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This Is Why

Dear Pet Owners, I didn’t always know I wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up, I worked in my grandparents’ meat locker in Rowley, Iowa. The state meat inspector was… Read more

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Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention Week Truthfully, every day needs to be about dog bite prevention. Surprising Stats Most dog bites occur during every day activities and with familiar dogs. Children are… Read more

Anna the Gordon Setter

Anna Finds a Home

Anna the Gordon Setter A few weeks ago we posted a video to find Anna the Gordon Setter a new home. She had a bit of a run in with… Read more

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Neuter a Tom Cat Day 2017

Neutered Cats Are Happy Cats We are pleased to once again partner with the Cedar Bend Humane Society and local veterinarians to help reduce the stray and feral cat population… Read more

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Update on Jerry Den Herder

Jerry with Kirsten (l), current staff and Kathy (r), his former office manager for 26 years.   December 19, 2016 We have an update on Jerry! (If you haven’t heard,… Read more

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Good Reads

Several of us on staff enjoy reading about pet-related topics in our spare time. Collecting tips here and there, what to try and what to skip, every little bit helps…. Read more