Local veterinarian climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro

County veterinarian and New Richmond resident Daniel Meakin has recently returned from an African adventure.

In October, Meakin, accompanied by his brother Chuck, enjoyed a two-week African safari, including a climb to the pinnacle of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

“I cannot think of a greater way to experience Africa,” said the doctor in his operating room Dec. 21. “My brother Chuck was recruiting people for some type of guided trip last fall; we chose the Serengeti safari. It sounded exciting and challenging.”

Meakin, who spent eight weeks preparing for trip with back weights and stamina training, said that the first challenge was taking two weeks off work from the All Creatures Animal Hospital and Boarding Kennel in Amelia, the business he started in 1992.