November 23, 2016

Dr. Ken Brown, DVM

Kenneth Dale Brown, DVM

Veterinarian, Orthopedic Surgery and Clinician
  • Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings Founder, Owner and Hospital Director.
  • Former President & Member of the Montana State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Life membership with Montana VMA (Veterinary Medical Association). 
  • Active Member of the AVMA, and the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS).


“I find working with caring pet owners and providing emergency to advanced care for injured patients with our outstanding staff of doctors and assistants the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my job.”

                                                                                                                      – Dr. Ken Brown, DVM


  • Advanced Spinal Surgery
  • Slocum TPLO Certification for ACH, CRCL injury
  • TTA-KYON-Swiss for Cranial Cruciate Deficient Stifle
  • BFX Total Hip
  • PAUL Procedure for Elbow Dysplasia
  • Arthroscopy
  • SOP for Bone Fractures and Spinal Stabilization
  • Zurich Cementless Total Hip Replacement (THR)
  • Interlocking Nail Bone Fracture Repair
  • KE – Complete and Hybrid External Fixation
  • Masters Level Advanced Osteotomy for ALD limb straightening
  • Advanced Bone Fracture Repair
  • Joint Fusion [Arthrodesis]
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease – IVDD Surgery & Medical MGMT


Dr. Ken Brown, a third generation Montana native, performed his undergraduate work at Montana State University Bozeman. He graduated veterinary school in 1975 with a B.S. in Veterinary Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. Dr. Brown completed multiple externships and practiced in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Hawaii and California before returning to his beloved home of Montana with the dream of owning and operating his own Veterinary Hospital. Working in emergency and surgery practices in California and Denver provided the opportunity to develop and improve the necessary skills for his lifelong veterinary passion – providing care and surgery for injured animals. In 1981, Dr. Brown founded the Animal Clinic of Billings. Later, Dr. Brown expanded the medical facility into two separate, procedure-specific practices by building an additional state of the art surgical center called The Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings.

In 2014, The Consumer Research Council of America awarded Dr. Brown with the prestigious honor of being named one of the top Veterinarians in the United States of America. As founder, owner, hospital director, clinician and surgeon, Dr. Brown’s special interests include care of injury and advanced orthopedic surgery.

In 2004, as part of the Animal Clinic and Animal Surgery Clinic expansion, Dr. Brown built the first underwater canine physical rehabilitation therapy, (PRT) and Veterinary Laser Treatment Center for dogs in the state of Montana. Additionally, Dr. Brown became the first veterinarian in Montana to successfully provide Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy to veterinary patients.

Dr. Brown and his wife Cathy after opening the Animal Clinic of Billings in 1981

The Animal Clinic of Billings and The Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings have partnered with Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Pima Veterinary Technician School to serve as a trusted and reliable educational source for their internship programs. Veterinary students are offered the opportunity to earn credit towards their diploma, and gain valuable real-world experience by working side by side as an apprentice to the Animal Clinic of Billings’s talented staff of veterinarians.


The Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings now employs a full time staff of 30 skilled, talented and friendly individuals, including four additional veterinarians that help manage the high volume of complex surgical cases referred by dozens of other veterinary clinics throughout Montana and the surrounding states.



“I am a multigenerational native Montanan who loves to work, but cherishes spending free time with my family, animals and doing out-door activities. My wife Cathy and I have four grown children, Taylor, Hannah, Maddy and Guthrie and in addition to Billings, we have roots in Glasgow/the Fort Peck Area and the Flathead.