Zoetis has created a series of YouTube videos with veterinarians to show the public how farmers of all sizes take care of their animals.
In new YouTube videos released today, swine veterinarians Dr. Matthew Turner of North Carolina and Dr. Tara Donovan of Wisconsin join veterinarians and farmers from across the country in speaking out for responsible livestock farming by hosting a film crew to document their work. They are among 12 veterinarians who demonstrate modern animal wellness practices on dozens of U.S. farms and ranches in the YouTube reality series “Veterinarians On Call,” www.youtube.com/vetsoncall.
“Veterinarians On Call”, presented by animal health company Zoetis™, shows the public that regardless of the size of a farm, farmers and ranchers benefit from raising animals in the most comfortable, stress-free conditions and housing. Doing so avoids disease, saves money on care, and keeps animals growing at proper weight until ready for market. In other words it would be counter-productive to and a risk to their businesses if farmers raised stressed, underweight animals.
The film crews documented veterinarians working on farms as small as a couple hundred animals, to some of the largest U.S. farms responsible for hundreds of thousands of animals a year. The farms are an accurate representation of America’s 2.2 million farms, 97% of which are family-owned.
The 12 veterinarians who volunteered to be filmed are:
Dr. John Groves, Missouri
Dr. Rick Leone, Colorado
Dr. Don Goodman, Texas
Dr. Tom Noffsinger, Nebraska
Dr. Paul Ruen, Minnesota
Dr. Ross Kiehne, Minnesota
Dr. Angie Supple, Iowa
Dr. Pete Ostrum, New York
Dr. Lindsey Peck, New York
Dr. Matthew Turner, North Carolina
Dr. Tara Donovan, Wisconsin
Dr. Lynn Locatelli, New Mexico (to be published 2013)