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Dr. John Baillie, owner and medical director of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo, has been been named Veterinarian of the Year by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.   Baillie received the award at the recent convention at the Hilton Minneapolis, where nearly 2500 veterinarians and veterinary professionals gathered for their annual meeting.  "This award is the most prestigious that we give", said Dan Tjornehoj of the MVMA.  "It is for his accomplishments and dedication to veterinary medicine and service to others that the MVMA has honored Dr. Baillie."  

Pumpkin Carving Contest Results!



The results are in!  Our talented staff created these beautiful pumpkins to celebrate the season.  Of course, there can only be one winner, but we think they're all pretty spectacular.  Thank you to all who stopped by to vote, and to our staff for your artistic abilities!

2015 Staff Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Our Staff Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest is BACK!


In preparation for a "bewitching Halloween", the Cedar Pet Clinic of Lake Elmo staff, er, "Boo Crew"  is in the midst of carving, styling and exercising their creative genius in coming up with their 2015 pumpkin carvings!  Would you like to help us with our contest?

Stop by the clinic from Oct 28th to Oct 31st to vote for YOUR favorites!  Which of our staff members will be the most creative this year?  We're hoping for a "spooktacularly creative" event!

Below:  Check out previous works of art, as created by our staff!  This year will be sure to not disappoint! 

Receptionist of the Year Nomination

Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo is pleased to announce that a member of our client care team, Kathleen W., has received a nomination for the 2016 Receptionist of the Year. Petplan, the comprehensive insurance coverage for pets, created Veterinary Awards five years ago to honor outstanding advocates for pets all across North America. Kathleen has been part of our family here at Cedar Pet Clinic since 2012. Even though Kathleen spends her day serving the needs of animals, she has four more waiting for her at home. These include her cats Henry, Oscar, and Felix and a hedgehog named Maurice.

Mae N. had this to say about Kathleen when she nominated her for the PeTplan Veterinary Awards:

"Kathleen is the first to greet me at the door at Cedar Pet Clinic, and always has a smile for the animals. She knows my dogs by name and knows their favorite things. When I had a dog suffering from bone cancer, Kathleen called to check up on him. Having someone who cares so much about my pets at the front desk makes it so much easier to leave if they need procedures."

We can hardly wait to find out if Kathleen is named a semi-finalist, finalist, or grand prize winner. Petplan will announce the winners at its fourth annual Veterinary Awards dinner on January 16, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The winner in each category will receive cash, prizes, and a donation made to his or her favorite pet charity on behalf of Petplan.

You can learn more about Petplan's Veterinary Awards at their website or Facebook page. If you haven't met Kathleen yet, you're sure to speak to her when you schedule your pet's next appointment or check-in at the clinic.


Veterinarian of the Year Nomination

We are pleased to inform you that our own Dr. John Baillie has received a nomination for the 2016 Veterinarian of the Year Award in a contest sponsored by Petplan. The company, which offers health insurance plans for pets, has been honoring outstanding advocates for pet health since 2011. The contest covers clinics all across North America.

Mae N. wrote this testimonial about Dr. Baillie when she submitted his name for the award:

"Dr. Bailie has expertise in everything from exotic birds to pet reptiles to cats and dogs. He has established a state of the art practice which offers laser surgery, acupuncture and more in a small town setting. He will greet you in person, and really gets to know his clients - pet and human alike. Doc Baillie sets the bar high for amazing animal care, in a compassionate, caring setting. "

We happen to agree with Mae! Dr. Baillie started with Cedar Pet Clinic in South Minneapolis in 1972, and has been the owner and medical director since 1985. He has extensive experience in the veterinary industry as a lecturer and president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, and has served as mentor to many young professionals.

Petplan will announce and winners on January 16, 2016. during its fourth annual Veterinary Awards Dinner in Orlando, Florida. You may nominate any veterinary professional for an award until September 27, 2015. To learn more about the contest, visit Petplan's website or Facebook page. If you're looking for quality care for your pet, schedule an appointment with Dr. John Baillie today.



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