Welcome to Meiners Animal Clinic

We understand how important your pets are to you.  In fact, your pets are more like family.  At Meiners Animal Clinic, you and your pet become part of our family, too.  We believe a warm "Hello" each time you walk through our doors is an important part of fostering an ongoing partnership throughout the lifetime of your pet. As technology in veterinary medicine advances, we vow not to give up our family-friendly service-centered traditions that have been our foundation for over 40 years.

Our approach throughout your visit is to take the time to evaluate your pet's individual needs.  We customize our preventative care, diagnostic, and treatment plans for your particular pet. In veterinary medicine, one size does not fit all.  We will take the time to communicate with you about your pet's needs so you can make educated decisions.

Whether your pet has fur or scales, weighs 100 or 1/2 pounds, we invite you to experience our warm, nurturing environment.

Dr. Mary Buhman
Rapid City Veterinarian | Meiners Animal Clinic | 605-343-5089

3500 W Chicago St..
Rapid City, SD 57702



Best of the Black Hills 2018


Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule



7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm



Meet The Staff

Learn more about our friendly staff

  • Dr
    Mary Buhman

    Dr. Mary Buhman is a South Dakota native and a graduate of Hill City High School. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Dr. Buhman then attended the University of Minnesota where she received a Bachelors in Veterinary Science with Distinction and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.

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  • Dr.
    Sheila MacLaughlin

    Biography coming soon!

  • Nicole W
    Veterinary Technician
    Nicole grew up in Sturgis, graduating from Sturgis Brown High School. After graduating, she was accepted into the veterinary technology program at NAU. Nicole started working at Meiners Animal Clinic in 2012 while in school. She received her Associates of Applied Sciences degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2014.

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  • Julie
    Kennel Manager

    Julie has worked at Meiners Animal Clinic since 2008 as a Kennel Attendant, and is now our Kennel Manager.

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  • Ruth
    Kennel Attendant
    Ruth has called Rapid City and the Black Hills area home since 1981. Along with her Associates of Applied Sciences Degree from NAU in Veterinary Technology, she also holds a Bachelor's Degree from SDSM & T with an emphasis on Paleontology and Geology.

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What our clients say about us

  • "I've been taking my two chihuahuas to Meiners Animal Clinic since 2014. Dr. Mary and her staff performed both their neuter surgeries and administer their annual and biannual shots. One of my pup's also had to have his front dew claws removed due to continual snagging/breaking. His recovery was speedy and he was back on his feet in no time (pun intended). I always receive excellent service, a fair price, and friendly atmosphere at Meiners, and would recommend them to anyone who asked."
    Marcus Martinez
  • "I've been going to Meiners's Animal Clinic since I moved here in 1993. When the practice was sold to Dr Mary, I was afraid it wouldn't be the same. I've been really happy with the care my two small dogs have received and Dr Mary knows my animals almost as well as we do! I will continue to bring my fur kids here as they go the extra mile to get to know them and provide us with excellent veterinary care! The staff has been very helpful with any questions/concerns and if I need a same day appointment, they have always managed to get us in without making us feel like it is an imposition! Thank you Meiners's Animal Clinic!"
    Mary Mickley
  • "Friendly staff, Doc is really good with cats"
    Jen Wyman
  • "These folks really care about your pets. Dr. Mary and her whole crew are absolutely wonderful! Our 13-year-old retriever mix has been going to them his whole life; he recently was diagnosed with cancer, and the staff has been AWESOME in helping us make really knowledgeable decisions about how to treat and care for him! You couldn't pick a better place to bring your fur babies."
    Stacey Potter

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