Santa’s reindeer get OK from vet to make journey around the world

Reindeer given OK from vet

Good news out of the North Pole after Santa’s personal veterinarian cleared his team of reindeer for travel.

Veterinarian John Howe, DVM, made his visit to the North Pole earlier this month to give Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course Rudolph a preflight check-up according to Veterinarian Practice News.

The reindeer passed their health exam with zero concerns and also had the proper paperwork to take flight around the world.

Dr. Howe said, “After a full examination and review of their medical records, I’m pleased to say Santa’s reindeer are healthy, in great shape, and ready to fly on Christmas Eve.”

While Santa was not available to make a comment, he did release a statement.

“Without my reindeer, there simply would be no Christmas,” he said. “Proper veterinary care ensures that year in and year out, my team and I are able to deliver presents to boys and girls around the world. Dr. Howe is definitely on the ‘nice list’ again this year.”