Love of animals causes company ownership for ENJOY Entrepreneur of the Year

At the age of 5, Jennafer Glaesemann currently understood what she wished to finish with her life. There was no question about it-- she was going to be a veterinarian.Growing up on a dairy

farm, she often assisted her father with late night check-ups on the mom cows, some of which struggled with a condition called milk fever. These cows had really low calcium levels, and had to be offered the mineral intravenously. Though she just held the flashlight, and enjoyed her dad carry out the procedure, Jennafer recalls being taken with the notion of assisting these animals."I was hooked with seeing that first geyser of blood from the

needle,"she said." Milk fever is among couple of diseases where a reasonably basic treatment can have a dramatic impact. Before treatment, these cows are down and typically unable to get up; in many cases, it can be deadly. Typically, they are able to stand after just a bottle or two of calcium -- it resembled viewing real superhero powers in action."Jennafer's enthusiasm for animals has actually grown for many years. Not only did she end up being a veterinarian, she now owns two centers, Blue Valley Veterinary Center, in Beatrice, Nebraska, which she purchased in 2012, and Pickrell Veterinary Clinic, in Pickrell, Nebraska, which she purchased in 2013 with the aid of a loan obtained through the Center for Rural Affairs 'Rural Enterprise Help Task (REAP ). The doctor's ongoing devotion and service led the Center to choose her as the 2017 ENJOY Entrepreneur of the Year. Staff acknowledged her at an award ceremony on March 9 in Red Cloud, Nebraska.Each. year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award is provided to an individual or people who finest exhibit the entrepreneurial spirit that specifies and is crucial to the future prosperity of Nebraska's rural communities.Both of the clinics Jennafer bought were currently established, with Blue Valley Veterinary Center serving the southeastern Nebraska location for 50 years.

Pickrell Veterinary Center, founded by Dr. John McCubbin, has supplied veterinary services for decades.Jennafer credits much of her services' development and success to the assistance she got from the Center for Rural Affairs."I worked with Janelle, and she was extraordinary,"said Jennafer.

"She truly believed in me and guided me through the ENJOY loan application procedure. I'm so grateful GAIN assisted me purchase my 2nd organisation-- I might not have actually done it without that monetary support. ""Jennafer expanded her company and services to 2 neighborhoods in southeast Nebraska,"said Janelle Moran, southeast loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs."She has been recognized by her peers for her accomplishments, as well.

"In 2014, Glaesemann got the Early Achiever Award from the Nebraska Alumni Association, and Outstanding Young Veterinarian of the Year from the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association. In 2016, she got an Alumni Master Honor from the Nebraska Alumni Association.Since taking ownership of the centers, Glaesemann has actually made upgrades to help her practices run more smoothly. Pickrell has in-house diagnostic devices to supply some test results within minutes. Blue Valley has likewise added more internal diagnostic equipment, including a digital radiography suite, and has a renovated

boarding kennel area.Office hours have been encompassed permit for visits on choose evenings and every Saturday afternoon. Jennafer holds weekly personnel meetings to discuss a specific health care topic or illness, or methods to improve customer and client experience at the clinics.In the future, she intends to enhance the large animal dealing with centers at Blue Valley Veterinary Clinic, and restore those facilities to Pickrell. Hard-working and humble, Jennafer was stunned and flattered to receive Entrepreneur of the Year."I feel so honored,"she stated."There are a lot of incredible little services in Nebraska, and entrepreneurs working

day in and day out trying to enhance them, so it really suggests a lot to be picked for this award. And, I would not be here without the support and

determination in the loan application procedure, in addition to the approval( and vote of confidence)by

the ENJOY committee for the loan. They have actually been indispensable to me. I cannot thank you enough. "