Melanie is one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians and has been with our team off-and-on (having completed both of her Vet Tech externships with us) since Sept 2014. She was born and raised in Ammon.
Animals have always been a part of Melanie's family and, according to her, "are a huge part of what makes me happy." She had a variety of animals growing up and knew she wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. She attended BYU-I in Rexburg, where she earned an Applied Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Since graduating she has completed the Veterinary Technician National Exam, and the Idaho State exam, allowing her to complete her Idaho certification.
Outside of work, Melanie enjoys snowboarding, baking, crafting blankets, and watching movies. She also loves spending time with her husband and son, and 2 dogs, Rico and Ruger. Her favorite thing about working at Ammon Veterinary Hospital is being able to help animals heal when they are sick.
Karly is one of the newest members of our team, at Ammon Veterinary Hospital, and joined in April 2017. She is one of our receptionists and will be one of the first people to greet you with a smile, when you come to see us. She has a business administration certificate from Bridgerland Applied Technology College. Karly is an Idaho native and is originally from Soda Springs. She moved to Idaho Falls to be with her husband.
Karly loves animals and lived on a ranch when she was a little girl. Working in veterinary medicine gives her the opportunity to spend her days working with animals. She loves learning new things and her favorite things to do are watch movies and spend time hunting with her husband and dog, Izzy. At home, in addition to her dog, she also has a colt named Tex. Her favorite thing about working with animals is that, "they give you unconditional love, no matter what."
Ashley is our Office Manager and has been with Ammon Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist since September 2010. She was born and raised in Idaho Falls and has always had a desire to work with animals. Her parents tell her that, even as a child, she always wanted to bring home some sort of animal - anything from dogs and cats to horses and goats. She started her animal care career by working in a veterinary clinic in high school, in their boarding facility.
Ashley loves photography and will take any chance she can to, "go out and take pictures of the beautiful world we live in." She also loves the outdoors, including camping, four-wheeling and boating, and is often joined by her Border Collie, Chip.
Ashley's favorite thing about working at Ammon Vet is being able to see her co-workers and doctors help animals in healing. She also enjoys getting to know our patient's owners on a more personal level because, as she says, "we all come from different walks of life."
Leona has been with Ammon Vet since November of 2009. She has held many positions during her time at this practice. She started as a Veterinary Assistant, but because of her education and experience, she was able to sit for the National Veterinary Technician Exam and become a certified technician. In 2010 she was appointed the Practice Manager, and for several years worked in both capacities. When she had her first child, she decided to spend more time at home with her children, and stepped down from management. In the years since, she has been the Project Coordinator, and has helped out in the hospital where she is needed. She is also responsible for marketing and social media.
Leona attended the University of Wyoming where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and a Master's Degree in Physiology. She moved to Idaho with her husband, who is an engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory. She grew up with animals and always knew that she would work them as an adult. She started in kennels, when she was in high school, and continued in college to gain experience with many different projects working with animals.
She now enjoys spending time with her husband, children and dogs, whether that means going on adventures out in the wild, or staying home to watch movies. Her favorite thing about working at Ammon Veterinary Hospital is being an advocate for animals and helping their owners to provide them with a good life.
Brianna joined our team in September of 2013. She completed 2.5 years at Utah State University and BYU-I in Animal Science and worked at a veterinary clinic in Rexburg for 4 years and Logan, UT for 1 year, before coming to Ammon Vet. She is from Rigby, ID and has lived in this area her whole life, because, as she says, "I really do love this area." Her husband also grew up in this area, so they are surrounded by family.
Brianna grew up with pets and has loved them as long as she can remember. Her dad hunted with their family dogs and still participates in dog trials and hunt tests, so her family has always had at least 1 dog. Her grandmother had a love for more exotic pets that included snakes, turtles, and birds. Being surrounded by animals, Brianna knew from a young age that she wanted a career in the animal/veterinary field.
