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Dr. Sherrie Nash

I have been fascinated with animals since I was a child, partly because they were very forgiving and often nicer than people. If you were late to feed them or had been gone all day, they were always happy when you remembered them or came home.

When I got to high school, I realized I needed to figure out what I wanted to do for a career. I remember thinking at one point that I would never work in an animal clinic after visiting one when I was younger. I am not sure why I was so sure of that, but I think it made more of an impression on me at the time than I thought! Now I can’t imagine not working at an animal clinic!

I was fortunate that James Herriot was a popular television series when I was in high school, because the show further encouraged me to go into veterinary medicine. Women were discouraged from entering the profession when I was in high school.

I had one veterinarian tell me I would be taking work away from men and he would not support my efforts. I was discouraged by a lot of folks from high school through college to not enter the profession. In addition, I was told that the profession was too demanding for women.

Ultimately, with a Master’s degree in Anatomy and Physiology, as well as being a laboratory technician added to my resume, I was invited to be part of the Kansas State of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1990. I have not looked back and I am so grateful that I stuck it out. It has been very rewarding and at times difficult.

Would I trade it for another career – No! The profession challenges me daily and the rewards come in many different ways.

Justine

Manager

Justine spent most of her childhood on Montana ranches, collecting as many pets as she could get a hold of. She owned horses, rabbits, lambs, calves, fish, cats, dogs, rodents, birds, and even an iguana.

Justine moved to Harlowton with her family and has been in the Harlowton area for over 15 years. She is married to a Shawmut cattle rancher and has three children.

She has completed CE large animal ultrasound course and is a certified veterinary assistant. Currently she is enrolled at MSU-Billings, where she is taking her per-requisites for veterinary medicine.

Katie

Asst. Manager

Pleased to meet you all! I’m originally from Utah born and raised, now new to the area, currently living in Ryegate and was previously working in North Dakota in the oilfield.

I’ve got my best pal Finn who’s an Australian Shepherd and we travel all over and love to enjoy the outdoors, hiking around the mountains and chasing cows when we can.  I have done a wide range of work, but have finally been able to work with animals which I care passionately about.

This has been a fun rewarding experience as I have always wanted to learn more about Veterinary work and Agriculture and this has been the best place to do so. I look forward to furthering my knowledge while working here and meeting all of your furry friends!