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Our Team

 Looking for a local veterinarian in Jamestown ND? Check out Southwood Veterinary Clinic today! Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.


Southwood’s team of veterinary professionals provide our animal patients big and small with caring, highly skilled, and efficient attention to their health care needs. From your first phone call to the completion of your visit, you will experience a staff capable of giving you their undivided attention, answering your questions completely, and working with you to give your animals and pets the high quality of medicine you desire for them.



Dr. Greg Carlson

Dr. Carlson has been practicing in the Jamestown area since 1995. He is co-owner of Southwood Veterinary Clinic, Jamestown. He takes great pride in continuing the tradition of quality service and veterinary care that has been a hallmark of Southwood Veterinary Clinic for 50 years. He is Southwood’s primary equine veterinarian and a mixed animal practitioner. He is a formidable presence on the rodeo circuit where he is also training in the next generation of horsemen and competitors in his 3 children. He is vice president of the James River Rodeo Committee and a supporter of local 4-H, FFA, sportsman associations, and youth rodeo. He supports the cattle industry personally by raising Longhorns.


Dr. Debra Trnovec

Dr. Trnovec has been practicing in Jamestown since 1995 and is co-owner of Southwood Veterinary Clinic, Jamestown, and Southwood Veterinary Service, Carrington. She is primarily a small animal practitioner and has exchanged large animals for working with birds, exotic and “pocket” pets. She also manages Southwood Clinics and staff. Dr. Debra enjoys working with the James River Humane Society and area children through clinic tours and school visits. She is an active horse enthusiast, showing, training, and giving lessons for many years. She has recently taken up roping to spend more time with her husband, Dr. Greg, and their 3 children. She practices medicine almost 24/7 due to the company of 12 horses, assorted cows, calves, steers, 9 cats, 3 dogs, 2 indoor cats, and a goat.

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Dr. Melissa Schlecht

Dr. Schlecht is a Kansas State University graduate and has been practicing since 2016. She grew up in the Streeter area in North Dakota. Dr. Schlecht is a small animal practitioner who enjoys dentistry on felines and canines. During her down time she enjoys cooking, baking, working in her flower garden and spending time with family.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians


Krystal, LVT

Krystal is a North Dakota native who completed her Veterinary Technician training at Globe University. She joined the Southwood team in July of 2013. While not as big as your average bear, Krystal is an amazing Technician, able to work comfortably with large or small animals. As a trained Technician, her duties include; competence in the lab, surgical nursing, monitoring anesthesia, and assisting with large animals in the clinic or field, among many other responsibilities. When she’s not running around the clinic at break-neck speed Krystal can be found curled up with her chihuahua (Chloe), spending time with her kids and husband and camping. We are excited to be a part of Krystal’s journey as Veterinary Technician.


Madelyn, LVT

Madelyn started working for SVC in 2009 as a high school dog walker. Even as she was completing her four year degree as an LVT, she would come back and pitch in wherever we needed her. Her dedication to SVC rivaled only by her dedication to the animals she cares for. She is a born horsewoman but is equally comfortable out on cattle herd work, or in the surgery suite. It has been very satisfying to see her mature into a very competant veterinary technician.

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Rachel, LVT

Rachel is a part time  Licensed Veterinary Technician and joined our staff in September of 2015. She graduated from Ridgewater College with an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology. She also graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Animal Science Production, an Equine Science Minor, and a Business Minor. She has certifications in dog training and canine behavior. She has 4  dogs (Chloe, Libby, Rosco and Xander), 1 cat (Percy), and a turtle (Roxy). Rachel is originally from Minnesota and enjoys fishing, snowboarding, and riding horse.

Becky, LVT

Bio coming soon!

Veterinary Assistant


Macee, CVA

Macee is a 2017 highschool graduate from Jamestown High School. She was born and raised in Jamestown and is a Certified Veterinary Assistant.  Macee started with SVC in February of 2017. In her down time she enjoys spending time with fiancé and 2 children (Jamison and Kaiden).

Reception/Office Manager


Office/Account Manager: Kim 

Kim is our receptionist at Southwood and is the person behind the voice on the phone. She is very knowledgeable, efficient and has a great laugh. She has a big heart and will always go the extra mile to help Southwood patients feel safe and comfortable. She’s pretty good with the people too, and has been awarded the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Award in 2011. Kim also assists customers with account questions and helps with our many promotions. Kim keeps current on veterinary medicine with her own 3 dogs and cat. Kim is supported by her loving husband and children.

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