Celebrating 35 years of service to our area

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Dr. Kristi Potorti-Bedelyon, DVM

Welcome to
Big Valley Animal Hospital

Our family started Big Valley Animal Hospital out of our home on July 1, 1988. It has grown tremendously over that time period to a multi doctor hospital now serving exclusively small animals. Our practice continues to grow and prosper because of our dedicated staff and wonderful clientele. We have a sound reputation in our community for providing outstanding patient care and being compassionate towards our patients and their owners. We are consistently voted the best veterinary practice in the area by readers of the Lewistown Sentinel.

You will find our practice quite unique, as we try to make everyone that trusts us with their veterinary care feel as though they are a member of our family. Our clients feel welcome when they walk in our front door, and trust us to not only provide excellent patient care, but to only perform procedures that their pets really need. We insist that everyone that enters our hospital, both animal and human, be treated with respect and compassion.

How can we help you?

Contact Us

You can call and speak directly to our office staff to schedule appointments, surgeries, or ask questions concerning your pet’s health. If you do not need immediate attention, you may email us at



No Ordinary Veterinary Hospital

2023 marks our 35th anniversary of service to our area! Our hospital has always been family owned and operated, unlike many corporate-owned practices in our area. Your loved once will be given compassionate, common-sense care from the minute they arrive…just like a member of our family.


Medical Services

Our doctors have over 45 years of combined clinical experience. We have an in-house lab, full body and dental digital radiology, and ultrasound. We can perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries from small growth removals to major abdominal surgical procedures. Our dentistry suite allows us to perform involved dental procedures. We can handle mot medical and surgical issues right here in our hospital.


Our Faculty

We completed our hospital renovation an addition in 2019 making it one of the most up to date and modern facilities in our area, and in the state. Several new equipment items were also added (such as heated surgery tables, new anesthesia machines and anesthesia monitoring devices) allowing us to provide improved veterinary care to you pets.



Meet Our Veterinarians

We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Big Valley Animal Hospital. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs.

Anthony Potorti, DVM

Kristi Potorti-Bedelyon, DVM

Jaden Dickinson, DVM

We’re Looking to Expand Our Veterinary Staff!

 Experienced veterinarians looking to join our team should contact our office. Please have your resume and supporting documentation available.