Tea Veterinary Clinic

We treat your pets like FAMILY!

Your pet's well-being is our TOP priority! At Tea Veterinary Clinic we understand that your pet is a very special part of your family. Every day we strive to provide you with the very best veterinary care possible. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Tea Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • For after hours emergency care, call (605) 977-6200.
  • Dr. Tom Rentschler

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Tom Rentschler grew up in northwest Iowa and attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, for undergraduate studies. He graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He worked in Sioux Falls prior to taking over the Tea Veterinary Clinic in February 2004. Dr. Rentschler's areas of interest are surgery (especially orthopedic surgery), internal medicine, and dermatology. Dr. Rentschler's hobbies include: cycling, reading, and playing just about any sport. He married his high school sweetheart Janelle, and they have 4 children, Mitchell, Taylor, Emersyn, and Ryker. Several pets also share their home, including 2 Teddy Bears (Winnie and Dodger) , 2 cats (Lilo and Stitch), 3 leopard geckos (Izzy, Jordan, and Leo), and 2 Betta fish (Potato and Blue).
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Education:
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University
  • Dr. Andrea Ray

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Andrea Ray was born in Canada but grew up in Canton, SD. She attended South Dakota State University for her undergraduate degree and received her veterinary degree from the distinguished Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she joined a practice in central Iowa and in 2009 joined the Tea Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Ray's veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventative care, and surgery. While Dr. Ray's focus is in small animal medicine she also has extensive knowledge of horse care, training and health. Her family includes her husband Kevin, two daughters Marlow and Vivian. In her free time Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, running, outdoor activities, listening to music and attending live concerts. Her beloved pets included a cat, Gracie Lou Freebush, a dog Tilly, and a horse named Poco.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University
  • Dr. Michael Swann

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Swann grew up nearby in Sioux Falls. He decided to become a veterinarian because he has always loved pets and as he grew older he enjoyed studying the sciences and problem solving so he decided to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He attended South Dakota State University for undergrad with a major in biology and minor in chemistry.  While at SDSU he worked as a grad assistant for a parasitologist.  While working towards a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University he also worked as a technician at an emergency clinic. At the Tea Vet Clinic he really pushes cleaning your pets ears because he grew up with several cocker spaniels and still has one now named Percy who is prone to dermatology issues. He also enjoys the challenging cases that come with internal medicine and surgery. His family includes his wife, Cassie, daughter, Ceclia, and cocker spaniel Percy who is known for his old man bark and his hatred of the neighbors squirrel. When Dr Swann isn't at the clinic he enjoys playing basketball and tennis, lifting weights, watching Netflix, and walking his dog. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University
  • Chailee D.

    Technician

    Chailee Grew up in Seattle, Washington. She decided to make a career change from real estate to Veterinary Technician because she volunteered with a local rescue for many years and wanted to spend more time helping animals. She received her Vet Tech degree from Globe University in Sioux Falls. At the clinic she enjoys ensuring pets are getting the best care possible, educating their humans and keeping the clinic organized. Her family includes her daughter Kaeli who lives in Seattle and her pit bull; Wallace her adopted child from the Sioux Empire Pit Rescue. When she's not at work she enjoys camping, boating, and good food with friends. She is the clinic Bob Barker, known for encouraging everyone to spay and neuter their pets!


     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician from Globe University
  • Kelsea S.

    Technician

    Kelsea grew up in Alpena, SD.  She knew she wanted to be a Veterinary Technician because she loves helping care for animals and educate their owners on how to provide top notch care for their pets. She has an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Globe and a Bachelors Degree of Exercise Science from DSU in Madison. At the clinic she really enjoys lab work, blood draws, and assisting with surgery and anesthesia. Her family includes: husband Shawn, 2 sons Rogen and Knox, their dog Piper a French bulldog/ Chihuahua mix who is full of energy but doesn't miss a nap, a German Shorthair Lucy, and a cat Mortimor. She also has 4 sisters. Kelsea also really enjoys helping other people reach their fitness goals and become more educated on how to get and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 11, 2015
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician from Globe University
  • Erica F.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Erica grew up in Worthing, SD and attended high school in Canton. She has always loved being around animals and wanted to work somewhere that she could make an impact on animals. At the clinic she really enjoys helping with the different breeds of dogs with their varied personalities and seeing pets and their owners leave happy. Her family includes her husband Ryan, daughter Maliah, and three Australian Cattle Dogs, Rudy, Roxy, and Bandit who love getting into trouble on the farm. She also has a cat Ollie and a horse Spirit. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, training for half marathons, camping/boating, and horseback riding. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Southeast Tech
  • Anlee G.

