Dr. Mark Albrecht

Residency Trained Surgeon

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 was home to Animal Planet’s “ER VETS”‘ and Dr. Albrecht appeared in several episodes along with Dr. Jason Wheeler. 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 is an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Montana Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, and the Veterinary Arthrology and Arthroscopy Association. He has taught continuing education classes across the US and also in Germany to both surgeons and general practice veterinarians and technicians. He also has authored several papers including one with Dr. Jason Wheeler and others on the Canine Unicompartmental Elbow or CUE. He enjoys living and playing in Montana, including backpacking, fishing, skiing, and photography. Other interests include world travel and sailing.

Dr Jason Wheeler

Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon

Dr. Jason Wheeler was born and raised in Ft. Myers on Florida’s gulf coast. He attended Clemson University on a wrestling scholarship and earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in 1995. Returning to his home state, he attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1999. Following Veterinary School, Dr. Wheeler did his general rotating internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, CO. Alameda East was the production home for Animal Planet’s popular television show “Emergency Vets”. Dr. Wheeler appeared in several episodes of the 2000-2001 season. Following his rotation internship, Dr. Wheeler returned to the University of Florida for a combined Master’s degree and residency in small animal surgery. During his residency he he won several awards for excellence in clinical research from the University of Florida, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. In 2001 he was awarded the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Resident of the Year, a national award among all small animal residents in the United States. Following his residency Dr. Wheeler remained in Florida for a clinical instructorship and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 2005. Dr. Wheeler then spent 5 years as a small animal surgeon at Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialists in Denver, Colorado. in 2010, Dr. Wheeler moved to Virginia and founded a successful multi-specialty referral clinic. Since moving back to the east coast, Dr. Jason Wheeler and his wife Marion have felt the desire to move back to the mountains. They have 3 wonderful daughters and are looking to settle in a community that values the outdoors and a balanced life. Dr. Wheeler will be joining Gallatin Veterinary Hospital part time in January and will start full time this summer. kDr. Wheeler has a special interest in wound management, cranial cruciate ligament instability joint replacement, elbow dysplasia, fracture repair and oncologic surgery. In his free time, Dr. Wheeler and his wife Marion stay busy with their girls and their corgi, Meatball.

Dr. Douglas Rohn

Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon

Dr. Rohn has been in private small animal surgical referral practice since becoming Board Certified in 1997, and has performed thousands of orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic procedures. These 20-plus years in practice have not only led to substantial technical expertise but have taught him that it is critical to understand each family’s goal for their injured or ill pet in order to guide therapy decisions and to correlate these decisions with expected patient outcome. Just as he wants for his own dog, his goal is to provide the best anesthetic and surgical experience for each patient, and to ensure that every patient’s family is an informed partner in the management of their pet’s illness. Time spent with patients and their humans continuously reinforces his amazement with the recuperative powers of the body and the incredible bond between humans and their animal family members.

He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and was awarded the GG Graham Prize, an honor given to each class’ outstanding student in small animal medicine and surgery. His one-year internship following graduation was completed at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rohn was then selected as one of two inaugural Fellows in the Comparative Cardiovascular Program at Texas A&M University where he completed a three-year residency in small animal surgery and four years of graduate work in cardiovascular physiology.

After achieving Board Certification in Surgery, he established the surgery service at VetCare Emergency and Specialty Care Center when it opened in 1997 in Dublin, CA. He then founded Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in 1998, a large multidisciplinary specialty and emergency hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area where he not only performed surgery, but served as its Medical Director and Supervising Partner from inception through 2009. He left the Bay Area in 2011 and moved to Bozeman where he worked as staff surgeon with Dr. Albrecht at Gallatin Veterinary Hospital. In 2012, he was recruited to start the surgery service at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center of Hawaii, the state’s first 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital. After 17 months on Oahu, he contracted island fever and moved to Arizona performing surgery at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, another multidisciplinary 24-hour hospital. During this time, he also provided locum surgery services in Bozeman, Anchorage and Honolulu. In the summer of 2018, he decided to return to Bozeman and focus on performing surgery here, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii, a move that feeds his fishing addiction and allows him to spend time in some pretty incredible places.

Dr. Sarah Hann

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sarah Hann graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and has worked at Gallatin Veterinary Hospital for the past seven years. Her professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. Dr. Hann is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and enjoys using this complimentary modality to help treat arthritis, control pain and restore wellness. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Hann competed twice for the United States at the Word Cross Country Championships and was a finalist in the Olympic Trials. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Hann loves to trail run, hike, and ski with her husband and their two dogs.

Dr. Jennifer Shinn

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Shinn is a 1997 graduate of Colorado State University Veterinary School. After an 18-year career in Colorado she moved to Bozeman in 2015. Montana was the perfect place to enjoy the outdoor life she enjoys with her husband, Greg. They are both diehard skiers in addition to their love of climbing, backpacking, hunting and cycling. She has two cats and a French Brittany named Possum. Dr. Shinn is also the head veterinarian at Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. She has a special interest in surgery and dentistry.

Dr. Michelle Pogge

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Michelle Pogge grew up in Butte, attended MSU for undergraduate school, and graduated from veterinary school at Colorado State University in 2011. She has worked as a veterinarian in Bozeman since 2011 and has been part of Gallatin Veterinary Hospital’s general practice since May of 2018. Dr Pogge loves being part of a team that offers more advanced care to pets from all over the state, and enjoys learning from the many specialists that see cases at the clinic.

Dr. Matthew Evans

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew graduated from The University of Texas before going to veterinary school at Oregon State University. While in school he was able to be a part of several trips overseas, which have greatly shaped his views on food security and the human-animal bond worldwide. After graduating he worked for several years in Helena coming to Bozeman and Gallatin Veterinary Hospital in 2017. People and relationships are what he enjoys most about being a vet. And Matthew is excited to get to know you and help with your pet’s health needs.

When not working he can be found wandering around the woods somewhere and is always being followed by a Chocolate Lab named Cody (who he thinks is the best dog there ever was).