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Connie Walters Joins Purina Animal Nutrition Dairy Team

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Shoreview, Minn. [March 27, 2017] – Purina Animal Nutrition names Dr. Connie Walters, DVM, as a calf and heifer specialist serving western Wisconsin. Dairy farmers can tap into Walters’ experience to help identify opportunities to take their heifer raising program to the next level.   
Walters’ lifelong passion for calves began on her family’s registered Holstein dairy in northeast Wisconsin where she managed the farm’s calf program. Her passion for calves grew as she completed her bachelor’s degree in dairy science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation, Walters practiced at clinics with a dairy focus in central Wisconsin.
“Calves have always been my most rewarding patients,” says Walters. “My veterinary experiences with calves help me identify opportunities and set calves up for future success.” 
In her new role, Walters works with dairy farmers to develop specific action plans for their heifer raising program.  
“Walters’ passion for calves and hands-on veterinary experience makes her a great resource for farmers as they work together to maximize the performance of their calf and heifer raising program to not only meet, but exceed their farm goals,” says Dan Klema, Purina area sales manager.
For more information on heifer nutrition and management contact Walters or go to: www.amplicalf.com.