Our Team

The Animal Clinic of Rapid City team

Our staff of expert veterinary doctors and skilled vet assistants and technicians are ready to help when your pet needs us. Contact us today to learn more.


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. 


Sarah Kammerer - Assistant Manager

Sarah is a lifelong animal lover who has had a lengthy career working in various roles in small animal medicine. She was excited to continue in the veterinary field when she joined the Animal Clinic team in 2014 after moving to Rapid City from Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting National Parks, listening to music, dog training, and spending time with her husband, step son, and her fur babies (Soda, Tux, Taz, Paisley, Jean and Jet).


Lindy - Client Service Specialist

Lindy grew up in Hill City, and is currently located there with no intentions of ever leaving! She is married to her high school sweetheart, has two very handsome boys, and a small zoo of four legged kids. She loves to read and enjoys spending time with her family (both two legged and four legged!)


Miranda - Client Service Specialist

Miranda was born and raised right here in Rapid City. She has always had a love for animals, from catching snakes, turtles and lizards when she was younger to raising, showing and breeding Great Danes today. In her free time, she loves doing anything that involves being outside including camping, fishing, hiking and spending time with her family. She is married to her best friend (Jesse), have two amazing children (Halei and Haiden), a dog named Ebony and a cat named Bruce.


Carey, RVT

Carey grew up in Pierre, SD with her mother and two siblings. She has always loved animals and had a few pets while growing up. Carey chose to move to Rapid City where she pursued an Associates degree in applied science at National American University and became involved with the Lakota Animal Group, fostering more than 35 puppies in need of loving homes. As well as fostering, she enjoys going for walks, reading and spending time with her family and fur babies.


Stacy, RVT

Stacy was born and raised in a small town in southeast Nebraska. She and her family moved to Rapid City in 2006, and she has called it home ever since. Stacy attended National American University after high school and graduated with her associate's degree in veterinary technology in 2013. She took her Veterinary Technician National Exam later that year and became a Registered Technician. In December, 2016, she joined the Animal Clinic and Emergency Veterinary Hospital teams. Stacy has a special interest in creating fear-free visits and education clients about these behaviors. She has 3 dogs - Bella and Wylie are rescued mutts, and Champ is her three-legged Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


Joe'll- Veterinary Technician

Joe’ll was raised in Rapid City, but it wasn’t until she moved to Oregon for a short time that she started her career in Veterinary medicine (as a receptionist). Upon moving back to Rapid City in August of 2009, she knew she had found her passion and accepted the “perfect position” as a technician at Emergency Veterinary Hospital. While working at the emergency clinic, Joe’ll earned a degree in Biology from Black Hills State University in December , 2015. In July, 2016, she joined the Animal Clinic team as Dr. Garbel’s technician. Joe’ll has three dogs (Daisy, Winston and Wiley) and two cats (Vinnie and Sebastian) who she deeply adores.


Blake - Veterinary Assistant

Blake was raised in Rapid City and, after a few moves cross country and a handful of jobs, he returned home and found a position with Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant in January of 2018. He shares his home with his wonderful girlfriend, Heather, and three cats named Ayer, Ukabo, and Horchata. In his free time, Blake writes and draws an original comic book titled "SunGazer". He's very excited to be a member of the Animal Clinic team and loves caring for the pets and family members who come through our doors.

Hailey - Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Technician

Growing up my family moved around quite a bit, Idaho is where my family and I called home until we moved to Spearfish, SD in 2014 and graduated from Belle Fourche High School. A couple moves across country and I found myself back in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Growing up my family always had a variety of animals running around that I adored. I always knew that I loved animals, but I never realized just how passionate I was about working with them until well after high school and a handful of odd jobs. I am currently taking online classes through Penn Foster and plan on graduating within the next year. I also have two 4-legged friends that I love so much; Callie and Tobi.