Staff

  • Suzie
    Office Administrator/Receptionist

    Suzie started working for companions in May 2005. She is the mom to one very crazy cat, Oliver. She has 31 nieces and nephews and loves to spoil them. Her favorite things to do ( besides work) are picking huckleberries in the summer, taking drives in the mountains to take pictures ( rain or shine) and yearly visits to the Oregon coast.

  • Aubree
    Practice Manager/Receptionist

    Aubree is a Boise Native! She is happily married, and has a little boy. She has two crazy dogs and 2 silly cats. When she isn’t helping animals, she enjoys going to the gym, hiking, and gardening. Aubree has been employed since 2013. She started volunteering at the Idaho Humane Society when she was 7 years old, but knew helping animals was her calling since an early age. 

  • Larissa
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Larissa worked as a veterinary technician in Northern California for 12 years before moving to Idaho in 2015. She has a special interest in getting to know her patients and their owners, assisting in surgery, and dentistry. When not at work, she enjoys painting, camping, and fishing and hunting with her husband and two beautiful Brittany Spaniels.

  • Emily
    Veterinary Technician

    Emily is from Montana but has lived in Boise since 2008. Her passion for helping animals started very early. One of her first jobs was in a veterinary hospital cleaning kennels, and she never looked back! She has been a veterinary technician for over 10 years now. She started working at Companions in 2014. She left for a little over a year to improve her skills as a surgery technician at WestVet. She came back to Companions because she missed building relationships with pet owners and being able to follow up with her patients as they progressed through care and recovery. She lives with her boyfriend and their pets, a Boston terrier and a redfoot tortoise. She loves enjoying the outdoors. She rafts, hikes, backpacks, and sews bandanas for pets in her free time.

  • Kelly
    Veterinary Technician

    Meet Kelly! Kelly moved to Idaho from Alaska in 2014 to pursue a career as a vet. tech. Kelly enjoys painting, sports, camping and spending time with family and friends. Kelly is a loving owner to her dog, Lancelot and her cat, Meep. She strives to give the same outstanding care to all animals as she would to her own and is excited to meet you and your fur babies. 

  • Hillary
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Hillary graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2015, she is a licensed and certified veterinary technician. Hillary recently relocated to Boise from Seattle. She has a big silly golden retriever named Tracker. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, camping and live music.

  • Sean
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Sean relocated to Caldwell from western Oregon at the first of the year, with his partner Erin. They have three dogs; Luna the pit bull, Charlie the scruffy terrier mix and Moosh the Boston terrier. Although the house is run by their cat Gobbles “the fancy gentleman”. When he is not
    working, he is spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, snowboarding and mountain biking. 

     Sean Graduated from Central Oregon Community College's Veterinary Technician program in 2018 as a certified technician with an Associates of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology.     

  • Lydia
    Veterinary Assistant

    Lydia graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. She has a horse, three cats, and two dogs. She is currently applying to veterinary schools with the goal of becoming a large and small animal veterinarian. Some of her favorite things to do are horse back riding, reading, hiking, paddle boarding and knitting.

  • Amanda
    Kennel Technician

    Amanda was born and raised in Boise. There has never been a time in her life when she hasn't lived with pets. She graduated from Boise State University in 2019 with an associates degree in science. She is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Penn Foster College. She lives with her husband and their two beautiful cats. She enjoys camping, skiing, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.

  • Fletcher
    Mascot/Good Boy
    Fletcher was adopted in 2013 from the Wood River Valley Animal Shelter in Hailey, Idaho. Dr. Powell thinks he is about 5 years old now, although she secretly hopes he will never age. He is one of those few dogs that can smile, and when he does, it wrinkles up his nose and makes him sneeze - it's very funny and endearing. He's always been a sweet and mellow guy. Not knowing his background, she submitted a Royal Canin Witness genetic profile which revealed that Fletcher is a mix of Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, and Tibetan Terrier. It follows, as he is a good working dog. He loves to sit up in the lobby and watch people come and go, and is becoming increasingly confident in asking for treats from strangers. He's generally pretty quiet at work, but will come and grunt or nudge us at our desks if he wants to be given affection. Outside of work, he loves to go for walks with his dog friends and keep them in line with his mad herding skills.

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