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Dr. Melissa Holcomb has been a veterinarian for 15 years. She was born in Alaska, but grew up in northern Minnesota.  She received her BS in Biology from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN and then received her DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.  She also received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis, MN.  Dr. Holcomb was an equine veterinarian in Kentucky and Iowa for over 5 years and developed a special interest in lameness, diagnostic imaging and ultrasound-guided injections of the spine and pelvis for back lameness. Dr. Holcomb moved to Nebraska in 2014 for her husband’s work.  In between having children, she worked as the Health Surveillance Specialist for the State Public Health Department in Lincoln. Since January 2016, Dr. Holcomb has worked independently providing house-call services in Nebraska and Minnesota for basic veterinary well-care for cats and dogs. In 2020, Dr. Holcomb and her family relocated to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota where she continues her veterinary house-call services for companion animals and horses.

Dr. Holcomb’s husband is an Army veteran and a radiologist. They have 4 children – a 10 year old and 8 year old triplets.  The Holcombs enjoy the outdoors, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, camping, hunting, working out, traveling and sports.


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