COUDERSPORT — A new farm animal veterinary service will be available in Potter County and the surrounding area.
Dr. Allyson Anderson, of Colesburg, recently obtained her V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is bringing her knowledge and training to the area with a new ambulatory practice, Headwaters Veterinary Service. Starting next week, it will serve Potter, Tioga, McKean, Cameron, Clinton and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and Allegany, Steuben and Cattaraugus counties in New York.
Headwaters Veterinary Service will offer care for dairy and beef cattle, small ruminants, equids, camelids, swine and poultry. Services will include herd health and reproduction, dairy production medicine, dairy nutrition, preventative care, field surgeries, sick animal examinations and emergency care.
“I’m really excited to be back home and I hope I can be a service to the farmers in the area,” Anderson said.
Anderson said her passion for animals and cattle specifically came from her summers on her grandpa’s cattle ranch in Montana. Growing up she was also involved in FFA and 4-H.
“This area has always provided me with lots of opportunities and people have always been very supportive,” Anderson said. Because of that, she wants to give back to the farming community here.
Anderson has a passion for dairy cattle and has completed a lot of training in dairy production during school. She is able to diagnose pregnancies in cattle via transrectal palpation and, in the future, transrectal ultrasounds. She is continuing her education in dairy cattle nutrition, which is not an ordinary thing for a veterinarian to offer. With regards to beef cattle, she spent two weeks in Nebraska, the second largest cattle state, to gain hands on experience on feedlot and cow calf operations.
To learn more or to set up an appointment, contact Dr. Allyson Anderson at 814-591-9031, or visit Headwaters Veterinary Service online at headwatersvetservice.com or on Facebook.