There has been a tremendous amount of interest in alpacas over the past thirty years. Dr. Matt Townsend DVM, of Hometown Veterinary Care has been raising alpacas for over 10 years. In fact he has 25 alpacas running around his pasture.
Dr. Matt has been interested in alpacas and llamas since first seeing them in veterinary school 25 years ago. He says, “Getting to know them and letting them sniff your face while sitting in a field is very relaxing. Once you have run with a cria (baby alpaca), you will always be drawn to them.”