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In the Month of February

Clinic Staff

Veterinary Technicians


Valerie Lanoue, Veterinary Technician, has 14 plus years experience. She received her training in Phoenix, Arizona. Her main focus is in dental procedures. Born in Missoula, Montana, she grew up in Stevensville. She is the mother of two amazing children and has three dogs and a cat. Valerie says, “My children are my world and animals are my passion.”


Cameron Jones, Veterinary Technician,  joined Burnt Fork Veterinary Clinic in 2017 and has been working with animals since 2013. Cameron is originally from Nevada and has a daughter named Zoe! Cameron has been back in The Bitterroot for 6 years. He enjoys hiking and cooking in his spare time. Cameron finds that working with animals is one of the most rewarding things he has done.


Carly Fournier, Veterinary Technician, joined Burnt Fork Veterinary Clinic in Fall 2017. Carly grew up in the Bitterroot Valley and has been working in veterinary medicine since 2013. Carly enjoys spending time with her two dogs, her hubby Jason and her daughters Freya & Everly.


Faith Jundt, Veterinary Technician, joined the staff in 2019. When not out exploring the great outdoors with her family, Faith likes to garden, bake and create artwork.  She has been working around animals her whole life but has a special affinity for cats.  With her quirky red/blue Heeler she likes to find a quiet spot to bird watch along the Bitteroot.

Technician Assistants & Reception Staff

maggieMaggie Hirschauer, Technician Assistant,  is so thrilled to be able to help the animals of the Bitterroot Valley (your pets)! Her background and training are not with domesticated animals, but with wildlife biology and animal behavior. Her love and passion are with the birds, especially raptors.  When she is not at BFVC she helps injured wild birds with the aim of releasing them back to the wild.  In the winter she contributes to mountain lion research through the MPG Ranch by tracking the elusive cats in her beautiful backyard, the Sapphire Mountains.  You can usually find her spending time with her boyfriend and the best ever Dixie Dog (an Aussie) on their off-grid homestead, tending their garden, harvesting wild edibles, hiking in the mountains, or reading. 


Lucas Burhop,
Technician Assistant, joined Burnt Fork Veterinary Clinic in
June 2019. Lucas was born in Hamilton, Montana and graduated from Corvallis High School. He says he is proud to be living in such a beautiful state and loves to hike, camp, fish, and float the river. Lucas is very excited to be working at Burnt Fork Veterinary Clinic and to be a member of the team.


Kathy Luedtke
, Receptionist, joined our staff January of 2018.  With a genuine care of people and love for animals Kathy takes pride in ensuring our clients are happy and realize how important their pet’s needs are to each of us here at Burnt Fork Vet Clinic.  Kathy has called Montana home since 1976.  Her love of horses, the wilderness, and a rural lifestyle drew her to the community of Stevensville some twenty years ago.  When not in the office you will find Kathy enjoying the great outdoors, collecting memories with her horses, friends, and family.


Ciara Desrosier, Receptionist, joined our staff in June 2019. Ciara loves to hike, travel and spend time with her man. She is a ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer since 2015. She has a passion for animals (especially kitty cats). She loves to learn new things and help out in her community!

Sandy Jessen, Receptionist, joined our staff May 2019.

We also often host PIMA Institute Vet Assist and Vet Tech students! Check out the program here!

Hospital Manager


Laura Frazee is no stranger to Burnt Fork Veterinary clinic as she is Dr. Linda Kauffman's daughter.  Laura has a B.S. in secondary education from Montana State University (Go Cats!) and has followed her passion of animals back to Burnt Fork Veterinary Clinic after working for several years in pet nutrition and retail at Dee-O-Gee in Bozeman, MT.  Laura loves all creatures big and small and is really enjoying running a family business with her mother.  

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