Dog Health Expert

Dr. Madeline Fellin

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Dr. Madeline Fellin is a small-animal veterinarian in Butte, Montana, a stone’s throw from the many storied rivers of Southwest Montana and a short drive to the heart of high-prairie upland hunting. Madeline was born and raised on the Gallatin River near Bozeman, Montana, graduated from Oklahoma State University, and received her doctorate from Washington State University. She and her husband, Wade, own and operate the Big Hole Lodge, three-time winner of the esteemed Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year award. In her spare time, Madeline enjoys fly fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, and wingshooting with Wade and their three dogs.


Dr. Madeline Fellin’s Dogs:

Bodee, Hopkin, Lucy

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Madeline’s Favorite Orvis Gear

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5 Signs of Heatstroke in Dogs

Heat can affect dogs differently than humans. It’s important that you can tell when your pup is in danger. Dr. Madeline Fellin explains the signs of heat stroke, as well as what you can do to help your dog cool down.