Bigfork Animal Hospital

7575 MT HWY 35
Bigfork, MT 59911


Bigfork Animal Hospital - Our Doctors


Jim Thompson, DVM

I did my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona and then graduated from the Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1986. I practiced in my hometown of Phoenix for six years. Looking for a slower pace, I moved to Whitefish, MT to raise my family and purchased the Whitefish Animal Hospital in 1992. During my free time (if any!), I enjoy my family time, watching my boys play hockey, and all outdoor activities.

Leslie Fethke, DVM, DACVS

I received my bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Denver and then graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After veterinary school I went into equine medicine and surgery. I completed two equine internships followed by a three-year large animal surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 2013, I became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons for large animals (DACVS-LA). I practiced as an equine surgeon in Las Vegas for 2 years before transitioning to small animal medicine and surgery. I worked at an AAHA-accredited small animal hospital in Las Vegas for 4 years. My husband and I met in my home state of Colorado and we share a love for the mountains. We moved our son and chocolate lab to the Flathead Valley to be part of a mountain community where we can enjoy the outdoors and raise our family.

Natasha Medici, DVM

Growing up in Pagosa Springs, a small town in southwest Colorado, I cultivated a passion for veterinary medicine at a young age. I received my B.S. in Biology-Chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University in sunny San Diego and then I returned to CO to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I stumbled upon Whitefish on a road trip to Canada, where I instantly fell in love with the Flathead Valley. Nothing makes me happier than providing quality veterinary care for my patients and forming lasting relationships with the residents of Whitefish and the surrounding Flathead Valley. In my free time I enjoy running, biking, skiing, cooking, picking/eating huckleberries, gardening, and adventuring in the mountains with my Border Collie mix, Buddy.