Photo: Jeff DeYoung

A Place to Call Home

After Rex Wilhelm graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1968, he figured the small town of Stuart, Iowa, would be a good place to start his career. Fifty years later, he still lives in Stuart even after entering semi-retirement when he sold his veterinary practice in 2010. Retirement allowed him to devote more time to his purebred Angus cow herd. But once a country vet, always a country vet. “I miss the people and the relationships we built over all those years,” he says. “I miss being able to help people develop strategies and programs that would help make their operations successful.”