Dr. Christine Kenyon, DVM
Dr. Chris Kenyon grew up in the Chicago area, but spent much of her early life in remote parts of north-west Ontario and the Rocky Mountains. She is a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Puget Sound in 1997, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2008. In between her undergraduate and professional curriculums, she worked primarily as a wildlife biology technician on large carnivore studies in the northern Rockies. After seven years working with wildlife in Glacier and Yellowstone, her love affair with Montana was cemented and she returned immediately after finishing vet school.
Dr Kenyon joined 360 Pet Medical in October 2010 and she transitioned into co-ownership in May 2015. She has special interests in pain management, geriatric care, orthopedics, and sports medicine. In 2008 she completed her Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course in Colorado. Dr Kenyon is also certified through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She has always had a special interest in working dogs, and she received a student grant for a research project to study the dogs running the Iditarod in 2007. This work was published in 2011 in a prestigious veterinary journal. Dr Kenyon continues to donate her time as a race veterinarian in local sled dog events in Montana and Wyoming. In 2015 she was also honored to be invited by the Working Dogs for Conservation group to Southern and Eastern Africa to help educate various conservation and anti-poaching projects on medical care for their service dogs.
In her free time, Dr Kenyon enjoys spending as much time playing outside as possible. Her favorite activities include riding her horses, hiking with her dogs, skiing, biking, paddle boarding, and generally being in the mountains.
CO-OWNER AND VETERINARIAN
Dr. Dawn McDonald
Dr. Dawn McDonald is no stranger to the Gallatin Valley. She has practiced small animal veterinary medicine in Bozeman for over 9 years, not only at a local vet hospital, but also at the PETS emergency center and the Heart of the Valley. She is a native of California and earned her veterinary degree in 2004 from the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, she received training in advanced dentistry techniques through the Colorado Pet Dental Training Center. She has special interest in medicine, preventative care, senior pets and expanding her understanding of holistic and complementary medicine.
Dr. McDonald’s busy family life includes her daughter and 2 very active dogs, 1 leopard gecko, and 5 fish. In her off-time, her interests include ice hockey, skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, camping and rafting.
Dr. Ruth Stafford
A native of upstate New York, Dr. Stafford earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Tufts University in 1981. Upon graduation she lived and worked abroad where she had a variety of work experiences that inspired her to become a veterinarian.
After graduating from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, Dr. Stafford worked in diverse settings, from rural Idaho to downtown Chicago. Drawn to Montana by the abundant outdoor activities, the straight talking natives and the wholesome quality of life, she and her husband moved to Bozeman in 1997.
Dr. Stafford is devoted to promoting the powerful human-animal bond and the special relationship that exists between people and their pets. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and senior wellness care and she has more than twenty years of clinical experience.
Outside of work Dr. Stafford loves spending time with her husband, two children and two Wire Haired Fox Terriers, as well as her growing herd of pack goats.
Dr. Loni Odenbeck, DVM
Dr. Loni Odenbeck is a Montana native, born and raised in Butte. She received her undergraduate degree with Honors from Montana State University in Biotechnology. While pursuing this degree, she spent two years conducting research on Bovine Trichomonas Foetus. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. While attending veterinary school, she did research projects in small animal pain management and Tuberculosis pathology in guinea pigs. She also worked as a veterinary technician in the emergency and critical care department at CSU for two years.
After veterinary school, she spent eight years working in a progressive, small animal and equine practice in Belgrade, Montana. In 2008, she was one of the founding members and co-owners of Pet Emergency and Trauma Hospital (PETs) in Bozeman…the first of its kind in the greater Gallatin Valley. She joined the 360 Pet Medical team and transitioned into practice co-ownership of the hospital in the spring of 2015.
Dr. Odenbeck has special interests in the maintenance of the human-animal bond, integrating holistic medicine, surgery, dentistry, comprehensive internal medicine, and progressive oncology. She has completed additional training in advanced abdominal and cardiac ultrasonography, ocular, soft tissue surgery, as well as advanced dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Odenbeck, seeks adventure in the great outdoors. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, rock-climbing, skiing, mountain-biking, and traveling. Her extended animal family includes: a Wire-Haired
Jack Russell, a Silken Windhound and two rescued orange tabby cats.
CO-OWNER AND VETERINARIAN
Dr. Liz Layne
Dr. Layne is excited to bring more options for veterinary specialty care to the people and animals of Montana. She grew up in Missoula and attended the University of Washington in Seattle. After obtaining a BS in Zoology she moved to Fort Collins to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. She moved home to Montana after receiving her DVM in 2002 and practiced mixed-animal and small animal medicine for 11
years. In 2013 she began a one-year specialty internship at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. That was followed by a three-year specialty residency in dermatology and allergy, culminating in board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2017. She is employed as a clinical instructor at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband have two Montana-born cats and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.
Dr. Elizabeth Layne, DVM is a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist currently serving the Bozeman, Montana area periodically at 360 Pet Medical. Please visit montanaveterinarydermatology.com for more information!
Dr. Tami Parrott
Dr. Parrott grew up on a small farm in New Jersey, fostering her love for animals from the time she could walk. Animals were a big part of life so that interacting with and caring for dogs, cats and horses made a future career in veterinary medicine inevitable. In May of 2011, she graduated from Colorado State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
After pursuing a career in equine specific medicine, Dr. Parrott developed an interest in the biomechanics and neurology of animal movement. She received her certification in animal chiropracticfrom Options for Animals: Animal Chiropractic School in February of 2016. She has pursued continuing education through multiple seminars at Health Pioneers Institute: Animal Chiropractic Education, making certain she remains current with new therapies in animal chiropractic.
Also in 2016, Dr. Parrott started a new venture, opening her own ambulatory veterinary practice with a focus on animal chiropractic. In addition, Dr. Parrott feels fortunate to be a member of the team of instructors in the Animal and Range Sciences Department at Montana State University since 2013. Currently, she is working towards completing her certificate in Equine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee.
When not seeing animal chiropractic patients or teaching classes, she enjoys hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing with her border collie, Monte.
Dr. Lauryn McDowell
Lauryn McDowell grew up here in Bozeman, MT. She graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. Dr. McDowell completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2016. Her background in wildlife enabled her to work with a wide variety of wildlife and exotic species during her veterinary training - from Sea lions to African lions, and everything in between!
Dr. McDowell has been practicing for the last 5 years here in the valley as a small animal and equine practitioner. Her professional interests are in general practice and preventative medicine with special interests in oncology, dermatology, and comprehensive pain management - including alternative modalities such as acupuncture.
Dr. McDowell is newly married and she and her husband enjoy spending as much time outside as possible. They love taking their two dogs, Yoshi and Gage, hiking and camping in the summer, then skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. In her spare time, she also enjoys horseback riding and photography. They have a black kitty named Harold to round out their home.