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Your Pets Are In Good Hands

At Mountain River Veterinary Hospital, we make sure that your pets are well attended to. Meet the diligent and caring staff of the clinic below.

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  • Dr.
    Garth Waddoups, DVM

    Garth graduated from Washington State University in 1990. He has taught laser surgery all over the world and has special interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries as well. He takes joy in making his operating room a place only the brave will go. He is an equal opportunity jokester. Pays special attention to detail and is extremely aware of any potential improvements that could be obtained within the workplace. Enjoys riding horses, leatherwork, welding and rawhide braiding.

  • Dr. George Olaveson, DVM

    George grew up in Rigby with a large family and a large number of animals. This is where he developed an interest in veterinary medicine. He spent many hours working with local practitioners and that fueled an even greater desire to pursue a career in this amazing field. After schooling at Idaho State University and Washington State University he began practice in 1993. In 2005 he saw the completion of Mountain River Veterinary Hospital and has enjoyed nearly everyday there. He has especially enjoyed the people that trusted him with the care of their animals. He has been blessed to have the most amazing wife and children, who have been everything to him at work and at home. They just love to be together doing whatever the adventure of the day entails.

    Thank you for you loyal support of such a fun place to work.

  • Dr. Dusty Clark, DVM

    Dusty graduated with his DVM from Washington State University in 2013. He has been an associate at Mountain River Veterinary Hospital since 2016 after having worked a couple of different clinics in Eastern Idaho.  He has a beautiful wife and 3 kids-2 boys and 1 girl-- and was born and raised in Ashton Idaho on a beef ranch.  When not working he really enjoys riding, ranch roping and dirt bikes.

  • Ashlee

    Ashlee grew up in Idaho Falls, got a BS degree in Animal Science from BYUI. She is an expert in the instruction of anatomy of all common mammalian species. She has been at MRVH since 2017. She loves animals, outdoors, riding horses, snow machines, boating, has 2 cats, a dog, a horse and a male human counterpart who she enjoys spending time with.

  • Ashley

    Ashley grew up on the Oregon coast. At a young age she got into horses and rode english and did jumping. She graduated high school with recognition for starting up the school equestrian team. After high school she moved to Idaho to attend college where she met her sweetheart. Ashley graduated with a BS in Agricultural Business, and a minor in Animal Science. Together Ashley and her husband have worked on many cattle ranches and feedlots in Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Ashley has a step daughter and 2 little kids that bring her much joy outside of work. She has worked at MRVH since 2017. Ashley loves spending time with her family hiking, biking, horseback riding, and giving riding lessons.

  • Becky

    Becky was raised in Minnesota, married into Idaho and will be here the rest of forever! She loves hikes with her dog and spending time with her husband. She has a BS degree in Animal Science from BYUI. 

  • Brian

    Brian's family moved to Rigby when he was 3 years old.  He graduated from Rigby High School in 2013.  His favorite animals are horses and dogs and he loves working at MRVH.  He keeps busy throughout the year participating in sports with Special Olympics.  His favorite sport is playing basketball but especially looks forward to horseback riding and competition every summer.  He has 4 older sisters and is the best uncle in the world!

  • Candis

    Candis was born and raised in the outskirts of Idaho Falls. She has been a tech and the sterilization specialist at MRVH since 2006. She runs a herd of cattle, and of cats. She is the feline connoisseur of Southeastern Idaho.

  • Carolyn

    Carolyn grew up in Utah, raised her family in Mountain Home, (which includes 3 children and 3 grandkids) then moved to Eastern Idaho for her husband’s career. She loves to hike, do yard work, be active, and is great with numbers. She manages two veterinary practices and is #1 client advocate at MRVH.

  • Danyel

    For the last 18 years Danyel has been able to have a career that is her passion, not many people get to say that. She is a mother of a 13-year-old boy and 3 dogs. When she is not at the clinic taking care of the animals and clients, she enjoys everything outdoors; hiking, boating, camping, hunting and fishing but only if her son and dogs are with her!

  • Haileigh

    Haileigh was raised in South Carolina where she was heavily involved in equine performance.  She attended and graduated from BYUI with her bachelors in 2015. She has been at MRVH since 2015.  She has a strong background in equine sports medicine and reproduction.  Apart from equine work she also enjoys helping our cattle clients with fall work as well as emergency calving calls. Although she has strong professional interest in large animals she enjoys her own animals which include horses, cows, dogs, cats, and a rabbit. She loves hiking and running as well as being on the water and is constantly strengthening her skills in working with animals.

  • Hannah

    Hannah grew up in Utah, has worked in veterinary practices since 2010. She got a BS degree in Animal Science from BYUI. She married her sweetheart and is pregnant so watch out! She has been at MRVH since January of 2018.

