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Dr. Erfle and his former partner Gerald "Tim" Slobojan founded LaSalle Veterinary Clinic in 1979. Back then the practice saw more beef and dairy cattle than horses but as the valley changed so did the practice. Dr. Erfle shifted his focus to the horse but still enjoys every opportunity to work on a cow. A "Jack of all Trades", Dr. Erfle has done it all; caring for sheep and goats, beef and dairy cattle, and for the past twenty years equine lameness, reproduction, colic surgery and advanced dentistry.
Reflecting, he feels blessed to have been able to surround himself with compassionate and talented professionals and staff who are passionate about improving the health and well-being of farm animals. Dr. Erfle is an Adjunct Faculty member with his Alma mater Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys teaching and mentoring forth-year veterinary students who live and work on-site at the clinic through much of the year. Keeping up with technology and life-long learning are a way of life. "When I get tired of learning I’ll know it’s time to retire" he muses. "I love the variety and endless challenges of veterinary practice - I love my job".
Dr. Erfle and wife Linda have three grown children and three lovely grandchildren. Church and family are high priorities for the Erfles so when they aren’t working they are likely involved in something at the church or traveling to see grandchildren.
Dr. Genovese graduated from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. As a student, Bob spent his summers working under the mentorship of his father at Randall Veterinary Hospital, a legendary sport horse practice in NE Ohio. He also found time early in the morning to work in thoroughbred race horse barns at Thistledown race track. Following graduation, Bob joined Randall Veterinary Hospital where he practiced mainly on the sport horse until joining LaSalle in 2006. Dr. Genovese enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, but he will admit his niche and love is the equine athlete. Additionally he loves the camaraderie of group practice. A day in our practice does not go by without learning something new from one of his colleagues at LaSalle. The group practice also allows each veterinarian to pursue continuing education in an area of interest. Through the years Dr Genovese has attended a multitude of equine limb ultrasound, lameness and podiatry wetlabs, and has brought this knowledge back to benefit our clients in the Flathead. He and his wife Melissa (a small animal veterinarian at Whitefish Animal Hospital) with their twins Mason and Olivia enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking and partaking in the beauty of northwest Montana.
Dr. Campbell is joining LaSalle Equine from Winthrop, Washington where she grew up riding in the Pasayten, Sawtooth and Chelan Wildernesses packing horses, competing in 4-H and training colts. She attended Colorado State University where she gained an Equine Science degree then went back to Washington for Veterinary school at Washington State University. After 4 years of working in the medicine, surgery and emergency departments at WSU’s veterinary hospital and visiting several different equine referral clinics around the western states she went to Texas A&M Veterinary School to complete a one year large animal internship to further her training. Following that she moved to San Antonio, Tx joining Retama Equine Hospital focusing on equine referral and general practice work. Missing mountains, fresh air and all four seasons she wanted to move back north and was blessed with the opportunity to join LaSalle Equine Clinic. She’s excited to work with the great team at LaSalle and continue with gaining knowledge from other veterinarians and educational clinics around the country. Having had the opportunity to try many different riding events such as reining, cutting, team roping and team penning, she is always looking for opportunities to experience and learn more about different riding disciplines. She looks forward to getting to explore the Flathead valley going hiking, camping, fishing and riding with her husband Brian, her horse and dog.
Dr. Graham Soderquist joined the LaSalle team in July of 2015, after graduating from Washington State University-College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Soderquist was born outside of Idaho Falls, ID on a small farm. During his childhood he raised swine and beef cattle, which he showed in the local county 4-H, as well as ski raced, played soccer, and spent time in the outdoors. After high school, Graham attended The University of Idaho, where he received a B.S. in Animal Science and was a member of the University of Idaho Alpine Ski Racing Team. In 2011 he then started veterinary school across the border at WSU. Graham’s veterinary focus has been on equine and food animal medicine. This makes LaSalle a perfect fit for him. He has spent time in large animal practices in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Montana. He also has spent time at large production animal facilities in Nebraska and Iowa. Graham enjoys equine dentistry, surgery, and reproduction as well as beef cattle and small ruminant medicine. Apart from veterinary medicine, Dr. Soderquist loves to spend his time outdoors. When he’s not working, you can bet that Graham will be fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, skiing, or hunting with his pointer Maggie. He is excited to spend time in the Flathead valley and get to know the great people in the area.
