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    Earl Ellingson DVM

    'For 15 years, emergency surgery has been my passion.  Saving the life of a pet is very rewarding.'

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 2005

    BS Animal Science, Montana State University, 2001

    Dr. Ellingson has worked at Pet Emergency Center since 2007.  His professional interests include emergency medicine/surgery and anytime that he can make a bad situation better for an animal.  Dr. Ellingson has a passion for using his skills in veterinary medicine to serve animal populations and people in isolated areas of the world through education and programs designed to improve animal health and prevent zoonotic disease.  He has 4 children and a Jack Russel Terrier named Siesil.  When not working, Dr. Ellingson enjoys adventures in the great outdoors by hiking and climbing state highpoints, backpacking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing and snow camping.  He also enjoys gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family.

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    Emma Montross DVM

    'I’m passionate about seeing happy outcomes for beloved family pets.'

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2021

    Graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Emma Montross has returned home to Missoula and Pet Emergency Center where she worked as a veterinary technician prior to attending veterinary school.  

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    Brian Montross DVM

    'At Pet Emergency Center I get to manage complicated medical cases every day which makes my day challenging and meaningful!'

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2021

    Graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Brian Montross is passionate about emergency veterinary medicine and surgery and delivers positive outcomes for patients in a compassionate and caring way.  In his free time he enjoys spending time in the backcountry experiencing all that Montana has to offer. 


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    Beth, Veterinary Technician

    Beth has been a vet tech for 11 years. She moved to Missoula with her husband and 7 year old son. She currently has three dogs: Adam, Bean, and Oatmeal, and 1 cat: Dudley. Her love of animals and science makes working at PEC a perfect fit, and she looks forward to continuing her career in veterinary medicine.

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    Lillian, Veterinary Technician

    Lilian has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, and plans to continue onto vet school. She loves being outside, making artwork, and working with animals. She enjoys working at PEC because “we have such a fun, supportive staff. I love being able to support people and their pets in difficult times.”

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    Miaja, Veterinary Technician

    Miaja has been working as a veterinary technician for 12 years. She has 4 small dogs, rabbits, a chinchilla, and a cat. She loves working at PEC because she has a passion for helping animals!

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    Khloe, Veterinary Technician

    Khloe has two dogs named Penni and Phinn, two ferrets named Phoebe and Pebbles, a tortoise named Turbo Phlash, and over 40 fish and 100 houseplants! She enjoys working at PEC because she loves assisting in surgery and helping critical patients.

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    Cheryl, Veterinary Technician

    Cheryl has been working in the veterinary industry as a receptionist, kennel attendant, veterinary technician, and office manager for the last 21 years. She has a French bulldog named Loafie and a cat named Yeti. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, being on the water, hanging out with friends and family, and playing with her dog. She is proud to work at PEC because “I think we truly represent quality care and compassion for our patients and their owners. I know we will do everything to help the pet in need.” 

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    Ella, Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Ella has two cats named Chicken and Pickle, and a dog named Beef. She enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family, and going on adventures. She enjoys working at PEC because helping people and their animals brings her joy.

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    Beth, Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Beth has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. She has a rescue dog named Ranger who is her best friend! She likes hiking, camping, rock climbing, and horseback riding. She enjoys working at PEC because “I believe we are always doing right by the animals that we serve and I love learning about veterinary medicine.”

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    Stacey, Practice Manager

    Stacey has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Humboldt State University, and 20 years of managerial experience. Her hobbies include swimming, reading, listening to podcasts, taking long walks, watching movies at the Roxy, and spending time with her kids and friends. She has a 10 year old Boston Terrier named Lucy. She likes working at PEC because she can help our staff be the best team they can be!

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    Kaitlyn, Administrative Assistant

    Kaitlyn has a Bachelor of Arts in English and owns an 8 month old kitten named Geranium, as well as 10 small fish. In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring the area, spending time with friends, and cleaning. She likes working at PEC because she loves being around animals and learning new things outside of her field.

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    Stacy, Lead CSR

    Stacy is a Montana native who joined the PEC team in May of 2021. She has over 18 years of experience serving clients in the veterinary field, and also has a passion for rescuing kittens and small critters. Her pets consist of 6 cats, 5 chickens, and an airedale mix dog named Sully. She likes working at PEC because “there is nothing more rewarding than helping clients and their animals.”

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    Chloe, CSR

    Chloe has two chihuahua and dachshund mixes named Charles and Penny, a cat named George, a ball python named Tina, and two rats named Master Shifu and Master Splinter. In her free time, she enjoys visiting local shelters to spend time with pets up for adoption, as well as knitting and crafting. She likes working at PEC because she can contribute to an environment focused on helping and caring for animals.

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    Katy, CSR

    Katy’s main passion is horses and dressage. When she was younger, she had a successful career showing dogs at conformation shows. At home, she has a mini dachshund named Jojo, a mini pinscher named Prudence, and a mini schnauzer/chihuahua mix named Sophie. She likes working at PEC because she truly enjoys customer service and being around people with the same interests as her.

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