Dr. Jennafer Glaesemann

Dr. Jennafer Glaesemann grew up on a small family dairy farm in southeastern Nebraska. In addition to the beloved bovines, she raised a menagerie of other barnyard critters, including rabbits, an assortment of poultry, sheep, cats, and a parakeet. Her upbringing was influenced by a collection of family dogs over the years that provided companionship - and inadvertent supervision - while roaming around the farm.

Dr. Glaesemann was a member of the inaugural class of the cooperative University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine, graduating from Iowa State in 2011. Her first year out of vet school comprised volunteering with the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, Neb., and pursuing the purchase of her practice. She is a general mixed animal practitioner in rural southeastern Nebraska with special interests in ruminant reproduction, preventative animal health programs, animal welfare, and the human-animal bond.

Dr. Glaesemann serves on the Animal Welfare Committees of both the AVMA and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. She also has been involved with the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association's inaugural Power of Ten Leadership academy, and the second (2012-2013) AVMA Future Leaders Program class She also is active with her local church, serving as the youth group director, and she is the youth director for the Thrivent Homestead Chapter.

When not working, Dr. Glaesemann enjoys the companionship of her two rescued dogs, Hugo and Karla - who have not quite figured out their manners yet but there is always hope - and her recently acquired weanling grulla American Quarter Horse, Suri (supposedly "little mouse" in French, or at least that's what her French-fluent friend and vet school classmate told her) - another work in progress. She also learns about becoming a better employer, businesswoman, and veterinarian; daydreams about programs to benefit organized veterinary medicine; and contemplates the perils of home ownership.

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