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University of Minnesota
August 21, 2012
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By Adam Overland, with Amber Burnette and Sue Kirchoff
The world would be a far less interesting place without animals. And Minnesota wouldn’t be nearly as nice without the howl of its wolves, the “whoo ooh” of its owls, or the wet noses of its puppies.
For 120 years, the University of Minnesota has been providing veterinary care to the region’s animals. Its Small Animal Hospital cares for Minnesota’s dogs, cats, and other companion animals; its Equine Center heals horses; its Large Animal Hospital most often treats farm animals, but occasionally, as you’ll see in the following slideshow, even zoo and wild animals; and the U’s Raptor Center is one of the world’s most prestigious centers for the study and care of everything from the majestic bald eagle to the fastest animal on earth, the peregrine falcon.
The U's College of Veterinary Medicine awards 100 percent of Minnesota's veterinary medicine degrees, and more than 60 percent of practicing vets in Minnesota graduated from the college. A recent study found that the veterinary medicine industry contributes $1.5 billion in economic impact every year to Minnesota. But sometimes, the biggest impact comes from an image.
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