Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Louis has practiced in S.D. since 1993, mostly in the Watertown area. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, and has a Master’s Degree in Zoology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In 1992, she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and spent about 12 years doing mixed animal practice (livestock and pets). She also spent 3 ½ years working at the Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Sioux Falls. In 2008, she opened Westside Animal Clinic, deciding to concentrate on small animals only (pets). In addition to 3 great kids, Joe, Pete, and Sally, she has 2 dogs (Maggie and Angel) and 5 cats (Xiao Mao, Ernie, Tripod, Burt, and Oscar). Burt and Oscar are both Feline Leukemia virus positive, and have to live separately from the other cats, but get special treats to help their immune systems. Spending time with family is the best, but she also likes to cook, read, and watch murder mystery shows on Netflix.
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Jessica has lived in Watertown her entire life. She has worked at Westside Animal Clinic since we opened in 2008. Her family includes her husband, Jessie, her 3 children – Jayden, Olivia, and Hendrix, and 3 dogs – Sadie, a black lab, Sophie, a puggle, and Tudi, a yorkie. She also has 5 cats – Toby, Leo, Monkey, Eli, and Fred. She enjoys time outdoors with her family, and she also enjoys hunting and fishing.
Laura grew up in Aberdeen, SD. She graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN in 2007. She has worked for Westside Animal Clinic since we opened. Laura is married with 2 daughters, Aria and Nora. She has 6 dogs (2 cocker spaniels, Chief and Ava, 2 German wirehair pointers, Abbie and Jaxon, and 2 border collies, Sheeba and Tobee) and 3 cats (Nala, Kiara and Rajah). In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, both 2 and 4 legged! She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.
Sara grew up in Watertown and attended Watertown High school. After graduation, she attended Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN where she received her Veterinary Technician degree. Sara now lives on an acreage near Goodwin, SD with her husband and kids. She also has many pets, including horses whose names are Violet, Riley, Abby and Tuff. Along with her horses she has several barn cats, 2 dogs named Jed and Elsie, and 6 house cats named Santana, Winnie, Colby, Newt, Hurley, and Morgan. Sara and her family recently acquired a tarantula they named Joey and have several fish as well. Sara enjoys spending time with her family while horseback riding, camping, and enjoying their pets.
Sara has also been with us since we opened.
Cindy was born in Watertown and has lived here her whole life. She is married to Greg. They have one dog, Zippy. She loves cats and dogs of all sizes. She and Greg love to go camping and like to check out thrift stores. She also works at the Codington County Courthouse as a custodian. She belongs to the Hossanna Lutheran Church. When you come into the clinic, you may see her oooing and ahhing over your pets!
Michelle started her career while in college by shadowing Dr. Louis. This led to an internship at Bramble Park Zoo, working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida, then to Africa where she cared for cheetahs (and raised baby cheetahs!), and finally back to Bramble Park Zoo, where she is a full time zookeeper. She fills in at the vet clinic when we need extra help. She has a German Shepherd mix named Aspen and Lilly, a beautiful white cat.
My job is to lie on whatever the humans are working on...or trying to work on.
My job is to rip up any paper I find, especially if it's important paper.
My 'regular' vet flaked on me and we needed shots to be able to make our stay at the deluxe doggie hotel. These girls got us right in and they all were wonderful. Sara even sat on the floor with my baby to comfort her. Just found my new 'regular' vet!Jacqueline A., Facebook
This the best place to take your animals. Dr. Louis and her staff really care for your animals as if they were their own. Very highly recommend them.Anonymous, Google