Meet Our Team

When your pet needs care, we’re here to help. Hendricks Veterinary Hospital is staffed by a team of nurturing professionals, committed to the health and wellness of animals in . We are dedicated providers of wellness care, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and more.

Team member at Boise animal hospital

Brin
Hospital Manager

Brin became a Hospital Manager because she is passionate about the animal-human bond (but is also really afraid of needles). She originally wanted to pursue a career as a Veterinarian but quickly learned that her true calling lies in taking care of the people who take care of animals. The most rewarding part of her day to day responsibilities is knowing that she has helped make someone’s day better, whether than be a Veterinarian, a team member, or a pet parent. She has two dogs named Diddy (Border Collie/Husky Mix) and Jubal (Chocolate Lab) and three cats named Koopi (Tortoise Shell), Falco (Black Domestic Shorthair), and Bowser (Black and White Domestic Shorthair). Although she loves all of her animals, Diddy is the “love of her life.” He is a frequent flier at our hospital to allow Dr. Davis to closely monitor his Addison’s disease. “My team saved my dog’s life when he was in an Addisonian Crisis. I really thought my children and I were going to have to say goodbye to him, but they not would not give up! I am pleased to say today he’s doing well. That experience solidified why I do what I do every day. My team is the best team in the world, and I want to do everything possible to enable them to save and improve pets’ lives. I also want my clients who find themselves in the situation I was in to be as comfortable as possible, and know that we are all with them every step of the way.” Brin joined the Hendricks team in 2016.

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” –Kurt Vonnegut

Technician Leadership Team

Marya

Marya, LVT at Boise Animal HospitalMarya became a Certified Veterinary Technician because she is passionate about providing exceptional medical care for her patients while also ensuring her clients’ “fur babies” receive tender loving care. Her extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment make her an exceptional Lead Inventory Technician. Marya loves laboratory technology and can often be found with her nose in a microscope. She can vividly remember the first time she found toxoplasmosis on a microscope and the excitement it gave her to identify it. Marya has three dogs named Diesel (English Black Lab), Diesel’s daughter Oakley (English Black Lab), and Old Man Copen (Heeler). Marya also breeds and shows Champion Toy Manchester Terriers of whom she has had the honor of taking to the Westminster Dog Show. Their names are “Pink” CHGHB, “Blossom” Party In a Bottle at Marbil’s, “Jazzy” Blossom’s Jasmine Dream GHCHS, and “Romeo” Marbil’s Lets Get the Party Started. Pink is Marya’s heart dog, she is her constant companion who is just as feisty as Marya. All of Marya’s dogs are spoiled pooches who receive royal treatment. To add to her pack Marya also has 12 grandchildren! “I had the pleasure of working with Dr. El Ray Hendricks for 19 years. He had so many years of experience with all kinds of animals. I can remember spaying a mouse with Dr. Hendricks, or working with Bengal tigers! Most importantly, he always took the time to teach me. He supported me through college to obtain my Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree, and he encouraged me to pursue my CVT. It is because of El Ray’s passion for all animals that I have stayed in this profession.” Marya joined the Hendricks team in 1998.

“I work hard so my dogs can have a better life.”

Carolyn

Carolyn, LVT at Boise Animal HospitalCarolyn’s love of all animals and strong desire to help them is a driving force behind her passionate care as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is enthusiastic about passing along her knowledge and skill to her fellow team members which culminated into her position as our Lead Education Technician. Carolyn loves her “farm” and all of the critters who call it home. She has four dogs named Shelby (Golden Retriever), Chubs (Heeler), Coco (Mini-Aussie), Blondie (Mini-Aussie), five cats named Juno (Domestic Shorthair), Goldie (Domestic Longhair), Spooky (Domestic Shorthair), Chicken (Domestic Shorthair) and Precious (Gray Tabby), three horses Toby (Paint), Jewels (Paint), Ellie (Quarter), and eighteen chickens. Shelby is her closest companion and best friend. She wants to be with Carolyn no matter where she is or what she is doing. “Seeing a positive outcome in extremely sick or injured patients is the best part of my job.” Carolyn joined the Hendricks team in 2014.

“I can’t save them all, but I will give it hell!”

Caitlyn

Anastasia, Assistant at Boise Animal HospitalCaitlyn became a Veterinary Assistant because she enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with pet parents and partnering with them to choose the best care for their pets. She shares her passion for patient care with our team as our Lead Procedural Technician. Her animal family includes two cats named Piper (Domestic Shorthair) and Lux (Domestic Shorthair) and one dog named Ruger (Golden Retriever). Ruger is especially important to Caitlyn’s family because he was the first best friend her daughter had. He knew what Caitlyn’s daughter needed before she was even able to talk! Although Caitlyn has had many special cases, she has one in particular that stands out among the rest and is a good example of why she is so passionate about her role in her patients’ lives. “One of my patients came in for their routine annual wellness exam, but during the examination concerns arose about possible underlying disease. After taking my recommendation to run wellness labwork the patient was diagnosed with diabetes. For almost a year I partnered with the owner to treat her pet’s disease and gave her valuable time with her dog. The relationship the owner and I forged will last forever.” Caitlyn joined our team in 2016.

