But, said Walkes, you may be seeing more of the staff from Pipestone Veterinary Clinic Ottumwa.
"In Pipestone, our owners are focused on being part of the community. We feel the stronger we make the community the stronger we make our organizations. We adopt a stretch of highway. We provide scholarships to [high school] seniors going to college, we have a Relay for Life team every year, donate to 4-H and individual employees volunteer [in the community]. After 50 years ... we feel we still have the same hometown local values people want when they desire care for their animal."
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