Paul was born and raised on a ranch near Harlem (50 miles east of Havre). He attended Montana State University-Bozeman and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1992. We moved back to the Hi-Line in 1994 and in 1995 we bought Bear Paw Veterinary Service. Mary Ann does the bookkeeping for the practice and fills in as necessary within the clinic. We have 4 children; Jenna, Morgan Marie, Simon, and Ben. We enjoy the Havre community and it is a pleasure raising our family here. In 2014 Paul became certified in Equine and Canine Chiropractic Medicine. He enjoyed this certification to help animals in need for some "adjusting". The community has been good to Bear Paw Veterinary Service and it has grown from a staff of 3 ½ employees in 1994 to a staff of 15 in 2018, to provide the services that you request. We have a great team and we truly appreciate being your Bear Paw Veterinary Team.
My name is Dr. Mike Whitmore. I am excited to be the new associate veterinarian at Bear Paw Vet. I recently graduated with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Washington State University. My main areas of interest and background are beef cattle and horses. I particularly enjoy reproductive aspects of both species and look forward to working with the areas many producers. I also have an interest in small animal medicine and particularly in developing my small animal orthopedic surgery skills.
I was raised in the Fairfield and Augusta areas of Montana. I graduated from Fairfield High School and enjoyed playing multiple sports while in high school. I then went on to Montana State University in Bozeman and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. I have a beautiful wife, Michaela Whitmore, and she is a practicing Physician’s Assistant in Havre. We have two awesome cattle dogs, Hank and Duke. In Augusta, we are involved in my wife’s family’s purebred Charolais operation. Outside of being a veterinarian and ranching I enjoy riding horses, playing golf, hunting, and fishing. I look forward to meeting and serving everyone in Havre and the surrounding area. If you see me running around the clinic, feel free to introduce yourself and say hello!
I started out as a part time receptionist back in 1995, then moved to being an assistant part time which of course led to full time!!! I was an assistant for many years and then had the opportunity to become certified as a Veterinary Technician. I really enjoyed the technical work that was involved in the clinic. To this day, I greatly enjoy this aspect of the clinic. About 8 years ago a new opportunity came my way; that was to become the Office Manager. This has been a challenging position, but enjoyable. Having the opportunity to work in all areas of the clinic prior to this has allowed me to have a very good understanding of what successes, challenges, and rewards come with each area. Working here is very stimulating, as each new day brings a new case - there is never a dull moment. My husband Doug and I have been married for 31 years and have lived in Havre for 25 years. We have 2 adult children; Andrea- a statistician in Idaho Falls, ID. Christina- a nurse in Helena. We also have a granddaughter, Lacey-who is tons of fun! We have a dog named "Gus". My name is Dixie, but I am not from the south! I am actually from White Sulphur Springs.
I am married to Wayne and we have 2 adult children, Allen & Jessica. I also have a wonderful son-in-law, Ryan Sorenson, and two perfect grandsons - Christian and Isaac. We also have 2 cats, "Sassy" & "Mississippi" and 2 dogs, "Cooper" and "Cara Louise". I love working with animals large and small, but especially enjoy bull testing and taking "Boo" the donkey for walks. I keep the clinic stocked with all the medications and pet foods for your pets!
I take care of all the hospitalized animals first thing in the morning by taking them for walks, cleaning up, and feeding them. I am at the clinic from 7-1 everyday and assist in many ways! I have 2 dogs - a Boston Terrier named "River" and a Maltese named "Molly".
I am a MSU-Northern Co-op student assisting the veterinarians. I grew up in a city called Iksan in South Korea. A little over a year ago I moved to Havre where my dad grew up and where many of my relatives are today. I moved to the US to become an established veterinarian much like the doctors here at Bear Paw Vet. I am currently a Freshman pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Biology at MSU-N and am also working to gain experience here at this hospital. I enjoy playing music on the piano and guitar, baking, and undoubtedly working at Bear Paw Vet. I personally don’t have any pets (yet!), but my aunt and uncle -who are my neighbors - have 2 Golden Retrievers that I adore to death.
I am excited to be a part of this clinic as a Veterinary Assistant. I went to school in Colorado at Pickens Technical College to receive my veterinary assistant degree. I loved it so much that I knew this was the career for me! I love playing with my many animals and love reading. My favorite thing to do is learn. I love learning and getting in as much knowledge as I can! I hope to continue learning and passing the knowledge onto others! I am currently working on my CVT degree online through Penn Foster. I married to Matthew Hicks in September 2019. I also enjoy spending time with my family, many animals and flying kites!
I grew up in Chinook, Montana just a hop and skip down the road. I dabbled in Theater and English at the University of Montana and then Education later at Montana State University, Northern. I'm an animal lover to the bone with 2 dogs and one kitty cat at home. I look forward to building relationships with all of our patients and their humans too!
I am originally from the Flathead Valley. I am a very family-oriented individual. Usually, in my free time, I’m visiting with my 2 little nephews. I also enjoy going camping, hiking, and fishing. I am very excited to start a new journey in my life with Bear Paw Veterinary Clinic! I will enjoy getting to meet everyone and their fur babies.
I finalize the cleaning at the end of the day here! I work full time at the Bullhook Clinic before coming to Bear Paw at 4:00 each day! I grew up in the small town of Opheim, MT where I graduated in 2017 with 2 other classmates! I was in 4-H for about 8 years and raised sheep. I went to college in Miles City where I first started studying Ag, but then I switched to more general classes. I graduated in 2019 with my associates of science degree. I then moved to Havre where my parents live. I live with my amazing boyfriend and we have 2 dogs and 2 cats! Ollie is my sweet little wiener dog which I love so much! In my free time (when I have some), I enjoy hunting, fishing, working on my first house I bought and relaxing.
I am excited to work here as a Veterinary Assistant. I was born and raised here in Havre, MT. I’m married to my wife - Kadee Burrington and we share our home with two dogs, two cats and cockroaches as pets! I love all animals large and small.
Back in the day I was a "project dog"....you see, I came to clinic in a bag from the dumpster - very young, very starved, full of mange, and a strong desire to live! Dr. McCann took me on as a "project" to see if he could nurse me back to health and find me a good home. It worked !!! I found a GREAT home - living with Dr. McCann!
I am a Christian burro (notice the cross on my back). My job is to keep the stud horse, "Athlete", from getting cranky and lonely. Besides that my diplomatic duties include making visitors to the clinic smile with my awesome cuteness. If we haven't met, I ask you to meet me the next time you are at the clinic. When not working, I enjoy going for walks in my neighborhood to keep in contact with my constituents. Everyone enjoys seeing me as they are out and about.
I am an abnormal cat living in the large animal building. I handle most of the rodents, but I am stronger in that area due to the fact I am polydactyl. Extra toes up front give me the advantage.
I am new to this job but soon I will be rocking it! I live in the large animal building and love to play with Dixie (although I should really be working on my mousing skills).
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5051 U.S. Highway 2 NW
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