Our Staff

Melinda Culbertson

Melinda Culbertson

Hospital Manager

Melinda developed an early love of animals growing up in rural Pennsylvania. After graduating from Gannon University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, she and her husband John moved to Montana in 1989. Melinda joined Creekside in 1994 when there were only two employees. Melinda is now Creekside's Hospital Manager. She loves her job and feels the best part is working with the wonderful staff and clientele, celebrating the human-animal bond every day. Melinda's activities include spending time with John and their daughter Claire, her basset hounds George and Fred, rabbit Lily and hamster Henry, volunteering at the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, gardening (weather permitting!), hiking, biking, swimming and ice skating.


Helen

Helen

Customer Care Specialist

Helen was born in a small farming town in Northern California. She lived there until she moved to Montana in 1991 with her husband, Doug, and three dogs. She and Doug moved to Three Forks in 1999. They have two sons, three dogs, a cat and a guinea pig. Helen enjoys reading, golfing, playing with her pets and hiking with her two and four-legged family members.


Teresa

Teresa

Customer Care Specialist

Teresa was raised in Chicago, IL, where she worked as a Community Organizer around issues of economic development, education and immigration reform. After a brief visit to Bozeman, the call of the mountains would not allow her to rest. At the end of 2012, she packed up her mom and younger brother and answered the call of the mountains and the wide open spaces.


Julie

Julie

Veterinary Nurse

Julie is a native Bozemanite. After graduating in nursing from Montana State University, she left Bozeman for about 8 years and explored life in other parts of the world. Deciding she wanted to settle down and become a nurse for animals, she graduated from Denver's Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, moved back to her hometown and has been employed as a certified veterinary technician ever since. In her spare time, she can be found running after her growing toddler, Georgia.


Kelsey

Kelsey

Veterinary Nurse

Kelsey is originally from Wisconsin and is a Green Bay Packer Fan. She moved out West 6 years ago and recently graduated from Veterinary Technician school with honors from Eastern Wyoming University. She has a Border Collie named “Chloe” and a Bloodhound named “Tracer.” She loves to hunt, trap, hike, and fish in her spare time.


Jen

Jen

Veterinary Assistant

Jen was born and raised in Manchester, NH before moving to Montana in September 2015. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2014. When she's not working, she's enjoying the great outdoors hiking, fishing, riding horses and frolicking with her rambunctious dog Cooper. Jen is passionate about all creatures great and small and is excited and grateful to be living in the mountains and caring for the animals she loves.


Alana

Alana

Veterinary Assistant

Alana is a Montana native who joined the Creekside Team in 2016. She is an honors student studying AP Psychology, and will graduate from Bozeman High School in 2018. Alana is fluent in German and plans on travelling to Germany after high school. Following a lasting childhood dream of going into the veterinary field, she hopes to go to college to become a Veterinarian.
Alana has a Miniature Dachshund “Callie”, a Yorkshire Terrier, “Izzie” and a Maine Coone Cat “Meow Meow”.


Erin

Erin

Veterinary Assistant

Erin B. recently moved to Bozeman from New Hampshire with her husband, seeking adventure and new experiences! She earned a bachelors degree in biology from the University of New Hampshire, and currently works part-time at the Montana Vet Diagnostic Lab. Previously she worked at a mid-sized wildlife clinic in Maine and was the only Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator in the state. She is excited to be part of the Creekside team, and is loving her job! In her free time she loves birding, hiking, snowboarding, and exploring all Montana has to offer!


Ronald

Ronald

Clinic Entertainment Coordinator

Ronald is one busy Persian! His days are spent sleeping, yelling at people to come watch him eat, sleeping, harassing other cats in the clinic and sleeping. Ronald enjoys wearing costumes, playing with his inanimate friends and acting as surrogate uncle to any and all kittens that come in the door