Michael Vener, MD

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  • Education and Training:

    Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (Minneapolis, MN)
    Internship: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Department of Surgery (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
    Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic - Orthopedic Surgery

  • Certifications & Licensure:

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Home Clinic Address:

    Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic
    401 9th Ave. NW
    Watertown, SD  57201

  • Scope of Practice:

    Provides surgery for knees, hips, carpal tunnel and shoulder problems.. Areas of interest include trauma, sports medicine. Some surgery can be done in Ortonville including total joint replacement of the hip and knee. Provides specialty clinics in Ortonville two times per month on Thursdays.

  • ABOUT Michael Vener, MD:

Michael Vener, MD

Dr. Vener grew up in Arlington, MN. After high school he attended the University of St. Thomas  in St. Paul, MN where he graduated with honors with his BA degree in Biology. He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and remained in Minnesota to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Vener has been a surgeon in Watertown, SD since 1995.  He and his partners built a rural orthopaedic practice, Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics, which  transitioned to Prairie Lakes Orthopedics in 2022. His areas of interest include shoulder, sports medicine and adult reconstruction. Dr. Vener and his wife have two adult children and his hobbies include hunting, cooking, boating, scuba diving and watching baseball, both local and professional. Dr. Vener is an active board member of the Lake Area Zoological Society. For more information, visit the Prairie Lakes website.

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