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
- Lund CM, Ragle CA, Rice HM. Bilateral hypoplasia of the minor tubercle of the humerus in two quarter horse mares. Equine Vet Educ. 2014; 26:467-472
- Lund CM, Ragle, CA, Lutter JD, Farnsworth KD. Use of a motorized morcellator for elective bilateral laparoscopic ovariectomy in standing equids: 30 cases (2007-2013). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2014;244:1191–7
- De Solís CN, Biscoe EW, Lund CM, et al. Imaging diagnosis-muscular hypertrophy of the small intestine and pseudodiverticula in a horse. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2015; 56:13-16.
- Lund CM, Ragle CA, Lutter JD. Laparoscopic removal of a bladder urolith in a standing horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013;243:1323–8.
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.
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.
Morgan was born and raised in Custer, MT. In school she was active in 4H and rodeo. She received her degree in Equine Studies from Miles Community College in Miles City. After college she went to work for Flying R Performance horses in Kapaa, Hawaii for 2 years before taking a job at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic in Salinas, California. In 2017, Morgan joined Lund Equine. She and her husband enjoy hiking, traveling, riding and fixing up the property they purchased in Pompey’s Pillar.
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.
Bernice Corcoran, Receptionist
Bernice is a native of the Billings area. She was a member of the Yellowstone of Billings FFA chapter in high school and has worked in the medical field for 20+ years.
Along with her daughter Brooke, Bernice raises boer goats and has been very involved with her kids in their livestock projects. She loves to travel and hopes to visit South America some day .
Andrea McClenning, Receptionist
Andrea grew up on a farm in northeast Montana. After high school she attended MSU-Northern and MSU-Billings, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology.
After 10 years working for Montana FWP, Andrea left to be a stay at home mom until both her kids started school. She joined Lund Equine in 2017.
Andrea is a project leader in the local 4H club and does portrait photography as well. She and her husband Nathan devote much of their time to their kids sports and livestock projects, as well as trying to get in as much camping and fishing as possible.