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Montana Equine Medical & Surgical Center


Montana Equine is pleased to offer visiting externships for professional veterinary students. With its long-established regional referral practice, Montana Equine has continued to provide advanced medical and surgical care to patients, clients and referring veterinarians throughout the northern Rockies since 1999. Our veterinarian-owned hospital, located in our state-of-the-art facility outside Bozeman in Montana's beautiful Gallatin Valley, is staffed by experts in internal medicine and surgery. Come to be a part of high-quality medicine in a friendly, professional environment; stay to enjoy some of Montana's finest outdoor recreation, including hiking in the Bridger Mountains, skiing at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky, and blue ribbon fishing on the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone rivers (to name a few).

Our new state-of-the-art facility offers digital radiography, high-definition digital ultrasound and video endoscopy. We routinely perform advanced arthroscopy and laparoscopy in a state-of-the-art surgical theatre with two induction/recovery stalls and available sling recovery. In addition to a heated indoor ICU barn including padded stalls for horses with neurologic deficits, we have multiple out-patient treatment areas and extensive in-house laboratory equipment (with automated blood counts, chemistry panels and blood-gas analysis). We plan to add a new barn in the spring to comfortably hourse our increasing number of patients.

Our caseload continues to grow in both numbers as well as complexity. We continue to offer a wide range of clinical cases including referral medical and surgical cases from around Montana and surrounding states. in addition to our referral caseload, we offer outpatient lameness, preventative medicine and ambulatory practice. We feel that this wide breadth of experience gives good exposure to both referral and primary general practice.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

Staff consists of boarded surgery and internal medicine specialists, a reproductive expert, 5 veterinary assistants, 3 barn staff and 2 office professionals. In addition to staff veterinarians, we augment our faculty with visiting specialists in surgery, medicine and reproduction from around the country and internationally.

Educational Resources

Not on record.


An extern can expect to be involved in work-up of medical and surgical cases, along with a variety of outpatient cases from extensive lameness exams to routine dentals, as well as assisting with surgery and diagnostic procedures. Externs are expected to participate in day and night treatments and Monday morning topic rounds. Each individual student's experience will dictate their exposure to a certain extent, but we encourage active participation in all aspects of clinical care and seek primarily to foster an open comfortable learning environment.

Student Supervision

Not specified.


Yes. Housing is provided for visiting students, who shadow our veterinarians and also assist with treatments and after-hours emergencies.

Practice Information

Montana Equine Medical & Surgical Center
3934 Frontage Road
Three Forks, MT 59752

Ph: 406-285-0123
Fx: 406-285-6941



Updated: 8/29/08
Signature on file: Peter Heidmann, DVM MPH & Al Flint, DVM PhD

Three Forks MT
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