Our Team

Dr. Casey Cooper

E: casey@mtequine.com

Dr. Casey Cooper was raised on his families’ horse ranch on the California/Arizona border of the desert.  He began riding with his family at a young age and participated in 4H programs and trail riding.  During high school, Dr. Cooper spent his summers with elite performance horse trainers in Scottsdale, Arizona.  These valuable mentorships prepared Dr. Cooper for competitively showing his own reining horses in youth and amateur AQHA and NRHA events across the country. Dr. Cooper attended Colorado State University (CSU) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Bio-medical science.  During graduate school, Dr. Cooper served as the lead teaching associate of the gross anatomy lab and helped undergraduate students reach their potential. Dr. Cooper completed the DVM program at CSU in May of 2015 and joined Montana Equine as an intern.  He is excited to continue working with Montana Equine as a full time staff veterinarian beginning in June of 2016 and also working as an ambulatory vet in the Helena area for Montana Equine’s satellite company.  During his free time, Dr. Cooper and his wife, Frannie, enjoy fly fishing with their Aussie, “Midge”, and listening to Vin Scully call a Dodgers game.

Dr. Chuck Whitmer

E: chuck@mtequine.com 

Dr. Whitmer grew up in Fallon Nevada working with cattle and horses. His experience in the veterinary industry began in Nevada, working with his hometown veterinarian his senior year of high school and has been in the industry since then.  He attended college in Reno at the University of Nevada, Reno. GO PACK! He later went on to Colorado State University where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, additionally, he stayed on at CSU one extra year to complete an internship with the Equine Ambulatory Team. He recently spent time in the central valley of California working in a 3-doctor equine hospital.  Dr. Whitmer’s veterinary interests include lameness, reproduction and surgery. He also has an interest in saddle construction and fit in regards to the western horse.  When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Shannon and their two children Tate and Ella. A few of his hobbies include: Team roping, Saddle making and brewing beer just to name a few.