Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic is a full service medical and surgical facility located 60 miles southwest of Billings at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains in beautiful Red Lodge, Montana. Our team ensures that we offer state-of-the art, compassionate and safe care to all of our patients.
At Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic, we focus on equine sports medicine and surgery with an emphasis on the treatment of lameness and podiatry health issues. We are also a full service small animal hospital offering comprehensive care in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. In addition, we offer bovine veterinary service to the area.
Red Lodge Veterinary clinic offers large animal ambulatory service and 24 hour large animal and small animal emergency care to the greater Red Lodge Community.
Casey Gruber, DVM
Casey is a Montana native from Joliet and graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a one year internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, CA. Dr. Gruber joined Moore Equine Veterinary Centre in Calgary, Alberta in 2009 where he served as an associate veterinarian for 6 years. In 2015, Dr. Gruber returned to Montana along with his family and acquired ownership of Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic. His clinical interests include equine lameness and medicine, podiatry and pre-purchase evaluations. Dr. Gruber also enjoys providing bovine and small animal veterinary service to the area.
Dominique Gruber, CVT – Practice Manager.
Dominique grew up on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. At 15 years of age she started her career in the veterinary industry at a small animal practice on the Sunshine Coast. Since then she has gained experience in multiple private veterinary practices. In 2012, she graduated from Thompson Rivers University as a registered veterinary technician. Her professional interests include canine and feline nutrition counseling, dentistry and preventative care. Dominique has shown Andalusian horses in Canada and the US and traveled around North America as a show-jumping groom. Dominique and Casey have three children together and spend their ‘down time’ hiking, skiing, and exploring the many beautiful areas around Red Lodge.
Donna O. – Receptionist
Donna, originally from California, joined Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic in May of 2019. She is a very welcoming and friendly addition to our team! She meets and greets every client who walks in the door with a big smile. Donna first entered the receptionist field following the birth of her youngest child in 1995. Donna brings valuable experience to our team through her many years working as a technician, receptionist and manager in various practices.
Donna prefers customer service and is happy to have returned to the receptionist position because she finds it fulfilling to see very sick pets recover and go home healthy and happy with their owners. At home, Donna cares for a Himalayan cat, a Domestic Short Hair cat, a Shih Tzu, and a Queensland Blue Heeler.
Kristen G. – Veterinary Technician
Kristen grew up in Montana and graduated from Bridger High School. Kristen attended Northwest College in Powell, WY and graduated with a degree in animal science.
Following college Kristen worked at a dairy farm in Wyoming where she gained valuable experience working with cattle. She resides in Bridger on her family farm where she has raised horses, cattle, goats, sheep and pigs. We are thrilled to have Kristen join our team at Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic!
Dana S. – Veterinary Technician
Dana came to us from Texas A & M, where she worked as an equine and food animal veterinary technician. Dana brings a wealth of knowledge with her and is a very compassionate person who makes our clients and patients feel comfortable even in the most stressful situations.
Chelsea Burke – 4th year Veterinary Student
Chelsea Burke, is a 4th year veterinary student completing her clinical year at the University of Illinois. She’s completing a 3 week externship at our practice this month. Originally from South Dakota around the Black Hills, her plan is to head back to that area for work at a mixed animal practice once she completes veterinary school
Chessa Brown – Pre-Vet Summer Student
Chessa, originally from California, is attending the University of Illinois completing her pre-veterinary degree. She plans on applying to veterinary school next year. She will be working with us until August of this Summer.
Alyssa Thormalen – Veterinary Assistant
Alyssa grew up in Montana and graduated from Belfry High School. She grew up on a farm, working with sheep, cattle and horses. She has always had a passion for animal care and is currently studying at Northwest College, in Powell Wyoming. She has also spent many years involved in 4-H and FFA through career development events and showing her animals. She also has six cats, three dogs, one rabbit, four horses and numerous cattle and sheep. In her free time, she enjoys showing her cattle, barrel racing and spending time with family and friends.