"Preventatice Medicine in a Caring & Informative Environment

Our Team

 
 

Our Team


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Dr. Bree Montana, DVM

Owner

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.

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Bill West

Co-owner

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!


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Kristie, BS

Veterinary Assistant

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 is currently studying to become 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!


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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 Hermiston, Oregon where she spent two years working with cattle. Meghan is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and is currently working on her VTS in Veterinary Dentistry. Meghan and her husband, Aaron, live with a couple cats, a one eyed, neurological chihuahua named Mr. Milton Berle and two extremely active, extremely cute, extremely black and white border collies- Bullitt and Stark.


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Stephen, BS

Veterinary Assistant

Stephen, originally from Southern California, moved to Northern California for College and fell in love with the Lake Tahoe area. Stephen has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a focus on companion and captive animal care and management from the University of California, Davis. Stephen joined the Agate Bay Animal Hospital Team in order to further his animal care knowledge and to spend every day doing what he loves! When away from work, you can find Stephen hiking, snowboarding and exploring Lake Tahoe.


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Elana, BS

Veterinary Assistant

Elana recently moved to Tahoe after living in the town of Minden for 8 years. Elana has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Nevada, Reno and has been performing vegetation habitat surveys for the Great Basin Institute. Elana is excited to join the ABAH team and cannot wait to learn all there is to know about animal care! In her free time, you can find Elana hiking and exploring the mountains around Lake Tahoe.