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Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Lander Valley Animal Hospital in Lander! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 307-332-3975 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians

  • Dr. Lisa Dawson
    Owner/Veterinarian

    Dr. Dawson received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska and her D.V.M. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1988. She devotes her practice to small animals and has a special interest in surgery. Dr. Dawson enjoys the friendships and long term relationships she has made with her clients over the years.


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  • Dr. Jessica Blake
    Owner/Veterinarian

    Dr. Blake is a Lander native and returned to the area after graduating with her D.V.M. degree from Colorado State University in 2008. She enjoys working on small and large animals, especially cattle. She and her husband, Ryan, have two young boys named Morgan &

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  • Dr. Morgan Kennedy
    Owner/Veterinarian

    Dr. Kennedy received her D.V.M. degree in 2010 from Colorado State University . She is from Lander and began her veterinary path working right here at LVAH as a highschooler! After graduating college she worked in Montana and then came back to Lander in 2012.

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  • Dr. Morgan Toye
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Toye received her DVM degree in 2010 from Washington State University.  She then returned to Fremont County to practice veterinary medicine in the area she grew up and loves.  She works with both large and small animals but has special interests in pulmonary arterial pressure testing to identify cardiopulmonary disease or predisposition in cattle, acupuncture for pain and arthritis management, and small ruminant medicine.  Her husband and two boys recently relocated to Lander from the Pavillion area.  In her free time she loves to be active in the outdoors, fly fish and help with her family’s construction business. 

Veterinary Technicians

  • Ben Kennedy
    Veterinary Technician

    Ben is one of our skilled veterinary technicians and has been a member of LVAH since 2012. He fulfills many roles, such as wrangling wiggly patients, assisting with large animal patients or simply being a fix-it man. We are grateful to have his skills!

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  • Chantal Thompson
    Veterinary Technician

    Chantal joined LVAH in 2013 and is one of our hard working veterinary technicians, although you might see her working the front desk when needed. Her good attitude and willingness to help are just a few qualities we like about her! She and her husband, Dan, have just welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family, Maia.

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  • Jeanann Paulus
    Veterinary Technician

    Jeanann is one of our committed duo staff members- you may be greeted by her at the front desk or she might be assisting one of the veterinarians.

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  • Hannah Dunnohew
    Veterinary Technician

    Hannah was born in Placerville California but grew up in Green River Wyoming.  Her career in veterinary medicine started in 2014 at a small animal practice in Fort Collins Colorado, where she  also attended Front Range Community College, known well for it’s veterinary technology program.  During this busy time of school and work, she married her childhood sweetheart, Brian, in 2015.

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  • Tara Stueckler
    Technician Assistant

    Tara began working at LVAH in the summer of 2016 and is a technician assistant.  Her self-motivated attitude and willingness to help in any way are some of the things we really like about her!  She is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada but has lived in many places in Nevada as well as Missouri, California & Utah.  Her husband is Hannes and they have three sons, Justin, Erick & Hank.  She also has many animals including two dogs – Grizz & Bear, ferrets Smokey & Bandit and cats Spot, Wallace RJ & Wraith.  Her passion is her dairy goats that she raises.  She also likes to garden, hike and explore nature and cloth and string arts.  Her favorite thing about working at LVAH is being around the animals, to comfort and help a pet in need. She likes to learn about veterinary medicine and enjoys getting to know her co-workers.  

  • Bridgette McGinness
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bridgette comes from a large family with eight siblings, including an identical twin sister!  Born in Yakama Washington, and raised in northern California, Ms. McGinness moved to Wyoming after high school.  Our state’s wide open spaces satisfies Bridgette’s passions for the outdoors, including horseback riding, hunting and hiking with her dogs, “Bear” – a German Shepherd and “Blue”- the Labrador.   Along the way out there she found Caleb, her two legged companion, and they have been enjoying all that young life in beautiful Fremont County has to offer!  Bridgette enjoys working hard and learning new things along the way.  This quality has helped her succeed as a veterinary assistant and she looks forward to enrolling in school to earn her certification as a veterinary technician.  Her enthusiasm and dedication to the animals she cares for are noticed by all, especially our patients!

Receptionists

  • Lisa Ryder
    Receptionist

    Lisa has been a familiar face and dedicated receptionist at LVAH since 2001. She grew up in Colorado and moved to Wyoming in 1975. Lander has been her home for over 25 years.

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  • Julie Rohrbacher
    Receptionist

    Julie was born in Hot Springs South Dakota and raised here in Lander. Although she has moved away twice to Utah, she always found a way back to Lander, it’s home!  She married Brett Rohrbacher in 1989 and have three adult sons; Seth, Caleb and Noah.  Ask her what her boys are up to and you will see a special light in her eyes…kids grow up but moms are moms forever!  After 16 years working in the human medical field, Julie she got a chance to join us and combine her skills in the office with her love for animals.

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Groomer

  • Caroline Cain
    Groomer

    Caroline is a talented animal groomer and has been part of our team for many years. She has been in the Lander area for over 30 years but lived many places before such as Hawaii, Arkansas, Oklahoma, France, Germany and Virginia! She has five children and four grandkids that keep her busy!

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Kennel Staff

  • Ksandra Jeffery
    Kennel Staff

    Ksandra has been one of our very dedicated kennel staff since 2007. She is from Kinnear and makes the long drive to care for the boarding animals at LVAH. She loves caring for the boarding animals and seeing new and interesting breeds.

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  • Micaiah Dolence
    Kennel Staff

    Micaiah was born in Shiprock New Mexico, has lived in Durango Colorado, and in Lander for the past six years. Mom Stephanie and dad Larron have raised a smart, hard working and all around lovely daughter,  we are thankful to have her as part of the team at LVAH!  Micaiah’s experience and skills handling animals comes from life at home as her and two brothers Benaiah and Hezekiah care for three dogs, three cats, two parakeets, goats, chickens and ducks.  She participates in 4H showing dogs, poultry and goats as well as Junior Olympic Shooting matches.

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  • Silver Jeffery
    Kennel Staff

    Silver is one of our committed kennel staff and takes great care of the animals boarding at LVAH.  One of our other staff, Ksandra is her aunt and recommended Silver to work here – we’re glad she did!  Silver has  a pleasant attitude and greets you with a warm smile and hello.  She was born in Lander but has also lived in Lusk, Wyoming.  Her mother is Deneece and she has a brother named Brian.  She also has five dogs named Killer, Hiccup, Zeus, Keena & Sheba.  Silver enjoys working at LVAH because it allows her to work with animals which she really loves.  The animals really like her too!

Location

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Primary Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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