Meet Our Team

Bree Montana, DVM

Bill West

Kristie

Meghan, RVT

Alyson

Sayra

Veterinary Technician in Training  Sayra was born and raised in the Tahoe Basin where she grew up swimming and adventuring with her adorable poodle, BonBon. Sayra joined the Agate Bay Animal Hospital & DogGoneCrazy in late 2015 and has proven herself to be a valuable member of the Camp and Hospital team. Sayra is excited to be working with animals and hopes to return to school to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. When away from work, Sayra enjoys spending family time with her adorable daughter, Bridget, her cute kitty Oliver and her beautiful dog, Luna.

Owner

Dr. Montana graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree focused in the field of Biology followed by a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation from veterinary medical school, Dr. Montana worked exclusively in small animal and exotic hospitals, while pursuing additional medical training in the latest technologies. Dr Montana has advanced training in ultrasonography, echocardiography, chemotherapy, dentistry, emergency medicine and surgery, transfusion medicine, class IV laser therapy and rehabilitation. A member of UC Davis’ College of Veterinary Medicine’s External Advisory and Admissions Boards, Dr Montana is the Director of Vets4Vets, a program of the VIN Foundation. When not practicing medicine, Dr Montana will generally be found playing with her daughter Ember and their ponies, hiking with her huskies, and skiing or snowboarding with her husband Bill West. Navigating the wilderness of medical diagnostics and therapies can be a daunting challenge. Dr Montana invites you to join our hospital family so we may help direct your animal companion’s route to good health.

Co-Owner

You’ve probably seen Bill logging miles around the Lake; a top 50 finisher in the IronMan, top 100 finisher in the Western States 100, and a competitive triathlete, he is a dedicated cyclist and runner. When he isn’t helping with the management of the hospital and camp, you will surely find Bill hiking with Bree, their daughter Ember, and their three Siberian huskies, Blizzard, Ice and Eclipse, or sneaking out for a little fly fishing or snow boarding…maybe this year they’ll even get a little golf in, too!

Veterinary Assistant

Kristie, originally from the Seacoast of New Hampshire, moved to Truckee in 2011. With a Bachelor’s in Animal Science focused on Pre-Vet Medicine from the University of Vermont, Kristie has started courses to become a licensed veterinary technician. When away from work, Kristie can be found hanging out with her two McNabb mixes, Opi & Tio and her Husky, Luka!

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Originally from the Bay Area, Meghan grew up spending summers visiting the Tahoe area with her family. She received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Oregon and thereafter moved to rural Hermiston, Oregon where she spent two years working with cattle. Meghan recently passed her boards and is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Meghan and her husband, Aaron, currently have a one eyed, neurological chihuahua named Mr. Milton Berle and two extremely active, extremely cute, extremely black and white border collies- Bullitt and Stark.

Veterinary Assistant

Alyson grew up in Truckee where she knew from an early age that she loved animals and wanted them involved in her professional life. Alyson is currently working hard in TMCC's Veterinary Technician licensing program. When Alyson is not working she may be found spending time with her cat, Gigi, her pug, Harley, and her handsome dog, Levi.

Veterinary Assistant

Sayra was born and raised in the Tahoe Basin where she grew up swimming and adventuring with her adorable poodle, BonBon. Sayra joined the Agate Bay Animal Hospital & DogGoneCrazy in late 2015 and has proven herself to be a valuable member of the Camp and Hospital team. Sayra hopes to return to school to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. When away from work, Sayra enjoys spending family time with her husband, Sam, her adorable daughter, Bridget, and her beautiful dog, Luna.