Support Staff

 

Technicians

 

Hilaree Fuchs, CVT

Hilaree grew up in Billings. Prior to earning her Certified Veterinary Technician title, she worked with exotic fowl and primates.  Hilaree has worked with animals since 1997, and has had 16 years of hands-on training and continuing education. During her free time, Hilaree enjoys horseback riding, camping and fishing with her family and friends.

Pets:¬† ¬† ¬†Journey and Tani¬† ‚Äď BoJacks

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Tuff ‚Äď a BoJack/Heeler mix

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Keena ‚Äď German Shepherd

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Shelby ‚Äď Domestic Shorthair

             Hemi РGerman Shepard

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Brut, Gracie, JW and Alyssa ‚Äď Horses

Interesting fact about Hilaree:  She has an identical twin sister.

Favorite quote:  Having kids is like being pecked to death by a duck.

                                                       -Quote on Hilaree’s mom’s wall.

 

Kate Greenwood

Kate GreenwoodKate was raised in Lafayette, IN.  Her job experiences range from working in bars to washing semi-trucks in an oilfield.  Prior to joining the Animal Clinic, Kate earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  When she is not working as a technician at the Clinic, Kate camps, fishes hikes, plays disc golf, snowboards, and plays Call of Duty.

Pets: Jake, blue heeler

         Rev, domestic shorthair

Interesting fact about Kate:  She has an identical twin sister.

Favorite quote: Nothing worth having comes easily.

                                                - Dr. Kelso (from Scrubs)

 

Angie Wolf

Angie

Angie was raised in Sheridan, Wyoming.¬† She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from MSU-B.¬†She also has specialized training with Kyon Veterinary Surgical Products. Angie has been a veterinary technician with the Animal Clinic of Billings since 2001. ¬† She is a great technician team leader and scheduler as well as a ‚Äėmiss-fix-it‚Äô (or ‚Äėmiss-call-who-can-fix-it‚Äô).¬† She loves working with the variety of dogs and cats that come through our practice.¬† Angie also enjoys participating in surgeries and orthopedics with Dr. Brown.¬† In her spare time, she spends summers at the race track with her husband.¬† She enjoys sleeping ;-) ¬†, dirt circle track racing with her husband, and driving her jeep.

Pets: Shiva ‚Äď Domestic Short Hair

          Chase РDomestic Long Hair

Interesting fact about Angie:  She is extremely hard working and will do anything she is asked (and do it well).

Favorite quote: Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

                                РJahzi, Mad Scientist Lyrics

 

New Technicians: Heidi DeGraftenreid, Hailee Toohey,  Misti McTeigue, and Brittany Guinard.

 

Wellness Assistants

 

Heather Marie Kovis

Heather grew up on 200 acres of wheat and cherries in Pasco, Washington, where she learned at a young age to change hand lines and wheel lines. She raised and showed sheep for ten years in 4-H and volunteered at a local veterinary clinic during high school.  Heather attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings and graduated with a degree in Literary Studies. She joined the Animal Clinic of Billings in 2007 as a kennel attendant and is now a veterinary assistant.  In her free time, Heather enjoys riding her pony, and hiking with her dogs, as well as working them in rally, agility, obedience trials, and canine nose work.

Pets: ¬†¬†Major ‚Äď German Shorthair Pointer

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Seamus ‚Äď Lab mix

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Gideon ‚Äď Miniature Poodle

            Agent Orange- King of the Felines

            Rockie РAppaloosa Gelding

Interesting fact about Heather:  She loves jewelry.

Favorite quote:¬† To err is human…¬†to forgive, canine

                                                                   РAnonymous

Linda Kreps-Burkhart

Linda grew up in Illinois, Indiana, and Montana. She started working with animals in 1979 by raising dogs for Beartooth Bassets. She and her husband, John, have lived all over the United States, where Linda received on-the-job training from six different veterinary facilities. Linda also owned a pet sitting service.  Linda and John moved back to Billings to be close to family.  Since 2007, Linda has worked with the Animal Clinic of Billings.  She possesses an incredible knack for calming nervous pets and enticing them to eat. When not working Linda is bird watching, tending to her gardens or camping.

Interesting fact about Linda:  She restored a 1967 Camaro RS that she purchased in 1975.

Pets: ¬†Willow ‚Äď Domestic Shorthair

Physical Rehabilitation Team

 

Kay Lynn Allen, Canine Physical Rehabilitation Practitioner 

Kay Lynn AllenKay Lynn grew up in Deaver, Wyoming.  She earned her Associate Degree in Science from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming and attended courses for canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee.  She has been with the Animal Clinic of Billings since 1996. In her spare time, Kay Lynn loves barrel racing and riding horses.  She also enjoys driving her daughters all over the west to compete in rodeos.

