Dr. Roger Genetzky graduated from Kansas State University in 1972, and later received advanced training in surgery, medicine, and pathology. He received his Master's degree in surgery and Ph. D. in veterinary pathology. He was an Associate Professor at ISU for 5 years. Following ISU, he owned a private race track practice for 5 years. He started in the Brookings Area as a diagnostician at SDSU ADR Lab for 2 years before starting the Animal Medical Care. Dr. Genetzky feels his clients and staff have taught him to love and appreciate from the heart all animals that are in need of veterinary care. His main responsibility is in dentistry and surgery of dogs, cats, and horses, but likes to help all animals with their needs. Dr. Genetzky attended the Colorado Pet Dental Training Center to learn the latest in proper surgical tooth extraction, root retrieval, fistulas tract repair, bonding and proper digital dental x-ray positioning. He became certified in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy after attending 226 hours of class work at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin. He is also responsible for the food animal practice working, servicing, and consulting with the area livestock producers. Dr. Genetzky loves to ride horses and spend time with his friends, family, and dogs. Mary Jo Maher has been with the practice as Office Manager for 15 years. She is passionate about her dogs and working with clients.
Dr. Bev Shelbourn graduated from Kansas State University receiving a DVM in May of 1999. At AMC, she works as a small animal surgeon. Her husband, Joe, is the Department head of Animal Science at SDSU. They have two boys, Tyler and Cody, both in the Brookings School District. They work as a family with their sheep operation.
Dr. Jill Ayres received her degree from Iowa State University and was a
cofounder of Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital in 1996. She has practiced small animal medicine exclusively for and joined the AMC team in 2011. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, wellness and preventive care, dermatology and client education. She lives in Brookings with her husband, three daughters and rescued dog Alice.
Dr. Adam is a native of Volga and joined the practice in the spring of 2014. Before graduating from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Adam earned a bachelor's and master's degree in Biology from the University of South Dakota. His wife, Krista, and he are the proud parents of a Lila, Finn and Hattie. Dr. Adam spends the majority of his free time with his wife and children, but does take the occasional opportunity to go hunting or hack his way around the golf course. His professional interests center around large and small animal internal medicine and working dogs.
Dr. Erin Berg joined Animal Medical Care in May 2016 following graduation from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up near LaBolt, SD on a cow-calf operation with horses, dogs, and cats. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Berg attended SDSU to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and minor in Equine Studies. Her interests include small animal and equine medicine and surgery, especially dentistry. Dr. Berg and her husband, Nick, enjoy spending time outdoors and caring for their several animals including 2 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat, and 6 chickens.
Brittnie Michalscheck cvt joined our staff in September 2012. She is a graduate of Ridgewater college with an AAS degree in veterinary technology. She enjoys working with small animals and spends most of her time with her husband Robert and rescue dog, Chesney.
Holly Horst, CVT joined our staff in May 2015. She is a graduate of Globe University with an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology. She has an interest in Veterinary Dentistry and enjoys working with horses and small animals.In her free time, she loves spending time with her boyfriend, Jacob and their two dogs, Delco and Makita.
Amber Smidt joined our staff in January of 2017. She graduated from Globe University with an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology. Her interests include working with pocket pets and small animals. In her free time she enjoys painting, reading and spending time with her dog, Barnaby Jones.
Tina Madsen joined Animal Medical Care as a receptionist in 2013. Tina grew up in Madison, SD and graduated from Dakota State University. Tina and her partner Duane keep themselves busy with their 6 children, 4 dogs and 4 cats. In their spare time they love to go camping and ride their motorcycles.
Ashley Triebwasser joined AMC as a receptionist in July 2017. Ashley is a graduate of the Lake Area Technical Institute Large Animal Program. Her and her husband, Logan, live on an acreage near Volga, with their 2 black labs, 2 horses, donkey and 40 Black Angus pairs.
Sarah Whitehead moved from Florida in November of 2017. She earned a certification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy through Animal Dynamics in 2012, and uses that skill to help horses and riders of all ages and disciplines. Outside of work she loves trail-riding, singing & playing music at church, camping, and hanging out with her husband and their two dogs. Sarah will be working for AMC as an animal massage therapist and veterinary assistant starting in November.