Shani is from Murtaugh, Idaho, where she grew up on a farm surrounded by animals of all sorts. It wasn’t difficult for her to develop a passion for pet care early on in life! Ever since her childhood days of finding stray kittens and nursing them back to health, Shani knew that a career in the world of veterinary medicine would be the perfect path for her.
Amanda’s love of animal care started when she was very young; she was fortunate to grow up handling all sorts of creatures. She even remembers heading out to feed her family’s mule at only three years of age! For Amanda, animal care has always been a natural part of life, and she’s thrilled to further her passion as a member of the River City Veterinary Hospital family.
Tracy has adored pets ever since getting her very first cat, a beautiful Persian named Frosty. By the time she got to witness her close friend’s family foster dogs and try pet therapy at the local veterinary hospital, she knew that she would love to work hands-on with animals herself! Tracy is happy and proud to begin her veterinary journey right here at River City Veterinary Hospital.
Meghan grew up in Eagle, Idaho, where animals were simply a part of life from day one. She’s always had a care-oriented nature, and even used to work in the human healthcare field. As one of River City Veterinary Hospital’s front-desk receptionists, Meghan gets to use her medical skills and nurturing personality to better the lives of pets!
Whitney has adored animals, as well as people just like herself who own and care for them, ever since she was a young girl. For her, working in the field of veterinary medicine is her chance to give something back! Whitney proudly serves Meridian’s pet owners and their animal companions as a receptionist with the River City Veterinary Hospital family.
Growing up in Mission Viejo, California, A.J. constantly shared space with at least one dog in the house. Since he moved around a lot as a child, his family pets truly became his best friends—A.J. always wanted to return the favor! He gets to do just that as one of River City Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinary Technicians.
Animals have been a part of Jenn’s life for as long as she can remember. She also has an intense passion for medicine and is a Certified Nursing Assistant. What better way to combine her love of animals and her fascination with medicine, Jenn thought, than by becoming a veterinary professional?
Jill has always felt drawn to the medical field, and holds a special place in her heart for animals. She’s always wanted to help creatures who can’t speak for themselves! As one of River City Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinary Technicians, she gets to do just that every day.
Maddy is a sensitive soul whose greatest ambition is to advocate for animals and pets who can’t speak for themselves. Her drive and determination has carried her through tough times, leaving her even more dedicated to the animals she treats and supervises. Upon the sudden passing of her Chow-Chow/Cocker Spaniel, Snoopy, Maddy knew that spending her life improving the quality of life and well-being of animals was her true calling.
As a child, Becca dreamed of working in veterinary medicine; ultimately, she found herself in the human nursing field at the outset of her career. Although she loved the scientific aspect of her work and the immense satisfaction of helping others, she knew that something was still missing. That something was animals! Becca decided to switch paths, and now happily serves both pets and their owners daily as a Veterinary Technician.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Mirella grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, where an innate passion for animals was instilled in her from an early age. She’s wanted to improve the lives of pets—as well as those who love and care for them—ever since she was young, and has now worked as a veterinary professional for more than a decade!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Kendra grew up alongside dogs, cats, and horses, and always felt an intrinsic connection with animals. The older she got, the more her passion blossomed—Kendra simply can’t imagine working in any other field! She’s a Certified Veterinary Technician with the River City Veterinary Hospital team.
When she first started working in an animal kennel in 1999, Tasha realized just how much she adored caring for animals. After serving in the kennel for a few years, the facility’s groomer encouraged Tasha to take up grooming herself. Tasha learned the basic skills, taught herself how to perform advanced scissoring work, and has been happily grooming pets ever since!
Aiyana grew up on a ranch here in Idaho, where she was surrounded by horses, cows, goats, dogs, and cats from day one. For as long as she can remember, she’s wanted nothing more than to care for the earth’s creatures professionally! Aiyana is proud to serve the area’s pets and animal owners as an Animal Caretaker with the River City Veterinary Hospital team.
Growing up in Mountain Home with her parents and five siblings, Kelly was surrounded by all sorts of animals; she cared for everything from dogs and chickens to goats, horses, and cows. Kelly found herself wanting to learn even more about pets and veterinary medicine, so she decided to pursue a career in animal healthcare. Now, she’s happy to care for the area’s pets as a member of the River City Veterinary Hospital team!
Shaina has had a longstanding fascination with veterinary care, and wanted to work in a field that would allow her to make a lasting impact. When she began caring for the area’s pets and animal owners as a member of the River City Veterinary Hospital team, she knew that she’d found the perfect fit! Shaina is one of the hospital’s Animal Caretakers.
Animal care was simply a natural part of life for Crystal while growing up—in addition to her own dogs at home, her uncle kept horses and her grandmother owned birds for many years. Crystal has wanted to put her compassionate spirit and adoration of animals to good use ever since she can remember!