Dr. Dick Roth was born and raised in the Amenia – Casselton area. In 1950 he graduated from Casselton High School. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He was a student of pre vet at NDSU from 1956 - 1958. He attended Oklahoma State Veterinary College from 1958 to 1962, where he earned his DVM degree. He worked at Stockmen's Supply in West Fargo from 1962 to 1963. He worked at the Casselton Veterinary Service from 1963 to 1984. During that time he owned it in partnership for 12 years and was sole owner for 9 years. He sold the business in 1984 and became a private swine consultant in ND, SD and MN which he currently is doing. He is enjoying horses as a hobby now. He has also worked at Valley Vet for 9 years.
His Casselton practice was mainly large animal and equine. The equine practice included surgery and artificial breeding.
He has served the equine industry at 4-H events, horse shows, fairs and has had the opportunity to speak to various equine groups. He was also the veterinarian at the opening year of racing in Fargo.
He has been privileged to own horses most of his life. An annual highlight of his family is to take a wagon and riding horses into the National Grasslands.
The most important part of his life has been his wife, Joyce and 4 children: Kim, Rick, Becky, Joe and their spouses and 11 grandchildren. His grandchildren are involved with music, dance, sports and equine activities. His granddaughter, Hannah Kingsley, is heavily involved in English equine activities and is presently a 2nd year student at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Roth has been blessed with family, friends and horses. He enjoys life to the fullest, which is easy to see by the smile on his face.