Springville veterinarian and his reindeer find success
From the Daily Herald
SPRINGVILLE -- Dr. Isaac Bott's work day always starts the same way.
He walks out the back door of his Springville veterinary clinic, collects a few scoops of feed from a small garage and goes to feed his reindeer -- Sven and Twinks. This week there is a new mouth to feed, as Twinks has given birth to a small, male calf.
Bott said the reindeer are his pets and Sven, with his large set of antlers, is also the mascot for his veterinary practice -- Mountain West Animal Hospital. But the reindeer are also a professional project of his, as he specializes in reindeer reproductive services.
"People are always intrigued," when he tells them about his work with reindeer reproduction, Bott said.
"What drives me is the comparative medicine; that's what makes my brain move," he said.
The Society for Theriogenology is an organization of veterinarians dedicated to animal reproduction, whose mission is to promote standards of excellence in reproductive medicine, to provide outreach and education to veterinarians, and to foster continual improvements in theriogenology.
Society for Theriogenology
761 Tiger Oak Drive
Pike Road, AL 36064
Office: (334) 395-4666 Email us.