Meet the Team

Headwaters Veterinary Hospital Is Privileged to Work with Great People

Our Team of Professionals Will Treat You and Your Pet like Family

Headwaters Veterinary Hospital’s greatest asset is our fantastic veterinary team. Our “work family” consists of long-term team members and new faces to the profession. We consider ourselves a teaching hospital, and welcome preceptors and interns in the profession. We feel that learning is a lifetime process, and our doctors, technicians and staff regularly attend continuing education. Our greatest pride is serving our community and providing the best possible communication with our clients.

Headwaters Veterinarians

Kelly Hall, DVM

After pursuing an animal science degree from Montana State University, Dr. Hall graduated from Washington State University with a DVM degree in 2002. In the past ten years, Dr.Hall has developed a special interest in canine orthopedics and lameness. As clinic owner and practicing veterinarian, Dr. Hall utilizes a methodical, problem-solving approach to patient care, with an eye to finding out the best outcomes for his patients and their owners. During his non-office hours, Dr.Hall can be found enjoying Montana’s great outdoors. He enjoys fly-fishing, snowmobiling and helping out on his parent’s ranch in Eastern Montana.

Elizabeth Hall, DVM

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Elizabeth met Dr. Kelly Hall while completing her clinical rotations at Washington State University. A 2002 Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine graduate, her special interests include small animal medicine and soft-tissue surgery. Dr. Hall is dedicated to client communication and workable, realistic solutions to cases. Outside of Headwaters Veterinary, she enjoys running, reading and working on her first novel.

Aaron J. Mackley, DVM

Originally from Montana, Dr Mackley received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2013. He completed his undergraduate work at Montana State University. Primarily a large animal practitioner, Dr. Mackley enjoys equine lameness exams, equine dentistry and reproductive work. He is adept at cattle herd work and regularly visits local ranches for ambulatory large animal medicine and surgery. In his downtime, Dr. Mackley enjoys ice hockey, snowmobiling, golf and skiing.

Headwaters Staff

Lisa Parker, CVT

Lisa was born in Buffalo, Wyoming. Her family moved to Three Forks when she was 6 months old. Lisa graduated from Three Forks High School before Graduating from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. In July of 1988, Lisa joined Headwaters Veterinary and has been here ever since. In June of 2000, Lisa earned her certification as a Veterinary Technician. Lisa is married with two children and an array of dogs, cats and horses. In her spare time, she enjoys breeding Bulldogs and horseback riding.

Megan Hottell,
Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Sandy, Utah. Megan moved to Toston, Montana at the age of 15 and graduated from Broadwater High School in 2003. Megan moved on to college at the Utah Career College in West Jordan, Utah. Graduating with her Veterinary Technicians degree in April of 2006, she promptly started working at Headwaters Veterinary Hospital and has been there ever since.
Married and a mother of three girls, Megan also shares her home with dogs, cats, cows, horses, chickens and any other animals she and children bring home. Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working with large and small animals, the outdoors, painting on animal skulls and gardening.

Linda Melgren,
Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Western Montana, Linda moved with her family to Three Forks in 2004, after graduating as a homeschool student. She married her husband in 2006, and they are busy raising two daughters. Linda started her career at Headwaters in 2012 as a kennel technician, and has progressed to being a valued veterinary assistant. She has always adored animals of all shapes and sizes, and enjoys working with them on a daily basis. Her hobbies include singing and serenading her coworkers and patients, baking for her Headwaters family and reuniting local lost pets with their families.

Gabrielle Murray,
Veterinary Assistant

Originally from the metro-Detroit area of Michigan, Gabrielle attended Michigan State University and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. Her appreciation and love for the great outdoors led her to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and later to the Wild West of Montana. Ever since she was a child she has aspired to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and has pursued many opportunities to work with animals. From studying the Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals to wolves and grizzly bears, Gabrielle enjoys working with all species. While away for work, you can find her traversing the mountains by foot, bike, or ski and capturing the beautiful scenery on her camera.

Kim Chater,
Customer Service & Reception

Kim Chater has been working as a receptionist for Headwaters Veterinary Hospital since 2013. She is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she earned her degree in Human Ecology and Marine Science. Kim spent the next eight years working as a lecturer/guide on expedition ships to the Antarctic, the Arctic, the South Pacific and the Amazon region. Before moving to Montana in 2012, Kim lived on a remote nature reserve in the Falkland Islands with her husband and two children. Kim loves getting to know the local community and enjoys the diversity of animals that come through the hospital. When not at the clinic, Kim enjoys riding, cooking and spending time with her family in Pony.

J Kane, Office
Management and Reception

J Kane came to the Three Forks area from North Idaho in 2014. In the midst of a music career, and in need of a day job, he began at Headwaters as a receptionist in 2015. He now handles inventory and various other management tasks. J spends his free time helping with his girlfriend’s vegetable garden and playing bass on the weekends.

Jenna Reishus,
Kennel Technician

Jenna grew up in the little town of Dupuyer Montana and attended University of Montana Western. She lives in the Bozeman area, and joined Headwaters Veterinary Hospital in 2015. She loves animals and taking care of them. Jenna loves to read and ride horses. Jenna’s very active border collie comes to work with her.

Michael Stanton,
Kennel Technician

Michael loves his job at Headwaters! He grew up in Southern California with German Shepherds. Michael loves animals and enjoys rescues very much. He has a wonderful Boxer who comes to work with him. He loves to hike off normal trails in our mountains. Michael also enjoys gold panning and backpacking.

We ♥ Our Clients and Their Animals

"Our vet clinic of choice for all of our four-legged friends and business partners, large and small. Thanks to Dr. Kelly Hall for keeping our horses productive and to Dr. Liza Hall for keeping our dogs, cats, and hounds happy and healthy."

Kail & Renee Mantle

Montana Horses, Inc. | Big Sky Hounds

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