​​​​Dr Dave 1Dr.  David Thompson

Dr.  Dave has spent his life in a Veterinary Clinic.  He grew up going on calls with his Dad in Warrenton, MO.  After attending the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine he practiced south of Kansas City for a few years.  In 2010, he made the move to South Dakota and​ resides south of Mitchell with his wife Shirley, children Connor, Max, Maggie, Charlie and various farm animals.



600 Dr EmilyDr. Emily Stahl

Dr. Emily has spent her entire life surrounded by cows at her family's dairy farm and has adapted to life with beef cattle since marrying her husband Cody.  She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and resides east of Mitchell with her husband.  Emily enjoys to bake, crochet, and make Pinterest projects.



Dr Shawn 1Dr. Shawn Bietz​

Meet Dr. Shawn Bietz!  Dr. Shawn joined our team in 2017 and is available here at Creekside on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Dr. Shawn resides outside of Tripp with her husband Bryan, their goats, horses and chickens.  Dr. Shawn enjoys being outside in the garden, helping on the farm, riding horses and being involved in her community.  Dr. Shawn graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary medicine in 2014.   




Certified Veterinary Technicians

450 RachaelRachael Nichols

All my life, I have had a passion for animals. Growing up in Canistota, SD, I participated in 4-H showing horses and owned a Shetland Sheepdog named Cody. I graduated from Globe University in September of 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. In the time since graduation, I have become certified and registered in my field. I currently live in the Mitchell area with my two kids and a menagerie of pets.


450 ShelbyShelby Fathke

Shelby grew up on a small family farm east of Parkston and has always been surrounded by animals, big and small. She graduated from Globe University with a degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2015. Shelby has many furry animals including three dogs and two cats. 





450 SarahSarah Magnuson

​Sarah was born and raised in Mitchell, where she currently resides. She has identical twin boys named Tristin and Taylor. Sarah loves all animals, her boys love all animals as well and are so excited to meet any new animal.


450 CarolynCarolyn Whiting

Carolyn grew up in Canistota, SD. Her family always had small animals growing up. She currently lives in Mitchell with her husband, stepson and 2 dogs. She loves spending time with family and friends. In her spare time she enjoys watching and playing sports.




Kennel Manager

450 MicheleMichele Hanten

​Dog Obedience Training/ Boarding/ Daycare Manager hails from the state of Iowa. She moved to Mitchell at a young age and graduated from Mitchell High School where she met her husband (Todd). They have 3 sons (T.J., Levi, and Wyatt) who were very active in 4-H shooting sports, horse, dog, and cat projects. Michele became a 4-H leader and project leader for horse, dog and cat, served on the state horse and state dog committee and remains to be active in the Dog project today. Michele obtained a lot of her training techniques by working with all the different breeds of dogs and different owners. She became a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and had her Therapy Dog Certified. Her personal goal is helping people to understand their dogs needs and working with both of them to be successful. She is excited to be a part of the staff at Creekside and can't wait to help you and your dog.  


Kennel/Lodging Assistants 

450 SierraSierra Tarabetz 

Sierra grew up in Chamberlain, SD where she spent a lot of her time on her family farm working cattle and farming. In 2015, Sierra moved to Mitchell to attend Mitchell Technical Institute for Agriculture Production and graduated in 2017. While in school, Sierra became an intern here at Creekside and discovered her passion for working with dogs. Although Sierra had never owned a dog of her own before, we quickly noticed her natural care for animals. Sierra also enjoys outdoor activities such as being at the river, working with animals, playing softball and do-it-yourself projects.  

450 GraceGrace Phinney

Grace is an Evening Assistant at Creekside Veterinary Clinic.  She currently attend Mitchell High School and participates in FFA and Marching Band.  She enjoys swimming and is also a Pre School Teacher - Floater at Swim America. 


450 McKenzieMcKenzie Patton

McKinzie is a 2017 graduate from Mitchell High. She grew up in Mitchell where she developed a passion for training dogs through the 4-H Program. In her spare time she enjoys running agility trails, short-term mission trips, hiking and of course hanging out with her German Shepherd "Piper". 




450 CrystalCrystal Young

Crystal resides outside of Mitchell at Reclamation-Ranch with her husband Quinton, son Quincey and daughter Lilly, their three dogs Ralph, Rain and Rocket, two cats Dave Kitty and Duke, many horses and 13 farm cats. Crystal enjoys assisting individuals to achieve their life goals through therapeutic animals at Reclamation-Ranch and Helping with Horsepower. She also loves working and being outdoors. Joining the team at Creekside Veterinary Clinic has allowed her to continue her passion of helping people and their animals as a fellow compassionate steward of animal health. 




450 MelissaMelissa Pommer

Melissa's very first grooming was her family's long haired cat, Fluffy, when she was 15 years old.  She hand scissored Fluffy in short increments over the course of 2 days.  Little did she know, that interest would end up being a wonderful career choice!  Melissa grew up in Mitchell, and currently lives near Alexandria with her husband, John.  They have 4 children, a dog, many cats, horses and cattle.  Pet styling has been her life for 26 years, with a renewed passion for making pets look and feel their best since joining the team here at Creekside Veterinary Clinic.

Our Contact Information

  • Creekside Veterinary Clinic
  • 1111 West Spruce Street
  • Mitchell, SD 57301
  • Phone:  605-990-3388
  • Fax: 605-990-3389

Our Office Hours

  • Monday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Emergency Service Available 24/7

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