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June 17, 2014

Local clinic gains new veterinarian

ALBIA — Garver’s Animal Health Center in Albia is proud to announce that Jared Jacobson, D.V.M., will be joining its family of clinics as a veterinarian beginning June 30. The Albia clinic is located at 1976 684th Ave., and there are three other clinics in south central Iowa under the same ownership.

Jacobson specializes in both companion animal and large animal veterinary medicine. He will begin seeing new patients on June 30. You may schedule an appointment by calling 641-932-3455.

Jacobson graduated with an animal science bachelor's degree in 2009 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2013. He grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa, where his family raised swine, cattle and sheep and grew corn and soybeans. He became interested in veterinary medicine while in 4-H at a young age. Growing up on a farm, Jared developed a special interest in beef cattle and swine medicine. He gained experience in swine medicine through two summer internships in Iowa and Minnesota. “While I love working with farm animals, I enjoy the variety of a mixed animal practice and the excitement that it brings,” Jacobson said.

In June 2012, he married Jessica Bernard, and they currently live in Waterloo with their pets, dogs Jada and Dolly and cats Jersey and Bagheera. In his free time, he likes to watch baseball, enjoy the outdoors and run with his wife and dogs. He will be moving to southeast Iowa shortly before he begins working for Garver’s Animal Health Center.

"It is always gratifying to add another member to our veterinary staff, especially when they are from Iowa and are so passionate about veterinary medicine. Dr. Jacobson will make a nice addition to our team because he shares our philosophy of treating patients. We treat every animal like it is our own and look forward to introducing you to Dr. Jacobson,” clinic owner Matthew C. Garver, DVM, said.

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