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I grew up in Fairmont, MN. Being the son of a veterinarian meant we had a very animal friendly home. We had our share of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and horses. The veterinary profession is also fun for little boys who liked to go along and hold pigs for castration, dump lice-killer on cattle, and maybe get to see a post-mortem done on a big sow.”


“Then dad got introduced to acupuncture in the mid-seventies. It was interesting to see the results that could be achieved by doing something that looked so simple. I graduated from veterinary school in 1989 and could now knowledgably develop my acupuncture skills. I took the certification course by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1989 – 1990, and continue to practice and learn.”

“There is a tremendous amount of job satisfaction by doing acupuncture on animals. Acupuncture treats some conditions better than conventional medicine, and in many cases can be used to enhance conventional medicine.

Blake Johnson, DVM

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