Veterinarians

Dr. Cale Bjornstad became a partner at Indian Hammer Veterinary Service in 2004. He graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Bjornstad has a keen interest in large animal medicine and reproduction.

Dr. Bjornstad is a native Montanan who grew up north of Joplin MT. He is a skilled trap shooter and enjoys riding his snow mobile during the winter months.

Dr. Trace Nydam became a partner at Indian Hammer Veterinary Service in 2005. He graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and has a special interest in small animal orthopedic surgery. He has completed extensive orthopedic training and routinely does TPLOs, TTA-2s and Patellar groove replacements with great success.

Dr. Nydam is from John Day Oregon and now lives in Great Falls, MT. He is a skilled carpenter in his down time and enjoys jet skiing during the summertime. He has one entertaining dog, a Rat Terrier, Jack, that keeps his house lively.

 

Office Staff

Melanie Richert is our office manager. She has worked at the clinic for 20 years.  When she’s not at the clinic she enjoys farming and ranching with her husband and 2 children.  She helps her husband and his family in putting on the annual Open Gate Ranch bull sale held every March.

Technicians

Stephanie Wickum is our head technician. She was raised in Denton on a farm. She enjoys riding horses, working cattle, and raising chickens. Ty and Flint are her two children who also like to help out on some Saturdays.