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 for your pet.
K.C. GATES, DVM, PHD
K.C. Gates grew up in the Flathead Valley, and is happy to be back home after many years away. She 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.
In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, which includes her husband Brandon, three kids, three dogs, two horses, and occasional foster pets.
BRANDON GATES, DVM, cVMA
Brandon Gates was born at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. He completed veterinary school at Colorado State University, in addition to advanced training in farm animal medicine and surgery and comparative theriogenology (animal reproduction) at Oklahoma State University. His special interests include reproduction (neonatology and obstetrics), preventive medicine, infectious disease, hospice/palliative care, and alternative medical therapies. He is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and is completing advanced certification in animal chiropractic.
In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, biking, fly fishing, playing sports, working with his German Shorthaired Pointer and Viszlas, and enjoying all the Flathead has to offer with his family.
Client Care Specialist
Registered Veterinary Technician