  • Janae

    Janae was raised in Sugar City where she got a good dose of both Western and English equine disciplines-she chose the dark side. Obtained a degree in Veterinary Technology from BYUI….back when they had that for like a month.

  • Jarom

    Jarom is from Rigby, and has worked at MRVH for almost 2 years. He has his Bachlors degree in Biology and is working towards going to vet school. His favorite activites are riding horses and water skiing. He has 2 dogs, and 3 horses. He has been married to the love of his life for 2 years.

  • Judi

    Judi was raised in Boise. She was a licensed hair dresser for 38 years and caregiver for a year and a half. She loves animals and to go out on golf course with her husband. She has 2 dogs and a cat. She has been at MRVH for 15 months.

  • Justin

    Justin was raised in the backwoods of Rigby, Idaho where his passion for cattle was born. He has extreme accuracy in cattle AI and corral building. He is married to the love of his life and has 4 amazing children, 3 girls and one boy. He runs registered beef cattle and a small hog operation as well as raising top notch bulls to sell for the improvement of your herd! #1 Genex fan!

  • Kaiden

    Kaiden is graduating from Rigby High this school year and has been a kennel pro at MRVH since 2016. He loves to work on his truck and keep his sisters on their toes.

  • Katie

    Katie has been at MRVH since 2015. She has a BS degree in Animal Science and MA in sarcasm and sass. She was raised in Grand Junction, Colorado and now runs an in-home geriatric canine hospice unit. She loves food, dogs, horses, and outdoor activities

  • Kayla

    Kayla is from Idaho Falls. Her favorite activities are to be with family and friends. She loves anything outside where she can take her dogs. She has 2 Wiredhaired Pointing Griffon/Lab mix, 1 tortishell cat. She has started school for her Veterinary Technology degree. She just started working at MRVH and is a fan so far! 

  • Kim

    Kim has been at MRVH since 2015, and she got a Veterinary Technician degree at BYUI. She is a proud mother of 4 amazing, helpful children. She has a mini pig, bunny, tarantula, cockatiel, and an assortment of dogs and cats. She loves doing dentals and interacting with all kinds of animals big and small.

  • Maren

    Maren was raised in Idaho Falls, attended CSI for 2 years. She loves to help animals, loves outdoors, loves working with all animals. She has dogs, cats, mules, and chickens. She has been a tech for 13 years, and recently joined the staff at MRVH. 

  • Sam

    Sam grew up in Rigby, but has traveled across the continental U.S. Sam has been married for 17 years and has three children, all boys. He is working on a BS in Psychology minoring in Sociology and is close to graduating. He also enjoys most outdoor activities like, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, and riding his street motorcycle throughout the summer. He has raised goats, rabbits, chickens, peacocks, llamas and now has only two dogs and a few cats, but enjoys working with animals. He also has experience with wild animals such as hawks, skunks, and raccoons.

  • Shailie

    Shailie is the boarding manager at the clinic. She has worked at MRVH for almost 3 years and has enjoyed her time here very much. In her spare time she likes anything outdoors, especially if it includes horses. She loves camping, fishing, riding dirt bikes with her husband, dancing, and hiding out during the winter. She has lived here all her life and doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon. For her schooling, she spent a year apprenticing with professional horse trainers and now has her own pony ride business. She loves riding, training, and driving horses. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 5 horses, a cockatiel, and velvet rabbits. She is absolutely crazy about her little patch of heaven and wouldn't trade it for anything. 

  • Sylvia

    Sylvia was raised in Nampa, came to Eastern Idaho to complete a BS in Animal Science from BYUI, graduated in 2011.  Worked at MacKay Livestock Supply prior to starting at MRVH where she has been since April of 2013. Married a Wilford native in 2013 and bought a house there.  She enjoys all different kinds of farm animals, but has a special interest in bovine production. One of her favorite things about working at MRVH is the people that she works with and seeing them succeed and grow in their talents.

  • Tara

    Tara has been a part of the MRVH team since 2010 where she has continued to grow and excel as a veterinary technician.  She has a wonderful husband and three awesome kids that she enjoys doing a variety of outdoor activities with including horseback riding and hunting. She really enjoys many different kinds of animals and is not afraid to try something new or get dirty.  She is a skilled technician that has retired to managing inventory because of her excellent organizational skills, but is still heavily involved in helping the veterinarians go out and take care of our cattle clients.

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Office Hours

Mon-Fri Surgery Drop-Off is at 7:30am

Mountain River Veterinary Hospital

Mon - Fri:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Kennel and Boarding

Mon - Fri:

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sat, Sun:

8:00 am - 9:00 am

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm