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Retired vet David Larsen puts stories from career in print

Retired veterinarian David E. Larsen says he started writing 20 years ago.

But the stories he puts on the page started taking shape long before that.

Fifty short stories from Larsen's four decades of veterinary practice in Sweet Home are included in his first published book, "The Last Cow in the Chute," which was made available to the public on April 1. It is published by Wiley Creek Publications, which Larsen and some of his acquaintances recently set up themselves.

Larsen started writing as a casual hobby.

"Then I started getting a little bit more serious about it and talked to a few pe...