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.
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.
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.
Courtney is a Utah native who moved to the Boise area in the summer of 2018. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Courtney has always had a passion for animals, and she loves the opportunity to be around them every day. In her spare time, Courtney does pet sitting and enjoys reading, hiking, and skiing.
Lexi is an Idaho Native. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2017 obtaining a degree in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduation, Lexi became certified as a Fear Free Veterinary Professional so that she can help animals have a stress free veterinary experience. Lexi is passionate about canine sports medicine and helping dogs recover from orthopedic and soft tissue injuries as well as preventing them from happening. She is currently working on obtaining her technician specialty in canine rehabilitation and conditioning. Lexi shares her home with her fiance and four Border Collies; Jessi, Epic, Jiffy and Rev. in her free
time she teaches dog agility classes to all different reeds of dogs. She often travels across the country to compete with her dogs in agility.
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.
Larissa (or Larry) is a senior at a local high school where she participates in HOSA and NHS. She was born in Arizona, but moved to Wyoming where she was raised on the family ranch where her passion for animals grew. She moved to Idaho with her family in 2010. When she isn't at school she is fishing, camping or hanging out with friends. After high school she plans on attending college in Wyoming and pursuing a career in the medical field. At home she has one fluffy, fat cat and one crazy dog!