Casey Elliott, DVM

Dr. Casey Elliott first started working in the veterinary industry in the year 2000, as an animal attendant whilst she was still in high school in her hometown of Perth, Western Australia. During this time she was also working towards a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies, which she obtained in 2001. Since then she has worked in just about every possible position there is in a veterinary clinic – including as a junior groomer, veterinary receptionist, veterinary nurse, puppy preschool instructor and practice manager. In 2012 she obtained her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and in 2013 she started her position as a full time Lecturer of Veterinary Nursing at TAFE International Western Australia, which she thoroughly enjoyed for 5 years. In 2017 Dr. Casey finally made the decision to pursue the only other position that she hadn’t yet tried – the veterinarian – and started vet school!

During her time at university Dr. Casey also worked as the student representative for the pet nutrition company, Royal Canin. In 2021 she graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and received awards for client communication and devotion to animal care, the companion animal welfare award, and two vice chancellors commendations for academic excellence. She worked for two years as a small animal veterinarian on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada, before starting her position at Whitefish and Bigfork Animal Hospitals.

Living and working in Whitefish has been a long awaited dream for Dr. Casey, which started when she first visited in 2008 and fell in love with the mountains, the snow, the community and the Montana way of life. Dr. Casey lives with her husband Heath, and their three senior animals (all of whom made the big journey with them from Australia, to Canada, and finally, the USA!) – Moose (the chocolate Labrador), Dexter (the Burmese cat) and Vincent (the Devon Rex cat). In her spare time she loves travelling, snowboarding, hiking, reformer Pilates and stand up paddle boarding. Professionally she has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, endocrinology, behaviour, anaesthesia and anything to do with cats (she is a self confessed crazy cat lady!) and is also passionate about teaching and client education.