Welcome To Central Dakota Animal Clinic

Your Platte Veterinarian

Central Dakota Animal Clinic is proud to serve the Platte, SD area for everything livestock/livestock market, equine, and pet related.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep their livestock, horses, and pets healthy year round. Central Dakota Animal Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian medicine and technology; and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

WE CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR ANIMALS

Central Dakota Animal Clinic is a full service large and small animal vet clinic.
With Dr. Jay Alberda leading a team of committed and experienced staff, your animals will receive the highest quality care.


STATE OF THE ART FACILITY

Our clinic, new in 2015, includes an equine barn, kennel, calf hospital, and lab.


New Patients Welcome!

Meet the Veterinarians

  • Dr.
    Jay C. Alberda
    • Graduated from Montana State University, Bozeman and Colorado State University, and College of Veterinary Medicine.
    • Has practiced in Montana & South Dakota for over 25 years.
    • Grew up on a farm outside of Bozeman, MT and enjoys reading, bird-watching, cooking, and doing his daily crossword puzzles.

Testimonials

Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "I've been coming to this vet for couple two three years now, and I've brought in many different things and problems. And never once have I been disappointed! Jay is the best!"
    Sierra T.
  • "We are so grateful for you guys and making the time to see us. The Platte area is lucky to have such a wonderful vet clinic. By the way, our dog is now just fine after soaking it a couple of days!"
    Brooke C.
  • "Dr Jay and staff are the absolute best. They give all my animals the best possible care. I love them all."
    Dawn C.
  • "Jay has been vaccinating and branding our heifers for quite a few years. We purchased a pup in April and took him in for shots. Last Friday he got hurt in a farming accident. Jay had to amputate his back leg. The staff was incredible. Each one of them cared about our Diesel as much as we did."
    Chris D.

Featured Articles

    Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

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    Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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    Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

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    Rats

    Did you know rats make surprisingly affectionate pets? If you're thinking of bringing home a pet rat, here's what you need to know. Health Rats that are bred especially as pets are safe to keep and should be free of disease. But common conditions may affect your rats from time to time. Your veterinarian ...

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    Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are playful, loveable, and amusing pets. If you want yours to remain in your family for long, you should ensure that it has a good diet. Chinchillas require a lot of attention due to their playful nature; therefore, it is best to have supervised playtime with yours if you want to create a ...

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    Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

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    Guinea Pigs

    Curious and inquisitive by nature, guinea pigs make great pets. These little bundles of fur are quite social and enjoy spending time with the people who handle, feed, and groom them. As a pet, guinea pigs are relatively low maintenance, rarely aggressive, and fun to own. How to Care Guinea pigs are playful, ...

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    Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

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    Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

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    Hedgehogs

    Shy animals that roll into a ball when scared, hedgehogs are covered with spiky quills. They're small, clean, and fun to watch so they're quite popular as pets. Even so, these little guys need lots of activity to stay healthy. Health Hedgehogs can have health problems, including dental diseases, skin ...

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Office Hours

You can TEXT (605) 680-5555 during normal operating hours.

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed