Paul M. Tew, DVM
Jason R. Esplin, DVM
Kelly B. Shawcroft, DVM
Katrina grew up in Twin Falls, ID and later Nampa, ID. She attended Ricks College. She has always loved animals and brought home more strays than her mother would have liked. While working at a veterinary clinic in Nampa she was given the nickname of “Ellie Mae” for there has rarely been an animal that she couldn’t get to like her. She has also worked at a veterinary clinic in Caldwell, ID. She passed her state and national exams and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2001.
Katrina moved to Rigby in 2009 and began working at our clinic in the Spring of 2012. She keeps track of our inventory and orders our supplies. She and her husband have six children. They have several dogs and cats, chickens and horses along with the various animals her kids bring home now and then. She has enjoyed rehabilitating wildlife, especially orphan squirrels. She enjoys the outdoors, visiting the ocean, and free moments of peace and quiet to read a mystery novel.
Nicholle grew up in Montana, Idaho, and Utah. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in 2010 and became a certified veterinary technician in 2013. After working elsewhere, she started working for us in September 2015.
She and her husband have two daughters and a son. They have three dogs, several horses, and a pet Hereford bull that you can ride and feed treats! She loves spending time at Meadow Vue Ranch in Island Park, riding horses, helping her husband with their bucking horses, and spending time with her family.
Abi attended College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho and graduated with her Veterinary Technology degree in May 2020. She got married in October 2020 and started working for us in January 2021. She has two cats, Phoenix who has been with her since she was ten years old and Figaro Salem who she got while getting her CVT degree. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, watching Disney movies, and learning Japanese.
Torie grew up on a small farm in Newdale, Idaho where they had pigs, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, rabbits and anything else that she could convince her mom to let her bring home. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls in May 2021 and started working for us right after that. Torie is currently finishing her last rotation at the veterinary emergency clinic in Idaho Falls. While at school she worked with the Fish and Game to help care for injured raptors such as owls, hawks, and vultures. She enjoys spending her time with her dog, Opal, and being in the outdoors.
After working in Idaho Falls, Casey started working for us in December 2017 as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys spending time with her family and their horses.
Mikayla was raised in Peachtree City, GA. She came to Idaho to attend BYU-Idaho. She is currently studying Animal Science and plans to go on to become a veterinarian. She is the oldest of four with three younger brothers. She has always loved animals, but her love for them grew when her family caved into getting animals. Mikayla loves to ride horses and would be on a horse all day if she could. Mikayla started working for us as a veterinary assistant in May 2021. She loves the outdoors and the adventures that it can bring, especially in the company of family and friends.
Megan fills in as a veterinary assistant. You can learn more about her under Support Staff.