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The new nonprofit helps people get the help they need with reassurance that their beloved pets will be in good hands.
Dr. Katie Wolf heard about the veterinarian job opening at Golden Valley Veterinary Clinic in Park River, North Dakota, from her grandfather, Agweek reader Robert “Bob” Wolf.
Love Creamery and Gordy's Hi-Hat are among area spots featured in DogApproved.biz
Every walk with Nova is a new adventure and provides me with not only cardio exercise, but also training in patience and sometimes, resistance work.

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A devastating wreck 16 years ago left Tammy Hiltner in pain, and daily tasks became progressively harder to do. But one year ago, she met Magnum, 4-year-old black British lab, trained by Can Do Canines in New Hope, Minnesota.
The overwork and staffing shortages of the pandemic have affected veterinarians as much as other doctors and nurses, and dealing with the constant moral dilemmas and emotional output was driving many to burn out even before 2020. The mean salary for vets is about $110,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half that of physicians catering to people.
"I don’t want the roadsides and ditches to be used as garbage receptacles, but places where birds can make their nests, foxes, their lairs and toads, foraging grounds for insects."
Know an essential worker with a story to share? Email reporter Melinda Lavine at mlavine@duluthnews.com or call 218-723-5346.
A cat that thinks he’s a human, Frodo enjoys going on drives with his humans.
Minnesota is one of nine states that doesn’t regulate the veterinary technician profession, and those pushing for legislation to change that say it would lead to less career turnover.

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Can owning a cat help improve your health? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams explores the health benefits of cats and reveals the seven personality traits of our feline friends identified in a new study.
A patient with lung cancer went to a follow-up doctor's appointment and got a prescription for a puppy. In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams hears stories from an oncologist about how pets improve the lives of his patients.
“Keeping the animals and the people in our community safe is really important, and we think that starts right here with humane education.”

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