Bigfork Animal Hospital

7575 MT HWY 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

(406)837-6250

bigforkanimalhospital.com

Meet Our Staff

Margaret Evans - Certified Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager

I moved to Montana in 1999 after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Animal Science.  I  worked as a technician at Whitefish Animal Hospital for 7 years before moving to my current position as Practice Manager.  This position enables me to have more time to spend with my husband, Marc, and our daughter, Brooke.  In my spare time, I enjoy being in the outdoors with my family and our dogs: Rosie, Moose, and Phoenix.

 

Brooke Klemm - Veterinary Technician & Office Manager

I am a 3rd generation Montanan, born and raised in Kalispell. After a 3 1/2 year stint in North Dakota, my husband and I moved back home to pursue more fulfilling careers. I started working for Whitefish Animal Hospital in June 2015, followed by the ground floor opportunity to be involved in the 2018 evolution of Bigfork Animal Hospital! I have 2 crazy little boys, 2 cats (Franz and Lizzie), and a Blue Heeler named Rue. I try to spend as much of my spare time practicing aerial arts at Levitation Nation, hiking, and kayaking.

Sam Wadley - Veterinary Technician

Linda Miller - Receptionist

I moved to Bigfork in July 1979. I have traveled the world and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I opened the first video store in Bigfork in 1983, "Grapevine Video". I operated it till 1995. Years later, I transitioned from working at Northshore Animal Clinic to Bigfork Animal Hospital when we opened in September 2018. The funny thing about this was I was working in the same building and the same space as my former video store. I love being around animals. My husband and I have a dog named Skye, Spooky our black cat, and Sasha our horse. I enjoy the outdoors, the culinary arts, and gardening.

Nikki Olsen - Veterinary Technician

I have been a veterinary technician since 2016, and have been with Bigfork Animal Hospital since 2019. Montana has been my home for the last 21 years and I couldn't image living anywhere else. I enjoy rafting, boating, and hiking with my boyfriend Tyler and our crazy dogs Lila and Cooper during the Summer, then escaping to the beach for a little bit in the Winter. I have always had a huge appreciation for animals and I can't wait to see where this profession takes me.

Bethany Smedley - Receptionist

Chris DeBacker - Receptionist

 I’ve been part of the amazing team at Bigfork Animal Hospital since June 2020, but my journey started in Michigan; where I grew up, married my high school sweetheart and started working at a small animal practice when I was thirty years old.  My husband and I have always been drawn to the mountains, so in 2012 we loaded up our SUV’s and traveled across the country with our four K9 kiddos and settled in Pine, Colorado.  It didn’t take me long to land another job in a veterinary hospital but this time at a mixed animal practice where we saw both large and small animals — it was very interesting and a lot of fun working with so many different species!  After spending 7 years in Colorado, we decided to make the move to Montana where we are blessed to call Bigfork our home.  Just like everyone else who lives here, my favorite place to be is outside enjoying the vast beauty that surrounds us!

Ashley Judd - Veterinary Technician

Hello! I’m Ashley. I was lucky enough to be born and raised in Kalispell and have lived in Montana my whole life.  I attended and graduated from Montana State University and spent a number of years working in Bozeman, where I met my wonderful boyfriend Hatter, and adopted my dog Siyeh. After leaving Bozeman and spending a summer in Alaska, we decided to move back to the Flathead Valley. I started working at Bigfork Animal Hospital in September 2020 and couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of the team. I have always loved animals, so it was an easy decision to turn caring for them into a career. When I’m not at work I’m out doing what most Montanans do, enjoying all the outdoor activities the Flathead Valley has to offer.  

Kat Kady - Veterinary Technician

I have been working as a Veterinary Technician since 2017. I grew up loving all animals and wanting to help them. I am grateful to be working at Bigfork Animal Hospital with a  wonderful staff. I enjoy trail rides and camping with my horse, Spike and mule Delilah. I also like to do small hikes with my old dog Diesel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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