Meet The Team
Dr. Nick JohnsonPractice Owner
Dr. Nick began working for Sorensen Vet Hospital in September of 2013. Nick grew up in Anaconda, MT, but spent as much time as he could on his grandparent’s cattle ranch in Drummond, MT. He attended Montana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2005. After graduation, Nick enrolled in the horseshoeing school at MSU and became certified in March of 2006. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2011. While in veterinary school, Nick met his wife Dr. Kelli Johnson and they were married in 2012. Nick practiced in Oklahoma for several years in a mixed animal practice before moving back to Montana and joining Sorensen Veterinary Hospital in August 2013. He focuses on large animal medicine and surgery with special interests in bovine/equine theriogenology, cattle PAP (Pulmonary Arterial Pressure) testing, beef production, vaccine protocols, routine equine health management and equine lameness. Dr. Nick is licensed to practice in Montana, Idaho and Texas and has been certified through Dr. Tim Holt and Colorado State University-College of Veterinary Medicine to PAP test cattle for high mountain disease.
In his free time, Nick enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, horseback riding and spending time with his wife Kelli, their dog, Rhyder, and Sam the cat.
Dr. Bruce SorensenAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. 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 also served on the Montana State Board of Veterinary Medicine for several years.
In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and supporting youth programs such as 4-H and FFA.
Dr. Kelsey Martin
Dr. Kelsey Martin grew up in Eastern Colorado on a large cattle ranch where her love for working cattle and being outside led her to a career as a veterinarian. She graduated from Colorado State University’s veterinary program in 2019 and then completed a one-year clinical internship at a large animal practice in Colorado. Following her internship, she worked at CSU, specializing in animal reproduction, and then served as a visiting professor in the large animal medicine and surgery department at St. George’s University in the West Indies. Dr. Martin loves all things on hooves and is so excited to meet the many wonderful animals and people of the Gallatin Valley!
Dr. Richard Beekman
Dr. Beekman grew up on a mixed dairy and beef family farm in Rainier, Alberta. He graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta Agricultural Economics program in 1995. In 1999 he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine along with the Dairy Production Award.
His veterinary career has included a lectureship at the University of Pennsylvania, beef and dairy practice in Southern Alberta, disease control specialist for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the position of herd veterinarian at Alta Genetics. He has owned his own beef herd throughout his veterinary career and currently co-owns a 700 cow ranch in southern Saskatchewan. Dr. Beekman is passionate about bovine medicine and has a special interest in beef and dairy theriogenology and herd medicine.
Dr. Beekman is married to Dr. Sandra Endersby-Beekman, a general family dentist. When he is not working, he is busy with the extracurricular activities of his six children. When he does have time to himself, he enjoys fishing, hiking, golf and working out in the gym. Dr. Beekman is looking forward to joining the Intermountain Veterinary team and making the Belgrade/Bozeman area his new home.
Front Office Staff
Kay has been the office manager at Sorensen Veterinary Hospital since 2006. She has enjoyed living in the beautiful Gallatin Valley for all of her life. She received a business degree from Montana State University and has worked in many aspects of the cattle industry. Kay and her husband Dave own and operate Klompien Red Angus. In her spare time, Kay enjoys horseback riding, working cows, sewing, and spending time with her family.
MarciaCertified Veterinary Technician / Inventory Manager
Marcia is a Certified Veterinary Technician and began working for Sorensen Vet Hospital in 2002. She is originally from Minnesota, but she has lived in Livingston, Montana since 2000. She and her husband Ken own and operate Krazy Creek Ranch, where they raise, train, and show Quarter Horses and Paints in cutting and reined cow horse competitions. Marcia has over 27 years of experience as a veterinary technician. She sat for the Vet Tech National Exam in 1995 and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT/LVT) since that time. Marcia has special interests in animal behavior, anesthetic monitoring and safety, dentistry, and bull semen evaluation.
Alex Certified Veterinary Technician
Alex is a Certified Veterinary Technician and began working for Sorensen Vet Hospital in 2013. Alex is originally from Telluride, Colorado. She moved to Montana after high school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Theatre Arts and English Writing. She later returned to Colorado to attend Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology program. In 2013 she found her way back to Montana and started working for Sorensen Veterinary Hospital as a mixed animal technician.
In her free time she can be found working on the ranch she care takes in Gallatin Gateway, riding horses, skiing, or exploring the mountains with her two dogs, Booger and Turtle.
Melissa Certified Veterinary Technician
LindsayCertified Veterinary Technician
Lindsay is a Certified Veterinary Technician and began working for Sorensen Vet Hospital in June 2016. Before moving to Montana, she completed the Veterinary Technology Program at Colorado Mountain College in May 2016. During school, she became passionate about working with both large and small animals. Lindsay grew up in a small town in California and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She owns a sweet and sassy border collie named Dixie and loves to hike, fly fish, ride horses, and cook bacon.
Cassidy Vet Assistant/Receptionist
Cassidy moved to Montana a few years ago after falling in love with the mountains. She's currently enrolled at MSU and studying Animal Science with the goal of becoming a large animal vet. Cassidy joined the Sorensen crew in September 2019 and has loved every minute of it. If she's not working or in school, Cassidy can be found palling around with her horses or fly fishing with her dogs.
Christa Penor CVT
Christa is a certified veterinary technician who was born and raised in the gallatin valley. She graduated with her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Eastern Wyoming College in 2019. In Christa's freetime she enjoys hunting with her wirehaired pointing griffon, Grant, and riding her horse, Joe. When she's not outside enjoying the great outdoors with her furry friends you can find her baking with her mom or spending time with her family that is near and dear to her heart.
Sydney Vet Assistant
Sydney grew up in Belgrade, graduated from Belgrade HS in 2017, and then went to Dawson Community College for a semester to play volleyball. She started at MSU in spring 2018, majoring in Microbiology and Immunology and minoring in Animal Science Pre-Vet track. Her goal is to be a wildlife vet! Syd started at Sorensen Vet Hospital in December 2018 in small animals and joined the large animal team as well this past January. In her off time, Syd likes being outdoors, hunting, hiking, and hangin with her doggies.
Sam Kruppenbacher Vet Assistant
Bio Coming Soon
Anne Russell Vet Assistant
Anne was raised in the Big Hole Valley on a ranch taking care of cows and breaking horses. She attended college through Penn Foster with a focus on Veterinary Technician/Assistant graduating in 2019. While going to school she started working for Sorensen Vet Hospital in 2017 and throughout the years has been working off and on while taking little adventures but always finding her way back.
She enjoys being outside in the mountains, riding horses, hunting, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, being with family and her not only cow dogs but companions Auzzie and Keeper… and Duke too.