Meet Our Team

Dr. O'Keefe, DVM

Dr. O'Keefe, DVM

Veterinarian

Originally from southwestern Missouri, Dr. O’Keefe is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She was raised on a hobby beef farm and quickly figured out she would rather care for the barn cats than the cattle. Following veterinary school, Dr. O’Keefe decided it was time to escape the humidity of the Midwest and move to Montana. Dr. O’Keefe is Fear Free certified and proud to provide your pet with the best quality care while under her watch. Her professional interests include cardiology, internal medicine, and surgery. In her spare time, you can find Dr. O’Keefe spending time with her husband, their two dogs, Beatrix and Brody, and their three cats Cappie, Django, and Mario.
Dr. Nelson, DVM

Dr. Nelson, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Nelson grew up in a small town in northeast Nebraska. She graduated with a degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. While in undergrad, Dr. Nelson was involved in a variety of conservation projects which led her to veterinary school. She graduated with her DVM from a joint program with Iowa State and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She fell in love with small animal medicine and interacting with clients. Her professional interests now include dermatology, surgery, wildlife medicine, and geriatric care.

Also Fear Free Certified, Dr. Nelson is excited to continue providing a safe and friendly environment for your pets. You can find her and her Labrador, Blu, spending their free time exploring the mountains or traveling to see family and friends.

Dr. Austin, DVM

Dr. Austin, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Heather Austin grew up in Peachtree City, GA. Dr. Austin first fell in love with the mountain west when she attended Colorado State University, graduating with a Bachelors in Animal Science. Following an interest in ruminant nutrition, she then obtained a Masters in Animal Science from North Carolina State University.

It was during her time in North Carolina that she met her husband, Brandon, and they moved to Oklahoma. Dr. Austin graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2011, with an interest in mixed animal practice. Following graduation, Dr. Austin took a position at Skiatook Animal Clinic; a mixed animal practice serving the rural communities north of Tulsa, OK.

Dr. Austin is thrilled to be in Billings, to offer veterinary care to the members of the community, and to be closer to her husband’s family in the Billings area. While she enjoys small animal wellness and internal medicine, Dr. Austin loves the variety and challenges small animal practice provides.

In her free time, Dr. Austin enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the amazing outdoor opportunities, hiking, fishing, reading, and gardening.

Kathy

Kathy

Hospital Manager

Kathy and her husband recently returned to Billings from Minnesota. Her husband was born and raised in Montana, and they wanted to return to his roots. Kathy has a degree in Business Management and Healthcare Administration and worked as a hotelier for 10 years before joining the Veterinary profession as a Hospital Manager. Kathy has two spoiled fur babies of her own, Gaea and Terra, that helped drive her passion for animals. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, walking her dogs, and spending time in the outdoors with her husband.
Dr. McLane

Dr. McLane

Veterinarian

My interest in veterinary medicine started at about age 14 while growing up in a suburb of Chicago. Even at that early age I knew I wanted to live in Montana and be a vet. I finished high school in Illinois then went west for college. While at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah I found the other loves of my life; Caren, my wife, and fly fishing. After graduating from BYU with a degree in Animal Science our little family which now consisted of me, Caren and our son Andrew moved back to Illinois. I attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois and graduated in 2000. While in Illinois, we added another son, Mitchell, to our family. After completion of vet school, I accepted my first job in Billings MT working for Dr. Ed Jorden at Moore Lane Vet Hospital. We loved living in Montana and obviously decided this is where we wanted to stay, so here we are. Montana for me is full of things I love: my family which now consists of Caren and 5 kids (Andrew, Mitchell, Avery, Callum, and Bronwyn) and 2 Brittany Spaniels (Amber and Ella), and all the outdoor activities Montana has to offer. I love to go fishing or bird hunting with my family and friends every chance I get. In fact, if I’m not in the office I’m probably fishing, camping, hunting, gardening or watching one of my kid’s soccer games. Montana offers a great quality of life.
Samantha

Samantha

I’m a single mom of a boy named Braden. He loves that his mom gets to work at the vet and helps the animals feel better. I have a St. Bernard, Dachshund, and a kitten at home. I have been working at Skyview Veterinary Hospital since 2016. I started my journey here as a receptionist and fell in love with the job and all my co-workers. Each day seems to bring new experiences and I’m always learning new techniques.
Meagan

Meagan

Hi! My name is Meagan!

I’m new to Skyview Veterinary Hospital. I was hired in April of this year as a vet assistant. I have been in this field a little over 7 years now and am loving it! My passion is helping animals and educating owners. I have 3 cats at home with me: Annie, Ringo, and Lucy. There’s never a dull moment with them and I hope to add more fur babies to my home. I enjoy art, photography, and hiking in my spare time. And of course, spending time with animals.

Skye

Skye

Skye was raised in Colorado alongside a potbellied pig, two cats, and an extended family of dogs. Life wasn’t complete without an animal to share it with. After graduating from the University of Montana with a BS in Wildlife Biology and working with wildlife for a while, Skye moved to Billings to further explore the field of animal medicine alongside her great team at Skyview Veterinary Hospital.
Toni

Toni

My name is Toni. My husband and I moved to Billings from the Chicago area in 1978. We raised four sons and one daughter. I also have six granddaughters here who keep me very busy. After my husband passed away, I discovered my passion for medical care and working with animals. So here I am, taking classes to be a certified veterinary technician and living my dream. As a pet parent, I have a 14-year old Border Collie named Starr, a 10-year-old cat named Ginger, and a totally adorable 8-month-old kitten named Ember. A day does not go by where caring for pets does not bring a smile to my face.

Your preferred Billings veterinarian!

Skyview Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Billings, MT. The professional and courteous staff at Skyview Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

Contact Skyview Veterinary Hospital today!

Our Address

1632 Gleneagles Blvd.
Billings, Montana 59105
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Our Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

For emergency help, please call Moore Lane Veterinary Hospital at 406-252-4159 for 24/7 care.

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