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Welcome Dr. Jake Schwartz
SVC is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jake Schwartz to our swine veterinary consultant team! Jake grew up on a farrow-to-finish and row crop farm near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 2011 and recently obtained his DVM degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jake previously interned with SVC during the summer of 2012 where he worked with producers and veterinarians in assessing health and production of grow-finish and sow herds. He collaborated with SVC's Dr. Laura Bruner in the summer of 2013 in conducting field research and analyzing data to assess the prevalence and effect of Mycoplasma hyosynoviae within a swine herd, and presented the findings of that study at the AASV annual meeting in 2014. In addition to SVC, Jake also interned with Jim Lowe Consulting, Iowa State University, AMVC, New Fashion Pork and Boehringer Ingelheim. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and being a big fan of the U of MN Gopher Football Team.

Tips for Dealing With Summer Heat
It is that time of year again - summer has arrived! This month's newsletter has some tips to help your animals deal with the heat.

SVC's Review of World Pork Expo
The World Pork Expo was recently held in Des Moines, IA. This is one of the biggest events of the year for the pork industry and it continues to grow. This month's newsletter points out some of the highlights of the show from the SVC veterinarian's perspective.