Why Mountain Valley Veterinary
Meet the Veterinarian
Dr. Ben Bennett is the founder and operator of Mountain Valley Veterinary Services. He was born and raised on a beef operation in central Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Findlay in northwestern Ohio where he studied animal science and biology. Following his time at the University of Findlay, Ben attended Kansas State University: College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary training. During this time, Ben focused his efforts on the beef cattle/herd health aspect of veterinary medicine. During breaks, Ben spent time either running summer pasture in south-central Montana or conducting research with many feedlots throughout Kansas.
Following completion of his veterinary training, Ben Moved to Wilsall, MT and opened Mountain Valley Veterinary Services. As a veterinarian, his focus is on beef cattle herd health and performance. He strives to bring the latest information and technology to his producers in a way to help them reach their goals.
In his free time, Ben enjoys most everything outdoors. Depending on the time of the year, he enjoys everything from hunting and fishing, to floating the river and spending time on the slopes. If you would like to meet Dr. Bennett, please give him a call. He would love to visit and get you know you as well!
Dr. Kate Bennett joined the Mountain Valley team in 2021 when she and Dr. Ben Bennett got married. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Wilsall, MT. She completed her undergraduate studies at Montana State University (GO BOBCATS!!) where she studied animal science. Following her undergraduate career, Kate was part of the first class thru the 1+3 cooperative between Montana State University and Washington State University: College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with her veterinary degree in 2018.
After graduation, Kate began her career as an associate veterinarian in Riverton, WY. While there, she was part of an amazing team of veterinarians, technicians, and assistants at a truly mixed animal practice. As a result of being in the middle of Wyoming and a distance from referral centers, it was common for the team to manage many in-depth cases that otherwise would be referred to specialists, while still providing routine and emergency care 24/7.
As a veterinarian, Kate enjoys the variety that both large and small animal practice offers her. On the large animal side, she treasures many aspects that take her back to the roots of growing up on the ranch with cattle and horses. Regarding equine, theriogenology (reproduction), individual animal care, and dental work are a few of her primary interests. She is excited to add mare reproductive and breeding services to those services already offered to Mountain Valley’s patients. With cattle, she enjoys all aspects of working with ranchers and their operations to make them more efficient and profitable. Immunology and vaccine program development are two areas she strives to remain current on and bring the latest information to her clients to make them most successful.