Dr Calm   Dr. Karen   Dr. Laura   Belinda
  Barbara Calm, DVM

Dr. Calm moved to Montana in 1984 after graduating from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She established Calm Animal Care in a small rustic building up Truman Creek Road, moving to downtown Kila in 1985. As the practice grew so did her family, and both her sons spent much of their early childhood "helping" at the clinic. 
In 1997 Dr. Calm began exploring alternative veterinary medicine, earning accreditation in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic. While maintaining her traditional medical and surgical abilities, Barbara now focuses mainly on the complementary options for treating your pets.


Karen Hartle, DVM

Dr. Karen Hartle grew up in Great Falls, Montana. She received her DVM degree at Washington State University in 1997.

Dr. Hartle practiced in Great Falls and Columbia Falls before joining the Calm Animal Care staff in 2004. Her primary interests are surgery, behavioral medicine, birds, and exotic species.


Laura Thiel, DVM

Dr. Laura Thiel was raised in West Virginia where dogs, cats and horses became an essential part of her life.  Following graduation from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Laura practiced small animal medicine in Nevada for 7 years, met her husband Nick and enjoyed hiking with her three golden retrievers.  After her son was born in 2008, Laura moved to Montana where she has practiced with Whitefish Animal Hospital for the last five years.  She additionally began working part-time at Calm Animal Care after her daughter was born in 2010.  Dr. Thiel's primary veterinary focuses include dentistry, internal medicine and surgery, but she also has a special interest in providing medical care and counsel for senior pets.

Belinda Jones
Office Manager

An alumnus of Kila School, Belinda has raised her family in Kila. Dogs, cats and peacocks are the favored pets of the Jones household. She started working with Calm Animal Care in 1987 to help care for Dr. Calm’s children. 

Since those early days she has been instrumental in the growth of the practice, involved in every aspect from surgical assistance to public relations. Now she is the practice manager, and her warmth and professionalism keeps Calm Animal Care running smoothly.

  Wendy   Linda   Nikki   Shawn
  Wendy Haagerup
Veterinary Technician
(with Madi)

Linda Gragg
Veterinary Technician
(with Willie)

Linda has lived in Kalispell most of her life. She is newly married, has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Dogs and cats are the life of the Gragg/Roberts household. Linda started working with Calm Animal Care in 2004, and loves to camp, fly fish, swim and create beautiful handmade greeting cards.


Nikki Winslow
Veterinary Assistant

Nikki was raised in Libby, Montana and moved to the Flathead Valley in 2011.  Nikki and her husband married in 2005, and now have a daughter and a son. Nikki greatly enjoys spending time with her family, as well as music and camping. She began working at Calm Animal Care in May of 2012, where she enjoys working with animals and learning new things.


Shawn Van Queckelberg Reception

Shawn began working with at Calm Animal Care in September 2012, taking on the challenge of learning new software as well as becoming familiar with CAC clients and the animals they love.  Born and raised in the Flathead valley, Shawn has a grown daughter and a grandson.


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