Linda grew up in the small eastern Montana town of Rapelje on a farm that her grandparents homesteaded. She and Dr. Erfle married in 1972. Linda earned her business degree at Washington State University and worked for the University while John was in veterinary school. Following graduation they moved to Kalispell and Linda knew she was "home". She and John raised their three children here and being a Mom is the greatest joy of her life . . . however, being a grandma to three beautiful grandchildren is running a close second! Linda worked part time while raising their family but in 2003 she joined the LaSalle Staff although she was a familiar face to many long before then. In her spare time, Linda loves to read, enjoys traveling, helping John on after hour calls and being an active member in the church.
Dulcie, a Kalispell native, graduated from Flathead High School in 1991. She started at LaSalle Veterinary Clinic in 1990 cleaning and assisting in the small animal clinic, and eventually moved into the receptionist position. Now, she has every answer to any question anyone in the office can ask! Dulcie’s warm personality, friendly smile and willingness to help brighten our office. Like all of the staff at LaSalle, Dulcie and her husband, Britt, enjoy spending time with their animals, which include two Jack Russells and two pleasure horses.
Crystal is a Montana native and moved here to the Flathead in 2000. Her years of office experience and a lifetime love of horses and experience made her a welcomed addition to our staff, when she joined us in December of 2014. Crystal purchased her first Appaloosa horse at the age of 16 and still has him to this day. In her spare time she and her fiance Sean stay busy with their son and daughter Hallie and Aidyn in their many sports and activities. She also enjoys riding their horses and spending time with friends and family.
Brittany is a Montana native, born and raised in the flathead valley. She was brought up to have a love and respect for God’s beautiful creations. She tries to get out and enjoy His creations every chance she gets; whether it be hiking, hunting, fishing, or just plain relaxing by a river somewhere. Brittany’s love for horses started at a very young age. She was very active in 4-H, raising pigs and showing her horses in many different classes at the fair. She now enjoys trail riding with her husband Craig who she recently married in September of 2011! Brittany started working for LaSalle Equine Clinic back in 2003 when she was just a teenager, cleaning stalls, and worked her way up to working as a technician. She left LaSalle for a little while, but rejoined the team in May of 2012.
Skye grew up in western Washington riding horses and spending time outdoors, trail riding camping and fishing. She started her horse career with racetrack thoroughbreds and has since worked in a variety of equine settings with horses of many disciplines. Skye graduated from Pima Medical's Veterinary Assisting program and worked three years in Washington before moving to Montana to be closer to her family. She enjoys riding dressage, show jumping and working with her young gelding. She also enjoys back country riding, camping and spending time on the water. Skye joined LaSalle Equine Clinic in July of 2013 and loves the diversity of patients in the area and being part of a team oriented staff.
Heidi was born and raised here in the Flathead Valley. Her love of horses began early at the age of 12. Heidi and her mare actively competed in a variety of activities including o-moxies, competitive trail riding, teampenning/sorting and endurance races. Heidi went to college at University of Montana-Westernwhere she later returned to the valley with a degree in molecular biology.Heidi and her husband Jim, enjoy working with their horses, hiking, floating the river, hunting, fishing and anything they can do together outdoors. Heidi has been a welcome addition here at the clinic. She enjoys the variety of work we do each day and looks forward to meeting and getting to know many more of our clients.
Tiffany grew up in western Washington where she worked in a small animal clinic. Her love has always been the horses however, and she moved to the Flathead valley for a fresh start. The open plains and space in the Flathead valley are what drew her to this area. Tiffany plans to graduate with her degree in veterinary technology through San Juan College in May of 2017, and completed her assistant certification through the same program in 2015. She has grown up riding, and has wanted to work in equine medicine since she first learned there was such a thing. Tiffany comes from a musical family, and spends her free time playing music with her family, and is also involved in her church. She loves the outdoors and has a deep appreciation for all of God’s creation, and loves this job because she can make a difference in the lives of both people and animals.
Phenomenal veterinarians and excellent service! I appreciated the care the vets and technicians took for each and every one of my animals. Their attention to detail and concern for the well being of my stock was much appreciated.