Tea Veterinary Clinic

Tea Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Tea, SD. The professional and courteous staff at Tea Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Tea Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to the entire Sioux Falls and southeast South Dakota area. 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.
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  • 710 Figzel Court
  • PO Box 624
  • Tea,SD 57064
  • Phone: (605) 368-2088
  • Fax: (605) 368-9068
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  • 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 rollerblading, 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 a boxer mix (Annie), sheltie/cocker spaniel mix (Josie), 2 cats (Lilo and Stitch), and 3 leopard geckos.
    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. In her free time Dr. Ray enjoys riding horses, running, outdoor activities, listening to music and attending live concerts. Her beloved pets included a cat, Gracie Lou Freebush 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 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 2 pit bulls; Tooney  who is known as a 'pogo stick' and enjoys rabbits that she catches, and Wallace her new adopted child from the SEPR. 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
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    Laura M.

    Technician

    Laura grew up in Marcus, Iowa.  She became a veterinary technician because ever since she was young she has loved animals and enjoyed being around them.  Growing up on the farm she always had many kittens she cared for€™. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 2012 and in 2014 she received her Veterinary Technician degree at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, IA.  Her favorite things to do at the clinic are dental cleanings, because its so rewarding seeing the pets teeth shiny and white after the procedure, talking with clients, especially those with new pets and learning about their fur babies€™. She also enjoys doing lab procedures and studying samples under the microscope. Laura€™s family includes her husband Nate, their crazy kitty June who loves to attack the toilet paper roll, and then the farm cats back at home. When she isn€™t at work, she enjoys watching Iowa State football, going for walks, and reading. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician from Iowa Lakes Community College
  • 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 fiancé Shawn, their dog Piper a French bulldog/ Chihuahua mix who is full of energy but doesn't€ miss a nap, German Shorthair Lucy, a cat Mortimor, and their son Rogen. She also has 4 sisters she grew up with. When she isn€™t at work health and fitness is very important to her, she 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 along with three Australian Cattle Dogs, Rudy who is obsessed with fetch, Bandit who is a shy sweetheart, and Roxy who loves to get into trouble on the farm. She also has three cats Oscar, Houston and Ollie and two horses. In her free time she enjoys camping, boating, running and horseback riding. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • 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 and in her spare time plays with the dogs and cats here for boarding. Her family includes son Devyn, pit bull Loky, a tarantula, flat-tailed gecko and 2 frilled dragons.When she is not at work she enjoys many outdoor activities including volleyball and swimming as well as taking care of her creatures. 


     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Kendra R.

    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
  • Jodi V.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Jodi grew up in Rock Valley, Iowa and currently attends college at SDSU for her undergrad in Veterinary Medicine. Jodi has always had a passion for animals growing up and plans to become a Veterinarian in her future. At the clinic Jodi enjoys taking care of the boarding dogs and cats and helping the technicians prep for surgery along with post op care. Jodi lives with her parents on a farm by Rock Valley where they have feedlot cattle and crops to take care of. She has two older brothers and two nephews. Her pets include her beautiful Palomino horse Timmy. Jodi enjoys being a council member of the Pre-vet club at SDSU, and also enjoys riding horse, reading, and spending time with friends.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    South Dakota State University
  • Shawny S.

    Groomer Assistant

    Shawny grew up in Sioux Falls, SD where she currently lives. She became a groomer assistant because she loves animals and she really enjoys getting to meet new pets every single day at work. Here at the clinic she assists the groomer with prepping the dogs before their haircuts. She loves to see the different types of dogs and their personalities and she enjoys learning new things every day. Her family includes her 12 year old son and her handsome 3 year old Pit Bull named Apollo who are both wild and crazy and keeping her on her toes at all times, with their never being a dull moment at home. Her personal interests include sports and any kind of good competition. She also enjoys doing crafts and all around being creative.               

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 12, 2016