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Sentinel Veterinary Specialists & EmergencySentinel Veterinary Specialists & Emergency

Phone: (406) 218‑2800
Address: 1704 S Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59801
Email: info@sentinelvse.com

Exceptional Veterinary Services with a Kind Heart

We are a team of board-certified specialists, highly trained emergency doctors and top veterinary professionals dedicated to providing world-class medicine and care. We aim to be an integral part of Western Montana’s veterinary community, caring for patients that need extra attention and an after-hours presence.

Meet Our Staff

Our Staff

Stefani

Stefani
Technician

Stefani is an Licensed Veterinary Technician and Michigan native who moved to Missoula in October 2018. She has been in the veterinary profession for 10+ years and although she loves all animals, she has a special fondness and adoration for cats! Stefani is passionate about Emergency Medicine and is currently pursuing her Specialty Degree (VTS) in Emergency and Critical Care. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, Oliver.

Morgan
Technician

Morgan moved to Missoula from western Washington in the fall of 2021 to further her career. Prior to that, she worked at a general practice veterinary clinic for a little over 2 years. She grew up in 4-h and FFA showing cattle. She is currently going to school to become a licensed technician. In her free time, she likes to go on adventures with her dog, Tilly Moo and horse, Coal.

Ciara

Ciara
Technician

Ciara grew up in Western Washington and has been working as a technician since 2017. She has worked in general practice as well as emergency. Ciara’s professional interests include animal behavior and stress management in a hospital setting, soft tissue surgery and emergency triage. She will soon be attending veterinary school and someday hopes to have her own practice. Ciara has three of her best friends here with her– her border collie mix, Maya, her cat, Onyx, and her paint horse, Stratus. Together they enjoy dog agility, horse showing and hiking.

Toni

Toni
Technician

Toni has been a tech for 18 years in Texas, Washington and Montana. Her passions are exotics and surgery. She lives on a small farm in St. Ignatius where they raise sheep, geese, goats, ducks, turkeys and chickens. She also has 5 dogs, 4 cats and rabbit named Bunny White.

Vanessa

Vanessa
Technician

Demetrius
Technician

Katie

Katie
Technician

Katie has been in veterinary medicine for almost 12 years. She enjoys being a part of a field that allows her to challenge herself in many aspects, all while helping those who cannot help themselves. Honing technical skills and applying practical skills alongside intelligent, caring and funny coworkers is the icing on the cake.

Michaella

Michaella
Technician

Michaella moved from Colorado to Montana in fall of 2019. She recently completed her associates of applied science and is a certified veterinary technician. Michaella has experience in the field with small animals, exotic pets, and even some wildlife. Her passion for emergency care brought her back to Sentinel after graduating. She is fear free certified and certified for basic and advanced life support. She hopes to continue her work in the veterinary field for many years to come and is very excited to see what the future holds for her. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys painting, exploring, or picking up a new hobby altogether.

Shelby
Technician

Shelby has been working in the veterinary field close to three years now. She has experience with small and large animal medicine. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in January of 2021 and has become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Shelby has an interest in becoming a specialist in either equine nursing or emergency critical care. She spends her free time hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. She has two dogs, a cat, and a leopard gecko at home.

Shellina

Shellina
Technician

Shellina started her career in veterinary medicine when she left Montana and moved to Texas. She returned to Montana in November 2019 and now has nearly 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. She is particularly interested in equine medicine and emergency and critical care. Shellina enjoys riding horses or spending time outdoors with her two dogs Pandora and Zodiac when not at work.

Aliedra (Alie)

Aliedra (Alie)
Technician

Alie has been working in veterinary medicine since 2014. She continued on to achieve her Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2017, and graduated as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2019. A few of her professional interests include the human-animal bond, anesthesiology, emergency/critical care, orthopedics, multimodal pain management, and exemplary patient care. Alie’s future plans include completing a bachelor’s degree as a Veterinary Technologist and specializing in either emergency/critical care medicine, anesthesiology, or both!

Shelby

Shelby
Technician

Shelby has been working in the veterinary field for the past three years and has experience with small and large animal medicine. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in January of 2021 and has become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Shelby is interested in becoming a specialist in either equine nursing or emergency critical care. She spends her free time hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. She has two dogs, a cat, and a leopard gecko at home.

Elizabeth
Technician

Liz is a Missoula native that has just recently returned to the area. She grew up riding horses and showing cattle in 4H. At home she has two rambunctious young sons and a lot of animals to keep her busy. She loves to read, knit, hike and bake in her off time. She also loves to travel and try new things. If you see her out and about with her two dogs, The Old Man and Doug, say hello!

Jodie

Jodie
Technician

Jodie is a licensed technician & has been working in veterinary medicine for 9 years now. In the veterinary field her passions lie in anesthesiology & surgery. Jodie loves to get out & adventure with her dogs, ride dirt bikes with her husband, & spend time with friends.

Sigourney

Sigourney
Technician

Sigourney graduated from veterinary technician school in Spring of 2020 and moved to Montana to pursue her bachelors degree in Animal Science. Growing up she was involved in 4-H. She has a 16 year old cat named Smudge and is interested in large animal medicine, emergency, and cardiology. In her free time she likes baking, being outdoors, and learning new skills to better herself.

Arianne

Arianne
Assistant

Linda
Assistant

Linda has long loved animals and has worked as a certified dog trainer and certified medication technician before becoming a veterinary assistant at Sentinel. When not at work, she and her husband of 42 years embark on woodworking projects and spend time with their three sons and two grandsons. 

Natasha
Assistant

Chesney

Chesney
CSC/Assistant

Chesney grew up in western Washington and attended college at Oregon State University where she quickly learned she wanted to work with animals, specifically cattle and horses. She bounced around working at various cattle ranches where she met her husband. She and her husband married in Montana where they now have three children. They feel at home here with their “herd” of dogs and kids!

Maggie
CSC/Assistant

Maggie is a fourth year Wildlife biology student at UM. She has worked in veterinary medicine for about two years and loves getting to meet all of the animals and learning their personalities. When not working she likes to go hiking, backpacking, and biking with her black lab Opal.

Ivan

Ivan
CSC

Ivan knows that we all grow up in different situations, and his circumstances led him to be a kind, caring individual. He loves getting to be there for people when they need help most, when their best friend is sick and they need someone to lean on. He works at Sentinel so that people can have a reassuring voice to keep their hearts and minds whole if their world starts to crumble.

Kate

Kate
CSC

Kate has worked coordinating care for both humans and dogs for many years now. After retiring from a successful career in healthcare & human services, she’s enjoyed the fast pace at Sentinel Veterinary. As a passionate animal lover - ask her about her dogs! She loves getting to meet new and returning clients every day. When Kate isn’t at work, she’s spending time outside hiking and walking with her Corgi, Bart, and teaching her grandsons how to have fun!

Michelle

Michelle
CSC

Michelle has worked in the human medical field for 20 years. She loves animals and decided the time was right to expand her medical knowledge by helping animals.

Sarah

Sarah
CSC

Sarah has a degree in Anthropology and an extensive background in law, technical writing, and administrative services. She has also worked as an EMT for ~3 years on the ambulance in Missoula. She loves animals of all shapes and sizes, so Sentinel is a natural fit for her!

Violet

Violet
CSC

Violet recently moved from Kansas City to Missoula to pursue a career in real estate. Her heart has always been with animals, so she decided to work somewhere that brings her fulfillment and happiness until she is ready for the next chapter of her life. Her pride and joy are her dog, Penni, and her cat, Frankenstein.