North Slope Gets Full-Time Veterinarian

In most parts of the country, pets owners don’t have to worry about having access to a veterinarian. But on Alaska’s North Slope, the community has been without the services of a full-time resident vet for about eight years. So many locals were pleasantly surprised when the North Slope Borough Health Department announced recently they had finally filled the position.

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Jake Neher is a reporter at KBRW in Barrow.

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