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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!

 
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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, toxicoloty, hospice/palliative care, and integrative medical therapies. He is certified in animal chiropractic through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and veterinary medical acupuncture through CuraCore Veterinary Academy. 

 

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

 
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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

C.J. BUSK

Client Service Representative

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AMANDA MACKELPRANG

Veterinary Assistant

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ASHLEE MILLIRON

RACHEL MANGEL

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant

 
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BRITANI PRINCE

Veterinary Assistant

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LAUREN WELLS

Client Service Representative

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SQUISH McFLUFFINS

Chief Feline Officer (retired)

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SHIANN MALLOY 

Veterinary Assisstant