People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Dr. Rob Meinecke, the son of a veterinarian, was born and raised in Arkansas. He completed the pre-vet curriculum, together with a BA degree in Psychology, at the University of Arkansas before enlisting in the US Army in 1971. He served in the Army Security Agency and the Field Artillery until 1975. At this time he returned to Kansas State University when he earned a BS degree in Agriculture and in 1980 his DVM degree. Dr Meinecke spent the next 29 years in private practice in Galax, Virginia where he pursued his love of both farm animals and companion animals.
Since July 2009, Dr Meinecke has provided relief services in Virginia and North Carolina, including the Elkin Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Meinecke lives on the New River in Grayson County, Virginia, with his wife of 41 years. The Meineckes have three sons, one daughter, a foster son, a grandson, and a host of dogs, cats and horses.