Image by Steven Cordes

WHO WE ARE

Ponderosa Veterinary Hospital has been in the practice of veterinary health care in Kalispell since 1985. We have an enthusiastic and caring team ready to respond to the growing needs of our community and their beloved pets. We value long-term relationships with our clients and their pets, and strive to provide high quality, personalized care.

 

Contact us today to set up an appointment!

 
Image by Rohan Makhecha

BRANDON GATES, DVM, cVMA, CIVCA

BRANDON GATES, DVM, CVMA, CIVCA

Veterinarian

Brandon Gates was born at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. He received his degree in Animal Science and completed veterinary school at Colorado State University. He also completed an internship in livestock medicine and surgery and continued into a residency in comparative theriogenology (animal reproduction) at Oklahoma State University. His special interests include reproduction (neonatology and obstetrics), preventive medicine, infectious disease, hospice/palliative care, and integrative medical therapies. He is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and animal chiropractic through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. 

 

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, biking, fly fishing, playing sports, working with his Viszlas, and enjoying all the Flathead has to offer with his family.   

 
Cat Eyes

K.C. GATES, DVM, PHD

Veterinarian

K.C. Gates grew up in the Flathead Valley, and is happy to be back home after many years away. She received her undergraduate degree at Darmouth College and completed veterinary school at Colorado State University, in addition to a PhD in reproductive physiology. She has special interests in dentistry, nutrition, geriatric pets, behavior, and surgery, and is a Certified Pet Nutrition Coach.


In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, which includes her husband Brandon, three kids, three dogs, two horses, one cat who rules them all, and occasional foster pets.

MEET OUR SUPERHEROES

Nickole.jpg

NICKOLE BLAKE

Lead Client Service Representative

69060242_791040431298386_732767198177027

AMANDA MACKELPRANG

Veterinary Technician

12107934_10207228991270756_7567732215233
Good%20Boy%20Doin%20an%20Explore_edited.

ASHLEY MILLIRON

RACHEL MANGEL

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant

 
Kids with Capes

MEET OUR SUPERHEROES

ELIZABETH_edited.png

ELIZABETH HERZBERG

Client Service Representative

emmao_edited.jpg

EMMA SIMPSON

Veterinary Assistant

17758554_10154467640420036_5196977646348

SQUISH McFLUFFINS

Chief Feline Officer (retired)