Your Doctor & Staff

Doug Honken, DVM- Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Doug Honken Billings Veterinarian

Dr. Honken spent most of his life in Laramie, Wyoming. From a young age he knew he wanted to be a veterinarian and attended the University of Wyoming, earning a degree in microbiology before moving to Colorado State University for his degree in veterinary medicine.

Veterinary medicine became a family affair as Dr. Honken was often seen working along side his wife and their two children in their successful mixed animal practice in Laramie. It was there that he was honored with the 2007 Better Business award and deemed the ‘Angel Vet’ by the Springer Spaniel Rescue. In his years of practicing, he has gained a strong interest in soft tissue and extensive experience in orthopedic surgery.

Today you will see Dr. Honken working alongside with his wife, Terri, and trusty sidekick Riley, his beloved golden retriever. Together they share passion in providing compassionate and quality care to your animals.


Terry Honken Grand Avenue Animal HospitalTerri Honken- Owner

Terri is a Wyoming native, growing up in Casper. She attended Casper Community College, the University of Wyoming and the University of Northern Colorado, earning her degree in therapeutic recreation.

Terri has spent the better part of her adult life working along side Doug in running the family owned practice. She has a deep love for animals and strives everyday to assist in providing the best care to your beloved pets.


Kelli Wieczorek- Vet Tech Assistant

Kelli Wieczorek Vet Tech AssistantKelli was born into a military family in Billings. She grew up moving around the country before moving back to Billings in 2012 to attend Rocky Mountain College. It was there she earned her bachelor’s in communication, graduating in 2015. After graduating, Kelli chose to remain in Billings where she enjoys spending time with her 3 cats, 2 geckos and dog. When she isn’t busy with work, you can find her out for a hike or on the slopes snowboarding.


Misty Gittings Vet Tech AssistantMisty Gittings- Vet Tech Assistant

Misty has been working for GAAH for three years. She is originally from Billings and enjoys the outdoors, hiking and camping. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her Frenchie, Buddha. Misty loves working at GAAH because she loves helping the animals.


Bonnie Hoffman- Receptionist

Bonnie Hoffman ReceptionistBonnie is originally from Michigan, but has spent the last ten years in Billings with her husband, son and cat. She has over 20 years of experience working with animals as a manager of large pet shops, groomer and team member of several veterinary clinics.


Aletha Kelso ReceptionistAletha Kelso-
Receptionist

Aletha has possessed a strong love for working with animals her entire life. She started as a groomer right out of high school eventually going on to winning awards. Aletha has experience working for large specialty vet hospitals, trying her hand in many areas ranging from ICU care to ultrasound technician.

While she loves working with all animals, her strongest love is working with horses. Throughout her life she has had several jobs working with horses, including working with the famous Budweiser Clydesdale’s. She worked as a groomer on Hunter/Jumper horses for several years in California, before making her way to Montana a year ago.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two dogs hiking and in the mountains. In her spare time, she enjoys seeing life through the lens with her photography.

 

 

 

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