The world in her hands
Mary Dohrmann, daughter of Amber and Dan Dohrmann, Sartell, recently participated in the Concordia Language Villages program by attending a one-week youth exploration session at Mori no Ike, the Japanese Language Village, located near Dent, Minn. She is a fifth grader at Sartell Middle School this fall.
By attending Mori no Ike, the Japanese Language Village, Dohrmann experienced a simulated visit to another country. She was issued a passport, exchanged currency and adopted a new name. By interacting with staff from over the world, Dohrmann also learned about the many opportunities available to those who speak more than one language. She was immersed in the language and culture of another country through large and small learning groups, authentic foods, holiday celebrations, re-enactments of historic events, songs, dances, crafts, games and everyday conversations.
Two Sartell students, will participate in the White Coat ceremony Sept. 13 at the College of Pharamcy, Nursing and Allied Sciences at North Dakota State University, Fargo. They are Kirsten Miller, daughter of Marilyn and Michael Miller and Cole Gertken, son of Chad Gertken, of Sartell. Both are students in NDSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. Miller and Gertken are among the NDSU pharmacy students who will take the oath of a pharmacist during the ceremony. Each student will receive a white coat symbolizing his or her duty to patients and colleagues as they enter the pharmacy profession. The White Coat Ceremony is an opportunity to officially welcome students into the profession of pharmacy and instill an attitude of professionalism, honesty and integrity.
Pine Cone Pet Hospital celebrates change in ownership
Dr. Walker Brown assumes leadership at Sartell vet clinic
Dr. Bea Winkler, founder of Pine Cone Pet Hospital, has sold her business to Dr. Walker Brown, who joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2009. Pine Cone Pet Hospital provides general wellness, medical, surgical, dental and dermatologic services for dogs, cats and small mammals (“pocket pets”). Brown is certified in TPLO knee surgery, a common injury in dogs; Winkler has advanced training in comparative veterinary dermatology and general dentistry. Pine Cone Pet Hospital was chosen 2011 Sartell Business of the Year. Winkler currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce and is a past-chair of the Chamber Connection. Brown currently serves on the board of directors of the Sartell Chamber of Commerce and was the president in 2013.
Pine Cone Pet Hospital prides itself on building relationships with clients, providing client education and quality care at a reasonable price.
“It’s been an honor and a privilege to have such wonderful clients who have entrusted me with the care of their pets over the past thirteen years,” Winkler said. “I am very fortunate to have practiced in such a vibrant community as Sartell.”
Winkler will continue to receive patients Monday through Thursday during regular business hours.
“Our family is blessed to have such a wonderful community to invest our lives in,” Brown said. “With our great clients and staff, we are excited for the future of Pine Cone Pet Hospital.”
Brown lives with his wife Amy, their four children, two dogs and one cat.
Pine Cone Pet Hospital, located in the Sundance Business Plaza in Sartell, opened for business Aug. 28, 2001 and is celebrating 13 years in business. For additional information, visit www.pineconepethospital.com.