MPW.71 / 2019 Wiley McVicker’s Animal Kingdom by Jessica Lee
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Jessica Lee Toronto, Canada
Team Eppridge

Story Summary

Wiley McVicker, 69, is a large animal veterinarian serving the Boonville community. He has wanted to be a veterinarian since he was child. Originally from Lafayette, he moved his young family to Boonville 40 years ago. After treating other people’s animals during the day, he takes care of his own animals on his 54-acre farm with his wife, Mary Ellen, 68. Situated just outside of town, he says he has no other hobbies other than raising his animals which include a dozen chickens, three cats, one dog, dozens of cattle, one goat and three donkeys.