Following her graduation this spring from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Gina Neu has joined Drs. Eric Knock and Heather Mitchell at Miller Veterinary Clinic.
Neu, from Rockham, is a 2004 graduate of Miller High School, and graduated from South Dakota State University in 2008.
During her fourth year in veterinary college, she had preceptorships (practical training) in poultry, equine and feedlot/cattle handling.
“I want to be strongly involved in the agricultural community,” she says. Although she enjoys working with all animals (except those with scales, she says), Neu is especially interested in livestock, poultry and horses.
“I also wanted to come back to help with the family farm near Rockham,” Neu said. “I want to be involved with its operation.”
Neu lives in Zell, which is near the family farm operation, and is also closer to the new satellite clinic at Redfield, recently started by Dr. Knock, the Redfield Veterinary Clinic. “It’s housed in the Redfield Feed Service building,” Neu explained. Presently, she spends one day a week there, and the rest of the time at the Miller clinic.
It’s a busy season of the year for veterinarians, but Neu says she’s enjoying the work, and the diversity. And there’s plenty of work to go around.
“We’re just happy to have her here,” Dr. Knock said.