Lone Peaks Values:
Our Staff Members
Dr. Desmarais recently moved to Big Sky, MT from Bozeman, and is very excited to practice medicine within this beautiful location. She wanted to live and work in Big Sky to become part of a close-knit community by providing medical care for their pets. Dr. Desmarais first attended the University of Vermont where she earned degrees in Animal Science and Biology before obtaining her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University. She completed an internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. This was followed by joining Northwest Veterinary Specialists where she worked as an Emergency and critical care veterinarian for 7 years, before transitioning to use her skills as a general practitioner. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, acupuncture, wound care, and trauma.
Dr. Desmarais has a passion for volunteering within her community and abroad. This interest began in vet school by conducting infectious disease research in Ethiopia and Cameroon. More recently, in 2015 she volunteered with Dharamsala Animal Rescue in India and she spent a month in Thailand at the Soi dog foundation in 2014. Dr. D enjoys travelling to experience other cultures and learn how animals play unique roles within them. These experiences have expanded her problem solving skills and taught her many lessons useful to everyday medicine.
Outside of her time at the clinic, you can find Dr. Desmarais in the mountains, whether it’s trail running, walking with her dog Loux, skiing, biking, climbing or camping. She also loves spending time with her family in Colorado.
Jen is originally from New Hampshire and moved to Montana in May 2015 chasing her love for the mountains. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is now working towards an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. When not working, you can find her backpacking with her hound dog Cooper or fly fishing in any water she sees! Jen is extremely excited to be working with such a great team at Lone Peak Veterinary and being a part of the Big Sky Community.
Client Care Specialist
Growing up in Northeast Florida, Kia began working with animals at a young age when her local animal shelter put out a call for volunteers. She quickly understood the need for help throughout the rescue community and wanted to gain as much experience as possible to help homeless animals and wildlife.
During high school, she began volunteering at an educational facility where she gained experience training big cats, bears, and other exotic animals.
Kia attended Florida State University where she received her bachelors degree in Geography. While getting her education, she worked at a low-cost spay neuter clinic where she implemented a rescue program for homeless pets in the community. She later started a training company to help owners and dogs understand each other better.
In 2017 Kia relocated to Big Sky Montana to work on a local dude ranch and has been here ever since. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog Denver, riding horses, and playing music.
Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital
To provide excellent customer service by taking the time to discuss your pets history, explaining both the diagnostic tests indicated and the results, and offering clear treatment options.
To treat your pets with the same love and compassion as our own.
To offer in house blood work and diagnostic imaging to obtain quick results to better help your pets in timely manner.
To practice high quality medicine combined with client education.