Michael Vener, MD

Michael Vener, MD
Michael Vener, MD

About 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.

Office Location

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

Call for Appointment:




Board Certification(s):

Orthopedic Surgery


Medical School:

University of Minnesota School of Medicine (Minneapolis, Minnesota)


University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Department of Surgery (Minneapolis, Minnesota)


University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic - Orthopedic Surgery