Our Doctors

Julie Oghigian

Julie Oghigian

DVM

Dr. Julie Oghigian has been working in the veterinary profession for well over 25 years, with over 18 of those in practice as a small animal veterinarian. She graduated from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and chose to pursue a prestigious rotating internship at the nation's third largest small animal referral hospital.

Dr. Julie has a strong interest in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation, canine reproduction, feline medicine/surgery, dentistry, holistics/eastern medicine, zoo animal and wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Julie is also pursuing certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She was a Founding Fellow of the International Association of Cat Doctors and member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and multiple other organizations. Dr. Julie was the staff doctor at Guide Dogs of America for over 4.5 years and was very excited to see the advancements and growth of the GDA veterinary program during that period.
Outside of work, Dr. Julie loves spending time with her husband, who grew up in Montana, and 4 year-old daughter, friends, and family and enjoys competing with her champion Labrador retrievers in the AKC conformation ring, hunt tests, obedience, rally and other performance venues. Dr. Julie is a veterinary columnist in the world-renown Labrador Quarterly magazine. She also enjoys movies, books, photography, SCUBA diving, art, and the outdoors- hiking, camping, fishing, shooting, gardening, rock-climbing, and exploring the wilderness.


Lindsey Van Brown

Lindsey Van Brown

DVM

Dr. Lindsay VanBrown grew up in northern MN, and obtained her BA in Biology from St. Olaf College in 2005. Immediately after school, she worked at the Mayo Clinic, and eventually made her way to a small animal shelter in McCall, ID where she realized veterinary medicine was calling her. It was there that her interest in integrative medicines began as she realized that just medicating the shelter animals for various diseases wasn't enough to make them wholly healthy.

She attended Washington State University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2012. While in veterinary school, she traveled to China and completed coursework in Veterinary Chinese Medicine at the Beijing Agricultural University. Dr. VanBrown furthered her Chinese Medicine training at the Chi Institute where she completed her acupuncture certification.

Since graduation, Dr. VanBrown has been a shelter and general practice veterinarian, with a private practice in Helena dedicated to Chinese veterinary medicine as well as hospice care. She followed her Helena-native husband to the area, and happily enjoys biking and skiing with him and their two dogs, while they all watch their house get taken over by an infant.


Karyn Spear

Karyn Spear

Sonographer

Karyn joins Creekside with 25 years of experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Karyn completed a Bachelor's Degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound at Seattle University and holds multiple credentials from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, with a special interest in fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. Karyn has completed courses in Small Animal Ultrasonography from Washington State University and has spent time working with a Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist in the Southern California area. Karyn is excited to be able to combine her ultrasound skills with her love for animals as a member of the team at Creekside. She and her husband have lived in Bozeman since 1993 and share their home with two boys, two cats and a gigantic dog named Harley.


Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

DVM

Dr. Wolf grew up in New Hampshire and received a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Harvey Mudd College. She attended veterinary school at the University of California Davis where her interests included cardiology, internal medicine, and surgery. After graduation she moved to Bozeman to be close to her family and in her free time can be found horseback riding, skiing, hiking, or hanging out with her Jack Russell mix, Honey.


Greg Clausen

Greg Clausen

DVM

Greg Clausen grew up in Montana and attended Carroll College in Helena MT, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Upon obtaining his B.A. he attended Oregon State University where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Clausen completed a small animal rotating internship at Auburn University in Auburn Alabama. His veterinary interest includes diagnostic imaging including ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, and fluoroscopy.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, motorcycle riding both dirt and street, shooting, and watching working dog work. “Some of my favorite times are spent watching sporting dogs work. The passion and excitement they have doing their dog jobs is simply amazing.” He and his wife have three dog children Diego, Lynx, and Ziva, all golden retrievers.


Misty Clausen

Misty Clausen

DVM

Misty is a Montana native who grew up in a small, rural community nestled in the heart of the mountains. She attended Carroll College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with additional education in human-animal bonding. She spent several years in Helena as a veterinary technician before attending Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Misty returned to Helena to work as a small animal general practitioner until recently relocating to Bozeman alongside her husband and fellow veterinarian, Dr. Greg Clausen. Her professional interests include animal behavior, reproduction, and dentistry. In her down time she enjoys arts and crafts, dog training and sports, and spending time in the outdoors with her husband and their three dogs, Diego, Linx, and Ziva.