Boise native, Dr. Josie Wray, is absolutely thrilled to be returning to her hometown to begin her career as a veterinarian. Dr. Wray has dreamed of being a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She owes her lifelong love of animals to the posse of Australian Shepherds (and one spicy cat) that her family had while she was growing up. She graduated from Capital High School before heading up to Helena, Montana, to receive a degree in Anthrozoology and Biology from Carroll College in 2018. She then went to veterinary school at Washington State University and was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2023.
Dr. Wray’s passion is rooted in the human-animal bond. As a veterinarian, she aims to cultivate this bond by focusing on high quality medicine to keep pets happy, healthy, and with their people as long as possible. She hopes to have a relationship with her patients and clients from their first puppy and kitten appointments all the way through their geriatric years. Dr. Wray was honored to receive the Our Caring Profession Award which was selected by her peers in the Class of 2023 to recognize the student that most epitomizes the construct of a “gentle doctor.”
When she is not at the clinic, most of Dr. Wray’s free time is spent on the Basque Block in downtown Boise. She is a proud member of the Boise Basque community who is a dancer with the Oinkari Basque Dancers and plays the Basque accordion. Dr. Wray has an Australian Shepherd, Esti, and a ginger cat, Eguzki (AKA Miss Goose). She loves to take Esti for long walks in the foothills and to snuggle up at home with both of her girls.