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Mission Statement

The mission of the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association is to assist South Dakota veterinarians by promoting and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine.  The SDVMA is committed to providing the highest quality professional and humane animal care.

Partners for Healthy Pets

Partners for Healthy Pets was created by the Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare™ to support veterinarians and help pet owners understand the importance of routine care and the critical role of the veterinary professional. Like you, Partners for Healthy Pets strives to improve the overall health of pets.


Partners for Healthy Pets Website

Partners for Healthy Pets Flyers

Offices & Organizational Contacts

President: Tom Rentschler, D.V.M.

President-Elect: Todd Carr, D.V.M
First Vice-President: Christy Teets, D.V.M.

Secretary-Treasurer: Travis White, D.V.M.

Past President : Cindy Franklin, D.V.M.

Executive Director: Jennifer Stalley
AVMA Delegate: Chris Chase, D.V.M.
AVMA Alternate Delegate: Cindy Franklin, D.V.M.
District 1 Representative: Mark Braunschmidt, D.V.M.
District 2 Representative: Chanda Nilsson, D.V.M.
District 3 Representative: Ethan Andress, D.V.M.
SDVMA Secretary: Janice Kampmann

SDVMA Office
Box 2175, SDSU
Brookings, SD 57007
Ph. 605-688-6649

Upcoming Events



SDVMA Annual Meeting


 August 10-13, 2014


Best Western Ramkota Hotel

& Conference Center

 Sioux Falls, SD


 18 credit hours



Registration Form







Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center is proud to announce a
2 day emergency avian care conference
to be held this spring at our facility in Belle Fourche, SD. Dates TBA. Our class and lab will be limited in size and CE credits will be available. Colorado avian DVM: Noel Opitz will be among the presenters. This will be a great opportunity to get exposure to many different avian species. For more information contact Greg Poulain 605-892-2336








NIFA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced the next phase of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.  We are pleased that they are making progress on the program, and are confident that veterinarians will be participating in the Fall.
The announcement was to communicate the designated shortage areas(the underserved areas that were selected by USDA from the applicants received by the State Animal Health officials) and the Request for Applicants.  Information about the program can be found at VMLRP. Information about the designated shortage areas can be found at VMLRP Designated Shortage Situations.  Finally, application materials can be found at: VMLRP Applicants