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 earned a degree in Bioveterinary Science. He met his wife Julianne there and together they went to Washington State University in Pullman, Washington where he received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Toniolli recently finished his certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner(CCRP).

Dr. Toniolli has worked in this area since 2003 and has loved every minute of it. He truly loves his work and the people he interacts with, along with their pets that he gets to meet and treat. He has a strong interest in prevention medicine and a strong interest in veterinary dentistry.

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. Amber Da Silva

Dr. Da Silva was born and raised in Utah. She attended Westminster College for her undergraduate education, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then went to veterinary school at Colorado State University. After graduating from vet school, she returned to Utah. She joins Antelope Animal Hospital after working at a multi-doctor practice in Salt Lake for the past six and a half years. Dr. Da Silva enjoys preventive care and internal medicine. She hopes to improve the quality of life of all of her patients and solidify the bond between the clients and their beloved pets.

In her free time, Dr. Da Silva loves to spend time with her husband and two sons, preferably outdoors. They love cycling, camping, hiking and playing soccer. Dr. Da Silva is an avid reader, plays piano in her church band, loves to travel and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language in addition to her native English.

Heather Thomas, Practice Manager

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Heather completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. Thanks to the Air Force, she was fortunate to be able to travel and live in different cities with her family. In October 2015, Heather and her family decided to make one final move from Louisiana to Utah, which they now consider home. She brings with her 4 years of experience working in two different vet clinics in Louisiana. Heather enjoys spending time with her two sons and going to their baseball games. She also has three dogs; a Sheltie, a Hound mix, and an Aussie that was brought into her previous vet clinic as a stray.

Tabitha Bernard, Certified Veterinary Technician

Tabitha is a licensed veterinary technician who graduated from Carrington Career College in Northern California in 2011 with an Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology.  Her husband is in the Air Force and they have a little girl named Naia.  Tabitha and her family moved to Utah in 2014 and she loves every minute of it.  She loves to snowboard, camp, fish, and spend time with her family and friends!  She has two playful cats at home, Noodle and Whiskey, which she adopted shortly after moving to Utah.  She loves her job as a veterinary technician and all of the perks that come with it!

Sarah LaMay, Certified Veterinary Technician

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.

Sarah Kaiser, Technician

Sarah is from Sacramento, California but grew up in Springboro, Ohio. She now calls Clearfield her home, where she lives with her husband, her English bulldog, and her crested gecko. Her bulldog Piggy and her crested gecko Garbanzo are more than pets to her; they are her children. Sarah’s passion for animals grew when she was a little girl. She was always bringing home strays because she wanted to help out every living creature. Sarah has her associate’s degree in social work. Working with people and pets is a dream come true for her.

Ashlyn Dumond, Technician

Born in South Florida, Ash has bounced back and forth from Florida to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State until finally arriving in Utah. Her love of animals started at a very young age when she lived on her parents farm in Florida and from being surrounded by veterinarians by her family’s business.

It wasn’t until she was a junior in high school when she realized she had a passion for exotic animals and a strong urge to protect it all. She plans on getting her degree in wildlife biology and/or conservation so she can help save endangered animals like tigers, elephants, rhinos, and sharks and to help spread awareness about how people can help them bounce back from the endangered species list. Along with wanting to help protect exotic animals, Ash has a strong passion for the environment and also plans on spreading awareness for the protection of our earth, starting with our oceans and the Florida Everglades.

Alison Farris, Receptionist

Alison was born and raised on Merritt Island, Florida.  Her family made the big move to Utah in June 2015 where they now call Clearfield their home.  Her family, which consists of her husband, 3 children and 2 German shepherds, all love Utah and can’t wait to enjoy the outdoor life offered here.  Alison loves to watch her daughter play softball and tumble and watch her son play baseball and lacrosse.  Their oldest is serving our country in the USAF currently stationed in Alaska.  Alison has a strong passion for animals and is very excited to work with your furry friends.

Macy Wilson, Receptionist

Macy grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and her passion for animals started there at a young age. She grew up with animals in her family such a dogs, cats, hamsters, and parakeets. She loved the chance to spend time with friend’s horses and admiring all the wildlife living in Virginia. Thanks to her husband’s Air Force career they were transferred to Okinawa, Japan where her passion grew into a need to help. There she worked at the base stray and boarding facility, working hands on with all the animals and providing the best care and customer service possible. She also became very involved with other rescue organizations fostering dogs and cats to help save them all. In Japan Macy and her husband adopted their two dogs “kids” in 2011 and are always looking for new additions to their family. They were transferred here to Utah in 2014 and she is very excited to be working in the veterinary field to learn in a new environment and continue her need to help all animals. I am excited to see where my passion for animals takes me and I can’t wait to meet you and your pets!