“Keep your face always to the sunshine for the shadows will fall behind you.”

Technicians

Bridget

Bridget, Assistant at Boise Animal HospitalBridget’s love for the science in healing made it an easy decision to become a Veterinary Assistant. She treats each of her patients as if they are her own, and can often be found giving extra cuddles during visits. Growing up, her parent’s dogs were very important to her, they all grew up together and shared many childhood experiences which have stayed with her. When Bridget isn’t working, you can find her on the ski hill. She is a certified ski instructor whose passion of service helped her teach people with disabilities to ski last winter. She is also a painter and an artist. Bridget is currently enrolled in courses to become a Registered Nurse. “One of my most meaningful experiences at Hendricks was with Dr. Squires. He had been seeing a patient for many years, and at 16 years old his time had finally come. Dr. Squires offered to perform a humane euthanasia in the owner’s home, and I came to offer my assistance. Being a part of that experience was as gratifying as it was sad. Seeing Dr. Squires’ compassion for his patient and their family was eye opening and I will never forget it.” Bridget joined our team in 2017.

“You know you had a good day when your feet are dirty”

Annie

Annie, Assistant at Boise Animal HospitalAnnie has wanted to be a Veterinary Assistant since she was five years old. She has always loved animals of all kinds! She has four cats named Ivy (Tabby), Phillip (Marbled Tabby), Lucky (White Domestic Medium Hair), and Hallie (Tortoise Shell) along with her bunnies, frogs, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rats, and hamsters! Annie describes her cats as her fur-children. They know when she has had a bad day and are quick to cuddle up by her side. They meet her at the door when she comes home from work with meows! Annie loves to help scared kitties feel more comfortable during their visits. “I attended a conference on feline behavior in 2017 and learned very valuable information about how to make visits less stressful. At a previous practice, I worked with several technicians who were not comfortable with cats. Our patients could sense this, and it made their visits much more stressful. I helped my coworkers gain confidence working with felines. I had such a sense of accomplishment seeing our clients and feline patients leave happier!” Annie joined the Hendricks team in 2018.

“Non est ad astra mollis e terria via.”
There is no easy way from the Earth to the stars

Dan

Dan, Assistant at Boise Animal HospitalDan aspires to be a fourth generation veterinarian. He has been around animal hospitals his whole life, and the choice to become a Veterinary Assistant while working on his long-term career goals was a natural one. Dan’s favorite childhood dog, Cassie, grew up with him. She was a springer spaniel with tons of spunk, who kept up with Dan on all of his adventures. He’s fascinated by Veterinary Medicine and is a sponge when it comes to training and new information. “The first time I saw my Gramps save an animal’s life I knew I wanted to be a Veterinarian. There was a dog who had been hit by a car, and despite the state of chaos around him, my grandfather entered a state of Zen. He was constant and assured as he went straight into surgery for three and a half hours. He saved that dog’s life without ever getting rattled.” We look forward to him holding the title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at our hospital in the years to come. Dan joined the Hendricks team in 2018.

“Everyday is great, just some days are better than others.”

Amanda

Amanda, Assistant at Boise Animal HospitalAmanda became a Veterinary Assistant because helping animals and their owners gives her a meaningful purpose in her life. She is particularly close to her mom’s cat, who is 18 years old and has always been in her life. Whether sick in bed or broken hearted, he was always by her side ready to give snuggles. She does not currently have any fur kids of her own, but that means she gets to make all of her patients’ her personal pets for the duration of their stay! She also knows how important her role is during every pet’s visit. “During a routine wellness exam my patient started to act very unlike himself and became very ill. I learned that the stress of that visit caused the patient to have unexpected medical complications. I now strive to help every patient feel happy and loved when in for any visit. Lots of loves and lots of treats are just what the doctor ordered!” Amanda joined the Hendricks team in 2018.

“Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

AJ

AJ, Assistant at Boise Animal HospitalAJ became a Veterinary Assistant to share his knowledge with pet owners. He loves being with his clients who are as passionate as he is about their pets. He is truly empathetic and understands the situations that owners experience because he has likely been through it as a pet owner himself. He enjoys helping people heal when it is time to say goodbye and to encourage new pet owners to take the best care of their new furry friends. AJ has three dogs, Basil (Border Collie/Blue Heeler Mix), Scribbles (Cairn Terrier/Mix), and Valentine (Long Haired Chihuahua). His pets are his children, his stress relief, and a major source of happiness! “I enjoy seeing the entire life span of a dog and building a relationship with their parents’ over the years. That partnership is something I truly treasure. It makes my day when I’m requested at a visit and get to connect with owners as they go through all the parts of their pet’s life, even when it is time to say goodbye.” AJ joined the Hendricks team in 2018.

“Do… or do not. There is no try.”

