Dr. Carr grew up in Moville, IA. Veterinary medicine is in his blood; his father, who practiced for 40 years, an uncle, and 3 cousins are all veterinarians. Dr. Carr attended Iowa State University for both his undergraduate studies and for veterinary school, graduating in 1997. He worked in a mixed animal practice in Rapid City for 6 years, before moving to Sioux Falls in 2003 to open Prairie Creek Pet Hospital. As the practice grew, he saw the need to expand our space to accommodate more patients, updated equipment, and additional staff. In January 2017 we opened the doors of our current facility on Westlake Drive. Dr. Carr and his wife Lisa have 3 children, Kinsey, Gage, and Quinn, as well as 2 fun-loving poodles, Frodo and Samwise. At work, he enjoys taking care of a variety of surgical and medical conditions. When away from the clinic, you might find Dr. Carr cheering at one of his kid's sporting events or camping with his family.
Dr. Plagman grew up in Arlington, SD and received her Bachelor's degree in biology from Augustana College in 2012. She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and practiced in Rapid City for 2 years. Dr. Plagman moved to Sioux Falls and joined Prairie Creek Pet Hospital in October 2018. Moving with her were her 2 cats, Howard and Bernadette, and 3 big dogs, her beloved English Mastiff Reuben, her sweet Golden Retriever Ellie, and her happy-go-lucky Great Dane mix Wilson. She is excited to be back in this part of the state and to be a part of the Prairie Creek Pet Hospital family. Dr. Plagman enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with family, and solving a good puzzle. She has a special interest in dentistry and enjoys helping to keep pets' mouths healthy, clean, and pain-free.
Dr. Peterson grew up in Zearing, IA and graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology in 2012. After working with pigs for several years she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 and then joined the team at Prairie Creek Pet Hospital in June of 2021. In her spare time Dr. Peterson enjoys reading, video games, spending time with her cat Bug, and visiting family. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is the excitement of constantly learning new things.
Dianne has been greeting our clients and their pets at Prairie Creek Pet Hospital's front desk since 2008. Previously she worked in California as a Registered Veterinary Technician from 1996 to 2008. In her spare time, she volunteers with her Golden Retriever named Denver doing pet therapy at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, assisted living, and hospice facilities. She really enjoys hiking and other outside activities with Denver and loves to sew and quilt.
Roxy joined the Prairie Creek Pet Hospital staff in 2017, bringing with her 16 years of experience in the veterinary and pet care industry. Roxy enjoys greeting all pets when they come in our front door, but cats are her true passion. She provides a loving home to 5 fluffy kitties: Oscar, Shadow, Chewy, Lucky and Merle. She also keeps busy with her daughter Olivia and her son Kelley, and she enjoys classic rock and being in the great South Dakota outdoors.
Kallie grew up in the Garretson area and graduated from Globe University with her Associate's degree in veterinary technology in 2014. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician with us since her graduation. Kallie is interested in all areas of veterinary medicine and likes the diverse caseload we see at Prairie Creek Pet Hospital. Kallie and her husband John have a young son, Wyatt, who keeps her very busy when she's not at work. Kallie also enjoys crocheting and chasing her active Labrador Retriever Hank and her 2 cats Pepe and Gill.
Nicole grew up in the Sioux Falls area and attended Globe University, where she earned her Associates Degree in veterinary technology in 2014. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician with us since then. Nicole enjoys the variety of medical and surgical conditions that we treat at Prairie Creek Pet Hospital. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, keeping active with her Doberman Rey and cuddling with her cats Garth and Loui.
Mercedes was born and raised in Austin, TX, but has spent time living Seattle, WA and central Pennsylvania. She trained most of her life to become a professional ballerina and after dancing professionally for two years decided to take a different career path. Mercedes is currently finishing her undergraduate studies and hopes to one day soon apply for Veterinary Medicine graduate programs. Working at Prairie Creek Pet Hospital is very different from her past farm animal experience, but she is excited and eager to learn new and important skills. Outside of work, Mercedes enjoys cooking, gardening, creating art, spending time with family and playing with her Alaskan Malamute, Kuma.
Rachel grew up in South Central Wisconsin on a beef cattle operation. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and an emphasis on meat animals. During her undergraduate studies, she was lucky enough to co-author research published in The National Provisioner. While primarily focusing on meat animals and exotic animals in the past, including muntjac and ring-tailed lemurs, she is excited to expand her knowledge regarding the world of companion animal medicine. Rachel’s main fields of interest are humane and ethical meat processing, animal welfare, and senior/geriatric care. Outside of work, she swims, rock climbs, reads constantly, and enjoys being a sister and an aunt.
Jordyn grew up in Harrisburg, SD and graduated from Southeast Technical College in 2022 with her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Jordyn is eager to learn more as she begins to work with us. She is interested in all areas of veterinary medicine and all cases we see here at Prairie Creek Pet Hospital. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, family, and of course taking care of her German Shepherd, Trooper. Trooper is also a handicapped puppy that needs lots of love and attention. Jordyn can’t wait to work with you and your pets!
Teagan grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire. She has recently graduated from Southeast Technical College with an associate's Degree in veterinary technology. She was a daycare teacher before pursuing her career in veterinary medicine. Working at Prairie Creek has solidified Teagan’s love of Veterinary Medicine and her passion for animals. In her time off from work, she enjoys reading, kayaking, spending time with family/friends and taking care of her two cats Reyna and Basil, as well as her ferret Ferguson.
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