Meet The Doctors

Dr. Rob Bruner III, DVM:

Owner/Chief Veterinarian Dr. Rob Bruner grew up around animals and veterinary medicine. His father was a longtime veterinarian in Harlowton, Montana. Pursuing a love of medicine, Dr. Rob graduated from the University of Montana, then served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Malawi (Africa) for more than two years. After graduating from Colorado State University’s Veterinary Medicine & Biological Science program in 2000, he practiced for three years at an all-animal clinic in Flagstaff, Arizona. In 2003, he brought his new bride, Cynthia, back to the state he loves. Dr. Rob and Cynthia developed a plan for a small animal clinic that would meet all the needs of small animals in a compassionate environment, and in 2005 they built Big Sky Pet Center. At home Dr. Rob is surrounded by animals and a couple two-legged critters (Kyra and Ret), and no matter what time of year it is, when he’s not home you can bet he’s fishing.

Dr. Rob has designed his facility to educate and welcome all family members. Creating a comfortable calm environment for your pets will help ease the ‘going to the doctor.’ jitters; and your two legged children can play or watch a movie in the play room that is visible from one of our exam rooms.

Dr. Angel Davis, DVM:

Big Sky Pet Center is proud to welcome Dr. Angel Davis to our team.

Dr. Davis has been practicing Veterinary medicine for 10 years with a special interest in feline medicine and surgery.

Originally from Minnesota, she moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the age of 19 to work as a Wrangler and drove a team of Clydesdale horses for sleigh rides. She then moved to Arizona and worked as a “Hot Shot”, fighting wild land fires for a season. After having her “out west” adventures, she returned to Minnesota and earned her DVM at the University of Minnesota college of Veterinary medicine in 2005. After graduation she owned a mixed animal practice in Minnesota and traveled on weekends to Fargo North Dakota to serve as a Veterinarian at the horse racetrack. After doing this for numerous years, the “west” started to call her name and she moved to Montana, where she has lived for 4 years now.

In her spare time Dr. Davis enjoys the outdoors, riding her horses in the mountains, and spending time with her animals and family members in Bozeman, Montana. Her animal family is made up of Labrador Retrievers that are bird hunters, as well as hunt test and field trial competitors. She also has horses, Alpacas, and cats that keep her busy when she is not taking care of patients at Big Sky Pet Center.

Dr. Sonya Whiteley, DVM:

Dr. Sonya Whiteley has been an important part of Big Sky Pet Center’s medical team for 8 years.

She earned her DVM at Colorado State University in 1984 and has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years. In 1993 she began her studies of alternative and complementary veterinary medicine. This type of veterinary medicine focuses on treating the whole animal, and using all appropriate therapeutic options to achieve optimal wellness for your pet. She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association, and has earned certification in the practice of acupuncture.

With her extensive knowledge of integrative veterinary medicine she offers alternatives to the usage of traditional western medicine alone. She takes a comprehensive approach to Veterinary medicine that combines the best of conventional western medicine with complementary and alternative therapies such as: acupuncture, cold laser therapy, herbal remedies, and various other homeopathic treatments.

We feel truly fortunate to have Dr. Whiteley as part of our staff here at Big Sky Pet Center. With her knowledge of complementary and alternative medical treatments we offer an integrative approach to keeping your pet whole, happy and healthy!