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Dr. Becky Wagner
Dr. Becky Wagner received her undergraduate education at South Dakota State University and received her doctorate at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She worked at the Fall River Veterinary Clinic in Hot Springs, SD for a year before joining the Animal Clinic of Rapid City. Dr. Wagner's veterinary interests include: small animal soft tissue surgery and small animal medicine & critical care (including ferret medicine), equine and bovine medicine & surgery. Dr. Wagner enjoys rock climbing and hiking with her dog Sadie in the beautiful Black Hills.
Dr. Dawn Field
Dr. Field has just come from a mixed animal practice in Wartrance, Tennessee. She completed vet school at Mississippi State University in April 2009. She has an emphasis in large animal and soft tissue animal surgery. She was recently married on January 2, 2011 and moved to South Dakota on the same day. She is the proud owner of two dogs, Peyton (blue healer) and Jethro (bloodhound).
Dr. Garry Gotfredson
Born and raised in Worland, Wyoming Dr. Garry Gotfredson attended the University of Wyoming. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine and was accepted to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. G. spent his senior year at Iowa State University and graduated in 2008. Before coming to Animal Clinic, Dr. Gotfredson worked at a mixed animal practice in Gillette, Wyoming, Canon City, CO, and at an emergency clinic in Pueblo, CO. Dr. G. is particularly interested in dentistry, anesthesia, pain management, and orthopedic surgeries, and works on both small and large animals. In his spare time, he enjoys being outside fishing, hunting and cycling.
Roy Hendrickson - Manager
Roy was born and raised right here in Rapid City. In 1983 his family moved to a ranch east of Caputa, SD. The Hendrickson family has raised cattle there ever since. Roy went on and received his B.S. in Animal Science from Kansas State University in 1992. From there he worked for several veterinarians, mostly in the livestock industry. In 1999 he started working as the Practice Manager for the Animal Clinic. Roy and his wife Christi still live at the ranch raising two kids (Seth & Ari). Roy enjoys working on the ranch outdoors along side of his most excellent wife and the rest of his family.
Kim Earley - Director of Administration
Kim was raised in Rapid City and spent a lot of time at the Animal Clinic as a child. She has worked for several clinics both in South Dakota and in Arizona. She has a great love for animals, having everything from horses, cattle, dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, raccoons, and even a skunk. Presently, her wonderful and understanding husband and their children have three dogs (Stoli, Smudge and Indie). She and her family enjoy camping, hiking and going to antique auctions.
Lindsey Wentz - Client Coordinator
Lindsey moved to Rapid City from Madison, SD to attend school. She graduated from NAU with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Lindsey and her husband have two daughters, Brooklin & Morgan, along with two dogs, Seren & Bella, and one cat, Burton.
Kris has been with the Animal Clinic since April 1999. She graduated from SDSU with a degree in Agriculture and has worked with a variety of animals, including: parrots, birds of prey, horses and reptiles. She enjoys hiking, reading, writing and playing at dressage with her off-the-track thoroughbred Chester. She is also "mom" to an Arabian horse named Joe, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Lucy and three cats.
Kari Rose - Kennel Tech / Assistant
Kari has lived in the Rapid City area for the past 17 years. She has always had a love for animals, including her own nine pets (three dogs, three cats, and three Guinea pigs). Kari enjoys attending church and sporting events with her husband Roger, and two children, Nicholas and Seth.
Julie Girard - RVT/ Head Tech
Julie graduated from NAU with a technician degree in 1987 and has been working in the veterinary/human medical field ever since.
Ruth Anderson - RVT
Ruth is a transplant to the Black Hills, moving her from MN in 1981. Along with the veterinary technician training she received from NAU, she also holds a degree from SDSM&T.
Danielle Robins - RVT
Danielle has lived in the Black Hills most of her life. She graduated from NAU with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009. Danielle enjoys spending time in the outdoors, especially snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and camping. Danielle has two harlequin Great Danes named Puma & Tucker, one cat named Wallace and they also have a beagle mix named Addy.
Ashlee Klosterman - Receptionist
Ashlee has lived in Rapid City since age two. She was raised with all types of animals ranging from birds, ferrets and horses to dogs and cats. She currently has three cats and one dog and enjoys spending time with her family.
Thomas has been with the Animal Clinic since June 2004. He came to us through a wonderful client who found the stray with a broken leg. Since then, he has been an incredibly important member of our team, providing work supervision, greeting large animal clients and counseling staff during busy times.
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