All Creatures Veterinary Hospital
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Our Team

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Our Team

Practice Manager

Alix

Alix

Like most people in this field, Alix realized her love for pets at a very young age. She has associate degrees in marketing and journalism and a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising. Although she didn’t initially pursue a career in the animal field, she joined us in March 2021 and hasn’t looked back. 

Alix shares her home with two cats, Ruby, a 9-year-old grumpy lady who will climb on top of you and make herself comfortable for a nap, and Leo, a 1-year-old kitten who likes to play and allows snuggles on her schedule. Alix hopes to purchase a home so she can add a rescue dog or two to her crew. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family and exploring the Hills, as well as traveling and listening to live music.

Veterinary Technicians

Kippy

Kippy

Kippy attended National American University, and graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Assisting in May 2008. Her intentions were to continue education into Veterinary Technology, but decided to join the Air Force. After a few years in the Air Force, she returned to Rapid City. In August 2013, she joined our staff here at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital. Kippy loves to spend time in the Black Hills with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs, Mookie & Jade and Melvin the adopted clinic cat. .

Mysti

Mysti

Mysti graduated from National American University in 2018 with an associates in Veterinary Technology. She has always loved animals, especially her two dogs Thor and Silver. She has lived in Rapid City for most of her life and enjoys spending time with her son, daughter and adopted clinic cat Parker, going to the lake, golfing, snowboarding, and enjoying the outdoors.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a Registered Veterinary Technician, graduating from National American University in 2013. She has 5 amazing children with her husband of 8 years. They have been blessed with 3 girls and 2 boys ranging from preschool age to middle school age, which keeps them both very busy! Sarah and her family also have 3 blue heelers. Animals have always had a special place in her heart and she feels fortunate to be with the ACVH team! In her spare time, Sarah likes to spend her free hours hiking, kayaking, boating, reading, painting, going to church and watching her children grow and play basketball.

Venessa

Venessa

Venessa grew up surrounded by animals, so she decided make a career out of her love for them. She has an associate degree of applied science and joined our team in September 2021. Venessa has four dogs: a 3-year-old blue heeler named Finn who loves to chase cows and has unbelievable energy; Kona, a 5-year-old border collie mix who thinks she runs the house; Remi, a 20-year-old pug mix who loves sock monkeys and will take one with her wherever she goes, and Roscoe, a 3-year-old Catahoula who is a giant couch potato that will cuddle all day long. Venessa also has three American quarter horses: Summer, a 15-year-old mare; Ed, a 9-year-old gelding; Bobo, a 4-year-old gelding, plus Predo, a 4-year-old Bureau of Land Management Mustang. Venessa enjoys spending her free time with her family, riding her horses and playing with her dogs.

Melissa

Melissa

An animal lover since childhood, Melissa has an AAS in Veterinary Technology and originally worked here at All Creatures in 2014. She returned to us in 2021 and we are thrilled to have her back because of her impeccable patient care and client communication skills.
 
In addition to her passion for animal care, Melissa has extensive knowledge in a multitude of fields and also has an AAS degree in Aerospace Maintenance. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, volunteering, collecting knives, and honing her firearm skills. Melissa also stays busy caring for her small menagerie at home, which includes six dogs, four cats, two horses, a couple of geese and a duck.

Veterinary Assistants

Jessie

Jessie

Jessie grew up on a ranch in North Dakota helping out her father, and it was there that she realized her love of animals. Her furry family includes Dally, a Collie mix, and Cactus, a Blue Heeler. She also has two Barrel horses named Marley and Lena. When she’s not at work, Jessie stays busy with rodeo and taking care of her kids, and she travels home to spend time with her family as often as possible.

Receptionists

Cassie

Cassie

Cassie is a mother of three and a receptionist for Dr. Falcon at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital. She loves animals and has always wanted to work with them one way or another. Cassie has lived in Rapid City the majority of her life and she is also an artist who has sold a few paintings in town but lately she just focuses on her kids and job, which she loves.

Lilly

Lilly

Lilly has loved animals since she was a child and joined ACVH in September 2023. She has two dogs: Boone, a 4-year-old Blue heeler/Collie, and Booker, a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd. Lilly is an experienced horseback guide in the Black Hills and has a young quarter-horse named Peyote. When she’s not riding or in the barn caring for her horse, she enjoys concerts, hiking, traveling, and relaxing days at the lake.

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