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Dr. Mike Koob

Chief of staff at the Idaho Humane Society Medical Center. Dr. Koob graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology and a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. After graduating vet school in 1986, Dr. Koob, his wife and the eldest of their two sons (who was just 5 weeks old) packed up and drove, sight-unseen to Boise in a U-Haul truck. He vividly remembers driving across southern Idaho and wondering how Boise could possibly be dubbed “The City of Trees!” The furry and feathered members of his family include: Bernie, a 4 year old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, 3 cats named Zinna, Cosmo and Fox, and 3 chickens named Huey, Dooey and Louie. Dr. Koob has a special interest in caring for all sorts of exotic and unusual pets. He especially enjoys his time helping Animals in Distress Association by caring for injured wildlife during their rehabilitation. Outside of work he spends his time hiking, backpacking, fishing, bird watching, traveling and spending time with his family. Dr. Koob began working at the IHS Medical Center in April 2007.

Dr. Jeff Rosenthal

Dr. Jeff Rosenthal is the Executive Director of the Idaho Humane Society and former Medical Chief of Staff at the Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Medical Center. He received his veterinary degree from Washington State University after attending the College of Idaho and University of Oregon. Upon graduating vet school in 1993, Dr. Rosenthal practiced medicine at a small animal practice in Southwest Oregon before moving to Boise to work at the Idaho Humane Society in 2000. Dr. Rosenthal spends the majority of his time in an administrative role as Executive Director of the organization. However, in addition, he also performs orthopedic surgeries for injured and disabled pets both from our shelter and owned pets from the community. Dr. Rosenthal has received continuing education specifically in orthopedic surgery, including surgery for cruciate ligament injuries (Tibial Plateau Leveling Operation, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, and Tightrope procedure) as well as advanced techniques in fracture repair including bone plating and external fixation. Dr. Rosenthal has adopted two injured Weimeraners, a German Shorthaired Pointer from an abuse situation, a blind cat and a kitten with a fractured paw from our shelter.

Dr. Tetyana Gephart

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Jason Strope

A lifelong resident of Boise, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Boise State University and his doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. As a veterinarian, he has a special interest in surgery and ophthalmology. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoor activities Boise offers and photography. His pets include his dog Penny Lane and cat Foster. His greatest passion may be everything to do with the Beatles. His co-workers insist that Dr. Strope is actually the long-lost 5th member of Beatles. He has been treating animals at the IHS Medical Center for 9 years.

Dr. Mary Fowler

Dr. Fowler earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California in Davis, California and worked at private practice veterinary hospitals in California before moving to Boise 21 years ago. She primarily enjoys performing soft tissue surgeries on her patients, but is also passionate about teaching new veterinary technicians from Brown Mackie College and veterinary students from all across the country that come to the IHS Medical Center for their externships. She has two grown children and her pets include all IHS Alumni: 1 dog, 3 cats and, 2 cockatiels. In her free time, Dr. Fowler takes pleasure in gardening, reading, and riding her recumbent tricycle. Dr. Fowler cared for animals at the IHS Medical Center fulltime for 9 years and has been working part time for the last 12 years.

Dr. Janie Mori

Dr. Mori has lived in the Treasure Valley her entire life. She received her doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University and Washington State University. Dr. Mori and her husband live in the country with their 2 Weimaraners and 2 cats. At the IHS Medical Center, Dr. Mori enjoys seeing patients and performing surgeries. She is veterinarian that staffs the IHS mobile SPOT spay/neuter trailer when it travels to perform spay/neuters in under served areas. In her down time she fills her days with quilting, camping, fishing, golf and travel. Dr. Mori has seen patients at the IHS Medical Center since March 2010.

Dr. Cheryl Garrett

Dr. Cheryl Garrett graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and worked at two other humane societies before moving to Idaho 11 years ago. She has diverse interests as a veterinarian that include shelter, internal, emergency, and exotic medicine. Dr. Garrett takes particular interest in treating wildlife at the Ruth Melichar Bird Center. During her time outside the shelter Dr. Garrett loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters and caring for their varied species of pets. In her spare time she also likes traveling and photography. Dr. Garrett has been seeing patients at the IHS Medical Center for 4 years.

Dr. Jeff Multhaup

Dr. Multhaup received a degree in Engineering from California State University Chico before earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. He is a prior 15 year resident of Boise and has worked at the Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Medical Center since November of 2011. His first dog was adopted from the Idaho Humane Society in 1997. Today, he shares his home with his two sweet, rescue dogs (one of which is blind and depends on his brother as his seeing eyes!) and several pet rabbits. Dr. Multhaup has a special interest in shelter medicine and canine rehabilitation. In his free time, Dr. Multhaup enjoys cycling, running, and hiking. He has also been a longtime volunteer with Animals in Distress Association.

Dr. Janet Nutting

Dr. Nutting graduated from Boise State University before obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western University in Southern California in 2013. Having moved to Idaho as a teenager from Michigan, she came back to the Treasure Valley to begin working at the Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Medical Center in July 2013. Dr. Nutting’s pets include her Great Dane, Brenda, her two horses, Clue and Buttercup, three sheep and a 12 year old rooster! As a veterinarian, Dr. Nutting enjoys solving a tough medical challenge or helping a pet through a difficult surgical case. She also has a special interest in medicine for small ruminants. Outside of work, Dr. Nutting enjoys hiking with her dog and fiancé. She looks forward to snowboarding in the winter and traveling, riding her horses, horse camping and spending time with her family whenever she gets the chance!


Dr. Laura B. Wick

Dr. Wick brings two years experience with the Humane Society organization in veterinary services. She has previously worked at the Tucson, AZ Humane Society as a shelter vet. Recently Dr. Wick moved to Boise with her husband who also works locally as a veterinarian. She completed her undergrad at Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon, and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine while at Washington State University. Dr. Wick brings a wealth of experience to our team along with special interest in geriatric feline medicine, wound treatment, and soft tissue surgeries. She currently performs routine and emergency surgeries as well as mentors our Washington State University students with our new internship program. On her free time Dr. Wick enjoys yoga, mountain biking, hiking and spending time with her two dogs, two cats, and husband.