Meet Our Team
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Mountain View Animal Hospital We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Dr. Serena “HEIG”, (DVM)
After growing up on her family’s ranch near Prairie City, SD, Dr. Serena received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from South Dakota State University, in Brookings, SD. Pursuing her passion, she attended Iowa State University- College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, IA. In 2003, Dr. Serena graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and began her career in the suburbs of Chicago, IL as an equine practitioner. Afterward, from 2003-2004, she worked for a mixed animal hospital in Pipestone, MN/Flandreau, SD 2004-2005 before settling down in the Black Hills. Dr. Serena enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine while having a special interest in soft tissue surgery, the management of endocrine disorders, and physical rehabilitation/arthritis management for her senior patients.
Dr. Serena and her husband (Dr. Nick) have welcomed five wonderful children into the world: Elli, Hayden, Robert, Jack, and Trygg. They share their home with furry family members as well: 3 cats (Shadow, Piper, and Iris the Terrible), a dog (Kibble); and several horses. When Dr. Serena isn’t caring for her patients, she loves to spend quality time with her family and her hobbies include: working with horses, being outdoors, skiing, golfing, photography, drawing, and reading.
Dr. Nick “HEIG”, (DVM)
In 2002, Dr. Nick graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, IA with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He has been a Veterinarian since graduation and prides himself on his excellent communication with pet owners. In his leisure time, Dr. Nick enjoys sports like basketball, golf, and tennis, reading, and riding motorcycles.
Tami, (Practice Manager)
Tami graduated from National American University in Rapid City, SD in 2000 and has worked in veterinary medicine since 1996. Tami’s strong determination shows in her doing her best to truly focus on the patient and client to care for their immediate needs, by doing whatever she can to provide them with the best care possible. As the manager, she strives to support her team so they can reach their full potential. In her spare time, Tami enjoys spending time with her daughter and attending her sports games, riding her motorcycle, spending time with her 2 dogs (Aspen and Tucker), and watching sporting events.
Tianna, (Client Care Coordinator)
Tianna graduated from Lead-Deadwood High School in 2011 and has worked in customer service since 2009 and in veterinary medicine since 2021. She understands that coming to the clinic can be stressful for patients and clients alike and aims to be empathetic. Her goal is to be a smiling, friendly face that seeks to make each visit as smooth and comfortable as possible from beginning to end. Her hobbies include reading, cross-stitching, cooking, baking, spending time with furry friends, and hosting dinner parties for family and friends.
Carol, (Client Care Coordinator)
Carol attended Humboldt State University in Eureka, CA before starting her family. Since then she has accrued many years of experience in the medical field and customer service and has worked in veterinary medicine since 2022. She finds satisfaction in the balance of good days including cuddling puppies and kittens, giving treats, scratching tushies, and the harder days of comforting owners and their pets when devastating news is received and decisions must be made. All of these aspects of her job, coupled with her truly warm-hearted personality, give her great pride in her work in different ways. From late spring to early fall, she and her husband, along with her 2 dogs (Loki and Thor) and cat (Odin-Fish), spend almost every weekend camping. During the colder months, Carol enjoys quilting and reading.
Debbie, (Inventory Manager)
Debbie studied at the National American University, in Rapid City, SD, graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2005, and has been working in veterinary medicine since. Debbie has great empathy, compassion, and understanding for our clients and patients. Her organizational skills are key in her main role as Inventory Manager for the clinic. When Debbie isn’t working she enjoys gardening, admiring nature’s beauty, and spending time with friends and family and her 4 cats (Critter, Lucy, Logan, and Tinker).