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Veterinarian to the World - Idaho Found Welcomes Dr. Bruce Lancaster, DVM

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What happens when an Idaho veterinarian enlists in the military to serve combat missions around the world? Get your passport ready as this journey takes you from Idaho to Bosnia to Afghanistan to the Philippines, to Africa, and back to Idaho again. Enjoy our conversation with Dr. Bruce Lancaster, DMV as he shares his life and lessons learned.

Dr. Bruce Lancaster was raised in the farm and ranch community of Wendell, Idaho. He attended Boise State University and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University
He began his career as an associate professor at Washington State University. For nine years he mentored senior Veterinary students in the field of large animal medicine, surgery, and production medicine. Dr. Lancaster later went on to operate a large animal veterinary practice in Idaho Falls for 22 years.
In 1997, he joined the U.S. Army Reserves and retired in 2014, after serving combat missions in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Philippines, and Africa.
During his career he has held numerous positions and received several awards including “Idaho Veterinarian of the Year.” He served as president of the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, and as the Idaho delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association for eight years.
Today, Dr. Lancaster farms and ranches in Idaho as well as being the co-owner of Cow Calf Research and Consulting, an independent research company doing clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, and others.
Dr. Lancaster continues to combine significant technical knowledge with an exceptional ability to communicate and work with cattlemen.

Mark S. Young is a native of Idaho, a graduate of Idaho State University, a community organizer, and a financial professional. For over 30 years, Mark has supported economic development on both local and state levels. Recently he completed his term as a member of the Idaho Department of Commerce Economic Advisory Council. He is currently a board member/past president of The City Club of Idaho Falls and a past president of the Idaho Falls Rotary and Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Mark played a vital role in the development of the Idaho State University and University of Idaho Higher Education Center (University Place) in Idaho Falls. Additionally, Mark served for six years as a lay member of the Idaho State Bar Association’s Professional Conduct Board. He has two sons, both veterans who served in Iraq: Steven is a general contractor in Montana, and Adam is involved in security at the Idaho National Laboratory.