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Local vet to be honored for helping La Crosse Police K-9

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A La Crosse veterinarian clinic will be honored for their services to the La Crosse Police Department.

Doctor Tom Thompson, DVM, of the Thompson Animal Medical Center (TAMC) approached police and volunteered his veterinary services, free of charge, when the department received their first police K-9 in 2007.

Since then the vet clinic has provided their medical assistance to four K-9 dogs. They’ve provided vaccinations, allergy, heartworm, tick, and flea medications; treated bee stings and broken teeth; completed annual check-ups and emergency visits; and they’ve done this at no cost to the department.

To thank TAMC for their generosity and commitment, Sergeant Craig Oleson, Supervisor of the La Crosse Police Department K-9 Program submitted an essay on their contributions to the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) Awards committee.

The committee accepted the nomination and will be awarding Dr. Thompson the 2014 Citizens’ Award at WPPA’s 82nd Annual Convention on Saturday, May 31st in Wisconsin Dells.

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