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Welcome to James Valley Veterinary Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Huron SD

Call us at (605)353-6050
Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (605)353-6050!

If you live in Huron or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Matt Porter is a licensed SD veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

James Valley Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Matt Porter has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Huron veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (605)353-6050 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Huron veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Huron pet owners.

At James Valley Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Matt Porter
Huron Veterinarian | James Valley Veterinary Clinic | (605)353-6050

1207 Dakota Ave S
Huron, SD 57350

Meet The Staff

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    Dr. Matt Porter was born in Lenexa, KS. He graduated from Olathe North High School in 2003. He then attended Kansas State University where he obtained his B.S. in Life Science. In the spring of 2010 he graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from KSU. After graduation Dr. Porter moved to Huron,SD to work at James Valley Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Porter purchased the clinic in October 2011. Dr. Porter focuses mainly on small animal medicine and surgery, although he does enjoy the occasional equine work. Dr. Porter is married to Dr. Kristina Porter (a local large animal veterinarian). They have 3 little girls Maria, Annie, and Jordyn . They have 1 dog(Riley) and 2 cats(Beasley and Boophilus). Dr. Porter's main hobby's include reading, playing at the lake and spending time with family.


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8:00 AM-12:00 PM


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