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Cover features Sikeston native

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Tara Lang and her dog Karlie
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston native was recently featured on the cover a national veterinary publication.

Tara Lang was featured on the June cover of Veterinary Technician, Vol. 27, No. 6. Inside, Lang is interviewed about her job as a behavior technician and what it's like to be a business owner. Within the article, Lang credits her family for much of her success.

Lang is a veterinary behavior technician and consultant for her company, Critter Communications LLC, in Cape Girardeau. She also works as a relief technician for Animal Health Center in Sikeston.

Through her business, Critter Communications, Lang offers puppy classes and in-home behavior modification services to veterinary clinics in southeast Missouri. Critter Communications also provides behavior services, Web Site maintenance and computer software and hardware maintenance for Animal Behavior.Net, which supplies animal behavior education and resources to pet owners and veterinary professionals.

A 1991 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, Lang earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture with a concentration in animal health technology and an equine minor from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., in 1995.

She is the corresponding secretary and president-elect of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and a member of Missouri Veterinary Technician Association.

Lang is the daughter of Debbie and Craig Brinkman of Sikeston. Her grandparents are Jack and Norma Brinkman of Cape Girardeau, Lynn F. Ingram of Sikeston and the late Alberta Ingram.

Lang is married to Kerry Lang, and they have a daughter, Jacqui.