality local postgraduate option.

"I wanted to expand my knowledge and skills in the area of dairy medicine.  I saw the Massey MVM programme covered the essential subjects I wanted to upskill in.

"The programme covers the necessary theory and skills for veterinarians who aspire to practice  evidence-based medicine," says Rowe.

According to Rowe, Massey’s MVM programme was ahead of the educational curve, offering internationally-acclaimed teaching.

"The courses were all taught by local and international veterinary leaders," says Rowe.

With his MVM under his arm, Rowe has become a lecturer at Queensland’s James Cook University (JCU), alongside working as an agricultural consultant.

"With the skills and knowledge gained through the MVM, I have become much more involved in local farm consultancy.  Also, I am now an adjunct lecturer with JCU teaching final year students.

"I have also been involved in Dairy Australia extension programmes such as 'Countdown downunder' and 'Rearing healthy calves'," says Rowe.

Thanks to the course’s flexibility, Rowe continued full time work as he didn't need to move to undertake his studies.

"Distance study meant I could continue to develop the service I offer my local farmers without having to move away to get further training.

"Also, having the existing rapport with my clients during study allowed me to get more from the MVM material," says Rowe.

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