New veterinarian has German roots
Dances with Bavarian club,
active in Cross Fit
NEW ULM — A new veterinarian at New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center has German roots, dances with a Bavarian club and is active in New Ulm CrossFit.
Dr. Caroline Rauschendorfer grew up near Detroit, graduated from Michigan State University with a minor in theatre, and the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She practiced in Bakersfield, Ca. for a year before moving to Pine City, Mn and practiced for two years in Minnesota and western Wisconsin before coming to New Ulm in August.
“I thought New Ulm looked like a good place to come to work. I enjoy German festivals which is what attracted me to come here,” Rauschendorfer said.
It would appear to be a good fit for her. She dances with St. Paul-based S. G. Edelweiss, a Bavarian trachtler club. The organization promotes the appreciation and preservation of German and Austrian heritage through the instruction and performance of folk dancing in the United States and Canada.
With a particular interest in dairy production, especially milk quality plus sheep, goats, horses, cattle, alpacas and llamas, you will often find her with her German Shepherd, Sirius; her two cats Crookshanks and Norbert and her boyfriend Evan.
In addition, Caroline is active with New Ulm CrossFit and enjoys reading science fiction novels.
She said CrossFit workouts help her work with large animals.
The couple lives in Gaylord. Evan works at U.S. Aquatics in Delano.