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Nicole McFarland | Midwest Veterinary Supply | Equine Specialist
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Nicole McFarland

I live and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, I have always had a passion for animals and veterinary care. I nurtured and cultivated my knowledge and experience right here, in the heartland.

My love of animals, specifically horses, started at the age of 4, when I started riding and competing in the Hunter Jumper Equestrian sport throughout the Midwest and South. I competed, trained and sold many horses into my adult years. By the time I was in high school, I was working as a Kennel Assistant in a small animal clinic eventually moving to a position at Prairie Meadows Racetrack in my junior year of high school. At Prairie Meadows, I started out in the test barn, where I did the drug testing after the horses raced. Before long, I was asked to work for an equine veterinary practice as a Vet Tech on the backside of the racetrack, where I continued my growth after high school graduation and well into my college years.

I attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. During my time at ISU, I was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority, and spent time working for the USDA in the Aphis Division. I was part of the research team at the USDA that initially isolated the West Nile Virus, a contribution that I was delighted to be a part of.

After graduating from Iowa State University, I traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas and spent time working for a veterinary racetrack practice at Oaklawn Racetrack, keeping my goal in mind of seeking my career as a Sales Rep in Animal Health. Fall of 2002 an opportunity arose in Minnesota, so I jumped at the opportunity for a position as an inside sales representative with Burns Veterinary Supply. During the interview, I was hired in an outside sales position for Iowa, achieving my ultimate goal. After three years of covering the State of Iowa, I joined the Midwest Veterinary Supply team in 2005, taking on Des Moines and the surrounding area as my territory, focusing on small animal, large animal and equine products and services. During my time with Midwest Veterinary Supply, I have been Rookie of the Year and two time winner of The President's Club award. I also currently serve on the Board for the Animal Care Foundation in Des Moines.

I still have a deep love for horses, but now fill my time with my family – husband Tim, daughters Mackenzie and Allie, dogs Mona and Otis, and our two hermit crabs named Princess and Woof Dog. Being able to supply cutting edge products and services to veterinary clinics to care for horses and other animals has fulfilled a life-long dream.

Nicole McFarland
Central Iowa
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