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Earl Ellingson DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 2005

BS Animal Science, Montana State University, 2001


Dr. Ellingson has worked at Pet Emergency Center since 2007.  His professional interests include emergency medicine/surgery and anytime that he can make a bad situation better for an animal.  He has 4 children and a Jack Russel Terrier named Sesil.  When not working, Dr. Ellingson enjoys adventures in the great outdoors by hiking and climbing state highpoints, backpacking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing and snow camping.  He also enjoys gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family.

‚ÄčWilliam Duncan DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1984                         

BS, Colorado State University, 1981


Dr. Duncan is a Montana native who grew up on a cattle ranch on the highline of north central Montana. He practiced in Northwestern Montana for 17 years.  In 2001, he sold his practice and moved to Missoula to concentrate on small animal medicine and surgery.  Dr. Duncan's professional interests include orthopedic surgery and dentistry.  His personal interests include hiking, hunting and fishing with his family.

Becky Kerscher DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University 2007

Dr. Rebecca Kerscher was born and raised in Red Lodge, Montana. She first arrived in Missoula, Montana as an undergrad studying Wildlife Biology. Here she met her husband and promptly moved him to Fort Collins, Colorado where she attended Colorado State's College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2007. An equine internship took her to Littleton Equine Medical Center for 1 year of intense equine emergency management. She and her husband missed Montana and moved to Billings in 2008 where she focused on small animal medicine, surgery, and urgent care, practicing at a busy 24 hour care facility. A professional opportunity for her husband brought them happily back to Griz country and her to the Pet Emergency Center. Professionally, Dr. Kerscher enjoys exploring the best ways to keep your pet healthy through general wellness care, as well as providing necessary urgent and emergent care when your pet requires it. She spends her personal time chasing after her two children, baking, hiking, running, and hopes to someday complete her kid's baby books despite that they are no longer babies!

Christina Choate DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida 2008


Office Manager

Sherrie has managed the day to day business operations of Pet Emergency Center since its inception in 2003.


Veterinary Technician


Jessie has worked at Pet Emergency Center since 2012.  She has 2 cats and 2 dogs – all of whom are rescues!  Jessie started caring for animals at the Humane Society in 2006 and has been working as a veterinary technician since 2010.  She loves animals and has devoted her professional life to helping and caring for them.  When not working, Jessie likes to hike with her dogs, go camping and spend time in her garden.


Veterinary Technician

Certified Massage Therapist

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant


Karen began working at Pet Emergency Center in 2012.  Karen has been working with animals since 2010 when she started as a kennel technician working up to a technician assistant and then a surgery/dental technician.  She has an 11 year old brindle dog named Tiger.  Karen’s personal interests include fishing, hunting and anything to do with animals.


Veterinary Technician


Katy has worked at Pet Emergency Center since 2015.  She has a 6 year old Border Collie named Olive.  When not working, Katy enjoys running, hiking, camping, dog agility and training.


Veterinary Technician

Currently working towards Nursing degree (2018)


Ashley has been with Pet Emergency Center since 2015.  She has Malamute named Juneau and a Ragamuffin named Django.  Ashley’s professional goals and interests include emergency medicine and graduating with a Nursing degree.  In her free time, she enjoys flying and hiking.


Veterinary Technician

Currently working towards her Veterinary Technician Associate degree


Jodie has been working at Pet Emergency Center since 2016.  She has an eight year old Border Collie named Ladybug.  Jodie’s professional interests include working in veterinary specialty and emergency hospitals.  Her hobbies include training her dog, hiking, water sports, riding dirt bikes and just about anything else outdoors.


Veterinary Technician

BS, Wildlife Biology


Meredith has been working at Pet Emergency Center since 2016.  She has a heeler/aussie mix, a long haired cat who thinks he’s a dog and a very ornery salamander!  Meredith is working towards applying for veterinary school and she hopes to work in small animal and exotic medicine after graduation.  When not working or studying she enjoys mountain biking, geocaching, curling, horseback riding, science education outreach, and rock climbing.