Veterinarians

Caleb Lund, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA

Caleb Lund, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA is a fifth-generation cattle rancher, from Lusk, Wyoming. His family has owned and operated the ranch continuously since the 1870’s. Dr. Lund’s interest in veterinary medicine began as a ranch kid, where he witnessed firsthand just how important large animal health is, both personally and economically to ranching families.

Dr. Lund graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in veterinary medicine. His first job out of veterinary school was as an intern veterinarian at Pioneer Equine Hospital, an equine surgery center in Oakdale, California. This hands-on opportunity allowed him to earn a three-year equine surgery residency at Washington State University. While at WSU he learned from several board-certified surgeons in all areas of equine surgery, including abdominal, airway, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgery, as well as lameness diagnosis. He was also able to study with the experts in other fields, including diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, and equine medicine.

Dr. Lund is the only full-time board-certified equine surgeon (or Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, DACVS) in the greater Yellowstone area. Dr. Lund’s specialties include complex lameness diagnosis, abdominal/colic surgeries, arthroscopic surgeries and fracture repairs as well as soft tissue and other orthopedic surgeries. He has authored papers in peer-reviewed veterinary journals on minimally invasive surgery, complex lameness diagnosis, and abdominal surgery.  He also speaks at continuing-education meetings about conditions of the equine head. He is passionate about surgical innovation from both a practical and academic perspective, and he plans to continue these at Lund Equine.

Dr. Lund has an open-door policy when it comes to veterinary care and consultation, and he encourages people to ask questions about their animals and their treatment. As a surgeon and veterinarian, he strives to help horses and cattle with difficult medical problems get back on their feet. His goal is to deliver the highest level of care at a fair price, in a practical Montana fashion.  As such, he is available 24×7 for emergencies and appointments.

Publications by Dr. Lund

Luke Runnion, DVM

Luke Runnion, DVM, was raised on his family’s ranch in the Bear Paw Mountains south of Havre, MT.  He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Animal Systems Biotechnology.  He then received his doctorate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University.

Luke moved north to Canada where he spent four years in mixed animal practice in southwest Saskatchewan.  While there, his primary focus was large animals.

In June of 2016 he joined Lund Equine.  His particular areas of interest in veterinary medicine include large animal reproduction, herd health, and equine dentistry.  When not working, Luke can be found enjoying time outside with his family, hunting, fishing, and working with horses.

 

Staff

Jeni Forcier, Veterinary Technician

Jeni Forcier was born in Southern Idaho and grew up in Northern Nevada and Southern California.  She grew up with a passion for animals, especially horses.  After high school was a working student at a Hunter/Jumper training facility in Southern California.  She then attended Idaho State University, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Zoology.

After moving to Montana, Jeni began working with Dr. Lund in January of 2015.  When not working, Jeni can be found enjoying the mountains with her husband or spending time with her horses and menagerie of other pets.

 

 

Dylan Hahn, Veterinary Technician

Dylan Hahn grew up in New York, Connecticut and California.  She attended the University of Redlands in southern California and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Animal Behavior.  She then went on to a veterinary technician certification program with San Juan College in New Mexico, graduating in the spring of 2016.

Dylan has worked in both large and small animal clinics in Colorado and Montana.  She has always had a love for horses that started at a young age.  When not at the clinic, Dylan enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, Ben, and her dog, Remmy.

 

 

Taylor Vermandel, Veterinary Assistant

Taylor Vermandel was raised on the family ranch south of Pompey’s Pillar, Montana.  Taylor attended Huntley Project Schools in Worden, Montana where she was active in FFA through participation in horse and livestock judging events.  She also showed horses, cattle and sheep in 4-H.  After high school, Taylor moved to Powell, Wyoming where she attended Northwest College and majored in Equine Riding & Training and Business Management.

Taylor enjoys being outdoors and helping on the family ranch, whether it be riding her horses or fixing fence.  Her favorite seasons are the busy branding season and fall when they are shipping calves.

Kayla Sargent, Receptionist

Kayla grew up on her family’s commercial cattle ranch near Big Timber, MT.  It was there that her love for agriculture, livestock and animals was instilled.  She attended Northwest College in Powell, WY on a livestock judging scholarship.  While there, she earned degrees in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Communications.

Kayla joined Lund Equine in July of 2016.  Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities like hunting and camping.  Kayla also likes to spend her spare time helping on her family ranch and documenting it through western photography.  Some of her photography work can be seen on our website or at www.kaylasargent.com.