Doc is originally from Henry, South Dakota, where he graduated in the top ten of his graduating class (graduating class of nine). He tackled pre-veterinary studies at South Dakota State University and Kansas State University. From there, Doc earned a DVM degree from Kansas State University before completing a short stint in the U.S. Air Force.
Doc is the original founder of Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic. He started the practice in 1971 before moving the business to its current location in 1974. The veterinary business has grown to include four full-time veterinarians and a number of technicians and staff.
Professional activities are centered on beef cattle and the ranching business. Doc participates in all aspects of beef cattle medicine with a special interest in bull development and breeding soundness exams. He has an uncanny ability to observe the smallest detail and has always strived to remain progressive. In addition to creating and building a successful veterinary business he has taken time to mentor countless aspiring young veterinarians.
His free time is usually spent quail hunting, trout fishing, working, and more importantly with his registered herd of Angus Cattle.
William C. Marlatt, DVM
Originally grew up near Garner, North Carolina
Attended North Carolina State University and Montana State University earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science in 1984. Attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine earning the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.
Practiced in a mixed animal practice in Cornelius, North Carolina from 1988 to 1990. He has practiced at the Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic from 1990 to date and became a partner in the practice in 1994.
Dr. Marlatt's interests have been broad since graduation. Although he has worked with a variety of species in that period of time, he predominately has worked with small animal and livestock species. Currently, his leading interests are small animal medicine, surgery, wound care, ophthalmology, ultrasonography, and preventative medicine. Significant time is spent with livestock, theriogenology, medicine and surgery. Periodically, he will take some time off from practice and work as a trail veterinarian for various sled dog races.
Dr. Marlatt's hobbies include tending to the small irrigated farm he and his wife, Beth, maintain in the Redwater Valley. Under their care is an assortment of dogs, cats, horses, and two llamas. Other interest include hiking, biking, canoeing, travel, and shooting sports.
Elizabeth (Liz) Boos, DVM
Originally from Milbank, SD
Graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007; received a Bachelor's of Science in Animals Science from SDSU in 2003
Has been an associate Veterinarian at Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic since 2007
Interests include all things equine: medicine, lameness, reproduction, ophthalmology, dentistry, wound care, surgery (castrations, eye enucleations, hernia repair), and foal care. She also enjoys small animal (dog and cat) medicine and preventative care.
Hobbies include hiking in the Hills, dog agility with her Australian Shepherd, Riley, and riding her own horses.
Kenny Barrett Jr. DVM, MS
Dr. Kenny is originally from Northwest Iowa. He grew up near the town of Cherokee and attributes his passion for agriculture from watching too many Spaghetti Westerns as a child.
He attended Iowa State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. He studied beef cattle nutrition earning a Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University. Dr. Kenny returned to Iowa State completing his studies in veterinary medicine in 2006.
His veterinary activities are varied and include small animal medicine, surgery, and livestock health and production. However, his true passion is beef cattle and it is here he devotes most of his time. Professional activities include reproductive ultrasound with fetal aging and fetal sexing, dystocia and c-section delivery, herd records, nutrition, and client education to name a few.
Spare time is difficult to come by raising a small family. But, hobbies are numerous and include outdoor recreation, carpentry, hunting, and fishing.