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.
  • Dr. Nathan R. Goodwin
    DVM

    Bio coming soon!

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

    Preparing for Your Kitten’s Developmental Milestones

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    What Is Ataxia in Dogs?

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    Fish

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    Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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    Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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    Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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    Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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    Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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    Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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    Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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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