Techs & Assistants

Our Rexburg Veterinary Clinic has four Certified Veterinary Technicians and several Veterinary Assistants. They are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have with your animal friends.
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Jayna Carpenter


Jayna began working at our veterinary clinic off and on when in 6th grade. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, ID and became a certified veterinary technician in 2004. She has been working at our clinic since the Fall of 2004.She was raised in Teton, Idaho and apart from four years of college she has lived in this area ever since. Jayna has two daughters and a son and varying numbers of horses, dogs, and cats. She enjoys horseback riding, camping, and all forms of skiing.

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Katrina Bowman


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 Park


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 Calderwood


Abi graduated from College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls with a veterinary technology degree. She enjoys learning and will soon complete an Associate degree in history.  Check back to learn more about her.

Casey Grant Hansen

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Caitlyn Price

Veterinary Assistant

Caitlyn grew up in California with her parents and four siblings. She was raised in a family of animal lovers. She was always surrounded by pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats (yes, even rats).  Her love of animals led her to pursue the field of veterinary medicine. She moved to Rexburg in 2016 to attend BYU-Idaho, and  she graduated with a Bachelors  degree in Animal Science in 2019. She did an internship with us and fell in love with the work. She began working for us as a veterinary assistant in April 2020. She sees every day as an adventure and a learning opportunity.

Sierra Dawes

Veterinary Assistant

Check back with us to learn more about Sierra