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 the suburbs of northern Illinois. After many years of family trips to northeast Wisconsin, I fell in love with cattle and wanted to get as close to the action as I could. I received my bachelors in Animal Science at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. For Veterinary School I went to St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies and completed my clinical year at Texas A&M University. Through all of my travels I am happy to have found a place that feels like home and am eager to be a new member of The Cattle Team!