Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Amherst Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Dr. Edward
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Peretti knew at a young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He grew up in Great Falls, attended Montana State University, and fulfilled his life long dream at Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  His first and only job after graduation in 1986 was at Amherst Animal Hospital. He has been serving generations of pets and owners in Butte for over 34 years.

Dr. Peretti's professional interests include orthopedics (TPLO certified), surgery, dermatology, theriogenology and endocrinology.  Dr. Peretti is currently serving as president of the Montana Veterinary Medical Association.

In his spare time you might find him volunteering for the East Ridge Foundation, the Butte Rotary Club, or doing a highway clean up. He enjoys hunting with his dog, Bodie, building anything, and cheering on the Bobcats.

Fun Fact: Skydiving is not on his bucket list.

Inspired By: The human-animal bond.

Favorite Quote: "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill

Bryne Kilgore
Hospital Manager

Bryne Kilgore joined the VCA Amherst team in June of 2021. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in Business and has previously worked as a large animal technician, clinic receptionist and manager. Bryne has a passion for the veterinary medical industry and is excited to be a part of VCA where her love for animals and business education can meet. She is inspired to work with a compassionate, dedicated team who delivers heart felt care to meet the needs of all pets and their owners.

Outside of work, Bryne enjoys training horses and enjoying Montana's great outdoors with her boyfriend, beloved toy Aussie, Tater, and Corgi, Bruce.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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