Dr. Bree Montana, DVM
Dr. Montana graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree focused in the field of Biology followed by a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation from veterinary medical school, Dr. Montana worked exclusively in small animal outpatient and emergency hospitals while pursuing additional medical training in the latest technologies. Dr Montana has advanced training in ultrasonography, echocardiography, chemotherapy, dentistry, emergency medicine and surgery, transfusion medicine, class IV laser therapy, pain management and rehabilitation. A past member of UC Davis’ College of Veterinary Medicine’s External Advisory and Admissions Boards, and a past Board member of the VINFoundation, Dr Montana is the Director of the VINFoundation’s Vets4Vets programs. When not practicing medicine, Dr Montana will generally be found playing with her daughter Ember and their ponies, hiking with her huskies, and skiing or snowboarding with her husband Bill West. Navigating the wilderness of medical diagnostics and therapies can be a daunting challenge. Dr Montana invites you to join our hospital family so we may help direct your animal companion’s route to good health.
You’ve probably seen Bill logging miles around the Lake; a top 50 finisher in the IronMan, top 100 finisher in the Western States 100, and a competitive triathlete, he is a dedicated cyclist and runner. When he isn’t helping with the management of the hospital and camp, you will surely find Bill hiking with Bree, their daughter Ember, and their three Siberian huskies, Blizzard, Ice and Eclipse, or sneaking out for a little fly fishing or snowboarding…maybe this year they’ll even get a little golf in, too!
Kristie, BS, RVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kristie, originally from the Seacoast of New Hampshire, moved to Truckee in 2011. With a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science focused on Pre-Vet Medicine from the University of Vermont, Kristie recently completed her Veterinary Technician program & is now a licensed Veterinary Technician. When away from work, Kristie can be found hanging out with her two McNabb mixes, Opi & Tio, her Husky, Luka, and recently adopted cat, Cloud Paw!
Meghan, BA, RVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Originally from the Bay Area, Meghan grew up spending summers visiting the Tahoe area with her family. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Oregon before moving to rural Oregon where she spent two years working with cattle. Meghan is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has recently found a passion for hospital management & veterinary dentistry. Meghan & her husband, Aaron, run the Truckee River Raft Company, and share their lives with a couple of cats (Nani & Devastator), an awesome one eyed chihuahua (Mr. Milton Berle), and two extremely active, extremely cute, extremely black and white border collies (Bullitt & Stark)!
Kelsey grew up in Davis, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from the University of California, Davis. Growing up, Kelsey was always surrounded by cats and raised puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. In her free time you can find Kelsey riding and training horses, backpacking, snowboarding, and playing guitar. Kelsey plans to attend vet school in the future after gaining experience working in the veterinary field.
Courtenay grew up in Spring Creek, Nevada where she was surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, & sheep! She began studying all-things-equine at the ripe age of six through the United States Pony Club and has been nationally tested to achieve her "HB" certification. Sticking to her Nevada roots, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology and an Associate's degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. After a few years working in the veterinary field, Courtenay plans on pursuing further education in Animal Nutrition. When she is not studying or working, Courtenay spends time with her horse Muzee, her cat Gimli, and explores the mountains with her loyal German Shepherd, Koa.
Ashley has always called northern Nevada home and currently lives in Carson City with her adorably spoiled pup, Tempest! Ashley joins the Agate Bay Animal Hospital team with 6 years of veterinary assisting under her belt & is currently working toward her veterinary technician license. While away from the hospital, you can find Ashley playing D&D with her roommates, adventuring with Tempest, or just relaxing at home.