Weather Forecast

Retired veterinarian Paul Fredrick spends his days enjoying the view - and going fishing - on Blue Lake, rat terrier Ruby by his side. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Veterinarian will miss his 'clients'

Email News Alerts

Fishing and dogs and cats have been Paul Fredrick's consummate pastime/passion since the age of 3.

"I think I was the one who got hooked," he said of sending fishing lures into the depths in northeast Iowa.


And from an early age his fondness for critters eclipsed his affection for people.

"Since the age of 3, I've liked dogs and cats better than most people I know," the affable veterinarian joked.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.