Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Sat: 9am – 12pm

Sun: Closed

Fax: (307) 778-4946

Professional

Highly Trained Veterinarians & Staff

We pride ourselves on the highest quality staff and training. Our staff is friendly and supportive and wants the best for your pets and you. We will provide the best training and support for you and your pet guaranteed.

Our Veterinarians

Brett Cherni DVM

Dr. Cherni graduated from CSU Veterinary School in 2015. For the past five years he practiced veterinary medicine in Buffalo Wyoming where he spent most of his time shoulder deep in a cow. He did his undergraduate work in Laramie at the University of Wyoming where he pursued a degree in Animal Science. Dr. Cherni was born and raised in Northern Wyoming where he first developed his interest in veterinary medicine by his close interaction with livestock production and ranching. His specialized interest include herd health management and bovine reproductive services such as heifer spaying and bovine ultrasound. However, He enjoys all aspects and challenges of mixed animal veterinary medicine. During his free time, you can either find him tucked away in the mountains camping with his family or catching an adrenaline rush down a mountain bike trail.

Jaylin Rieck

Dr. Rieck joined the FVC team after graduating from veterinary school at Kansas State University in 2023. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Kansas State in 2019. Jaylin enjoys all aspects of mixed animal practice, but growing up an Iowa farm girl the pigs and small ruminants have her heart. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the Bighorn Mountains (or anywhere with waterfalls) with her fiancé, Lance, and their two dogs, Jules and Harper. She also loves to travel around the world with the most recent travel destinations being the Cayman Islands, South Africa, and Belize!

Kilpatrick DVM

I am a 2020 graduate from Colorado State University and am excited to join Frontier Veterinary Clinic. A Cheyenne native, I earned my associate’s degree in biology from Laramie County Community College before continuing on to earn my bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wyoming. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Samantha Vernon DVM

Dr. Vernon joined the staff in 2011, and in 2020 became the owner of the practice. After graduating from veterinary school at Western University, she completed an internship in equine practice at Southwest Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Scottsdale, AZ. In addition to her DVM, Dr. Vernon holds a bachelors degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University. Although she is a horse girl at heart, Dr. Vernon is passionate about all aspects of mixed practice. She has completed specialized training in small animal orthopedic surgery, large and small animal ultrasound, equine lameness, surgery, and dentistry, among many other interests. Additionally, she serves our community as the President of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, and is an active member of the AVMA and AAEP. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, competing with her cutting horses, and working with her 2 dogs in agility and stock work. On top of this, she serves us as the WORLDS BEST PIE MAKER!

Gary Norwood

Our clinic was started in 1982 by Dr. Gary Norwood. At that time it was a very small business with only himself and one other employee. Dr. Norwood has been serving Cheyenne and the surrounding area for the past 39 years. His compassionate care for our clients and their animals during that time have endeared him to many people. Dr. Norwood is an active member of our community, serving on the Board of Recover Wyoming, WYPAP and the AVMA. He also is a great dancer and golfer, and can be seen dancing on the golf course throughout the season!

Our Staff

Katrina Office Manager

Our Clinic Business Manager. Katrina keeps the clinic running and stars in many dance-offs against Colleen in the office.

Colleen

Colleen has been moved to the business office to keep Katrina in line. She is still ensuring all of our clients and their animals are well taken care of, she just isn’t the face at the front door anymore.

Amanda Head Vet Tech

Amanda enjoys being our Head Veterinary Technician, in charge of all the really fun stuff. She loves caring for animals and the veterinary field. She can handle whatever the day can bring! She has recently taken up making miniature boat in bottles.

Lisa

Lisa joined our clinic as part of the veterinary exchange program. She hails from the UK. We are excited to eat lots of dishes such as sausage rolls, figgy pudding and kidney pie... or at least to enjoy her exotic accent!

Deb Kennel Tech

Deb has more fire than 3 people! This is probably due to her fireball addiction! But all her energy keeps her going tending to all our grateful animals. She also holds daily yoga classes for our egg layers to encourage their chi alignments.

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