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Ponderosa Veterinary Hospital
Kalispell, Montana

Job Description: Ponderosa Veterinary Hospital is a privately owned, well established mixed animal practice (90% small) in Kalispell, Montana near Glacier National Park. PVH takes pride in providing high-quality compassionate care to our patients.  Our facility is fully equipped with Heksa lab equipment, CR x-ray system, ultrasound, therapeutic laser, CO2 surgical laser, digital dental x-ray system, and endoscopy. As a hospital, we are involved in several community outreach projects. The hospital is owned by Drs. Brandon and K.C. Gates, graduates of Colorado State University.  Dr. K.C.'s special interests include dentistry, nutrition, internal medicine, geriatric pets, behavior, and soft-tissue surgery. Brandon's special interests include preventive medicine, infectious disease, urgent/critical care, hospice/palliative care, and integrative medicine (acupuncture, chiropractic, and therapeutic laser).

Extern responsibilities include assisting veterinarians in all of their daily duties to the degree that the extern feels comfortable. This will likely include outpatient appointments, surgery, dentistry, housecalls, performing diagnostics and treatments, restraint of animals, monitoring anesthesia, etc.  Due to the lack of specialists within close proximity, students may be exposed to a wide variety of cases and procedures.

Students are expected to be punctual, adhere to PVH's core values, maintain respectful and professional relationships with clients and staff, and actively participate in cases.

Faith Integration: We integrate our faith in the daily activities of the hospital through our interactions with our clients and staff by trying to model the "fruit of the Spirit": love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Our small staff includes both non-believers and Christians. We try to exemplify grace and forgiveness both in others and in ourselves. Opportunities to attend local church activities or Bible studies can be arranged.

Other notes: We enjoy teaching and mentoring students on a personal and professional level. We have three young children (two girls and a boy).  Housing available.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Dr. Brandon Gates
Phone: 406-752-7111