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.
Adam is from the south suburbs of Chicago. He attended Millikin University for his undergraduate degree and recently completed his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George's University in Grenada, BWI. He is interested in mixed animal medicine. Adam is an Eagle Scout, enjoys Chicago sports, comedy, and spending time outdoors. He looks forward to living and working in South Dakota, and being a member of the cattle team!