Rathdrum Animal Clinic

Rathdrum Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Rathdrum, ID. The professional and courteous staff at Rathdrum Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for our highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Our hospital strives to offer excellent veterinary care to Rathdrum, ID, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our veterinary practice and how Rathdrum Animal Clinic can serve your needs and those of your cherished pet, call us today.
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  • Mon & Tues: 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed-Sat: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Closed Daily 12-1
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Aprill Sherman – Veterinarian

    Dr. Sherman has co-owned Rathdrum Animal Clinic since 2011.  She enjoys the diagnostic challenges and problem solving that working in veterinary medicine provides.  “I look forward to coming to work every day, because I love what I get to do,” she says. She has four special pets of her own: Saydee, a Golden Retriever, Roo B, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and 2 kittens, Waylon & Willie, who live up to their outlaw names. 

    Dr. Sherman is the team veterinarian for the Idaho Task Force 1 urban Search and Rescue Canine Unit. She also actively promotes education by speaking with and mentoring our youth of all ages from preschoolers through veterinary students. When away from the clinic, she is an outdoor enthusiast and spends her time exploring the natural treasures of our local area as well as the world.


  • Tonia Gable – Veterinarian

    Dr. Gable worked on and off with Rathdrum Animal Clinic for 3 years, before co-purchasing the clinic with Dr. Sherman in 2011.  She loves helping all her patients, and their owners, to have long, happy relationships.  Although she loves treating any species that comes through their doors, Dr. Gable’s favorites are the dogs and cats. She loves that dogs are so loyal and intelligent, and that cats “don’t take nothin’ from no one.”  Dr. Gable and her family have 1 dog at home, a Border terrier, Gromit and 4 cats (Snowflake, Chimi, Stewie, and Peggy).  They also have a cockatiel, named Samson, a hermit crab, named Mr. Krabs, a rooster, named Giggity, and his girlfriend, Mary.

  • Kathryn Ovink – Veterinarian

    Dr. Ovink has worked with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since June 2012.  When asked why she likes working with animals, Dr. Ovink replied, “Animals give so much of themselves to us (as owners), and it’s an incredible feeling to be able to help provide them a happy and healthy life for as long as possible with the people they love (and who love them!)” She has 2 dogs at home, Zooey and Dexter, and a cat, Kiva.  Dr. Ovink’s favorite animals are dogs, because she loves how interactive and expressive they are. “And they’re always ready for a cuddle!” 

  • Dr. Rachel Hegedus- Veterinarian

    Dr. Hegedus started her veterinary career at Rathdrum Animal Clinic in June 2018. She is excited to serve the North Idaho community and their pets. She loves being a veterinarian because she gets to help promote the bond between humans and their animals. Some of her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, preventative care, and end-of-life/palliative care. At home, Dr. H and her significant other, Jake, have one dog named Junebug and three cats named Goose, Annie, and Munchkin.