​Dr. James Gerdes


About Us

Our veterinarians are passionate about animal health and have your best interest at heart.

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Dr Gerdes grew up on a grain and livestock farm in southwest Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. While there, he focused his studies in food animal medicine with an emphasis in dairy herd management. Dr Gerdes has been at the MVC since graduation and took over an ownership role in 2014.  He lives outside of Hartford with his wife, four children, two dogs, and a bunch of farm cats.

Our Talented Team

The Montrose Veterinary Clinic has been in Montrose for over 60 years. We have friendly and compassionate personnel that offer professional and compassionate service to our clients and patients.

We provide many services including preventative care, routine exams, vaccines, diagnostics, soft tissue surgery, treatments protocols for various conditions, dental care, radiography, and emergency services.

We are available for farm calls for large animals for preventative care, herd work, examinations, diagnostics, treatments, as well as emergency care.


​Dr. Renee Nelsen

Dr. Renee Nelsen grew up on a dairy and beef farm near Watertown, SD. She graduated from Iowa State University and then started working at the Montrose Veterinary Clinic.  She works primarily with our small animal clientele but also enjoys working with cattle. She lives near Colton with her husband, two children, two cats, and a border collie.

A Strong History. A Strong Future.