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

Dr. Camille Milligan

Dr. Camille Milligan first decided she wanted to become a Veterinarian when she was 4 years old and watched a vet come to her house and treat her dog.  The desire to become a vet grew stronger with each new science class she took and each new opportunity she had to work with vets in the field. As a Veterinarian, she loves dentistry procedures and basic surgical procedures.  She hopes to improve the quality of life for animals and educate clients on the best care for their animals.

She lives with her awesome husband, 4 dogs, Powell the beagle, Cheech, and Chong Grenadian street mutts called Pot hounds and Toby a pug chihuahua mix. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, walking her dogs and hanging out watching TV.

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 11 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 Clearfield with her fiancé and their 4 children. Together they have 4 girls and 2 dogs that keep them on their toes.

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).

Shadee Sowell,  Certified Veterinary Assistant

ShaDee was born and raised in Clearfield, Utah.

ShaDee is a Certified Veterinary Assistant graduating from Mountain Edge Veterinary Technology in 2019. Her love for veterinary care will lead her to continuing her education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Since a young age, she has had a deep – rooted love and connection to animals. Her goal is to improve quality of care and be an advocate for all her patients.  As a team member at Antelope Animal Hospital, she strives to create a loving environment for all her patients to feel at ease at every visit.

In her spare time ShaDee enjoys exploring all that nature has to offer with her very animated miniature schnauzer Aurie.

Amanda Johnson, Assistant

Amanda was born and raised in Utah.  She is currently a senior in high school who 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 assistant and loves every second of it.  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, such as walking on her two back feet to get a treat!  She plans on training to become a veterinary technician!

Alexia Poulson, Assistant

I went to school at Bridgerland applied Technical college, I got my certificate for an Assistant Veterinary technician. I grew up on a small farm, and raised livestock my whole life. I have two Australian cattle dogs Cash, and Frosty. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my two supportive amazing parents.

“I’m working hard to be someone I’m proud of”-unknown

Sydnee Edwards, Veterinary assistant

Casey, Veterinary Assistant

Jessica Purkie, Receptionist

Jessica moved to Utah in 2018 following her husband who is currently serving in the Air Force. Together they have a daughter and two dogs named Bella and Roxy. She was born and raised in east Tennessee. Animals have always brought so much joy to her life and played a big part in her decision to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She prides herself in making sure clients and patients feel welcome and at home when visiting the hospital. Her hobbies include spending time with family, painting, hiking, going to church and watching the TN Vols play football. She is excited to start her new adventure here in Utah.

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.