    Groomer

    Anlee grew up right here in Tea, SD. She learned how to groom dogs through hands on training. Her favorite part of grooming is making pets feel and look better then when they came in. She has been a groomer since 2004. At the clinic she does all the grooming, helps out with things around the clinic.  In her spare time she plays with the dogs and cats here for boarding. Her family includes son Devyn, daughter Cora, three bonus kids, three dogs, three cats, four lizards, and four tarantulas. When she is not at work, she enjoys riding her Harley Davidson, playing pool and volleyball and caring for her lizards and tarantulas. 


     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Kristina Callies

    Veterinary Technician

    Kristina grew up just outside of Brandon, SD. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Globe University in Sioux Falls. At the clinic, Kristina is our version of the dog whisperer. She enjoys handling the more challenging dogs. She loves to make them feel comfortable and safe during their visits to the clinic. Her favorite dog breed is the German Shepherd. When not at the clinic, Kristina enjoys playing softball, darts, boating, riding horse and motorcycles, and off roading in her beloved JEEP! Kristina's amazing husband is Chad and her handsome son is Wyatt. Their home has three pets: Eros, Willis, and Wheelie. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician from Globe University
  • Kendra R.

    Veterinary Technician

    Kendra grew up in Worthington, Minnesota on a farm with many animals surrounding her, she always had a passion for helping the sick kittens. She graduated from Globe University in 2012 with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology and previously worked at Coble Animal Hospital in Springfield, Illinois as a technician for almost four years. At the clinic she assists the doctors and the other technicians. She enjoys venipuncture, surgery, anesthesia, microscopic slides and finds dentals to be very rewarding for pets. Her family includes her husband Christopher, a daughter Lily and another baby girl on the way. She has one cat named Bartlebee (B-cats) who loves to sit and watch the squirrels from their sliding door. Family is everything to Kendra so her interests include going to parks, fishing, and swimming at waterparks with her family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 12, 2016
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician from Globe University
  • Sydney Z.

    Veterinary Technician

    Sydney grew up across the border in Luverne, MN. She attended Luverne Public School. After high school, she attended and graduated from the Iowa Lakes Community College with a Veterinary Technician degree. Her family has always had a LOVE of animals sharing their home with their three dogs: Bunny, Lucky, and Scotty. Sydney "grew up" at the Rock Veterinary Clinic in Luverne where her mother has worked for decades. Sydney is the clinic cat whisperer and LOVES seeing any and all cats! In her free time Sydney enjoys cooking/baking, volunteering at animal shelters, and playing video games. Sydney's husband is Philip and they share their home with three cats Kitten, Anezka, and Talih and Rufus a 2.5 year old rat. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
    Education:
    Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Kylee K.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Kylee grew up with her family in Sioux Falls. She is a graduate of Washington High School. Kylee's mom is Kristi and she has two brothers Matt and Mike who she enjoyed beating up when they were kids. Kylee is definitely a people person. She enjoys meeting new people at the clinic and getting to know their pets. Her favorite part of working at the clinic is that everyday brings something new and different through the doors. When not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Kamron, reading, camping, and fishing. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    Animal Behavior College
  • Lacey H.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Lacey is an outdoorsman at heart. She grew up on a ranch south of Kennebec, SD. Her family raised cattle, horses, and llamas (yes - LLAMAS!). She had numerous dogs, rabbits, and a cat growing up. She graduated from Lyman High School in 2015. At the clinic Lacey loves interacting with clients and taking care of their pets. Her hobbies include: hunting, fishing, netflixing, and spending time with her family. Lacey and her significant other Trevon have a beautiful daughter together named Ember along with two Black Labs named Izzy and LC. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    WDT and STI
  • Rachel H.

    Grooming Assistant

    Rachel called several different towns home when she was growing up. Her father is a feed consultant and cattle nutritionist and had to move often. She has lived in Kadoka, Freeman, and Gregory, SD before landing in Larchwood, IA where she graduated from West Lyon High School. Her favorite part of working at the Tea Veterinary Clinic is seeing all the different breeds of dogs and getting to interact with their owners. She loves helping pets look and feel their best! In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family especially boating, fishing, camping, and about anything outdoors. Interesting fact about Rachel is that she was adopted as a baby and was an only child with her adoptive parents. She has found her biological half siblings recently and has a great relationship with her six brothers and three sisters. Rachel shares here home with her border collie Nala. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 12, 2020
  • Libby Johnson

    Veterinary Assistant

    Libby grew up in Brandon, SD where she graduated from Brandon Valley High School. Libby loves to see all the different cats/kittens that come into the clinic and always has a smile on her face. When not at the clinic, Libby enjoys DIY projects and watching true crime TV shows. She shares her home with husband, Ryan, two cats, Kahlua and Zola, and her rabbit, Charlie. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 29, 2020
    Education:
    West Texas A&M University