Our staff

Our hospital is regularly evaluated by AAHA to assure that we comply with the association's high quality standards. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital, including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, patient care, cleanliness, client services, emergency services, diagnostic imaging and anesthesiology. Only 17% of the hospitals nationwide are

accredited. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. AAHA accreditation demonstrates our pursuit of excellence and desire to surpass industry standards. This translates into better care and longer lives for the pets you love!

Dr. Ed <span>Peretti</span>

Dr. Ed Peretti

Dr. Ed Peretti is a 1986 graduate of Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the Animal Hospital right after graduation and in 1990 he purchased the Animal Hospital from Dr. Lloyd Erickson. A Montana native, and Montana State University graduate, Dr. Peretti’s special interests include orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology.
Dr. Patricia <span>Danks</span>

Dr. Patricia Danks

Dr. Patricia Danks is a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee, School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced for 10 years in various states, including Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and exotic pet care.
Dr. Heather <span>Davis</span>

Dr. Heather Davis

Dr. Heather Davis is a Butte native. She received her bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in 2003 and her DVM from Washington State University in 2009. Her special interests include exotic and avian medicine, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Davis, her husband Shane, their cat Newton, and three hedgehogs reside in Butte. She is excited to practice veterinary medicine in her hometown and looks forward to helping keep the pets of Butte healthy.
Dr. Robyn <span>Lance</span>

Dr. Robyn Lance

Dr. Robyn Lance is a 2005 graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in Missoula, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana. She spent three years practicing small animal medicine in Utah before joining Amherst. She is very excited to be back in Montana! Dr. Lance’s special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dermatology and preventative healthcare.