Pipestone Veterinary

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Pipestone Veterinary Services is a full-service source for professional services and animal- healthcare products located in Pipestone, Minnesota. We also have locations in Independence and Ottumwa Iowa to best serve your needs.


  • 1300 S Highway 75
  • Pipestone, MN 56164
  • 507-825-4211
  • Emergency 507-825-5252
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  • Mon-Wed, Fri: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
  • Thur: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Thursday Evenings Available by Appointment Only
  • Sat: 7:30 AM- Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • Nicole Weber, DVM

    Nicole Weber, DVM

    Dr. Nicole Weber has been with the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic since 2006. She grew up on a farm just north of Granite Falls, MN. She completed her undergraduate work at South Dakota State University and attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Weber and her husband Jason are proud parents of a daughter Olyvia. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors golfing, fishing and camping.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2006
    Education:
    South Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Gerald F. Kennedy, DVM

    Gerald F. Kennedy, DVM

    Dr. GF Kennedy started at the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in 1960 after graduating from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a nationally recognized sheep health and production expert. Dr. Kennedy's personal interests have always included raising purebred sheep, from Suffolks and Rambouillets to his current flock of Dorpers and Katadins. In addition to lambing ewes in his spare time, he and his wife Deb enjoy hunting, fishing, and raising dogs, cats and birds on their farm near Pipestone, MN.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1960
    Education:
    Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    sheep health and production
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  • Gordon Spronk, DVM

    Gordon Spronk, DVM

    Dr. Gordon Spronk is a native of the Pipestone area. After completing Veterinary College at the University of Minnesota in 1981, he returned to Pipestone to practice with Dr. Kennedy at the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Spronk was the co-founder of the "Pipestone System" of pig production. Dr. Spronk and his wife, Deb, live near Pipestone and have three children, Courtney, J.J., and Morgan. In his free time, Dr. Spronk enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1981
    Education:
    University of Minnesota
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  • Jay Bobb, DVM

    Jay Bobb, DVM

    Dr. J. D. Bobb is a native of North Dakota. After growing up on a sheep farm, Dr. Bobb attended North Dakota State University and Iowa State University where he graduated from the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After graduation, he started at the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic with interest and expertise in sheep reproductive physiology and artificial insemination. Dr. Bobb and his wife, Cindy, have three children, Lacy, Josh and Julie. They enjoy living on a farm near Pipestone and raising their children, tending to their horses and a flock of Rambouillet ewes.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1990
    Education:
    North Dakota State University, ISU College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    sheep reproductive physiology
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  • Barry Kerkaert, DVM

    Barry Kerkaert, DVM

    Dr. Barry Kerkaert is a native of southwestern Minnesota and started at the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic after graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1994. Dr. Kerkaert has become a well respected swine veterinarian and production consultant throughout the upper midwest. Dr. Kerkaert and his wife, Karen, have three children, Hayden, Jenna and Aubrey.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1994
    Education:
    College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
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  • Larry Goelz, DVM

    Larry Goelz, DVM

    Dr. J. Larry Goelz grew up on a diversified livestock farm in southwestern Minnesota and joined the staff at the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in 1996 after graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Goelz enjoys spending time with his wife, Lori, and daughters, Brooklyn and Kaitlyn and son John "Jack" on their farm, raising Limousin cattle, Collie dogs and a few horses.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1996
    Education:
    University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Luke Minion, DVM

    Luke Minion, DVM

    Dr. Luke Minion grew up in southwestern Minnesota and began his career with the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in 2000 after graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Minion's areas of interest include production animal medicine, management and serving as the CEO for the clinic and other related businesses. Dr. Minion and his wife, Betsy, enjoy golfing and keeping up with their son, Landon and twin daughters Claire and Lauren.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
    Education:
    University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    production animal medicine
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  • Spencer Wayne, DVM

    Spencer Wayne, DVM

    Dr. Spencer Wayne is originally from Albert Lea, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota College of Agriculture and later the College of Veterinary Medicine before graduating in 2001. Dr. Wayne earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and joined the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic staff full time. Dr. Wayne’s area of interest is Swine Disease Epidemiology with special focus on the geographic spread of PRRS virus. Dr. Wayne and his wife, Suzanne reside in Pipestone with their two daughters, Ava and Molly.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2001
    Education:
    University of Minnesota College
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  • Curt Vlietstra, DVM

    Curt Vlietstra, DVM

    Dr. Curt Vlietstra grew up on a farrow-to-finish, swine farm in northwest Iowa. Dr. Vlietstra graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. His primary interests are dairy production and management. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and participating in many sports, and spending time with his wife, Jen, two sons, Jake and Cade and daughter, Bryce.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2003
    Education:
    Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Joel Nerem, DVM

    Joel Nerem, DVM

    Dr. Joel Nerem joined the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic staff in July 2006, and comes with solid swine health experience. The West Union, Iowa, native launched his career at the Postville Veterinary Clinic in Postville, Iowa. He’s a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and earned his DVM at Iowa State University in 1995. Joel and his wife Denise and their children Emily, Hannah and Maren live in Edgerton, MN.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 07, 1995
    Education:
    Luther College, Iowa State University
    Interests:
    swine health
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  • Katie Wiese

    Katie Wiese

    Though she was born and raised on a dairy farm near Holland, MN Katie grew up to focus her attention beyond production agriculture: her specialty is companion animal care. Pets and their owners who visit the Pipestone location have learned to trust Katie who has been a small animal veterinary technician there since 1997 and joined the clinic in 2005.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1997
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  • Carissa Odland, DVM

    Carissa Odland, DVM

    Dr. Carissa Odland is a graduate from the University of Minnesota- College of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in 2009. Dr. Odland is originally from Saint Peter, MN where she grew up on a sheep farm. Dr. Odland resides in Rural Pipestone with her husband Isaac
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Brett Kroeze, DVM

    Brett Kroeze, DVM

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 18, 2013
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  • Adam Schelkopf, DVM

    Adam Schelkopf, DVM

    Dr. Adam Schelkopf is from Dekalb, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.  He joined Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in June of 2012 after graduation and lives in Edgerton, MN.  His primary interest is in swine health and production. Outside of work, Adam enjoys many outdoor activities, especially hunting and golfing.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Education:
    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Teri Petersen

    Teri Petersen

    Growing up in Pipestone, Teri showed cattle and horses and was active in 4-H. She attended the University of Minnesota - Waseca, earning a degree in Light Horse Management and an Animal Science major. Teri joined the Pipestone vet clinic in 1995. She lives with her husband and daughters. The family has two horses, two dogs, and one cat.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
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  • Angie DeGroot

    Angie DeGroot

    Angie's passion for all animals shines through in her work at the clinic and in her personal life. The DeGroot family shows horses and cattle in 4-H and in open class. Angie came to the Pipestone Vet Clinic in 1997 with degrees in ag journalism and animal science. She works in customer service and accounts receivable.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
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