Get To Know Our Team
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Brenna, a Kalispell native, made her way to Missoula after graduating from Flathead High School. After 4 years in the Garden City, she left to pursue her passion for animal care at the Bel-rea Institute of Animals.
With nearly seven years of experience in the veterinary field, Brenna has found her calling and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. When she’s not at the clinic, she spends her free time with Hercules, her beloved cattle dog mix. Brenna also enjoys indulging in hobbies such as baking, traveling with her grandma, bowling, and playing softball.
Olivia has worked in the animal field for three years. She has always had a passion for all animals, large and small. She grew up with horses, chickens, dogs, cats, fish, and a pet cow. She currently has a dog named Rocko and a cat named Kitty.
In her free time, she loves hiking, kayaking, relaxing by the river, camping, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.
Born and raised in Missoula, MT, Taylor’s lifelong love of animals led her to the veterinary world. With one energetic dog named Yukon (who never sits still) and several dog-in-laws keeping her on her toes, Taylor’s days are always filled with furry friends. After spending many years in retail, she finally took the leap and feels incredibly lucky to witness the joy of pets and their owners every day at the clinic. Nothing brings her more happiness than seeing the playful and happy pets who come in for care; it puts a smile on her face all day long.
Jennifer is a long-time fixture here at Grant Creek Veterinary Services. She began her career as a full-time receptionist in the summer of 2011. Utilizing her experience as a receptionist and several years as a reception manager, Jennifer is now showcasing her vast knowledge and skills as our hospital manager.
Jennifer was born and raised in Missoula and attended the University of Montana. A lifelong love of animals has led to her and her husband share their home with numerous Bengal cats and canine companions. She enjoys spending her time in the beautiful outdoors. When she’s not working, you’ll find her mountain biking, camping, boating, riding her ATV, or exploring the mountaintops on her snowmobile. You may also see her at Griz football games or hitting the lanes in a bowling league.
Marie – Janitor
Marie is the unsung hero of Grant Creek Veterinary Services. Since 2021, she has been devoted to ensuring our clinic is a clean and healthy environment. In addition to her essential role in ensuring a healthy clinic, Marie can also be found assisting our receptionists when needed.
Marie, a native of Oregon, hails from a large and loving family. Her passion for exploring the great outdoors and travel is matched only by her zeal for learning languages. Marie is fluent in Norwegian, along with several other languages. It’s a little-known fact that adds to her already impressive list of talents.
UC Davis – Bachelors in Fish and Wildlife Conservation Biology
Josie has been working in the veterinary field for six years now. She worked off and on at her local clinic throughout college, then spent a year after college at an avian sanctuary specializing in corvids -crows and jays, etc. came back to this field when She started working here at Grant Creek in July of 2021. One thing she loves about working in the hospital is the positive impact she gets to make in her community.
When she is not at work, she has typically at home with her cats, crafting, reading, or diving into Dungeons and Dragons. She is quite the river rat during the summer, and the slopes beckon during the winter.
Dr. Christina Choate
Dr. Christina Choate grew up with a love for animals and wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of 3. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After vet school, she completed a general internship at Mississippi State University, two one-year surgical internships in orthopedics and soft tissue surgery at specialty hospitals in Dallas, TX, and Richmond, Virginia, as well as the prestigious fellowship in orthopedics at the University of Florida.
As a child, Dr. Choate’s family spent the summers in Montana, and she always wanted to live in the Treasure State full-time. She and her husband moved to a small farm outside Missoula in 2016. After many years of working in overnight emergency medicine, Dr.Choate joined the Grant Creek team in 2020 and enjoys getting to build relationships with her clients and patients as a family practitioner, as well as not having to be nocturnal anymore. Her professional interests include surgery, pain management, preventative medicine, and caring for critically ill patients.
When she’s not at the clinic, Dr. Choate enjoys riding and showing horses, hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, and white water kayaking. She shares her farm with three bird dogs, four horses, two rabbits, eight chickens, two cows, and a bison.
Customer Service Representative
Erin was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. She enjoys biking, working out, and spending time with her family. One of her favorite parts about her job is seeing everyone’s furry friends daily. Correction: getting to cuddle everyone’s furry friends. She currently has one dog, who she loves to brag about. His name is Arlo, a Border Collie Aussie mix, and he is the best adventure buddy she could ask for!
