Quality Veterinary Care

Veterinary & Specialty Services

South 71 Veterinary Clinic is always available for your animals and their needs. Whether you visit our central location in Willmar, MN, or one of our satellite clinics in Granite Falls, and Montevideo, MN, our skilled and compassionate veterinarians will be ready to serve you and your pet.

Helping Animals Achieve Maximum Health

Our veterinary clinics are always available for your animals. We offer various services for large and small animals and their wide range of needs. Patient health is important to us, so we always do our best to see all patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. We also provide on-call services and emergency care outside of regular business hours.

Meet the Team

Dr. Ryan Tollefsrud

Dr. Tollefsrud grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Kansas State Veterinary College in 2012. He joined the team in 2013 and attained ownership of the multi-clinic practice in 2017. Dr. Tollefsrud has 2 kids, Owen and Lindey. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, including farming and fishing. Dr. Tollefsrud enjoys working with both large and small animals.

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Dr. Steve Rumsey

Dr. Rumsey graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary College. He later established the South 71 Veterinary Clinic in 1984. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and reading. Dr. Rumsey enjoys working with both large and small animals and exotic pets.

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Dr. Gregg Laurence

Dr. Laurence graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1987. He works primarily with large animals but also examines dogs and cats in the office. Dr. Laurence enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time, including fishing, hunting, and taking in sports activities. Dr. Laurence shares his home with his two dogs and a cat named Smokey. He is married to his wife Karen and has three children, Nathan, Caleb, and Rebecca.

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Dr. Deb Bauman

Dr. Bauman attended college at Baylor University and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Dr. Bauman is married and has two adult children. She also shares her home with two dogs and multiple barn cats. In her spare time, Dr. Bauman enjoys gardening flowers and vegetables.

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Dr. Amy Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the team in 1995. Her current focus is small animal medicine. She has dogs and cats that share her home. Dr. Schmidt enjoys watching her three children participate in various sporting activities and reading in her spare time.

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Dr. Jessica Anderson

Dr. Jessica Anderson joined the team in 2020. Areas of interest include both small and large animals. Dr. Anderson enjoys horseback riding, hiking, reading, and spending time with her dogs.

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Dr. Courtney Behrens

Dr. Behrens graduated from Iowa State in 2021. She joined our team of veterinarians in 2022. Her focus is large animal medicine. Dr. Behrens shares her home with three dogs. During time away from the clinic, Dr. Behrens enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and pets.

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Jenny is a certified veterinary technician that joined the team in 2002. She spends time at the Willmar office and the Granite Falls location. Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and dog.

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Nikki joined the team in 2004, and is a certified veterinary technician at the Willmar location. On weekends, Nikki enjoys reading and spending time with her family and son. She shares her home with her boston terrier dogs.

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Nicky is a graduate of Ridgewater Veterinary Technology in 2021. The same year, she joined us here at South 71 Vet Clinic. Nicky enjoys working with the small animals in the clinic. She enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends and family in her spare time. Nicky also LOVES anything Pink and has a dog at home named Sampson.

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Jim joined our team in the spring of 2023. At the clinic, Jim is the Inventory Manager. His past experience
includes many years of supply chain management. He shares his home with his wife, Lori, and three cats. Jim & Lori also have 2 adult sons. During time outside of the clinic, Jim enjoys camping, four-wheeling, and fishing.



Emma is a veterinary technician. She joined our team in 2018. She is local to the area and enjoys both small and large animals. Emma shares her home with her dog, Daisy and her cat, Frankie.

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Jess is a graduate of Ridgewater College in 2010. She joined us from 2011 to 2016 and rejoined the team in
2020. Jess, Dr. Tollefsrud’s wife, is the office manager and a Certified Veterinary Technician at the clinic. She
enjoys both small animals and large animals. Favorite activities outside of the clinic include horseback riding,
scrapbooking, and spending time with family, especially children Owen & Lindey. At home, Jess & Dr. Ryan
also share their home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 horses

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Lacey joined us in 2023. She is a certified veterinary technician graduate from Ridgewater College in 2021. Large animals have Lacey’s heart, but also enjoys working with small animals. Spending time in surgery is a favorite. Outside of the clinic, Lacey enjoys camping, fishing, and cooking while sharing her home with her husband and dog, Winnie.

