Meet Our Team
David M. Elsom
Veterinarian / Business Owner
Dr. Elsom graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He owned a veterinary practice in Mobridge, SD for 12 years before buying Spearfish Animal Hospital in 1999. In August 2008 he opened Cremations at Lone Tree - an animal cremation facility. In April 2018 he opened Paws & Relax - a dog boarding and play-care facility. His care and patience with creatures is apparent in all he does.
Dr. Mahlen graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and joined Spearfish Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian in 2017. Prior to that she played a significant role as our relief veterinarian for several years. Thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and energy are a few of many wonderful traits Dr. Mahlen brings to the team.