Since 2018, Kasey has been dedicated to the care and well-being of all animals as a veterinary technician. With a deep love and passion for furry and scaly friends alike, she has made it her life’s work. She lives in Turah with her husband, their cat Vanjee Valentina who bosses them around, and their rescue dog Winston and Rico, their rescued bearded dragon, the newest member of their tribe. She loves all aspects of working with animals and genuinely loves her job.
Molly started her career as a veterinary assistant in Ohio, but after completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Northern Kentucky University, she packed up her dog and horse and moved west to Utah, then Montana. Molly began her work in Montana as a Range Rider for the Blackfoot Challenge while partnering with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) on wolf radio-collaring and monitoring efforts in the region. In the off seasons, she completed her Master of Science degree in wildlife biology at Utah State University, where she used her field experience from Montana and her interest in wolf-livestock conflicts to develop her thesis. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she worked for 2 seasons as a wolf technician for FWP, where she continued her wolf trapping and radio-collaring efforts. Though Molly enjoys her wolf work, she feels great joy working with all animals. It was the loss of her faithful dog Luke that inspired her to return to veterinary medicine. Her family includes her husband Tyler, their shepherd-husky mix Koda, and two quarter horses Expresso and Doc. In her off time, you will find her in the woods with her critters- riding the trails, tracking wildlife, and listening to her husband’s hunting stories.
Kylah Bragstad was born and raised in Missoula, MT, and graduated from Hellgate High school in 2016. She looks forward to becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician within the next few years. Kylah enjoys working with all animals, large and small. Throughout high school, she was a 4-H member and showed hogs, chickens, rabbits, steers, and her dog Miley at the Missoula Country fair. In her time off time, she enjoys painting and spending time outdoors with her four dogs: Miley, Toby, Rudy, and Bo. She also enjoys caring for her other pets, including chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and her chinchilla Chester.
Jennifer is our full-time receptionist. Jennifer was born and raised in Missoula and attended the University of Montana. She has been in the animal medical field for over ten years. She enjoys all animals, but cats hold a special place in her heart. She has four purebred Bengal cats; Jade, Fancy, Bug, and Wiley. Her canine companions are a Shiba Inu named Nakita and a Vizsla/Lab mix named Tundra. When not working, you can find her camping, four-wheeling, jet skiing, wakeboarding, or snowmobiling. Her other interests include bowling, reading and socializing with friends, and spending time with her family and pets.
Dr. Marlie Johnson
Dr. Marlie Johnson grew up in northern Michigan. After her undergrad, she attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2012. Having fallen in love with everything the West had to offer during school, she ended up in Montana after graduation and finally settled in Missoula.
She and her husband, Andrew, and their Coltriever, Darcy, love everything outdoors. When not at the clinic, you kind find them running, hiking or biking the local trails, or hitting the slopes in the winter. Dr. Johnson enjoys all facets of veterinary and loves getting to know her pet families at Grant Creek Veterinary Services. She is particularly interested in ophthalmology.
Dr. Michael Keast
Mike and Kim Keast founded Grant Creek Veterinary Services in 2009. Both Mike and Kim are Missoula natives. They returned to Missoula in 2008 after living in Seattle for over 25 years. Mike received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1990. He then practiced in Seattle for 18 years before he and Kim made the move back to Missoula with two of their three daughters. They purchased Enebo Pet Clinic at the end of 2008 and began operations under the new name of Grant Creek Veterinary Services. Over the next several years, they grew the practice from the one doctor, husband and wife team with a support staff of one (Dr. Enebo’s granddaughter Megan) to its present state of three doctors and a support staff of eight. The growth of the practice has allowed Mike to focus his attention solely on surgery, which has always been his passion, and put the general care aspect of the practice in the very capable hands of his two associate doctors, Dr. Marlie Johnson and Dr. C.J. Choate.
When not working, Mike and Kim enjoy hiking with their four dogs, floating and fishing the Clark Fork River, and spending time with their children. As they begin to cut back their time in the practice, they plan to spend more time traveling.