Flathead Pet Emergency has been offering outstanding animal care in the Flathead valley since 2008. We offer critical and emergency care for your furry family member when your regular vet is closed or you're far from home. We primarily see dogs and cats.
Our dedicated and caring team of professionals offer a vast array of experience and expertise. We offer a complete care portfolio and are available when you need us most to deal with any emergencies that might arise. We look forward to welcoming your pet to our family.
Meet our doctors
Dr. Dean Aldrich
Dr. Dean Aldrich is our owner and Head Veterinarian. He graduated from Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and has been involved in numerous emergency clinics since. He moved to the Flathead Valley and opened Flathead Pet Emergency in 2008. Dr. Aldrich is an avid biker and participates in bike marathons whenever he can get away from the clinic.
Dr. Alex Moore
Dr. Alex Moore completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Washington State University before returning to the Flathead Valley in 2019. He has a passion for emergency and critical care, soft tissue surgery, and working dog medicine. He is currently working on two studies for journal submission including a study on veterinary student learning and a study on police canine mortality. Prior to obtaining his degree he worked for several years as an emergency veterinary technician. Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Moore moved west with his dog Plato in 2011.
Outside of work, he and his partner Hera are a search and rescue canine team for Flathead County. Dr. Moore enjoys being outside whenever possible, often mountain biking and swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Dr. Michelle Schumann
Dr. Chelle Schumann has been providing relief and emergency veterinary services to veterinary practices all over Montana for 13 years. In 2019, she agreed to a more regular schedule at our clinic and tries to spend 2 weekends a month with us. She breeds and trains nationally ranked working German Shepherd Dogs and Swedish Vallhunds. She has a busy show and trial schedule in the summer that keeps her on her toes and we are fortunate to get her when we can.
Dr. Becky Jessup
Dr. Becky Jessup has provided relief services for us every other Sunday for years. Dr. Jessup is very active in our local agility groups when she's not hanging out with her husband and 2 boys. Dr. Jessup also works at a day practice here in the valley and we are thankful she gives our doctors a well needed break.