- South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
- Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
- McKennan Hospital Internship, Sioux Falls, SD
Doc Hayes Award as Physician of the Year 2008 (VA Black Hills Health Care System)
About Dr. John Knecht
Dr. Knecht has been employed as a physician since 1981, starting his career in Martin, SD. From 2003-2009 he was with the Black Hills VA Health Care System, employed at their medical centers in Hot Springs, SD and Fort Meade, SD. He then went on to the Southern Hills Hospital in Hot Springs SD from 2009-2012. Dr. Knecht was a private pilot during this time and while continuing to live in Martin, SD, would fly to work in Hot Springs and Fort Meade. Flying was not limited to work commutes and Dr. Knecht would also pilot his family visit his wife’s hometown. While not providing care for patients, he has also enjoyed skiing, ranching, raising horses and cattle, and spending time with his family.