A native of North Dakota, Dr. Mark Albrecht attended Colorado State University, receiving his DVM in 1992. He then did a rotating small animal internship at the University of Missouri, followed by a 3 year small animal surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. He opened a referral surgery practice in Montana's Bitterroot valley in 1996. He left in the late 90's to help open the surgical portion of a specialty practice in Omaha NE, leaving there to serve as a staff surgeon at Denver's Alameda East Clinic. Alameda East is home to Animal Planet's "ER VETS"' and Dr. Albrecht appeared in several episodes. He returned to Montana in 2000 and spent over 5 years as a traveling surgeon servicing western Montana. In late 2006, Dr. Albrecht purchased Gallatin Veterinary Hospital. He currently owns the general practice (Gallatin Veterinary Hospital) and the referral surgery practice (Montana Veterinary Surgical Service P.C.)
Dr. Albrecht has been selected by Arthrex as a leader in surgery and is involved in orthopedic research. Currently, he has been asked to teach other veterinarians the tightrope technique for cranial cruciate stabilization. These classes are being held at several locations across the country and help veterinarians meet their continuing education requirements. Dr. Albrecht is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Montana Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, and the Veterinary Arthrology and Arthroscopy Association.
Dr. Sarah Hann graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Before moving to Bozeman, she 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. Her professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and end-of-life care. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Hann loves to trail run, hike, and ski.
Dr. Madelynn Mayes 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. Mayes enjoys skiing, horseback riding, camping, and taekwondo. Originally from Big Sky, Dr. Mayes loves being back in Montana near friends and family. This summer, Dr. Fell got married in Big Sky - thus the new name! Congratulations Maddy!
Dr. Jennifer Shinn is a 1997 graduate of Colorado State University and practiced in Boulder, Colorado, for 18 years. She moved to Bozeman from Estes Park, Colorado, with her husband Greg and their dog Lucie and 2 cats, Frito and Ruffles. Dr. Shinn is an avid cyclist, skier, and loves backpacking and traveling with Greg and Lucie.