Brianna enjoys crafting, snowboarding, boating and camping with her family. She also enjoys spending time at all the sports and activities her family is involved in. According to Brianna, her favorite thing about working with animals is, "puppy and kitten appointments because we get to cuddle and play with them, without having to take them home and potty train them!" She also loves getting to have a hand in helping sick animals get better and being able to help them recover, so they can go back home to their families. Her own pets include a Boxer named, "Mac," a cat named, "Missy", and 2 ducks named, "Bonnie and Clyde."
10 Years in Ammon
Ammon Veterinary Hospital opened its doors in 2007. In the 10 years that we've been here, we've met some amazing dogs and cats, as well as their owners. To help us commemorate the time that we've been here, we are collecting pictures of our clients and patients. You can help! Send us pictures of your pets from anytime in the last 10 years and we'll put them together in a special memorial piece (keep an eye out for that at a later date!) We'll accept your pictures anytime, but if you submit them before August 18, 2017, you'll be earn a chance to win tickets to the Idaho Falls Chukars "Bark in the Ballpark," on August 30, 2017. You can submit your pictures at https://www.facebook.com/ammonvet/ or bring them to us in person. Thank you for putting your trust in us these 10 years!
Karina joined the Ammon Vet team in April 2016. She graduated from BYU-Idaho as a veterinary technician, and is currently working on becoming certified in the state of Idaho.
Karina has always known that she wanted a career working with animals, but was unsure of what she wanted to do. She began her career in a dental office as a dental assistant and knew that she wanted to stay in the medical profession. She learned about the Veterinary Technician program at BYU-Idaho, and decided to apply there. She was accepted and loved every minute of it!
Upon completion of her A.S. in Veterinary Technology, she completed a 7-week internship at Mountain River. She also worked at a clinic in Spring, TX, at a four-doctor practice for a year and a half. She returned to Idaho with her husband, so that he could complete his college education, also at BYU-Idaho.
Karina enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer, snowboarding, scrapbooking, and hiking. She doesn't currently have any pets of her own, but wonders, "Do toddlers count as pets?" In the meantime, she spends time volunteering at the animal shelter in Rexburg, walking animals. Her favorite thing about working at Ammon Veterinary Hospital is the different personalities of all of her co-workers.
Eevanna is the newest technician to join the team, and has been with Ammon Vet since September 2016. Originally from St. Johns, AZ, she currently resides in Rexburg, ID, where she completed her education and her husband is currently finishing his. Eevanna has always been interested in the medical field because she loves helping others become healthier. She chose to become a Veterinary Technician because she grew up on a ranch, working with cattle, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, pigs and more; and has always loved animals and helping them.
Eevanna completed her A.S. in Veterinary Technology at BYU-Idaho in 2015, and went on to complete a B.S. in Health Science, also at BYU-Idaho, in 2016. Upon completing her A.S. she interned at a small animal and wildlife clinic in Washington. Her favorite thing about working with animals is when she can help a pet and to see how happy their owner is. She also loves being able to "love on" animals every day, especially puppies and kittens. While her apartment doesn't currently allow cats or dogs, she and her husband fill the void with a Beta fish named, "Comet," and hope to someday get a puppy to add to the family.
In addition to her love of working with animals, Eevanna loves anything outdoors - she loves to backpack and hike and be in the mountains. However, when she's feeling more on the "lazy, just-want-to-be-cozy" side, she and her husband go to the movies. She also enjoys anything with food (especially eating it!) and spending time with her family. She volunteers in her community by cleaning up local parks and helping with special-needs children. She also participates in service projects with and through her church group, including an 18-month service mission. She always looks for ways to do simple acts of kindness and service.
Eevanna loves working at Ammon Veterinary Hospital with people who truly care about their work and are very knowledgeable in what they do. She says, "they have helped me to learn and become and much better technician."
Leona is a Vet Tech who has been with Ammon Veterinary Hospital since 2009 and has served in many different roles. She has 2 dogs of her own, who aren't just pets, but are a part of her family.
Ammon Veterinary Hospital
1290 S. Ammon Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83404