Carolyn

Carolyn, Veterinary Technician at Boise Animal HospitalCarolyn became a Technician Assistant because she loves both animal and people equally. She enjoys supporting the veterinary team so that they are able to focus on patient care, she ensures our hospital is clean, sanitary, and welcoming for parents and pets alike. Carolyn has five dogs named Happy (Chihuahua), Doc (Chihuahua), Sleepy (Chihuahua), Tink (Border Collie), and Muttley (Mixed Collie) and three horses named Spot (AQHA Gelding), Chicken (AQHA Mare), and Always (AQHA Mare) daughter to Chicken and niece to Spot. She enjoys riding cutting horses in her spare time. Carolyn describes herself as lucky to have had three amazing dogs in her life, Erica, Jett, and Squeakers. They were loyal beyond words, and the best companions she could ask for. They were her guardians. “I enjoy the special bond that comes from working with a group of individuals who truly care for and love animals. There is something special about a veterinary hospital family that cannot be described.” Carolyn joined the Hendricks team in 2018.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Client Service Representatives

Cheryl

Cheryl, Receptionist at Boise Animal HospitalCheryl loves to interact with pet parents and their fur babies, which makes her the first welcoming face you see when you walk in our office as a Client Service Representative. Cheryl has two dogs, Callie (Border Collie) and Romeo (Longhair Chihuahua). Cheryl loves the outdoors and spending time with her husband camping, fishing, and hunting. When she isn’t in the outdoors she is spending time with her three grandkids. Cheryl had a German Shepherd growing up named Kelly who was her constant guardian while her father was in the Army. Kelly loved Cheryl with all her heart and made sure she was protected when her father was not home. She would always check her mom’s room, her brother’s room, and her room before she would lay at the top of the stairs every night. “Watching families take their pets’ home after a stay in our hospital is one of my favorite parts of my job. Particularly, pets who are older that get to go home with their mom and dad when the outcome was in doubt is especially meaningful for me. I love to see happy reunions and knowing our team has given a family a little more time with each other.” Cheryl joined the Hendricks team in 2010.

“Live life to its fullest!”

Allissa

Allissa, Receptionist at Boise Animal HospitalAllissa’s self-proclaimed love of dogs brought her to Hendricks Veterinary Hospital in pursuit of a career as a Client Service Representative. She particularly enjoys nutrition and has pursued advanced education regarding the dietary needs of our canine and feline friends. Allissa has three dogs named Charlie (Saint Bernard), Ruger (Saint Bernard/Great Dane Mix), Lily (Black Lab Mix), one cat named Belle (Domestic Shorthair), two bunnies named Howa and Cindy, and an extensive aquarium. Charlie is Allissa’s oldest pet, who shared her first apartment with her in Pocatello. Charlie has spent a lot of time in the care of veterinarians due to complications with his eyes. They truly were one another’s rocks during times of great change. “There are two reasons I love my job. The first is that every day I come closer to my lifelong goal of petting every dog in the world. The second is because I understand what it is like to be an owner while your pet is in the hospital. I am confident in the skills and expertise of our medical team to take care of our patients, which gives me the opportunity to partner with pet parents during visits to make sure they have everything they need.” Allissa joined the Hendricks team in 2016.

“The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra!”

Rachael

Rachael, Receptionist at Boise Animal HospitalRachael’s desire to connect with pet parents and develop lasting relationships is what brought her to our hospital as a Client Service Representative. Rachel has two dogs named Janika (Black Lab) and Juneau (Pointer/Dalmation) and one cat named Remmi (Domestic Shorthair). When Janika was experiencing knee issues it was Rachael’s curiosity that propelled her into a career with veterinary medicine. Rachael actually built a stair ramp for Janika to use to ensure her fur baby was comfortable without restricting her ability to be part of the family. Rachael has worked at the Idaho Humane Society in the past, and one of her favorite experiences comes from her time at the rescue and adoption center. “There was Bengal cat at my last job who came in because his family could not keep him anymore. He had been hit by a car and his leg was badly broken. He also ate the family chickens, which meant that even after his leg was fixed he would need to find a new home. Full bred Bengal cats are huge. He was at least 30 pounds, absolutely gorgeous, and the sweetest chicken eater I’d ever met. I wanted to adopt him, but he did not do well with other animals. He would try to escape his kennel if we kept him in a room with any other animals, even hamsters. My coworkers and I decided that even though we couldn’t be his forever family, we would be his family until his leg healed. Everyone cared for him and made sure he knew he was loved until he could be adopted.”

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog the world will be forever changed.”

Kelsey

Kelsey, Receptionist at Boise Animal HospitalKelsey loves helping both animals and people, she brings passion to our hospital as a Client Service Representative and Technician Assistant. She knows that even the smallest act can mean the world to her patients and strives to play a positive in every interaction. Kelsey has three kitties named Keeku (Russian Blue), Cleo (Domestic Shorthair), and Kiara (Medium Hair Calico). Her cats mean everything to her! Kelsey is also passionate about our feathered friends. “I have a background in wild life rehab. I will never forget helping one of my favorite vultures heal, grow stronger, and be released back in the wild!” Kelsey joined the Hendricks team in 2018.

“It’s chaos, be kind.”