Our Team

bruce_smDr. Bruce Sorensen, Practice Owner

Dr. Bruce Sorensen is originally from Sidney, Montana. He attended Montana State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science in 1974. He then attended veterinary school at Washington State University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1979. Since that time, Dr. Sorensen has been practicing in the Gallatin Valley, focusing primarily on large animal species. He has special interests in herd medicine, theriogenology (reproduction), and camelid and small ruminant medicine. Dr. Sorensen has served on the Montana State Board of Veterinary Medicine since 2004.

In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and supporting youth programs such as 4-H and FFA.

webphoto-jkDr. Jessica Kirkpatrick, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jessica Kirkpatrick is originally from southern Indiana. She attained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2003, and then attended veterinary school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2007, she moved to Montana to begin working as an associate veterinarian at Sorensen Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Jessica focuses on small animal medicine and has special interests in ophthalmology, pain management, and soft tissue surgery. She received her Veterinary Medical Acupuncture certification (cVMA) in 2015 for both small and large animal species. She is also certified to perform PennHip radiographs for diagnosing and grading canine hip dysplasia.

Outside of work, Dr. Jessica enjoys downhill and cross country skiing, water skiing, and hiking with her dogs Roper, Chase, and Emma (pictured).

kelsey-pic-for-webDr. Kelsey Baver, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kelsey Baver (formerly Gabrian) is a fourth generation, native Montanan. She grew up on a cattle ranch near Red Lodge, then attended Montana State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology/ Animal Systems in 2006. Later, she attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington to receive her DVM in 2012. Montana called her back, and she joined the team at Sorensen Veterinary Hospital as an associate veterinarian in May 2012. Dr. Kelsey is interested in mixed animal medicine, but she especially likes beef production medicine. She also enjoys small animal internal medicine and toxicology.

When not working, Dr. Kelsey loves to be with her husband Nathan and their dogs Eli & Nellie, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, mountain biking, or horseback riding.

nick-and-kelly-pic-for-webDr. Nick Johnson

More info on the way!

kelli-pic-for-websiteDr. Kelli Johnson

Dr. Kelli Johnson was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University where she received her BS in Animal Science in 2008. She then moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she attended Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 2012. While she was in vet school she met her future husband, a fellow vet student and Montana native, Nick Johnson. She practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma before Nick finally talked her into moving North. She is loving Montana! Dr. Kelli focuses on small animal medicine with interests in internal medicine and surgery.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with Nick, their 2 dogs, Rhyder and Belle, and riding their 2 horses, Denton and Dexter. She enjoys water skiing, swimming, and other lake activities (her parents still live in Tyler on a lake) and is starting to enjoy hiking, snow skiing and all of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer.

Front Office Staff

kay_smKay Klompien

loriLori Sayers


Veterinary Technicians

marciaMarcia Cantrell, CVT

Melissa Moran, CVT

Sarah Campbell, CVT

alexAlex Estes, CVT

Katie Costello, VT

Lisa Batzler, VT

Gates Curry, VT

1amanda-huckAmanda Steele, VT

Samantha Sroczyk, Vet Student

Jen Haugland, Vet Student