Carroll Daily Times features AMVC in progress edition

posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Vet Services News and Events

After various expansions in the past few decades, Audubon and Manning's AMVC has grown again in the past year, adding a new product warehouse in Audubon.

The veterinary services company also hired a new veterinarian, Dr. John Greving, at the Manning veterinarian office.

AMVC offers veterinary, herd management and nutritional services. Its veterinary leg offers small and large animal services. AMVC's nutritional services helps producers lower costs with food related technology, while herd management employees work with swine producers from birth to market.

AMVC has offered veterinary services in Audubon and Manning since 1990, having previously held a single office in Audubon, said Dr. Jodie Pettit, a mixed animal veterinarian and partner at AMVC.

In the mid-1990's, AMVC began offering swine herd management services.

The company now has locations in seven states and employs more than 550 people, including 20 veterinarians, Pettit said. The bulk of employees offer everyday care of pigs on swine farms, but others specialize in agronomy, accounting, nutrition counseling, data entry and record analysis.

Greving, one of AMVC's newest veterinarians, is a Willey native who previously worked at the DeWitt Veterinary Clinic, according to AMVC's website. His areas of interest include cow/calf, feedlot and reproductive services.

Each of AMVC's veterinarians has a different speciality. Pettit's areas of interest include equine medicine, food animal surgery and large animal reproduction.

Working as a mixed animal veterinarian is "exciting and hectic," said Pettit, who has been a veterinarian for more than 15 years.

"Plans are always evolving as emergencies happen and patient or farm conditions shift," she said. "I may plan to process cattle at a feedyard all day but actually end up pulling calves, treating sick baby calves, setting a broken leg, repairing a cow's prolapse and artificially inseminating a horse."

Elsewhere in AMVC's growth, its new product warehouse in Audubon allows the company to buy needed items in bulk and store products that previously were in short supply at times, said Pettit.

AMVC plans to build a fence soon at its Audubon clinic to allow dogs boarded there to exercise off leash, she added. The company also will offer an "Equine Appreciation Day" April 22 to allow those interested in horses to visit AMVC and learn more about them.

"AMVC has a long history of attracting people who are passionate about animals, agriculture and our rural communities," Pettit said. "We like to get those people on board and encourage them to grow their talents and energies into services that directly benefit our clients. Our business is successful only when our clients thrive, and our employees are the key drivers in those interactions."

Story Credit to: Carroll Daily Times Newspaper