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Veterinarian gives the all clear for Santa's reindeer to travel from North Pole

Howe looking for volunteers to care for reindeer
Posted at 1:16 PM, Dec 20, 2019

The president of the American Veterinary Medical Association has cleared Santa's reindeer to travel from the North Pole.

According to veterinary practice news, John Howe, DMV and Santa's personal animal caregiver, visited the North Pole earlier this month to give the reindeer a preflight health check. Howe made sure they were up to date on their vaccinations and made sure they have the required certificates allowing them to travel.

Dr. Howe said after an examination, Santa's reindeer were cleared to fly on Christmas Eve.

The exam included a health check to ensure the team is not showing any signs of disease or chronic wasting disease.

Santa wanted to make sure the health and well-being of his reindeer is essential for his busiest night of the year.

Howe is now looking for volunteers to join the Emergency Landing and Veterinary Expert System. Dr. Howe is looking for a group to oversee the well-being of the nine reindeer.

If you would like to join ELVES, click here for more information.