Meet 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 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.

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, Associate Veterinarian

Nick began working for Sorensen Vet Hospital in September of 2013. Dr. Nick Johnson is originally from Anaconda, 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 beautiful 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, beef production, routine equine health management and equine lameness.

In his free time, Nick enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, horseback riding and spending time with their two dogs, Belle and Rhyder, and Sam the cat.

Dr. Katy Malcott, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katy Malcott is originally from southeastern Virginia where she grew up riding and showing horses. She attended Virginia Tech for her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and DVM, graduating in 2014. After veterinary school she married her husband Kelly, a Montana native, and joined him in Montana. After practicing mixed animal medicine in Havre for 2 years, they were excited for the opportunity to come back to the Gallatin valley and Dr. Katy joined the team at Sorensen Veterinary Hospital in September 2016. She enjoys beef production medicine as well as both small and large animal surgery.

When not at the office, Dr. Katy loves spending time with Kelly and their daughter, Rylee, exploring this beautiful state while floating, fishing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, or camping.

Dr. Grace Clifford BSc, BVMS

Dr. Grace Clifford grew up in Yallingup, Western Australia, where she grew up surfing, deep-sea fishing and horse riding. After studying veterinary medicine at Murdoch University, Western Australia, she worked in mixed practice in the UK (think James Herriott!), then in mixed practice roles in Australia and the UK, as well as animal welfare and livestock logistics consulting in Asia and the Middle East. Recently married to a Gallatin Valley local, she has done a global tree change and settled in Montana. Grace enjoys all aspects of mixed practice family medicine. In her spare time, Grace enjoys snowboarding and exploring the amazing Rocky Mountain history and geography. She sounds a bit different to us - please listen carefully and excuse the “language barrier”!"

Front Office Staff

kay_smKay, Office Manager
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.

loriAddysin, Veterinary Assistant/Staff Coordinator
Addy is originally from Houston, Texas. She attained her Associate of Science degree from Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas and moved to Bozeman in the summer of 2015 to be closer to her family. Addy has always had a passion for animals and over the years has owned cats, dogs, and birds. Before coming to Sorensen Veterinary Hospital in July of 2016, Addy worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant in small animal practices in both Houston and Belgrade for 2 years. Although Addy is new to large animal medicine, she is always eager to learn about different species and ways to treat them.

Outside of work, Addy loves spending time with her family, her senior cocker spaniel, Monte, and her “spirited” cat, Archibald. Addy also enjoys reading, hiking, camping, cross country skiing, and attempting to snowboard and fly fish!

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

marciaMarcia, Certified 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.

Sarah, Certified Veterinary Technician
Sarah was born in Sidney, Mt. She has lived in many locations around the state but has always called Montana home. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology from the University of Montana in 1997. After working in the field of Veterinary Technology for many years she was able to take the board exam and achieved her certification as a veterinary technician in 2005. She is currently working as the staff coordinator for SVH. Sarah is a new mom of two amazing boys and they take up most of her free time. Along with her husband Dan, she enjoys Nordic skiing, backpacking, snowboarding and has recently started exploring the U.S. in their RV.

alexMelissa, Certified Veterinary Technician

alexAlex, 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 Bob.

alexLindsay, Certified 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.

alexRachel, Certified Veterinary Technician

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