Dr. kathy Quigley
Dr. Quigley earned an undergraduate BS degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska in 1978, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1983 from Washington State University. She spent her childhood years in California, but left when she was 18 years old, and has lived in a variety of places since then including Colorado, Maryland, Alaska, Idaho and Germany.
Dr. Quigley’s veterinary career has been quite varied. She has owned and operated a small animal practice in Moscow, Idaho, worked as a clinician in a small animal AAHA practice in western Maryland, and was the first on site staff veterinarian for Heart of the Valley, a position she left in 2007 to open the Snip Veterinary Clinic.
In addition, Dr. Quigley spent 14 years as the staff veterinarian for a nonprofit organization called the Hornocker Wildlife Institute, where she was their lead field veterinarian. There she monitored the health status and disease threats for wild carnivore populations including Siberian tigers, Asiatic black bears, and brown bears in the Russian Far East, and cougars, wolverines, black bears and Swift fox in North America. She also taught American and Russian field biologists, and Russian veterinarians how to safely capture, immobilize, radio collar, collect biologic samples and release wild carnivores.
Dr. Quigley has one daughter, Allyson, who is presently attending college in North Carolina. The rest of the family consists of two dogs – Dobby and Piper, three cats – Squeaker, Sabie and Preston, and two horses – Dancer and Pete. In her spare time, Dr. Quigley loves hiking, running in the woods, dancing, listening to music and traveling. She has also written and published a children’s book.
Dr. laura Rosenthal
Dr. Rosenthal earned her BS degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2000, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. During her undergraduate study she was the starting first baseman for the Virginia Tech Softball team as well as member of Alpha Psi, a biology honors society. She spent her early years in Maryland but since college has called several states home, including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Northern Virginia, and Montana.
Dr. Rosenthal’s veterinary career has been focused on small animal medicine and surgery. She most enjoys fostering the human-animal bond between her clients and their beloved fur-babies. To further assist with this effort Dr. Rosenthal completed the intensive International Veterinary Acupuncture Society course in acupuncture in 2012. She has incorporated acupuncture into her treatment options for many acute conditions, such as neck and back pain, intervertebral disc disease, and sports injuries, as well as chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer pain control, chronic respiratory diseases, and many others.
Dr. Rosenthal is married with 2 young daughters. They share their home with a rescue dog named Lucy, a guppy tank and 6 new baby chicks. In her spare time, she loves to hike, camp, listen to music, and spend time soaking up the Montana sunshine.
DR. Jessie Waltz
In January 2017, Foothills Veterinary Hospital welcomed Jessie Waltz, DVM to the staff. Dr. Waltz comes to us from Wilsall, Montana where she practiced for almost eight years prior to relocating to Bozeman.
Dr. Waltz is a graduate of St. George’s University on the island of Grenada in the Dutch West Indies, and completed her senior year clinical rotations at Oregon State University with a focus on both large and small animals. She earned her undergraduate degree from Montana State University.
Dr. Waltz has special interests in diseases of the eye and the musculoskeletal system. She has also completed additional training in small animal dental health. Dr. Waltz has worked as a trail veterinarian at the Canadian Challenge Dog Sled Race.
In her free time, Dr. Waltz enjoys spending time outdoors with her three young children.
Leah Anderson, CVT
Leah grew up in Littleton, Colorado, and has been in the Bozeman area since April 2012. She moved to Bozeman after graduating from Bel-Rea Institute with her Associate of Applied Science degree. She worked at Pet Emergency and Trauma Services for a year gaining valuable experience in emergency and critical care of small animals. Leah enjoys developing long-term relationships with owners and their pets while helping keep them healthy and happy.
Outside of work, Leah lives in Belgrade with her husband Tim, a yellow lab named Maximus, a black lab named Cooper, and 4 exuberant chickens. She hopes to grow her animal family to include horses and goats. In her spare time Leah enjoys crafting, reading, kickboxing, and camping with Tim, Cooper, and Max.
Lee grew up in York, Maine. After graduating from Connecticut College in the spring of 2014, Lee moved to Bozeman, Montana, where she completed the Professional Farrier School at MSU. Lee is very excited about getting to know the clients and patients at Foothills and helping provide the care that they need. Lee spends her free time hiking, horseback riding, and apprenticing with a local farrier. Having grown up around horses, cats, dogs, etc., Lee feels a great connection with the animal world and is excited to be part of the Foothills experience!
Matthew grew up on a cattle ranch in the Flathead Valley where he spent much of his time working cattle and training horses. He moved to Bozeman to attend MSU in the fall of 2014 and is majoring in Animal Science while following the pre-vet track. He hopes to move back to the ranch and be a large animal veterinarian in the area after he gets out of vet school.
Matthew enlisted in the Army when he was 17 years old. He is taking a year off school to serve his country in active duty deployment. He has one dog, Kallien, as well as a ranch full of animals. In his free time, he likes to hunt, fish, hike, and work with horses. He loves spending time in the outdoors.
Mikki Van Vuren
Mikki has been with Foothills since 2013 as office manager, receptionist, and an additional pair of hands when needed for patient care. A native of Michigan, she and her husband Mike move to Bozeman in 2011.
Mikki graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in English. She has extensive background in communications, public relations, and customer service in non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Foothills, Mikki was the office manager at Pet Emergency and Trauma Service, where she got her first taste of veterinary medicine and met Dr. Quigley and several other members of Bozeman’s veterinary community.
In her free time, Mikki enjoys road trips, photography, live music and various outdoor activities. While she currently has not pets at home, she often takes the clinic cat, Hobbes, home for weekends and holidays.
Kelly grew up in Bozeman, MT playing hockey and caring for many different pets including a hedgehog, iguana, mice, doves, snakes, fish, bunnies, a conure, a tortoise, pigeons, and of course cats and dogs.
After graduating Bozeman High, Kelly was recruited to play hockey at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University and returned to Bozeman, MT with her passion for winter sports and love of animals. Kelly worked at Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, gaining expertise in feline behavior.
She is excited to join the Foothills team and provide the best animal health care! When she isn’t in scrubs, Kelly is binge-watching Netflix at home with her four cats and partner of 15 years.
Becky joined Foothills in the fall of 2015 just after moving here with her husband and youngest son. While she and her family have enjoyed an exciting military life traveling around the world, after 11 moves they are ready to sit still for a while and enjoy Bozeman and the beautiful state of Montana.
Growing up on her family's small country farm in mountains of Northern CA gave Becky both a great love and appreciation for animals as well as the value they hold for the emotional well being of us all. She enjoys working in the clinic where she can see and be a part of the amazing relationships of the clients and the pets who own them. Becky has worked with animals most of her life, from helping with the farm animals at a young age to breeding, training and showing horses all over the US and Europe. She still owns one of her favorite original geldings who made the military moves with her, and though almost in his 20s, he is still full of life and enjoying Bozeman with the family.
When not working in the garden or playing with the families dogs and horses Becky and her family can be found hiking, fishing, hunting or traveling to Alaska to do the same as well as visit their oldest son.
Mariah grew up in Pony, Montana, on a small family ranch with her parents and three siblings. She has dreamed of being a veterinarian her whole life and plans to attend vet school in a couple of years.
She is currently studying animal science at Montana State University, following the pre-vet track, and minoring in Spanish. After applying to vet school, she plans to head to Spain for a semester abroad. As part of her past travels, she has worked in veterinary clinics north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Equator.
Mariah currently has one dog, a “jack-in-the-box” named Zoey who she describes as “an absolutely lovable spazz and a wonderful hiking buddy.”