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Dr. Linus F. Huck

Dr. Linus F. Huck - Senior Partner

Doctor Linus Huck grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in Commerce, Missouri. He has had horses all his life. The first, a pony, named Barney and the latest, a mule named Just Plain Fred. He graduated from the University of Missouri College of veterinary medicine in 1973. He established his own practice in that year. He and his wife Becky have two children, Nathan Foster and Martha Ann.

Doctor Huck is a member of SEMO District Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association where he served on the Equine Committee for several years and he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Doctor Huck enjoys: practicing veterinary medicine, reading, trail riding, coon hunting, riding his Harley and writing. The following poem, written by Dr. Huck, tells us why he is a veterinarian.

THE GIFT
When the sun got warm and the grass grew high,
I would lay in my Daddy’s field.
The old mares would gather round and sniff my hair,
 as their babes kicked up their heels.

Their friendship always gave my soul a lift.
It was in this field on a summer day that
God gave me the GIFT.

For a long time I didn’t know 
That the GIFT was something 
Not all people had.

I could look into my horse’s eye
And tell if they were happy or if they were sad. 
I could move my hands over their body
And feel the spots of pain.
I could sense their fear a coming
Like a sailor smells the rain.

Each summer day when I came home 
From my shift,
before I went to bed that night,
I’d thank God
For my gift

In the Fall I was off
to college to be a doctor man.
In eight more years I would have it. 
Have the papers in my hand!

Of all the wonders, they taught me 
Down the long road that I trod, 
None is quite so special as
The Gift, I got
From God