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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a 2 year old pekin duck named Hector. One day he was
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Dr. Pat
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I volunteer at a duck pond where we currently have 10 muscovy
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