After graduation from Iowa State's Veterinary School in the spring of '74, an energetic naive Iowa farm boy brought his new bride to practice veterinary medicine in Mitchell, South Dakota. In 1976, we moved to a Tripp, SD farm to raise our children in a rural atmosphere. A clinic was established in Parkston, SD with haul-in facilities and Northwest Veterinary Supply began.
Forty-five years later, I still enjoy my practice, the area, my clients and especially my grandchildren. I prefer to work with large animals in a rural family farm situation. We have always promoted new management strategies and production records. "Without knowing where we've been, how can we plot our future!" Rural Veterinary medicine is undergoing rapid change. Together we can utilize change to provide opportunity and improve the economic efficiency of our herds.
“Healthier profits ‘til the cows come home!”
I grew up in the Sandhills of Nebraska on a ranch south of Stuart, NE. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and then my doctorate from Kansas State University Veterinary School in 2008. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine with special interest in beef cattle and small animals.
My wife Amber is a nurse at Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston, SD. We recently welcomed our son Chase to the family! We also have a boxer named Harley and enjoy spending time with family, friends and camping.
I grew up in Mitchell and graduated high school in 2005. I was a 9 year member of 4-H, a nationally competitive trapshooter and a starting member on the 2005 boys basketball state championship team. I attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN before going south to Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine where I received my DVM in the Spring of 2014. I am excited to be back in my home area of South Dakota to begin my professional career in this community. I look forward to the excitement and diversity seen in a mixed animal practice on a daily basis and becoming a member of "The Cattle Team." In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, trapshooting, traveling, and playing basketball.
As another Nebraska native, I joined the Northwest Veterinary team in September of 2010. Growing up on a farm near Elgin, NE I was the youngest of 4 children. Like some of my colleagues I also attended the University of Nebraska- Lincoln where I graduated with a B.S. majoring in Veterinary Medicine. I moved on to Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine where I completed my D.V.M. in 2007. After practicing for three years at a mixed animal practice in Nebraska we decided to venture north to Parkston, SD. I enjoy the great variety one encounters on a daily basis working at a mixed animal practice and treasure the opportunity to work and live in a rural community.
My wife Sarah and I have a wonderful daughter, Madeline and sons Clay & Weston. Sarah, is an R.N. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston. As a family we all enjoy spending time outdoors including gardening, camping, hunting, fishing, and boating