Welcome to the Veterinary Medical Clinic

We are located at 1603 Broadway Ave in Yankton SD, just north and on the same side of the street as Pizza Ranch and the new Office One building. We are a veterinary clinic that also provides grooming and boarding services. We have been operating for over 30 years. The clinic is owned by veterinarian Dr. James Pajl and his wife Martha.




The clinic operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning seeing patients, performing surgeries, grooming, and boarding pets! Our “Paws Inn Time” on Wednesdays is from 4 pm to 5 pm. Accommodating only boarding clients that have made their boarding appointments to drop off or pick up on a Wednesday.

Each staff member strives to create a friendly atmosphere and treat each pet that enters the clinic as if they were one of their own, with love, respect, and kindness! Every staff member is personally committed to providing a superior level of client education, assistance, and medical care. The Veterinary Medical Clinic is committed to providing high quality veterinary services with the philosophy that a healthy pet is a happy pet! We are part of the Better Business Bureau and have been recently awarded excellence in customer service. We strive to give our patients the utmost care and service they deserve.

Our pharmacy carries a wide range of prescription medication, heartworm, intestinal worm, flea and tick prevention products, and an assortment of shampoos, collars, and other pet necessities. We carry large animal vaccinations and select other large animal products. We also have Hills Science Diet and Prescription Diet food on hand for your convenience. Pamper your pet with treats! Stop in and go through our variety of dog and cat treats.


We enjoy investing our time supporting the Yankton community. Dr. Pajl and staff members have participated in the middle school Career Day for many years, educating students with the importance of veterinary medicine and preventative care. We have done fun clinic tours for preschoolers enriching their knowledge of pets. The Pajl family has been heavily involved in 4-H. Doctor has served on the Yankton County Extension Board and has been a cat judge. They have participated as leaders, traveling with teams, joining in on service events, and helping with activities and fundraisers. They also spent a lot of time in the ice rink supporting the Yankton Area Ice Association. Harvest Halloween Monster Paws Dog Walk, put on in October, is sponsored by the Veterinary Medical Clinic. They also sponsor the P&D Beautiful Baby Contest. The clinic had donated a park bench at the Yankton dog park. Dr. Pajl has written articles in the local newspaper about different aspects of care needed for pets and livestock to provide them with a safe and healthy life. Staff members also love giving back to local small businesses to help grow the community.

Dr. Pajl 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 six grandchildren – Jase, Eli, Ben, Zoe, Gertie, and Wesley!

Graduate Of:Professional Memberships:
DVM, Kansas State University – 1983American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
BS – South Dakota State University – 1975 (Animal Science; Zoology)South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA)
BS – Kansas State University – 1981 (Dairy Science)American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)
MS – South Dakota State University – 1977 (Reproductive Physiology)Society of Theriogenology
Awarded Lifetime member of SD Veterinary Medical Association

Pronunciation of Pajl:  pile

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