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-Sat: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • 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 three special pets of her own: Saydee, a 10-year-old Golden Retriever, Roo B, a 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Sunshine a 15-year-old orange tabby cat.  Dr. Sherman finds all baby animals to be “simply irresistible."

  • 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 of 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, Pepper (12-year-old), and 5 cats (Snowflake, Chimi, Domino, Stewie, and Peggy).  They also have a cockatiel named Samson (17-year-old), a hermit crab named Mr. Krabs (6-year-old), and Giggity, a 3-year-old rooste
  • 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 (6-year-old) and Dexter (8-year-old), and an 8-year-old 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!
  • Aspen Thomas – Kennel Attendant/Veterinary Assistant

    Aspen has been working with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since 2014. “I have grown up around animals, and love learning new thing about them.” Aspen has many pets at home, ranging from goats, pigs, cows, chickens, to dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and a rat.  When asked which kind of animal is her favorite, Aspen couldn’t pin it down. “There are too many to choose from!”

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 14, 2017
  • Ashley Sherman - Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ashley has worked with Rathdrum Animal Clinic as a technician since October 2014.  She appreciates the challenges and quick-pace of working in a veterinary clinic. At home, Ashley is accompanied by her 8-year-old horse, Gucci, her 3-year-old cat, Smelly, and Fuji, her 4-year-old Akita.  When asked, Ashley admits that horses are her favorite animals because of their “huge personalities.” 
  • Colleen Gillespie – Receptionist

    Colleen has been working at Rathdrum Animal Clinic January 2004.  “I’m so proud to work with this outstanding group of women,” she declares. She loves working with animals because they are "good for our souls." At home, Colleen and her husband have a 13-year-old black Schnauzer named Piper, and a cantankerous 1-year-old kitten, D.R. Sherman, and a German shepherd puppy, Shilo. Colleen has always had a soft spot for the Schnauzer breed because they are so "full of happiness." 
  • Pam Duncanson – Receptionist

    Pam has worked with Rathdrum Animal Clinic for 7 years.  "Ever since I was little I wanted to work with animals." She has 3 dogs of her own: 2 Border Collies, Sadie (rescued, 14-year-old) and Lizzie B (11-year-old), and a mixed rescued stray, Helen (14-year-old). Pam loves seeing the tails wag and the variety of facial expressions of all the dogs that come into the clinic. "I love feeling their happiness." 
  • Molly DaVault – Veterinary Technician

    Molly started with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since October 2016.  At home, Molly has a loving 8-year-old Boxer, Butkus, and a crazy French bulldog puppy, Jack. Her love of knowledge and learning drove Molly to a career where she gets to see something new every day. Her favorite things to do outside of the clinic are dirt bike riding, running, and taking naps with Butkus! Completing the trend, Molly states that her favorite animals are the “squishy-faced” kind.

  • Lisa Bern – Veterinary Technician

    Lisa has worked with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since January 2016. She moved here from Alaska where she was a technician working in canine rehabilitation and massage therapy.  She has 3 English Cockers at home, Casey (13-year-old), his niece, and Service dog, April (12-year-old), and 2-year-old Erin.  When asked why she likes working with animals, Lisa says, “I have had animals as long as I can remember. Working with animals is very gratifying. I love that my job allows me to do such a variety of things, from meeting new people with their brand-new puppies or kittens, to taking x-rays and monitoring anesthesia, and watching their family members grow with them. I get to do all of that to help animals live a happy, healthy life.” Lisa loves training dogs in anything, ranging from agility to therapy dogs for people with physically and mentally disabilities. “Dogs have unconditional love that is not easily explained. I have rescued dogs that were so abused and afraid of everything, but yet, they were the best dogs I have ever had.” 

  • Maranda Clark – Veterinary Technician

    Maranda has worked with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since June 2012, mostly on her summer and winter breaks from Washington State University.  She has always loved being able to help those who can’t help themselves, and her advocacy is obvious in the care she provides.  She has 2-year-old cat named Ellie.  Maranda respects the amazing things dogs can learn to do, like becoming service or therapy dogs, even serving as war or police dogs. Their unconditional love, companionship, and incredible ability to forgive are just a few things that make dogs Maranda’s favorite animal. 

  • Cecelia Shelton – Clinic Manager/Veterinary Technician

    Cecelia has worked with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since December 2011.  She loves being an advocate for all the pets she cares for, and returning the unconditional love they give. She has 2 Labrador Retrievers at home, Mr. Jake and Jolene, and 2 horses, Jack and Big Jake.  Horses have always been Cecelia’s favorite animals. Even throughout high school, Cecelia’s horse was her closest friend. 

  • Brodia Barber – Veterinary Technician

    Brodia has been with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since September 2014. Since she has always had a way with animals, Brodia’s strengths allow her to excel in the challenging environment of veterinary medicine. She’s raising a 3-year-old Beagle at home, Tanner, a new Chihuahua puppy, Willow, and 4 cats, Honey (4-years-old), Raven & Oliver (2-year-old each), and 1-year-old, Jasmine.  Brodia loves that cats and dogs are so loving, cuddly, and smart, but has always had a soft spot for elephants. 

  • Autumn Everland – Veterinary Assistant

    Autumn has worked at Rathdrum Animal Clinic since May 2016. “The women I work with are amazing individuals. I’m very blessed to have been hired onto such a great clinic.” At home, Autumn is accompanied by her two 11-year-old Huskies, Breanna and Brodie, an 8-year-old Labrador, Shasha, a 1-year-old Siamese, Hope, and a 2-year-old hedgehog, Lavy. In the future, Autumn wishes to purchase land for her small animal sanctuary of all the rescues she can find.  Animals have always been an important part of Autumn’s life. “In my opinion, there is no creature unworthy of help.” When asked to narrow down some of her favorite animals, she was torn between elephants, because of their fierce loyalty, and wolves, because of their tact and survival instincts.
  • Brooke Hendren – Veterinary Technician

    Brooke has worked with Rathdrum Animal Clinic since October 2010. “I’m passionate about animals. It’s rewarding to help heal.”  Brooke raises many animals at home, including horses (Bucky, 21-year-old; Spade, 14-year-old; Chief, 15-year-old), miniature horses (Farrah, 12-year-old; Lotto, 8-year-old), a goat named Frank (2-year-old), and a heifer named Maggie (9-month-old).  Brooke and her family also have 2 dogs, Blue (12-year-old) and Bear (10-year-old), and 2 cats, Rena (3-year-old) and Tawni (3-year-old).  Of all the animals, though, she says that horses are her favorite.
  • Nicole Keltner – Veterinary Technician

    Nicole started at Rathdrum Animal Clinic in April 2016.  She has a mixed-breed dog at home named Mayalu (8-year-old), who loves to chase squirrels, and a 1-year-old, Dachshund mix, Micki. Nicole became a technician to helps animals live better, happier lives.  “I enjoy being a part of building the relationship between people and their pets.  It’s exciting to meet all the personalities that come into the clinic.” She also appreciates the constant learning environment that veterinary medicine provides. Killer whales (orcas) have always been Nicole’s favorite animal. “I love how intelligent they are, and that their family is the most important thing to them.”