Fitness Exercises for Large Animal Clinicians

This site is intended to provide safety information and exercises to be used by veterinarians, especially large animal clinicians, to aid in the prevention of work-related injury. Such injury is the leading cause of veterinarians leaving large practice and a substantial amount of this injury could be prevented with increased physical fitness and increased awareness of the correct way to complete the physically demanding tasks associated with large animal practice. The most common injuries suffered by large animal clinicians are back and shoulder injuries.

Video Clips
Stallion Semen Collection
Bull Semen Collection
Rectal Palpation
Picking Up Bucket
Picking Up Tank

Exercise Demos
Core Exercises
Ball Exercises
Postural Exercises


Faculty: Dr. Patricia Sertich, VMD, PhD
Student: Ryan Donahue, V'09