All West Veterinary Hospital was founded in Bozeman, Montana by Dr. Gary Cook in 1984. It has been a lifetime passion for Dr. Cook, who has grown the practice to become an excellent full service hospital for all species. The practice includes eight veterinarians and an outstanding support staff, who have all gone into this field of work with one common goal; to put our energy, compassion and heart into every patient we treat each day. We look forward to working with you and your pet.
Meet the Doctors
Welcome! This is our dedicated team of veterinarians.
Dr. Gary Cook
DVM: Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1971
Areas of interest: Equine medicine, reproduction, surgery and lameness
Life history: Dr. Gary is a 4th generation Gallatin Valley native. He met his wife, Joan, while working as the State Veterinarian in Nevada. He has two sons; Jacy, an equine veterinarian at AWVH and Jeff, a commercial helicopter pilot. He also has four grandchildren with whom he loves to spend his spare time. The Cooks enjoy riding and driving their horses, hunting, helicopter rides and traveling.
Dr. Jacy Cook
DVM: Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001
Areas of interest: Equine medicine, reproduction and surgery. Canine orthopedic surgery.
Life history: Dr. Jacy was born and raised in the Gallatin Valley. After undergraduate school at Montana State, he moved to Washington State for veterinary school. There he met and married Karyn, who is also a veterinarian at AWVH. They have two children with whom they love to share the outdoors. Dr. Jacy enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing and riding horses with his boys.
Dr. Karyn Cook
DVM: Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1999
VCA VetCare Animal Hospital, Albuquerque, NM 1999-2000 Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Pullman, WA, 2000-2001 Small Animal Surgery
Areas of interest: Small animal surgery and medicine, exotics and raptors.
Life history: Karyn is originally from Washington. Through vet school, Karyn also worked at the Woodland Park Zoo, St. Louis Zoo, and the Bronx Zoo. At the end of vet school, she met Jacy who brought her to Montana. They have two very busy boys and too many pets to name. They all fish and ski together. Karyn also likes to quilt, crochet, and work for the Spay Neuter Task Force and Montana Raptor Conservation Center.
Dr. Jeneé Daws
DVM: Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2012
Internship:Bend Equine Medical Center, Bend, OR, 2012-2013
Areas of interest: Small animal internal medicine, dentistry and acupuncture.
Life History: Dr. Jeneé grew up in Midland, MI. She attended Michigan State University for both undergraduate and veterinary school where she met her husband, EJ, a Bozeman native. Dr. Jeneé completed her internship at Bend Equine Medical Center, a referral hospital in Central Oregon, before joining the All West team. Dr. Jeneé spent 3 years working on the equine side at All West before switching to small animal where she found her passion in veterinary medicine. Dr. Jeneé enjoys adventuring outside with her family and her fur baby, a yellow lab named Gus.
Dr. Shari Skifstad Bearrow
DVM: University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1999
VCA VetCare Animal Hospital, Albuquerque, NM 1999-2000
Areas of interest: Small animals including exotic pets (birds, reptiles, rabbits and rodents), dental procedures and chemotherapy (cancer treatment)
Life history: Dr. Shari is a native to Minnesota and Wisconsin. She moved to Montana in 2003, but maintains her loyalty to the Minnesota Vikings. She and her husband, Russ have a son. Dr. Shari’s summer pursuits include backpacking, hiking and camping. In the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, quilting and traveling abroad. Her animal family includes her dog, 2 cats and 2 birds.
Dr. Dominic Eickert
DVM: Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017
Internship: Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center
Areas of interest: Equine medicine, surgery and lameness
Life history: Dr. Eickert was born and raised on the outskirts of Kalispell, MT. He attended Montana State University for undergraduate, and then veterinary school at Washington State University. After veterinary school Dr. Eickert completed a one-year internship in Los Olivos, CA at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center. Dr. Eickert jumped at the opportunity to move back to his beautiful home state and join the All West team! Dr. Dominic and his wife, Sarah, are enjoying time with their new baby girl. Outside of work, Dr. Dominic enjoys everything outdoors including hiking with his dog Nala, fishing, camping, hunting, shooting trap, archery, and snowboarding.
Dr. Jennifer Higgins
DVM: Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017
PhD: Microbiology; Colorado State University 2015
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York 2017-2018, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
VCA Colonial Animal Hospital, Ithaca, New York 2019-2020, Small Animal Surgery
Areas of interest: Small animal surgery, exotic animal and wildlife medicine and surgery
Life history: Dr. Jennifer grew up in upstate New York. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont before moving west to Colorado for veterinary and graduate school. Throughout veterinary school, Dr. Jennifer spent time at several zoos, aquariums, and wildlife hospitals. She researched brucellosis in goats, cattle, and yak for her PhD, and has traveled to Mongolia several times for her studies. Dr. Jennifer completed two internships before joining the All West team. Her family includes two dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys mountain biking, climbing, triathlon, and skiing often accompanied by her crazy border collie pup Storm.
Meet the Staff
Welcome! These are the individuals that work hard to ensure our patients receive the very best care possible because we know pets are family.
Allison graduated from Montana State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics and minor in Animal Science. She started at All West in 2013 as a receptionist and started in practice management in 2018. Allison loves working in this position because it is the perfect mix of helping animals and people. When she’s not working, you can find her horseback riding, hiking with her dogs, working on house projects, and snowmobiling with her husband Alex.
Oleta has been with All West Veterinary for 17 years. She runs our lab and is certified to run Coggins tests. She is also our exotic pet guru, owning 2 birds of her own.
Mara is one of our wonderful receptionists! She is also working towards a degree at Montana State University. She loves spending time with her golden retriever, Piper, and is an amazing photographer.
Raelynne is new to our reception staff in March 2021. She has been around animals her whole life and enjoys barrel racing in her time outside of work.
Raelynne is new to our reception staff in March 2021. She will be with us part time as she is also attending Montana State University and working at Murdochs.
Liz is one of our small animal anesthesia technicians. She is currently enrolled in online veterinary technician classes to earn her associate degree. She is originally from the midwest but has set up home in Bozeman with her husband.
Danielle is a Certified Veterinary Technician that was born and raised in Montana. She attended school through North Dakota State University and has been in the field for 5 years. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs outside of work.
Katie has been with us for 4 years. She started in boarding and has worked in both equine and small animal departments. She was named Miss Rodeo Montana 2020-2021.
Amber is currently working towards her veterinary technician certificate online. She started with us in February 2021.
Jessica started with us in March 2021.
Lindsey is our morning kennel attendant and also helps in reception. She is working towards a veterinary technician degree through an online program. She enjoys play time with the boarding dogs!
Trenna works on Saturdays as our Equine Technician. She is also going to school at Montana State University with hopes to go to vet school next year.
Aly works alongside Dr. Dominic Eickert in our equine department. She is a busy body and also works at Murdochs!
Carine has taken on our small animal and equine technician roles. She enjoys all sides of veterinary medicine and hopes to go to vet school in the future!
Tana is Dr. Jacy Cook’s technician. She had previously worked at Copper Spring Ranch alongside Dr. Ray. Make sure to stop in the barn to say Hi next time you are in the office.
Logan has done many positions within All West and boarding, reception, and small animal assisting. She recently graduated from Montana State University. Logan is also a trained pet groomer and owns her own business called Blue Collar Grooming.
April is one of our kennel boarding attendants. She is currently enrolled at Montana State University with hopes to go to vet school one day.
Becky is one of our kennel boarding attendants. She is currently enrolled at Montana State University.