Dr. Laurie Ann Lyon grew up in North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University where she received an undergraduate degree in Animal Science, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She attributes her desire to explore veterinary medicine as a career, to farm life, 4-H, and nurturing veterinary mentors from the time she started working in a veterinary clinic at the age of 16.
After graduating from veterinary school, and working in the food animal department briefly, she joined a mixed animal practice in rural North Carolina where she worked for 5 years. She moved to Bozeman 10 years ago and has been practicing companion animal medicine in the area since then. She appreciates the dedication Montanans have toward their pets, and their drive to keep them healthy, on the trails, and back at work.
She is seen often around the Valley hiking with her four-year-old Mastiff and her two-year-old friend from Heart of the Valley.