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Megan Kelly, D.V.M

Megan Kelly, D.V.M. graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She has been an associate in a large animal practice firm in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley since graduating, practicing primarily on horses. She has a broad range of skills and knowledge, and is always interested in new and challenging cases. From nutrition to hoof care to internal medicine and surgery, Kelly has treated horses, cattle, and small ruminants.

A Montana native, born and raised in Bozeman, Megan is excited to join the Montana Western faculty and bring her experience to the natural horsemanship program.

Janice Winderl, D.V.M.

Graduating in 1980 from CSU and managing an equine only practice for 30 plus years has brought many different experiences to share with educating the students with real life equine care, health and soundness, and professional dental care. Having been both an equine veterinarian and a therapeutic farrier aids in the teaching about lameness and horse shoeing. Also trained by EAGALA to Level II in equine assisted psychotherapy brings yet another dynamic to the literal teaching arena.

Eric Hoffmann

Eric Hoffmann is the head instructor at La Cense Montana. He has taught the natural horsemanship classes at Montana Western since 2008. In the classes Hoffmann teaches you can learn the importance of getting your horses to work more willingly in order to accomplish a task or job. As a student of Hoffmann's you will gain the confidence and knowledge that will give you readiness for a future career in the equine industry.

Hoffmann holds an A.A.S. in Equine Management and Training from Laramie County Community College. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in agriculture education from Montana State University.

Iola Else, M.S.

Iola Else, Montana Western‘s accomplished rodeo coach, also brings her lifelong knowledge of and experience with horses to Montana Western‘s equine studies program. In addition to supervising natural horsemanship courses, Else teaches facilities management and young-horse starting and development. She is the campus’ liaison to the La Cense Montana ranch where the courses in natural horsemanship are conducted.

Layne Carlson, D.V.M.

Dr. Layne Carlson has been teaching equine science classes at Montana Western since 2009. Prior to then he owned and operated a very busy three veterinarian mixed animal practice in southwestern Montana for many years.

He brings real life experience to the classroom and provides "hands on" opportunities for the students. His students perform necropsies, palpate and artificially inseminate a mare, learn about equine dentistry, perform lameness exams and practice equine bandage application along with many other procedures applicable in the equine world.