Cedar Pet Clinic Blog
Last month, Dr. Baillie welcomed the Spirit Club from Lake Elmo Elementary, our neighbors across the street. The after-school club makes monthly visits to discover what it takes to run a business, and all about being an entrepeneur. In this case they only had to walk across the street to meet our clinic animals including front-office Kitty Moe, to receive a tour and a talk about being a veterinarian. Dr. Baillie has been hosting visits and tours for young people for years, including dozens of Girl Scout troops who have played the X-ray guessing game, seen the 'backstage' spaces at the clinic, and learned about animal care.
Long-time vet tech Sara is leaving Cedar Pet to help train the next generation of veterinary technicians, a job that is critical to veterinary medicine and the proper care of our patients. Sara was one of our first employees in Lake Elmo, starting with us when still a student; she has been a critical part of the vet tech staff, and will be much missed. Her new job is as Program Chair for the Veterinary Technology Program at the Minnesota School of Business/Globe University, supervising instructors and students, particularly by coordinating and recruiting externships. We'll still see her -- she will continue as a volunteer with our work at the Wildcat Sanctuary -- and we wish her all the best in her new position. Sara is shown in the accompanying photo, with Dr. Noemi Plantz, monitoring a tiger during dental work at the Sanctuary earlier this year.