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Dr. Konzek grew up on a cattle ranch near Orofino, Idaho and received her B.S. in Biological Sciences and her D.V.M. from Washington State University.
Prior to private practice, she worked for WSU in biomedical research for 12 years and has authored several journal articles. Her practice emphasis includes dogs,cats, birds, and exotic pets. She has a special interest in preventive medicine and wellness.
Dr. Konzek’s family consists of two sons, one daughter, three grandchildren, and her four-legged at-home family of her dogs and cats.
In 2013, Pet Care Clinic– Kuna welcomed Dr. Kristen Britton to the veterinary team.
Dr. Britton received a B.S. in Animal Science, B.S. in Veterinary Science, and a minor in Business from the University of Idaho, and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. In addition to participating in a variety of veterinary externships and service trips while earning her degrees, Dr. Britton also served as the president of the National Veterinary Business Management Association.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two kitties (T-Pain and Felix).
Anthony Cordova (Veterinary Technician / Assistant)
I was born in Pocatello, Idaho and raised inthe very small towns of northern New Mexico. After graduating 3rd in my"large" high school class of 26, I proceeded to try several career fields including construction, retail and picture framing. It wasn't until mid-2008 that I found my true desired career, working with animals.
I have worked at Pet Care Clinic Kuna since April 2008. Originally employed as a"gopher," I have since started online classes, working to earn my CVT (Credentialed Veterinary Technician). As with most of the staff, I am currently cross-trained to assist in most aspects of our busy clinic.
Also, I hold a special love for playing music, my family and all of my pets which include 4 cats: Sadie, Oreo, Sketcher and Dahlia, as well as 1 dog: Stitch.
Julie Fleharty (Veterinary Technician / Assistant)
Lindsey Scanlin (Veterinary Technician / Assistant)
Lindsey has been in the veterinary industry since June 2006 at multiple practices in the Treasure Valley. She has worked in nearly every aspect of the veterinary setting including reception, treatment, surgery, emergency and practice management.
Her early years were spent in Moscow and Post Falls, Idaho but grew up primarily in Boise. In her spare time, she spends it with her children mostly in the kitchen and outside. She is also a college student driving for her veterinary technician degree.
Although Lindsey is an animal lover to the highest degree,her devotion is to her only pet, a cat named Sam.
Aaron Crumrine (Veterinary Technician / Assistant)
Jaclyn Hampton (Veterinary Technician / Assistant)
Erin Thacker (Custodial Staff)
Shelbey Konzek (Bookkeeping)
Ozzie's our original clinic cat. Back in 2004, he was originally a wild kitten that was part of our local spay and neuter project. He was just too cute to let go, and made himself at home. Ozzie acts like he's so neglected and desperate for attention. So if you see the big fluffy guy roaming around, feel free to show him some love. No need to compliment how handsome he is though...his ego is big enough! (Note the "Ozzie" shrine in the reception area.)
Tightie is the local diva! She's usually perched atop her "throne" out in our lobby. Due to her elegant beauty, many times she has been mistaken for a fake cat. Give her some attention and she'll show you otherwise. Unfortunately, Tightie came to us in 2005 due to her lack of ability to be in a household with other cats or children. In the clinic setting, though, she has done very well since she has enough space to herself. Tightie, like all princesses, while beautiful, can get a little moody at times. It's usually a good idea to stay away from her tail. Just give her a nice scratch behind the ears and she's as sweet as can be.
Gray came to us in 2007. He was brought to us by a local high school student after being hit by a car. He, like Ozzie, was also pretty feral. He spent the first six months hiding in the back of the clinic, occasionally sneaking a peak at what we were doing. As time passed on, Grayson learned to trust us, and now you couldn't hardly tell he was ever wild (except for maybe the piece missing out of his ear and only having a nub of a tail...). Originally around 8 pounds, he's since grown probably more than he should despite always being on a diet. Now, he's really just a big ham!