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Well Educated & Experienced Doctors

Patti Barrett, DVM / Associate since 1996

Her favorite animal to work on is a dog, and she enjoys helping people to enjoy the happiest and longest life with their pets.

Her hobbies/interests include bible study, dog agility and horseback riding.


Jill Stevenson, DVM / Associate since 2013

Jill graduated from Washington State University with her DVM in May of 2013. She is originally from Michigan and has an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters in Animal Science from the University of Idaho. Jill primarily works at the St. Maries clinic during the week, but shares weekend duty and large animal emergencies for both clinics. She enjoys the wide range of cases she gets to see in mixed animal practice, but especially likes working with horses and cattle. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family riding, camping, and just enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest.



Emily Tooker, DVM / Hospital Director & Associate since 2015

Dr. Emily Tooker graduated from Iowa State University and since graduation has practiced in Wyoming and New Hampshire.  She has recently returned to the western United States to practice high quality mixed animal medicine.  Her interests include ultrasonography and working tough medical cases in small and large animal alike.  While she is partial to horses- dogs, cats, and even some exotic pets definitely help keep the days interesting.  During her free time, Emily enjoys any outdoor recreation including hiking, camping, and horseback riding.



Kate Orlando, DVM / Associate since 2019

Dr. Kate Orlando graduated from Washington State Univeristy with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine but is an Idaho native. Her favorite critter to work on is the horse but she enjoys the surgical opportunities with the smaller critters. Outside of practicing veterinary medicine you can find Dr. Kate in the mountains with her husband, horse and dog.



Natalie Nelson, DVM / Associate since 2020

Bio coming soon!


Doug Walker, DVM & Jamie Hass, DVM (Specialty Surgeons)

Dr. Doug Walker & Dr. Jamie Hass are a veterinary duo who owned Silver Valley & Benewah Veterinary Clinics for 29 years. