Our Caring and Compassionate Team

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.

Dr. Aprill Sherman – Veterinarian

Dr. Sherman has 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: Roo B, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and two cats, 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 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.

Dr. Rachel Kremer – Veterinarian

Dr. Kremer started her veterinary career at Rathdrum Animal Clinic in June 2018. She is excited to serve the Northern 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. K and her husband, Jake, have one dog named Junebug and three cats named Goose, Annie, and Munchkin.

Dr. Kate Orlando – Veterinarian

Dr. Orlando has been serving the North Idaho community since graduation in 2019 and is excited to serve the Rathdrum community. She enjoys practicing high quality medicine, performing surgery and strives to improve patient’s pain management. Beyond being a veterinarian, Dr. Orlando loves to be outside in the mountains, at the lake and training for triathlons with her husband. Most outdoor adventures also include her horse Ruby, and her two Mini Aussies, Korra and Arya.

Cecelia Shelton – Practice Manager

Cecelia has been in the veterinary field for over 30 years and has been at 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. Her family at home includes her husband, a Labrador retriever, a fun Heeler-mix, and two horses. Spending time with her family is most important outside of her dedication to overseeing the day-to-day functions of Rathdrum Animal Clinic.

Brodia Barber – Assistant Practice Manager

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 has six cats—Honey, Raven, Oliver, Jasmine, Topanga and Theodore. She also has two beagles, Tanner and Paisley, and a Chihuahua, Willow. Brodia enjoys fostering mama cats and kittens in her spare time. She has a huge soft spot for kittens in need.

Colleen Gillespie – Customer Service Representative

Colleen has been working at Rathdrum Animal Clinic since 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 black Schnauzer named Piper, and a cantankerous cat, D.R. Sherman, and a German shepherd, Shilo. Colleen has always had a soft spot for the Schnauzer breed because they are so “full of happiness.”

 

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 breeds English Cocker Spaniels and has four of her own, April, Erin, Kayleigh, and Connal.  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, ranging from agility to therapy dogs for people with 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.”

Tracy Grace – Customer Service Representative

Tracy has been at RAC since May of 2020 when she moved here from Nevada with her husband, daughter, three dogs, and two cats. She has been in the animal field for over 10 years and has filled a variety of positions. 

Helping clients with their concerns and their pets’ needs is something she truly enjoys as a CSR. “I am constantly learning something new.”  

Dexter Haight – Veterinary Technician

Dexter started his career in the veterinary field in 2018 in Pennsylvania and moved to Idaho in June of 2021. He started at RAC in July. He was a volunteer at a wildlife refuge and rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania. The refuge he volunteered for houses animals like big cats such as lions & tiger as well as primates, bears and other small & large wild and exotic animals. He also volunteered at a reptile zoo. He is a volunteer member of a worldwide veterinary organization called Vet Techs Without Borders. He is fear free & cat friendly certified.
He has two cats Glitch & Bug. They both have neurological disorders but live a great life a cat can have. In his free time, Dexter enjoys reading, writing, photography, fishing and going to Bible studies.
He likes being part of end-of-life supportive care and being a supporting hand through an owner’s difficult time of owning a pet.

Rachel Wohali – Veterinary Technician

Rachel started working at RAC in March of 2021. She loves getting the opportunity to work with all different animals and getting to learn something new every day! Every day is unique and brings something new to see! She has always had a desire to work with God’s wonderful creatures, and feels very blessed to get the chance!
Animals have always been a big part of her life. Right now, she has: a trail horse, Scout, 3 mischievous mini horses, Shasta, Denali, and Texas, and a Rottie named Priscilla. She loves spending time outside with her pets and family when she’s not at Rathdrum Animal Clinic.

Oreo McCatterson – Clinic Cat/Boss of Everyone

Oreo is a 9-year-old diabetic female. She enjoys getting petted, cardboard boxes, napping on keyboards and important papers. She has made RAC her home since September 2020, and expects to spend many more years getting the daily attention she deserves from the entire RAC staff!