Cedar Pet Clinic Blog



On Sunday, April 21,  Dr. Baillie participated in one of his favorite days of the year, representing the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association in the presentation of "white coats"  to next year's graduates of the University College of Veterinary Medicine.  The wearing of the white coat marks the students' entry into their clinical rotation. 
White coat presentation"To welcome these young veterinarians into our profession is a tremendous honor, and a great pleasure," said Dr. Baillie.  An excerpt from his remarks, in which he urged the students to participate in the development of the profession:

You are entering the last part of your education and the first part of the rest of your career in a profession which offers you endless opportunities to expand your knowledge. You can pay back or pay it forward as you go through life.
Enjoy your profession, be active and contribute to people, communities and veterinary medicine regardless of what area of medicine you practice. Make the most of your life and career.
Confucius said  “Choose the job you love. You will never work a day in your life. I guess I have never worked a day in my life.

It was close on Friday though;  I did have to work at deciding what I was going to say to you! 

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Veterinary technician Addie is interested in wildlife rehabilitation.  Addie says:

Every spring Cedar Pet Clinic gets numerous calls on wildlife animals, especially babies.  Here are some common problems humans run into with wildlife babies.  Please remember that animals do much better out in the wild.  If they are healthy and still being cared for by their parents, they must not be baby-raccoondisturbed.  Wildlife animals become very stressed when they come in contact with humans.  We do not recommend feeding a wild animal, for they have very specific nutritional requirements.  In the state of Minnesota, it is illegal to rehabilitate wildlife without a correct license or to keep them as pets.  Please use common sense when it comes to wild animals.  They will bite, they carry diseases and they do not make good pets.  We are all animal lovers but please do not attempt to take care of an abandoned or injured wild animal.  You maybe end up doing more harm than good.  If you are concerned and unsure of what to do,  please call Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota in Roseville, Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo or a veterinary hospital close to you. 

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Dr. John Baillie becomes president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association at annual meeting


Dr. BaillieDr. John Baillie, owner and medical director of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo, accepted the presidency of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association at their annual meeting, held in early February at the Minneapolis Hilton. The organization, which has nearly 2000 members statewide, represents the veterinary profession in all its diversity; small and large animal practitioners, and veterinarians involved in research, teaching, equine practices, work with pharmaceutical companies, the state legislature, and is closely involved in training new generations of veterinarians.

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After-Hours Emergencies

After Hours Veterinary Care
1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
(Inside Como Park Animal Hospital just north of downtown St. Paul)
24-hour care for multiple species

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1163 Helmo Avenue N
Oakdale, MN 55128


Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1542 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55012
(located 2 blocks east of 35E)