Dr. John Coplin

“Work should be fun. I am so blessed to have such a caring, compassionate and hard-working staff. Our relationship with our clients and their animals is the most rewarding part of our jobs.”

Dr. Coplin grew up in South Western Wyoming and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wyoming. He graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Dr. Coplin then returned to Wyoming where he practiced in mixed animal practices for five years before purchasing Willowcreek Animal Hospital in 1999. In 2004, he also purchased Fremont Animal Care Center in St. Anthony. He is passionate about veterinary medicine and is especially interested in equine lameness, dentistry, and reproduction. Dr. Coplin also enjoys team roping, hunting, fishing, skiing, snow machining, and flying. In 2010, Dr. Coplin was appointed to the Idaho State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Janet Kershner

“Being a veterinarian is all I have ever wanted to do. I love the feeling that I have made a difference in an animal’s or a client’s life.”

Dr. Kershner grew up in New Castle, Pennsylvania and did her undergraduate work at Penn State University. She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After graduation, Dr. Kershner moved to Moses Lake, Washington where she worked in a mixed animal (primarily dairy) practice. She moved to Eastern Idaho in 1999 and worked in several practices in the area before settling in Blackfoot where she worked for eight years. Dr. Kershner joined Willowcreek Animal Hospital and Fremont Animal Care Center in August of 2009. She spends the majority of her time at Fremont Animal Care Center in St. Anthony. She really enjoys the diversity of a mixed animal practice but has strong interest in small animal medicine and surgery and small ruminant medicine. She lives in Rigby with her husband Kevin and her menagerie of pets. Outside of work, Dr. Kershner enjoys photography, quilting, and trail riding.

Dr. Casey Watt

“I am beyond proud to be part of the Willowcreek team. We are like family here, and I see that our clients value that as much as I do. I chose this career path because it’s tangible and meaningful. From producer relationships and preventative medicine for herd populations, to small animal surgery and equine
reproduction, I truly love it all. I am living my absolute dream at Willowcreek!”

Casey Watt was born and raised in a small logging town in North Idaho. She spent her first summer of college pursuing a degree in Psychology and Communications at the University of Idaho. Although her path to become a veterinarian was a winding one, Casey re-focused her aspirations early on. She had to get back to her roots and back to the animal side of science. During her time at U of I, Casey found her passion for cattle, sagebrush, and the desert. She graduated with an Animal and Veterinary Science degree and finished up her initial degree as well. Casey earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University thereafter. Summers spent in the saddle moving cows in the Pahsimeroi Valley, brought her to Southeast Idaho, where she now calls home. Casey enjoys riding the range, spring brandings, her home-away-from-home wall-tent, running, and good coffee. Between the occasional smells, blisters, and freezing temperatures, some people might be deterred to another profession, but it has only solidified hers. She has been told that she has strong hands and a soft heart. Although the weather on those hands has just started, animals and people are in her heart, and she hopes that she will have the chance to prove that to you.

Dr. Dakota Cameron

Dr. Cameron grew up in Rexburg, ID where her family bred and sold quarter horses. She attended Washington State University and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. Dr. Cameron joined Willowcreek in 2022. She enjoys working with all species, but says the large animals hold a special place in her heart. Outside of work, Dr. Cameron enjoys team roping and barrel racing and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Shane Porter

Dr. Porter grew up in New Castle, CO and graduated from Rifle High School. He served a mission in Oklahoma and then attended Ricks College in Rexburg. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University. He then attended Utah State University and obtained Master’s Degrees in Ruminant Nutrition and Business Administration. He graduated in 2010 from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM. After graduation, Dr. Porter worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Colorado. In 2021, he moved to Idaho and worked as a small animal veterinarian in Pocatello. He joined Willowcreek Animal Hospital in January, 2023. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. He has a passion for helping livestock producers integrate regenerative agriculture principles into their operations. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, camping, fishing and mountain biking with his wife and 5 children.

Jennifer Keefe

“I enjoy seeing the way our doctors and staff provide quality compassionate care to the animals entrusted to them. It is also wonderful to hear the gratitude from the clients for the care their animals receive at Willowcreek Animal Hospital.”

Jennifer has been the Office Manager at Willowcreek Animal Hospital since 1999. Her main duties include accounts payable and payroll. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her ‘four legged children’. She also travels around the western states running barrels.

Mandy Schofield

“I enjoy getting to know our clients and their animals. I like helping with large animal when i can break away from the front desk. My favorite part is seeing animals get to go back to their loving families happy and healthy.”

