Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Torch Lake Veterinary Clinic in Rapid City! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 231-331-6461 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Adrianne Waffle


Doc is a 2002 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She went on from there to an internship in small animal med./surgery at Oklahoma State University and a second at The University of Illinois. On April 4, 2005 she opened the Torch Lake Veterinary Clinic and became a member of the community by marrying Central Lake Native Billy Waffle. Their passel of Pets include: Walter (English Springer Spaniel), Boone (Golden Retriever), Hoppes (Golden Retriever), Goose (Pembroke Corgi), Alvin (Tabby cat), Angel (Salmon Crested Cockatoo), and Oliver (Eclectus Parrot),.

She attended the Chi Institute in Florida to learn about veterinary acupuncture and is currently attending classes at SonoPath for veterinary ultrasonography.

In her spare time, Dr. Waffle enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and spending days relaxing with her crew of pets.

Years in Practice: 18
Education: Louisiana State University
Email: [email protected]



Sadie joined our team in 2020. She came with no experience in grooming but has learned so much! She has received her certificate from Penn Foster’s grooming school! She has been a great addition and we enjoy having her as part of our clinic!

In Sadie’s free time she likes to barrel race, ride horses, as well as photography and horse training.

Logahn Long

Veterinary Assistant

Logahn joined our clinic in February 2021 and has been a great addition to our team! She has been in the veterinary field for three years now and is a full time assistant. She has been a major asset for us, providing our customers with wonderful care and compassion.

When she is not at work she enjoys lounging at home playing video games or watching TV with her cats, Pepper and Corn. She also enjoys going on adventures and listening to music.



Valerie started with us May 2022 as our receptionist. Valerie is very much an animal enthusiast, from cats and dogs to horses and turkeys, she has a home for them. She is the light of our clinic and will do everything she can to make your time with us a success, if anything you'll be sure to catch her contagious laugh.


Veterinary Assistant

Skiler came to us in August of 2022. She has a lot of experience in both human and animal medicine. She did phlebotomy for a few years before deciding animals were better and she has been in the field for a year now. Skiler has been another asset to our clinic with her hard work and compassion for the animals.

In her free time Skiler likes to take her lovely fur babies( Penelope(dog) and Toes(cat)) on hikes and adventures. She also has a wild Salmon(cat) that lounges at home while she works on various creative projects.

Many of you know this fluff ball but for the ones who don’t, this is Owen. Owen is our resident plant eater and big time drooler. Owen is a lover and likes to think he is loved by all.

This lovely guy here is Gary. Gary was brought to us with a leg deformity. He is now our resident tripod and is loving his life of simplicity.

This guy is Otis. He is very shy and reacts very quickly to loud noises but he is a lover deep down. His favorite place to get attention is on your shoulders.