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Veterinary & Specialty Services

Small Animals

Our highly trained, experienced, and licensed veterinary team is ready to treat small animals, including your beloved pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, and other exotic animals.

Large Animals

We provide comprehensive veterinary care for large animals such as dairy cows, sheep, goats, beef cows, horses, and pigs, to name a few. For your convenience, our experienced veterinary team can always travel to your farm to treat your large animals.

Large animal services include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Surgery
  • Dehorning
  • Castrating
  • Exams
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Hoof care
  • Emergency services
  • Herd health services

Preventive Care

The best way to prevent illness is to diagnose it before it becomes a more significant issue. We offer several preventive services ranging from routine exams to digital x-rays, ultrasounds, and more!


If your pet needs surgery, trust our compassionate team to complete the job while keeping your pet as comfortable as possible. We perform surgeries on both large and small animals.

In-House Laboratory

Our state-of-the-art in-house laboratory allows us to run tests and diagnose certain illnesses quickly, efficiently, and accurately. We can perform chemistry analysis, CBC tests, and urinalysis.

In-House Pharmacy

Our in-house pharmacy is conveniently equipped with the medications you need to help your pet feel better.

Pet Boarding

If you are going on vacation and need someone to take care of your pet, you can trust they are in good hands with us. Our pet boarding provides around-the-clock care and several amenities, including individual housing for your pet, an outdoor area for playtime, and of course, personal attention.

*Please note that our pet boarding service is offered only for small animals.


  • Pet Care Products
  • Preventative Medications
  • Science Diet Pet Food, Including Prescription Diet
  • Large Animal Supplies and Vaccines

And So Much More

  • Digital X-ray & Processing
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental Procedures (exams, x-rays)
  • Euthanasia & On-Site Pet Cremation
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Veterinary Chiropractic Services
  • Orthopedic Procedures (By Appointment With A Board Certified Orthopedic Veterinarian)
  • Microchipping
  • Exotic Animal Care
  • Online Store

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of animals do you treat?

Mainly dogs, cats, cattle, horses, sheep and goats. We do our best with exotic (pocket pet) species like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, bearded dragons, snakes, etc.

How can I contact the clinic in case of an emergency?

Please call us at 320-235-7396. If a vet does not answer; please leave a message and a vet will call you back as soon as they are able (usually in about 20 minutes or less).

What is the payment policy? Do you accept insurance?

Payment is due at the time of service. We offer CareCredit and Scratchpay as an option for clients who may need financial assistance with their total. We do accept most insurances. Pet Insurance does work a little differently than it does for people. The client is still responsible for the full payment at the time of service and we can help assist you in submitting the claim to your insurance so that they can reimburse you.

Can I order pet medications and products through your clinic?

YES. We can dispense medications and products from our clinic along with our online pharmacy: https://south71.vetsfirstchoice.com/. You can easily find our online pharmacy by visiting our website: https://south71vet.com/ and clicking on the Shop Online Button found on the home page.

How often should my pet receive vaccinations?

This depends on the age of your pet and its vaccination history as well as which vaccine you want.

What preventive care measures do you recommend for pets?

We recommend yearly exams so we can help catch and diagnose problems earlier. We also recommend flea and tick preventatives as well as heartworm/intestinal parasite control (usually given monthly) all year round.

Is there a pet health portal or online system for accessing my pet's medical records?

We use AllyDVM (PetPage App) for our online pet portals to access your pets’ medical records. If you are an existing client and would like to get this set up, please give us a call and we would happily get this set up for you. If you are a new client to us, once we have seen your pet in our clinic, we can get you set up as well.

What measures is the clinic taking to ensure a clean and safe environment for pets?

The entire clinic is cleaned and disinfected daily as well as exam rooms and treatment areas are cleaned and disinfected after every appointment.
“Great vets here! They answer questions and give you options. They keep prices reasonable.”

– Teresa D

Contact one of our three locations!

South 71 Veterinary Clinic

Willmar Location


Fax: 320-235-0115
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Granite Falls Location
Fax: 320-235-0115

Tuesday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Montevideo Location
Fax: 320-321-1142

Wednesday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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