Get Up, Get Going

by Dr. A.J. Neumann, D.V.M., & Renae B. Vander Schaaf

I went to the corner of the barn next to the manger, got down on my knees, and prayed, “I would like to see this cow get on her feet.”

Then, Words I will never forget drifted into my mind: “Get up, get going.”

On June 24, 1926, A.J. Neumann was born in the downstairs bedroom of his family’s farmhouse. From that moment, his life has been nothing short of fascinating. A child of the Depression, Doc Neumann served his country during WWII, studied at Iowa State University, and dedicated his decades-long veterinary career to the farm families of Northwest Iowa.

Along the way, Doc Neumann has gathered a collection of lessons and stories—some heart-wrenching, many heartwarming. In Get Up, Get Going: Tales of a Country Veterinarian, he shares his favorites, including the most important lesson of all…

There’s no such thing as luck. God’s plan is already in place.


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