Dr. Rob BrunerBig Sky Pet Center
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. Sonya WhiteleyBig Sky Pet Center
Dr. Sonya Whiteley has been an important part of Big Sky Pet Center’s medical team for 12 years. She earned her DVM at Colorado State University in 1984 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. With her knowledge of complementary and alternative medical treatments we offer an integrative approach to keeping your pet whole, happy and healthy!
Dr. Angel DavisBig Sky Pet Center
Dr. Davis has been practicing Veterinary medicine for 13 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 7 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.
Michaela is our head receptionist that has been with us for five years. She was born and raised here in Billings and has always had a dog or cat in the house. She has painted some murals in our dog suites and manages our Facebook and Website pages. In her down time she enjoys painting, walking her dogs, snuggling her cats and catching up on sunshine!
Tara joined our team in September. She was born and raised in Billings and has recently moved back after twenty years of being gone. Her family always had cats and/or dogs. She served in the military for nine years doing admin/reception type work and enjoys working with people. In her off time she takes long walks with her dogs, reads, and loves playing word games on her phone.
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Jill has been a phenomenal Lead Veterinarian Technician with us for almost six years. She was born in Havre but raised here in Billings. She has always loved animals and has worked around horses and dogs for most of her life. In her time away from work she can be found outdoors; camping, rafting, and fishing with her husband and their two Boston Terriers and Heeler mix.
Nicole is one of our awesome Vet Techs that has been here for about five years. She went through the Penn Foster Vet Assistant Program to get her certification. She was born in Ohio and moved here about eight years ago. In her down time you will find her out camping and fishing with her dogs: Sadj, her boxer (pictured below, but passed away a few months ago) and M, her Mastiff.
Trysten is one of our new vet techs that would love to eventually be a veterinarian herself. She basically had her own zoo growing up consisting of Macaws, Turtles, Iguanas, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Dogs, Cats, Chickens and Horses! She loves to go on hikes with her dogs, watch movies and spend time with family when she isn’t here helping animals.
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Kalli is our Boarding Supervisor that has been with us for about three years now! She was a manager at a Humane Society and was also in charge of the Sturgis Police Animal Shelter. She loves all animals and was raised with a variety of pets, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, and hamsters. In her off time she enjoys the great outdoors by camping, fishing, being a little girls soccer coach and a Girl Scout Leader!
Michelle was born and raised right here in Billings, MT. She always had a pet while growing up but seemed to be more of a dog lover. Lily is her Min Pin mix who is the apple of her eye! She loves to go for walks in the park with her and watch movies cuddled up together on the couch.
Lexy was born in Havre and grew up in Billings and Whitefish. While growing up she had three dogs, four cats, and two fish! She is wanting to become a Veterinarian when she is done with school and is excited to get her foot in the door to work here. Her normal days consist of working two jobs and cheer leading, along with homework from high school and some college, as well as Ski club because she loves to snowboard. She enjoys playing with her Great Dane puppy and cuddling with her fat cat.