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Welcome to Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital

“We care for those who give us so much but ask for so little”.

Welcome Dr. Megan Puchlerz

Meet Dr. Meg:

Education and Veterinary Background:  Dr. Meg is a native Montanan and was born in Bozeman.  Montana’s diverse wildlife population, and her family’s collection of wonderful hunting dogs, inspired her love of animals.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry, English and Environmental Studies.  After working for several years as a certified veterinary technician she went on to obtain her Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2012.

Animals seen:  Dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, small pocket pets (guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, etc). 

Special interests:  Dr. Meg enjoys working with emergent concerns, advanced internal medicine cases/hospitalized cases, and helping families with long term disease management such as diabetes.  She has a special interest in canine athletes, pain management and wound care.  She also loves educating the community about keeping their pets healthy and ways to strengthen the pet/human bond.  Have a community event that you’d like a veterinarian to talk at?  Give us a call!

The inside scoop:  Dr. Meg’s life is ruled by two very beautiful, but highly spoiled, field setters.  When not at work, she can usually be found chasing her two setters down a mountain trail or through a field in search of pheasants.

Dr. Jakob and Dr. Puchlerz your veterinarians in Bozeman, MT
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If you live in Bozeman or the surrounding area in MT, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Heidi Jakob and Dr. Meg are licensed veterinarians, treating dogs, cats and pocket pets. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital’s mission is to provide the best care and service to clients and patients in order to generate higher levels of human-animal bonding.

Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital’s motto is “We care for those who give us so much but ask for so little”. We value the relationship, continued trust, and goodwill we establish with our clients. Courtesy, respect, patience, education and understanding with clients and their pets are among our top priorities.

• We treat our patients as if they were our own pets and offer clients the superior service that they desire and deserve.
• We stress proactive medicine and progressive surgical procedures in an effort to maintain healthy, happy animals throughout their life.
• We take a lifespan approach to each of our patients and are dedicated to being there from puppy/kitten vaccinations, through the illnesses and traumas, and eventually the geriatric years until the end of the pet’s life.
• We are dedicated to client education and providing our clients with enough information to make appropriate decisions for their animal companions.

Check out our services to learn more about why Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital is different than other hospitals.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 406-582-0555 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Bozeman veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Bozeman pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Heidi Jakob     Dr. Megan Puchlerz, DVM
Bozeman Veterinarian | Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital | 406-582-0555

450 Cottonwood Road
Bozeman, MT 59718

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