All West Veterinary Hospital was founded 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 seven 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 Team
Welcome! This is our dedicated team of doctors. There are many support staff at All West that work very hard to provide the best for your pet, please see our blog to hear from and learn more about them!
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 three 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
Bend Equine Medical Center, Bend, OR, 2012-2013
Areas of interest: Small animal and equine medicine. Acupuncture.
Life History: Dr. Jeneé grew up in Midland, MI. She attended Michigan State University for both undergraduate and veterinary school. She played varsity soccer for the Spartans and met her husband, EJ Daws, a Bozeman native through teammates. Dr. Jeneé completed a yearlong internship at Bend Equine Medical Center, a referral hospital in Central Oregon, before joining the All West team. Dr. Jeneé and EJ welcomed their daughter Emerson to the world in November of 2014. Dr. Jeneé enjoys reading and being outside - hiking, skiing, riding, fishing and spending time with her family, yellow lab, Gus, and horse, Keno.
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 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 birds.
Dr. Gina Clouse
DVM: Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2016
Areas of interest: Mixed animal medicine and surgery & Equine dentistry
Life history: Dr. Gina is a 5th generation Montana native, born and raised in Helena. She studied Biotechnology at Montana State University prior to attending veterinary school at Washington State University. She met and married her husband, Robert, a flight engineer with the Army National Guard while living in Helena. In her free time, Dr. Gina can be found outside - fly fishing, rafting, backpacking, skiing, riding, or camping.