A visit with Teton Valley veterinarian Todd Tibbits. I'm a large animal veterinarian, live here with my wife and daughter. She's a senior in high school. We have 140 acres here. I'm a practicing large animal veterinarian. I do primarily beef cow calf work, and I do some horse work in the summertime when I have time. So I was raised on a little beef cattle ranch in Lorenzo, Idaho. One year when I was just starting college, my dad left to go to a school for two weeks. It was right during calving season. He left me with the cows and when I got home he thought I should be a veterinarian because we had kind of a scours outbreak and some problems with the weather. And he thought that I had some talent for taking care of animals. This is my fifth winter in this valley. We've got an above average snow fall, which we really need. Our state needs the snowpack so we can fill our reservoirs and have irrigation water Monday and Tuesday at nights. It was 41 below here, down on the Teton River, One of the ranchers down there said he had 52 below. So that's pretty cold. Luckily, we haven't had any winds, so cows have a certain ability to withstand cold climates. In the fall, they start to put on a long hair coat, and as long as they have good nutrition, they put on a good reserve of body fat that insulates their body. If it's really cold and really windy, cows need a place to get out of the wind. Speaker1: At those temperatures. That certainly isn't surprising.