Meet our amazing veterinarians!
Dr. Marshall Kohr
Hospital Director/Veterinarian/Senior Partner
Dr. Kohr's Bio
Marshall grew up in Millersville, Pennsylvania, in agriculturally-based Amish Country. In 1985, he started veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating along with his classmate and future business partner Dr. Darren Lynde in 1989. While Dr. Lynde returned to his hometown of Gillette, Dr. Kohr practiced in a livestock clinic in Bridgeport, Nebraska. Two years later, he reconnected with Dr. Lynde and moved to Gillette, where the pair started their own practice in the spring of 1991.
Professionally, Dr. Kohr is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness. He also enjoys the challenge of equine reproduction. He is proud of all the different perspectives, skills, and personalities the staff of the Animal Medical Center bring and is always excited to come work with such a great group of people.
Marshall is married to his wonderful wife, Lynn, who Dr. Kohr says is one of the best horsemen in the Rocky Mountain region. He also has three children, two in High School and one in Junior High. He loves watching his wife and kids compete in barrel racing, and attending his kids’ hockey, basketball, and other sporting events.
Dr. Kohr serves in the Wyoming Army National Guard as a Colonel!
Dr. Darren Lynde
Dr. Lynde's Bio
Before deciding to become a veterinarian, Dr. Lynde had a few professions in mind: working with people, working in the medical field, or caring for animals. He then realized that being a veterinarian combined all three!
Darren’s family has lived in the Gillette area since the early
Every day, Darren heads to the clinic excited, because he knows that every day is different. He especially likes internal medicine cases, and also is proud of the recent advances in dental care that allow him to stop undetected pain and infections.
At home, Dr. Lynde lives with his wife of 19 years, Kim. They have two children: Garrett, 15, who is possibly the biggest Broncos fan in Gillette, and 12-year-old Lauren, who is passionate about dance. The family has several pets as well—Stella is a 9-year-old terrier mix, and Milkshake is a 2-year-old cat that was found abandoned under
In his spare time, Darren enjoys fly fishing, ice fishing, and trolling, which he started very young with his father and grandfather. He also enjoys reading history and current news.
Dr. Rachel Young
Dr. Young's Bio
Rachel spent four summers working at a guest ranch in the Big Horn Mountains outside of Buffalo, Wyoming. She absolutely loved the area, and started to look for a veterinary clinic nearby. In July of 2013, she started at the Animal Medical Center. She especially loves meeting people and their pets, and is constantly rewarded when she hears back from clients that their sick pet is doing well again.
Outside of work, Dr. Young enjoys horseback riding and hiking in the mountains, which she often does with her horse, Rusty. She also loves photography and scrapbooking, and likes to read and write when the weather isn’t agreeable.
Dr. Brad Powell
Dr. Powell's Bio
Brad grew up in Texas and attended Abilene Christian University to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He went to Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary degree, and worked at a practice in Abilene for two years after graduation. In the fall of 1999, he joined the team at the Animal Medical Center as an Associate Veterinarian.
Dr. Powell enjoys the challenge of jumping from one species to another as a mixed-animal practitioner. He’s especially passionate about equine lameness and equine dentistry cases.
Brad has been married to his wife Melissa for 26 years. Together, they have three children: Kolten, who graduated from the University of Wyoming and serves along with his wife Katie, as a campus minister at the University, Brenna, a student at the University of Wyoming, and Mason, a high school student who enjoys playing hockey and baseball.
Dr. Powell’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include fly fishing, hunting, reading great books, coaching youth sports, and learning about history. Brad considers himself a life-long student and learner.
Dr. Diane Ernst
Dr. Ernst's Bio
Diane attended veterinary school at Washington State University. After practicing in Glasgow, Montana, she joined the Peace Corps for three years. After that, she practiced in Belt, Montana before returning to her hometown of Gillette. She joined the team here at the Animal Medical Center in September of 1996.
As a vet, Dr. Ernst loves working with kittens and puppies and helping to make their first visits not so scary. She also enjoys offering training and care tips to owners to ward off potential behavior problems.
In her free time, Diane enjoys reading, riding horses, singing in the community choir, and helping out on her friend’s ranch. She also has two dogs of her own, both adopted from the local shelter, Border Collies: Jess, a ball fanatic, was adopted from a local shelter, and Dodge, who is gradually coming out of his shell. Her 16-year-old kitty, Boots, does what he wants when he wants!
