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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.

  • Emma Montross DVM
    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.  

  • Brian Montross DVM
    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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    Hannah Hildebrand-Bergman DVM

    Doctor Hildebrand-Bergman has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from University of Minnesota. Her hobbies include cross stitching, reading, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband, Chris. Her favorite animal is a duck. She enjoys working at PEC to help patients in their time of need. “Knowing we can make a difference brings joy to my day. Our staff members want to help the patients and will go out of their way to do what’s best for the animal we are seeing, no matter the circumstance.”

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    Tyler, Veterinary Technician

    Tyler has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and owns a 1 year old tuxedo cat named Howl. His favorite part about working at PEC is “The clients who truly just want what is best for their animals. Animals can't help themselves so seeing people go above and beyond for those who cannot help themselves always amazes me. Also seeing animals come in sick and leave happy and healthy is priceless.”

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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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    Anthony, Veterinary Technician

    Anthony owns 53 snakes, 3 birds, 7 lizards, 9 tarantulas, and 3 dogs named Zeus, Venus, and Persephone. His passion is working with reptiles and aggressive-presenting dogs. He plans to go to veterinary school, focusing on reptile and avian medicine. He enjoys working at the PEC because he can help people and their pets during their most stressful and scary moments. 

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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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    Ruby, Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Ruby has volunteered over 150 hours of her time at the Humane Society of Western Montana and is Fear Free Shelters Certified. She has a ten year old lab mix named Bleu, who she adopted in 2012. She likes working at PEC “because of the staff, positive environment, and opportunity to gain valuable experience in the veterinary field as I hope to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine!”

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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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    Jennifer, Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Jenn has worked in the veterinary field for 7 years. She has a 3 month old rescue puppy named Pomona, who is an American bulldog/Siberian husky mix. Outside of work, she loves spending time outdoors fishing, boating, and foraging as well as knitting, baking, and training her puppy. She loves working at PEC because she can use her experience and skills to help save animals!

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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 Receptionist

    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, Receptionist

    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.

Office Hours

Open every night and 24 hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Monday

5:30 pm - 8:00 am

Tuesday

5:30 pm - 8:00 am

Wednesday

5:30 pm - 8:00 am

Thursday

5:30 pm - 8:00 am

Friday

Open 24 hrs.

Saturday

Open 24 hrs.

Sunday

Open 24 hrs.

Monday
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
Friday
Open 24 hrs.
Saturday
Open 24 hrs.
Sunday
Open 24 hrs.

Contact Us

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