Gallatin Vet Hospital is a full service animal hospital with a highly skilled and experienced general practice. They provide referral small animal surgery services and care for patients throughout Montana and the surrounding states.  They also have available referral services including Dr. Mark Albrecht’s talents, access to Board certified radiologists, a visiting internist, monthly visits from a board certified dentist, and weekly visits from Montana’s only physical therapists certified in canine rehabilitation.

They provide complete general wellness care for your pet! Gallatin Vet Hospital focuses their attention on complete small animal healthcare and offer advanced services including digital radiology, advanced laboratory diagnostics, hip certification with Penn Hip, oncology (cancer) diagnosis and treatment, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic ultrasound and more.

  • Motto: “Pets are members of your family and we treat them like they are members of ours.”
  • Founded: 2006
  • Led by: Dr. Mark Albrecht and Dr. Kari Swenson
  • Why They’re Unique: Dr. Swenson, Dr. Hann and Dr. Fell all have advanced dental training. Gallatin Veterinary Hospital uses state-of-the-art equipment and medications. Their equipment includes ultrasound, digital dental radiographs, digital radiographs, in-house laboratory, heated recovery cages so pets don’t recover in a run but are carefully observed, laprascopic, thorascopic and arthroscopic equipment. Their services include  allergy testing, cancer care – surgery and chemo therapy, restorative dental capabilities, wellness programs, senior programs, acupuncture, rehabilitation, weight loss plans etc. They emphasize life stage health maintenance, lab tests, diagnostic and internal medicine, hip dysplasia, spay and neuter. Open evenings and on Saturday and morning drop-off/evening pick-up options to accommodate mom and dad’s busy schedules.
  • They Can Answer Questions Relating to: What is a zoonotic disease? Why is it important to spay or neuter my pet? At what age should my pet have this surgery? How does a pet become infected with intestinal parasites? How can I help my pet maintain the appropriate weight? How important is dental care for my senior pet? How often should I exercise my pet?

Meet the Experts

Dr. Kari Swenson graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1990. She spent five years practicing small animal medicine in Steamboat Springs, CO before moving back to Bozeman where she has family and friends. Kari loves the outdoors and spends time with her husband hiking, skiing, camping, and horseback riding. She is devoted to promoting the special relationship between pets and their humans. Her interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, general wellness, geriatric screening and healthy pet education. She has done advanced periodontal training. Dr. Swenson is planning to get further education and specialty training in ultrasonography and periodontics. Currently, Dr. Swenson is one of seven PennHip certified vets in the state of Montana.

Dr. Sarah Hann graduated from Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Before moving to Bozeman, Dr. Hann worked as a veterinarian in coastal Oregon. Dr. Hann is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and enjoys using this complimentary modality to help treat arthritis, control pain, and restore wellness. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Hann loves to trail run, hike, and ski.

Dr. Madelynn Fell graduated from Washington State Veterinary School in 2010. She then spent 6 months working and traveling in New Zealand before spending almost two years working in a mixed animal practice in Laramie, Wyoming. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, pain management, and preventative medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Fell enjoys skiing, horseback riding, camping, and taekwondo. Originally from Big Sky, Dr. Fell is excited to be back in Montana near friends and family.

Dr. Albrecht is the only residency trained small animal surgeon practicing in the state of Montana, meaning he undertook 4 years of additional training after vet school focusing on small animal surgery. He graduated CSU 1992, did an internship at the University of Missouri and small animal surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. He has taught continuing education to veterinarians across the country and in Europe. His recent focus has been on minimally invasive surgery like arthroscopy, laparoscopic and thorascopic procedures. He was also selected as a Beta tester for a new procedure to help resurface canine elbows as a treatment for elbow dysplasia and arthritis.

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Visit them: 1635 Reeves Road East, off the frontage road between 7th & 19th Bozeman MT 5904 (Map)
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