Dr. Susan Lucas
Dr. Lucas' Bio
After two years of pre-veterinary medicine studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo, Dr. Lucas was accepted into veterinary school at Kansas State University. After practicing in North Dakota at a small animal practice, Dr. Lucas realized she missed the mountains and working in mixed-animal practice, so she came to Gillette in 1992.
At home, Susan has several pets of her own: three Sussex spaniels, a Scottish Fold cat, and a desert lynx cat. She’s been training and competing in obedience with her dogs for many years now. Dr. Lucas also enjoys hiking in the mountains with her dogs and has even been on several overseas trips for long-distance hiking.
Dr. Kalisch's Bio
Dr. Kalisch has always had an interest in biological sciences and surgery, so the veterinary field was the perfect fit! His favorite part of this field is surgery and seeing pets’ health improve from his care. He also loves working with small companion animals like cats and teacup breeds of dogs. All of his coworkers would describe him as a jokester!
Dr. Kalisch’s wife, Cindy, works at the local Senior Living/Assisted Care Facility. They have a son, Jake, who is a high school student and a history nut. They have a Catahoula Leopard dog named Mia who Dr. Kalisch rescued from an abusive owner. Outside of work, Dr. Kalisch enjoys all outdoor activities, particularly hunting.
Dr. Scott Linford
Dr. Linford's Bio
Dr. Linford started at AMC as an Associate Veterinarian in July 2018. He attended both Utah State University and Kansas State University studying veterinary medicine and ultimately becoming a DVM.
He chose to work in veterinary medicine because he enjoys the challenge of diagnosing problems and then surgically correcting them.
His favorite part of working in veterinary medicine is the people he works with, their supportive approach to patient care, and the fact that they put the patient ahead of themselves.
Dr. Linford and his wife Trish have four adult children. Tate works in management and raises Labradors, Alysa is a sophomore in Med School, Sarah is Pre-Law, and Colin is studying engineering and playing football.
Outside of work, he enjoys ranching, raising bulls for sale to commercial and seed stock operations. Raising stock dogs to help with the cattle – all the kids are gone so he and Trish need all the help they can get!
“I think it’s easier to find a solution than look for division. In the long run, we all want the same thing.”
Dr. Rhonda Hull
Dr. Hull's Bio
Dr. Hull started at AMC as an Associate Veterinarian in June 2019. She did her undergrad at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo where she graduated with an Animal Science BS, Equine Science Minor. She then went on to grad school at Kansas State University studying veterinary medicine and ultimately becoming a DVM.
She chose to work in veterinary medicine because she has always been interested in medicine and wanted to help animals and humans. Being a veterinarian seemed like the perfect fit!
Her favorite part of working in veterinary medicine is getting to know the individual families and seeing the animals go home happy and healthy. She loves working with all species, especially horses. A fun fact about her is that she managed a swine farm for about 2 years and has a special appreciation for pigs.
Dr. Hull’s family lives in Southern California and Arizona. She has 3 siblings, 5 nieces and 1 nephew.
Outside of work, she loves the outdoors whether its hiking, playing sports (wakeboarding and volleyball are her favorite), riding her motorcycle or riding horses.
Dr. Turnbough's Bio
Dr. Turnough went to undergrad at the University of Wyoming, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a focus on Veterinary Science. She toured Colorado State University and Washington State for Vet school and chose Washington State University. She chose veterinary medicine because she felt like she could make a difference in herd health and individual animal medicine. Her favorite aspect is helping owners to give their pets long healthy lives and helping owners in agriculture maximize herd potential. Her coworkers would describe her as hard-working, determined, caring, easy and fun to work with, spunky, and a “warm, wonderful person”.
Dr. Tunrbough and her husband, Jerett, have two fur-babies, one dog and one cat. She has three brothers – one older, and two younger brothers. Her parents have a ranch in Moorcroft where she grew up. Outside of work, she enjoys helping her parents on projects on their ranch. She also enjoys exploring new places and going fishing with her husband when they can.
Dr. Connor Tageant
Dr. Tageant's Bio
Dr. Tageant received his B.S. in Animal Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University and has a strong interest in science and animals. After graduation, he worked in the Upper Snake River Valley in Eastern Idaho. His favorite aspect of working in veterinary medicine is mixed animal practice because you get to so many different things. His coworkers would describe him as respectful and hospitable.
Both of Dr. Tageant’s parents are Louisiana State employees, and he has a younger brother who is a chemist. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and anything outdoors, especially swimming.