Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary team!


Dells Veterinary Services Purpose Statement

“Our clients, our community and our employees are like family. Our best day is when we help them. That’s why we’re here.”

Please call us at 605-428-5636 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Corale Dorn, DVM, Owner

I grew up in my parent’s veterinary clinic learning from the best.  The most important thing I learned is that our clients are our family. Everything we do for them is done to help them.  I love being in a practice where we can help all creatures, great and small. It is a privilege to work with my husband and 3 kids in a second generation of taking care of your family.

Ashley Vegter, DVM

I grew up on a small crop farm in the northwestern part of Illinois that always had a farm dog and cats. Most of my childhood was spent playing with and caring for the dog and cats. With time, my love for animals and caring for them continued to grow. After working at a dairy farm, I realized that I loved working with production animals just as much as companion animals. My promise to my pet owners and my producers is to joyfully provide personalized veterinary care because I believe that all patients and all clients are unique and should receive veterinary care tailored to their unique needs.

Our Technicians

Laura Schaefer, CVT

I have been working at Dells Vet Services since 2014. I became a technician because I have a great love of pets and I love helping clients learn about their animals. Dells Vet is a great place to work because we offer the best care and take care of your pets as if they were our own. There is a great sense of community here at Dells Vet, and coming from a small town myself, I love the relationships that we form with our clients.

Nicole Wrage-Hansen, CVT

I have been an employee at Dells Veterinary Services since 2009 when I started as a kennel attendant in high school. I have moved my way up the ladder and am now a certified veterinary technician. I have stayed at Dells Vet because this is my community and family. It is very important and rewarding to me to help people and animals that I recognize and love every day. I choose to be a veterinary technician because of my passion to care for animals to help them live the longest, healthiest, and happiest life possible.

Jana Bruce-Wattier, CVT

I originally went to Augustana to study psychology because I wanted to work in a field that would allow me to help others. It didn’t quite feel like the right fit. I had a strong interest in math and science. When I saw that being a veterinary technician was an opportunity to help people and their pets with these skills I was on board! I went to Globe to get my associates degree, and soon after completed my boards to complete my certification. I wanted to feel skilled in my abilities to help doctors with their patients to the best of my abilities. I have stayed with the Dells Vet team because it has allowed me to become closer to the Dell Rapids community and a great clinic.

Annaliese Wagner, Vet Assistant

Ever since I was a little girl I had a strong passion for animals. My best friend was my neighbor’s golden retriever. I love caring for animals and giving them all the love and attention they deserve. I just graduated high school from Luther Preparatory School in 2018. I am so excited to be at Dells Vet and work with all these amazing animals.

Our Staff

Dan Dorn, Executive Director, Owner

I have been with the clinic since my wife (Dr. Dorn) and I opened the clinic in 2006.  One of the greatest enjoyments I have had is watching my three kids grow up around the clinic and watching much of the community become my extended family.  I truly enjoy the relationships I have developed along with the trust and confidence clients put with us to help them with the pets and production animal needs.  I look forward to continuing those relationships for many year to come!

Rachel Henderson, Client Service Representative

I grew up on an acreage in the small town of La Crescent, MN. Taking care of the horses and other animals is one of the reasons I graduated from SDSU with a degree in Animal Science. This is also what led me to joining Dells Vet. Today I enjoy horseback riding with my Quarter Arabian, Jack, as well as caring for my Red Lab, Benelli.

Jackie Nelson

Jackie Nelson has been in Dell Rapids for over 15 years. Her father, the late Dr. Nelson, would take her on all the farm calls. Jackie still enjoys going to the farms on her days off. Jackie has one cat at home, named Lucy.


You may notice new faces around the clinic.  We offer externships to pre-veterinary and veterinary students as they go through school.  We have had students from Auburn, Colorado State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Pennsylvania, South Dakota State University, Ohio State, and  University of Minnesota to name a few.  This is an opportunity for these students to gain veterinary experience while exploring South Dakota.  Introduce yourself and strike up a conversation with them!