Pets:   Blaze- Australian Shepard mix

            Captain РBorder Collie

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Monty ‚Äď Horse

            Foxy РHorse

Interesting fact about Kay Lynn: She is an avid reader. Her favorite author is Nicholas sparks.

Favorite quotes:

 (1) There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

                                                       РRoger Staubach

 (2) You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

                                                          РWayne Gretzky

 

 Katie Allen

Katie was raised on the outskirts of Billings. She is currently pursuing a physical education degree from Montana State University-Billings and working with her mom in the physical rehabilitation department of the Animal Clinic of Billings. When she is not at the Clinic, Katie is barrel racing or attending college.

Pets: ¬† Nikita ‚Äď Quarter Horse

          Tex РQuarter Horse

          Mo РBlack lab

          Amos РHound mix

Interesting fact about Katie: When she was young, Katie was bitten in the eye by a dog and had to undergo eye surgery.  Had the surgery been unsuccessful, Katie’s eye would have constantly produced tears. The procedure was successful and Katie still loves dogs.

Favorite quote:  All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you, something great will come of it.

   РMatt Damon as the character Benjamin Mee, from the 2011 film, We Bought a     Zoo

 

Laura Moore (No picture/info at this time)

 

Receptionists

 

Connie Lynn (no picture/info @ this time)

 Trysten Conway

Trysten

Trysten was raised in Billings and attended MSU-Bozeman for one year.   Prior to joining our reception team, she worked in a movie theater, at Office Depot and in childcare.  When she is not working, Trysten reads, goes to movies and hangs out with her family and friends.

¬†Pets:¬†¬†¬† Anakin ‚Äď Golden Retriever

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Snoopy ‚Äď Terrier, Corgi Mix

            Shilo РLab/heeler mix

Interesting fact about Trysten: She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was four-years-old.

NEW RECEPTIONIST: Natasha McMillan

Grooming

 

Donna Rae Alexander

Donna RaeDonna Rae Alexander is a professional dog groomer and a graduate with honors from the Montana School of Professional Dog Grooming. She grew up on in a small ranching and farming community in northern Montana, where she graduated from Havre High School.  Donna Rae obtained a two-year business degree from the University of Massachusetts. Her background includes serving as petty officer SK3 with the United States Naval Reserve and a life-long study of dogs. Alexander holds lifetime memberships with the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States.  In her free time, she camps, fishes, and hikes.

Pets: ¬† ¬†Dolly Anne ‚Äď Ninth Generation German Shepherd

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Rebel July ‚Äď Ninth Generation German Shepherd

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Christopher James ‚Äď Lhasa/Poodle Mix ‚Äď Rescue Dog

Interesting fact about Donna Rae:  Donna Rae won a teen rodeo buckle in bareback bronc riding and blue ribbons in barrel racing and pole bending.

Favorite quote:   Treat others as you wish to be treated.

Kennel Staff

 

Tonya Oberg

Pets: Boomer – Mix

Lexi Heffel

Pets: Cinnamon – Chow mix

Tasha Lopez

Pets: Cats

Brenna Haskins

Pets:

Marketing/Customer Outreach

 

Kathleen Benoit Whiteley  

Kathleen has been a client of the Animal Clinic of Billings since it first opened in 1981.  When the opportunity came up in February 2012 to work with us, she jumped at the chance.  Kathleen’s background is in public relations, special event coordination, journalism, strategic planning, and raising dogs, cats, and kids.  She is a fervid supporter of arts and literacy.  Kathleen loves her family, her friends, her animals, and a sumptuous gourmet meal.  Currently, she serves on the boards of the Alberta Bair Theater and Young Families Early Head Start.  Kathleen’s passions are reading, writing, and cooking along with playing the piano (badly) and living in the country with her husband, Craige Whiteley, blacksmith extraordinaire.

Pets:  Benjamin РAiredale/Border Collie Mix

           Waldo РEnglish Border Terrier

          Vincent  Orange Shadow РDomestic Shorthair Male Cat

One interesting thing about Kathleen:  She is addicted to disaster films.

Favorite Quote:¬† ‚ÄúYou humans are at your very best when things are at their worst.‚ÄĚ

                                                               РJeff Bridges, Starman

Accounting

 

Bonnie Kinsfather

Bonnie 3

Bonnie has been involved in the veterinary field since about 1978.  Bonnie grew up west of Billings where her family farmed.  She attended Montana State University in Bozeman and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Production. She joined the Animal Clinic of Billings in 1990. Bonnie and her husband farm west of Billings. They have two adult children, Rebecca and Jason (who is married to Jennifer). In her free time, Bonnie spends her summers working in her garden and yard and spends her winters reading.

Pets:  Tess- Border Collie

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Chester ‚Äď Domestic Short Hair¬†

           Tucker РDomestic Short Hair

Interesting fact about Bonnie: She sings in the church choir.

Favorite Quote: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

                                                                  РEdmund Burke