Dr. Paul Toniolli

Dr. Paul Toniolli grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He has wanted to be a veterinarian since junior high school. When he was asked by a school counselor what he wanted to be he said a veterinarian, so the school counselor helped him learn how to spell it. Dr. Toniolli went to Utah State University and Washington State University.  He also received his certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP).  He finds true joy in interacting with not only the furry family members brought into the practice but he loves getting to know the humans attached to them. Treating his patients as family is what keeps him motivated to bring the best care he can.  He is grateful for his fellow veterinarians and enjoys case discussions to help them all stay on top of the most current treatments available.

Dr. Toniolli has worked in this area since 2003 and has loved every minute of it. Keeping the Hospital clean, looking professional and smelling great is a top priority.  Many clients often return because we as a staff try to make them feel like family and coming home always feels nice. I truly love all aspect of veterinary medicine, I do however have a special interest in advanced dentistry, complicated medical and surgical cases as well as animal rehabilitation.

Dr. Lisa Kleist

Dr. Kleist earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991. Growing up with one foot in the city and one on a small ranch, she aspired to become a doctor caring for the animals.
Fueling her dream as a child, she often would read the All creatures series by James Herriot and even the Merck Veterinary Manual.
Dr. Kleist is active in her state veterinary association and is currently serving on the Education Evaluation Committee for the UVMA. She brings to Antelope Animal Hospital 25 years of experience in medicine and surgery.
During her career she has worked with wildlife, military working dogs, police dogs and, of course, and can’t wait for the privilege of working with your dog and cat family members.
Since graduation, Utah has been her home. Enjoying all the great outdoors activities this state has to offer, Dr. Kleist and her family enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and cheering each other on in ice hockey. She currently has one pet, Sota (short for Minnesota), a black Labrador Retriever with the energy of two dogs packed into one!

Dr. Nancy Summers

Nancy is a Utah Native. She enjoys gardening, serving others, and the Utah State Aggies. She graduated from Weber State University and then earned her veterinarian degree from Washington State University in 2006.

Dr. John Knowles

Dr. Knowles was born and raised in Southern California where he met his wife, Kami. They moved to Colorado where she worked to put him through school. He received an Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Master’s Degree in Reproductive Physiology all from Colorado State University. During his career, he has been in large and small animal practice as well as academia, with a research focus on reproduction. He is also an Army Reserve Veterinarian with overseas training experiences in Botswana and Palau and in addition to two tours in the Middle East. Dr. Knowles and Kami have 6 children and 13 grandchildren. They enjoy working in their yard, observing wildlife from the jeep trails and camping in the mountains with their family.

Sarah LaMay, Certified Veterinary Technician, Hospital Administrator

Sarah started working for VCA in September 2004. She has a degree in Applied Sciences of Veterinary Technology from Utah Career College. She has a passion for all animals and has helped all kinds varying from large to small to exotic to wild. She has 2 horses Little Man and Tex, 2 Husky mixes Frank the Tank and Kyle Jr, a Beagle mix Lucy and 2 cats, George the Groper and the Pepper Cat.

She is married and has 3 beautiful children, Hannah, Lexi and David. She loves to spend time outside with her animals and family boating, hiking, camping and a new found love of gardening.

Krista Mcrae, Veterinary Technician, Lead Technician

Krista has been working in the Veterinary field for 12 years and loves taking care of your animals. She knew she wanted to help animals from a young age.  She loves reading books about animals and has had a large variety of pets ranging from lizards to rabbits to dogs.  She grew up in Bountiful and has enjoyed exploring all of the outdoors that Utah has to offer. Her favorite things to do are hiking and spending time with her family.

She currently lives in northern Utah with her 2 children who are carrying on her love of animals.

Krista is passionate about providing a positive experience for you and your pet every time that you come to our clinic. She loves continuing to learn new techniques and any way to provide the best medicine for your pet

Melissa Barber, Veterinary Technician

Melissa has always had a passion for all types of animals.  Growing up she had a border collie that had Epilepsy. This spurred her interest for helping animals through a veterinary path to help animals like her own.  Her goal is to make every interaction a positive one for both the patient and their pet parents.  She has a special interest in pain management and neonatal puppies and kittens and has been a technician for 14 years.
Her family consists of her amazing husband Eric, her four dogs (Kevin, Sweet Dee, Norman and Bodhi), two crested geckos (Dylan & Stubbs), and their rainbow boa (Reggie).

Amanda Johnson, Veterinarian Technician

Amanda was born and raised in Utah and graduated from Syracuse High School. She has always shown an interest in the veterinary field. In her junior year of high school she did an internship to explore what the veterinary field had to offer. She now works at Antelope Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician and loves every second of it.  She is currently in school to further her education in the field and hopes to become a licensed technician. Every day she learns something new to help her build her love for animals.

In her spare time she loves to explore the outdoors with her German Shepherd, Harley.  She works diligently in training her new tricks, and having good manners. Amanda and Harley are two peas in a pod and do just about everything together!

Sydnee Edwards, Veterinarian Technician

Sydnee has been in the vet field for about 2 years. She has had a love for animals ever since she was little and knew she wanted to work with animals when she grew up. Sydnee is enrolled in a Penn Foster program to expand her knowledge in Veterinary Technician Medicine and hopes to grow more in the future.

Sydnee has had dogs her whole life and now has a little dog named Max who she loves so much! She hopes that in the future she is able to have whole house full of animals!

Casey, Veterinary Assistant

 Kacey is a native of Syracuse, Utah. She graduated from Clearfield High School and married her High School sweetheart, Tyler. They have two boys, Tayge and Kache. She also has 2 dogs, a cat, 2 horses, 2 goats, and chickens.

Kacey grew up with a small family farm where she got to interact with animals large and small. She has now turned her love for animals into a career. Kacey received her Veterinary Assistant Certification through University of Utah and plans to continue her education to become a Certified Veterinarian Technician.

When she is not working she enjoys being a sports mom, hanging out at her farm, camping, paddle boarding, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Danielle, Receptionist

 I grew up in Nevada and Utah throughout my life. I have a dog, 3 cats, and a bunny.

I’ve always had a passion for helping animals since I was a little girl. I enjoy being able to work with them everyday.

When I’m not working I enjoy being a mom and spending time with my daughter. I also enjoy reading, drawing, and being in nature.