Dr. James M. Pajl

Doctor Pajl, owner of the Veterinary Medical Clinic, is a graduate of Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1983.  He has been in practice since May of 1983 and he came to Yankton South Dakota in May of 1984.  He is an accredited Veterinarian and holds veterinary licenses in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.  Dr. Pajl travels to continue education meetings each year to learn about the latest happenings in the pet and livestock world.  His practice is primarily small animal, but he is knowledgeable regarding large animal needs and does do a few large animal farm calls each year when necessary.  He enjoys tending to his own herd of cattle, while actively utilizing years of knowledge and experience.  He shares his home with his wife, Martha, cat, Dottie, and dog, Deimos.  They have 4 children – Elizabeth, Matthew, Joseph and Jacquelyn.  Dr. Pajl and Martha are proud Grandparents to seven grandchildren – Jase, Eli, Ben, Zoe, Gertie, Wesley, and Colton!

    • DVM, Kansas State University – 1983
    • BS – South Dakota State University – 1975 (Animal Science; Zoology)
    • BS – Kansas State University – 1981 (Dairy Science)
    • MS – South Dakota State University – 1977 (Reproductive Physiology)

Professional Memberships:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    • South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA)
    • American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)
    • Society of Theriogenology
    • Awarded Lifetime member of SD Veterinary Medical Association


Pronunciation of Pajl: pile