Gallatin Vet understands that sometimes a specialist is the best option for diagnosis or treatment of certain conditions. We offer in house Montana’s only small animal residency trained surgeon, as well as a traveling internal medicine specialist. Consults can also be arranged with veterinary anesthesiologists, oncologists, and radiologists. We can arrange appointments for your pet with a certified canine rehabilitator and a certified canine massage therapist.
Dr. Mark Albrecht is a residency trained surgeon who performs orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries on a referral basis. Please refer to MVSS for more information.
Montana Vet Specialists:
Dr. Britt Culver is a board certified internal medicine specialist. He offers extensive abdominal and thoracic ultrasounds, echocardiograms, endoscopy, and biopsies. He travels to Bozeman about once a month. Appointments can be arranged in Bozeman or in Helena for more urgent cases.
Sighthound offers board certified radiologist consults using Gallatin Vet’s digital radiographs. We send the radiograph images electronically, and usually receive a thourough report including potential diagnoses and treatment options within a few hours.
If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, our veterinarians consult with board certified oncologists for pet and cancer-specific chemotherapy and treatment options.
Courtney Collins-Horn is a certified canine massage therapist. More information can be found here.
Jen Hill is a certified canine rehabilitator. She travels to Bozeman once a week to work with canine patients. More information can be found here.
Unfortunately your dog may, at one point in its life, suffer from a neurologic or orthopedic injury, or struggle with osteoarthritis or obesity issues. Gallatin Veterinary Hospital can offer solutions to these problems through canine rehab. Canine rehab is a comprehensive program that can help return your dog to its pre-existing performance level. Jennifer Hill, a licensed Physical Therapist, works with GVH to accomplish this goal. Jen works closely with owners and their pets, working on things like balance re-education, therapeutic exercises, mild to moderate training/strengthening protocols, pain management, and personalized treatment programs. If you think your pet could benefit from this program, please talk to your veterinarian regarding the rehabilitation possibilities available at Gallatin Veterinary Hospital.
Jennifer Hill, CCRP
Jennifer Hill received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado and remains a licensed Physical Therapist in the “human realm”. She has currently completed the nation’s first Canine Rehabilitation Certification course sponsored by the University of Tennessee. She has completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s Basic Science for Animal Physical Therapists home study course. A deep love of animals is the reason why she has wanted to expand her therapeutic abilities to include canines.
Canine massage is a gentle non-invasive therapy designe to enhance your dog’s quality of life. It is the application of soft tissue manipulation techniques intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. Through an understanding of overall structure, balance and movement, the entire body is considered. Many systems of the body benefit.
Canine massage can be incorporated in your visit in a number of ways to improve the physical and psychological well-being of your animal: hospitalized pets, overnight care, pre/post surgery, supportive care, general maintenance, rehabilitation and sports massage.
Animals typically respond well to massage. The first treatment involves taking a history and performing a thorough physical exam, including evaluation of specific needs for your pet. Typical sessions last between 30 to 90 minutes. The number of sessions will vary depending on the physical condition of your pet and the goals of the massage. Canine massage is designed to reduce muscle fatigue and tension and is not a substitute for veterinary care.
Courtney Collins-Horn is a graduate of the Northwest School of Animal Massage. She is a certified and insured small animal massage practitioner and a member of the Internation Association of Animal massage and Bodywork. For more information contact Courtney at Gallatin Vet Hospital or visit her website.