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.

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Dr. laura Rosenthal 

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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. Amy Krier

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Dr. Amy Krier received her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1998. Prior to veterinary school, she attended college in New York City, graduating from Barnard College, and Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in Pyschology. Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Krier spent the majority of her childhood in southern California. A lifelong love of animals along with a passion for medicine led her to a career as a veterinarian.

While at UC Davis, Dr. Krier was co-president of the freshmen class and representative for the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoyed a summer of clinical experience with large animals; however, her primary focus was companion animals. Following veterinary school, Dr. Krier continued her education by completing a one-year intensive internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine. She then returned to southern California where she worked as a small animal veterinarian and raised her two children.

Having visited Bozeman in 2007, Dr. Krier set her sights on one day relocating to the area. The opportunity presented itself last year, and now Dr. Krier and her family are happy to call Bozeman their home. She lives with her two teenage children, two dogs, and two cats. Dr. Krier is passionate about individualizing veterinary care to meet the unique needs of each pet and their owner.


Dr. Holly Cruger

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Dr. Holly Cruger obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Auburn University, and continued on to receive her degree in veterinary medicine from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. While in college, Dr. Cruger was very active in Shelter Vets Club and was a board member of the Turtle Rehabilitation Program. She spent the entirety of her life in Alabama before moving to Montana in late 2018.

Dr. Cruger’s veterinary career has been focused primarily on small animal medicine and surgery, while occasionally working with livestock, birds of prey, and reptiles. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to dermatology, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Cruger spends the majority of her spare time caring for her animals on her farm; 7 dogs, and 2 horses. She also enjoys hiking, and wildlife photography, and hopes to start volunteering with the dogs of the Iditarod.


lindsey nord


Lindsey was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana.  She graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 2001, and recieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology with pre-veterinary emphasis in 2006.  She has been working in the field of veterinary medicine since 2000, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team at Foothills Veterinary Hospital.  Lindsey has been an active volunteer and employee with the Montana Spay and Neuter Taskforce for the past 7 years. In addition, she has held a boardmember position for The Oly Fund, a local non-profit, designed to provide financial aid to low-income families and their pets.  Lindsey enjoys spending time outdoors, curling up with a good book, and spending time with family and friends.  She currently has a furry family that includes three rescued cats (Mr. Kitty, GrrrT, and Betsy Boop), one rescued dog (Lilac), and her boyfriend.


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. 



Rachel Crossly, CVT

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Rachel was born and raised in Billings, MT where she graduated from Senior High-School. Her love for animals led her to a job as a veterinary assistant in 1997. She has worked throughout Montana and
obtained her Veterinary Technician Certification in 2005. In 2014, Rachel moved to Bozeman with her husband, her 2 fabulous corgis, and her 3 cats. Rachel has a special interest in Animal Behavior and a great
skill for assisting Doctor's in their care of patients at Foothills!


Nicholette Hilbrich

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Nicholette is originally from Port Credit, Ontario, Canada, but at a young age her family moved to Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Nicholette explored her educational options at a University in Switzerland for two years prior to transferring to Montana State University where she would study Animal Science. Nicholette is an active member of the Montana State Pre-Veterinary Club. She plans to attend veterinary school after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree at MSU. Nicholette has volunteered at a spay and neuter clinic in Nicaragua and plans to do more veterinary volunteering in the future.

In Nicholette’s free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, trail running, skiing, and spending time with friends. When she is not exploring Montana with her dog Jet, She loves spending time with her family, especially her two nieces.


Shannon Shea

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Shannon, originally from Portland, Oregon, moved to Montana in 2012 to attend Carroll College. Through high school, Shannon volunteered at a therapeutic horse barn where she found her true passion with horses. In 2016, Shannon graduated from Carroll College with a major in Anthrozoology and a minor in Pyschology. While at Carroll College, she was drawn to the study of the different connections that animals and humans have.

After school, Shannon moved to Bozeman where she spent three years working in the Bozeman School District. During her free time, Shannon enjoys camping, horseback riding, exercising, hiking, and spending time outside. Shannon is excited to get to know the patients and clients at Foothills and get back to her true passion of helping animals! 


Courtney Cass

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Courtney grew up in Poulsbo, Washington. She moved to Bozemanin 2016 to attend Montana State University to major in Animal Science, with an emphasis in pre-vet. Courtney started working at Foothills in 2017 to gain hands-on experience in preparation for veterinary school.

Outside of work, Courtney is involved with Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority at Montana State University. In her spare time Courtney enjoys cooking, spending time with her cats, Rebel and Renegade, and riding her horse, Khingston.


Lauren Skoglund

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Lauren is originally from a small town in New Richmond, Wisconsin. She headed straight to Bozeman after high school to attend Montana State University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in organism biology. Lauren’s goal is to practice veterinary medicine on small animals and or zoo/wildlife reserve animals.

Lauren works hard at Foothills assisting everyone, patients and clients alike, and keeping the hospital well stocked and cleaned.

When Lauren isn’t working at Foothills or going to school, she enjoys the outdoor activities that Bozeman promotes. Skiing in the winter, camping in the summer, and hiking in the mountains are some of her favorite hobbies.