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Dr. Nancy Mayer & Sage

Dr. Nancy Mayer grew up in southern California where her love for animals bloomed into a childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 1993, her dream was realized when she earned her DVM degree from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and embarked on an amazing journey which ultimately led her to Montana.

 

Upon graduation, she began her career in a mixed animal practice in western Oregon where she lived her “rural vet” dream caring for an assortment of farm animals in addition to dogs and cats. She and her husband along with their four children relocated back to California, and then to Belgrade in 2003 where she built her own veterinary clinic providing medical, surgical, and dental care as well as boarding and grooming services to pets in the Gallatin Valley.

 

Her love of shelter medicine and devotion to helping animals most in need also began in the Gallatin Valley through her work at a local animal shelter. When another move landed her in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Mayer plunged back into shelter medicine working at one of the nation’s largest municipal animal shelters providing life saving care to countless dogs and cats.

In 2021, when invited to join the team at Alpine Animal Clinic, Dr. Mayer gladly left behind the endless heat, desert thorns, and venomous creatures of Arizona to return to Montana, the state that she and her family truly love and call home. Though her career has been quite diverse, her primary focus has always been small animal medicine and surgery and her specific areas of interest include spay/neuter and soft tissue surgery as well dentistry. She is excited to further utilize and expand her skills while serving the Helena community and working with the amazing staff at Alpine.

Dr. Mayer is proud to have served our country alongside other dedicated men and women in uniform as a member of the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two dogs, connecting with her grown children, and staying involved at church. Gardening, hiking, and fishing are a few of her outdoor hobbies, and she also enjoys playing the fiddle and piano. She is looking forward to creating new friendships and memories and establishing deep roots in the valley.

Dr. Mayer can be reached at drmayer@alpineanimalclinic.com