Dr. Heather Carlson received her B.S. in Biology from South Dakota State University and then achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. She is excited about the fact that through work she is able to help improve the lives of pets and their families. She will take the extra steps to help a family understand any sickness a pet may encounter. Outside of the clinic Dr. Carlson can be found in the great outdoors going rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, gardening or paddle boarding. She is also very involved with her church and helping with their outdoor ministries in the Black Hills. Dr. Carlson is married with two children and has an extremely social black cat she adopted from the Humane Society.