Mandy joined our team in March of 2013 and helps keep the front office running smoothly. She is in charge of entering medical records, scheduling appointments, updating facebook and our website. Mandy really gets to know the clients and their animals and makes them feel welcome. Mandy lives in Idaho Falls with her husband, Matt, and their kids, Ty and Riley. Outside of work, she enjoys photography and watching her family compete in rodeos and ranch roping competitions.

Sam Hively

I also enjoy the team I work with, they keep me laughing.

Sam was born and raised in many parts of south east Idaho and graduated from Jefferson High School. She jointed our team as a receptionist and technician in October of 2019. She lives in Idaho Falls with her husband Joe and her kids Kysen and Deacon. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, hunting, fishing and camping with her family and her two dogs, Eva and Boomer.

Colton Weber

“There are several things I like about working at Willowcreek Animal Hospital. First and foremost, I like building relationships with the clients and their animals. I also enjoy cattle work and equine reproduction. By far, the most rewarding thing for me is to be able to provide service to animals in need and being able to send them home healthy and happy.”

Colton is one of our veterinary technicians and has worked for us since 2007. He originally worked for us in high school as a stall cleaner and then trained to be a technician. He is willing to learn new things and does many things to help out in the clinic. Colton grew up in Ririe where his family raised cattle and horses. He still enjoys being on the farm and riding horses, fishing, and skiing. Colton and his wife Sophie and their crew (Hitch, a Chocolate Lab, Clover, a Corgi and Willow, a Chocolate Lab) live in Idaho Falls.

Mylee Mickelson

“I enjoy getting to know all the clients and their animals and learning new things everyday.”

Mylee began volunteering at Willowcreek Animal Hospital in 2017 as a senior at Ririe High School. She started working in April of 2018 as a technician. She is always eager to help in any way she can and is a great addition to our team. She is currently enrolled in ISU as a pre-veterinary major. She enjoys rodeoing and anything outdoors.

Isabelle Huskinson

“The best thing about being at Willowcreek is helping with the animals.”

Isabelle lives with her family in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is the youngster of our clinic staff. She volunteers at the clinic two days a week helping with the animals and doing a variety of other tasks. On Saturdays, Isabelle cleans stalls and keeps the barn looking great. Isabelle is an avid rider and is a member of Pony Club. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, riding horses with her family and taking care of an assortment of their other animals.

Tayler Mendoza

“I love caring for the animals, building relationships with clients and meeting new animals.”

Taylor joined our team in 2021 as a veterinary technician. She has experience working with small and large animals and is always eager to learn new things. Outside of work, Tayler enjoys riding horses and trail riding.

Kasha Robinson

“I just love working with the animals and helping animals.”

Kasha grew up in the Upper Valley area of Idaho. She attended CSI and graduated with a Veterinary Technician Degree. She joined our team in 2022 as a veterinary technician. Kasha has experience working with a variety of animals. She enjoys spending time with her family and listening to country music.

Sheridan Huskinson

” I enjoy working around the horses because it helps me pay for my own horse and things I need.”

Sheridan cleans stalls for us and keeps the barn and parking area neat and clean. She also enjoys helping treat and care for the hospitalized animals. She has a lot of animal experience from home, so that is helpful with her job. She enjoys riding horses, sleeping and listening to country music.

Kym Crain

“I really enjoy working at Willowcreek. I like helping where I can, talking with the clients, and see the animals leave happy and healthy.”

Kym joined our team in 2020 and is one of the friendly voices you will hear on the phone or when you are checking in for your appointment. She grew up in the west and went to school to become a cosmetologist. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and listening to Chris Stapleton.

Lindsey Hartwell

Lindsey is one of our veterinary technicians and joined our team in September of 2022. She grew up in Southeastern Idaho. She has a lot of work experience with large and small animals, but is always eager to learn more. Lindsey enjoys listening to music, spending time in the mountains, and photography.

Bailie Singleton

“I enjoy being able to work with animals and build a relationship with our clients. I love learning new things. I am always thankful that I get to learn a lot of different things every day from our amazing doctors.”

Bailie is one of our veterinary technicians and joined our team in 2021. She enjoys working with both small and large animals, but working with horses is her favorite part. When not at work, she enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, and riding horses.

Megan Moedl

“I have a mini farm so getting to help hurt or sick animals gives me good experience for my own animals. I enjoy being able to help sick animals and make them feel better and be happy.”

Megan is currently a senior in high school and comes in after school to help care for the patients and does other jobs that need to be done. She really enjoys working with cattle and horses. During her free time, she enjoys working, welding and riding horses.

Sierra Mortensen

“I like to work with animals because they are more fun to hang out with than people.”

Sierra currently attends high school and comes in after school and helps care for the animals so she can learn more about veterinary medicine. She enjoys going to the gym, listening to music and hanging out with her animals.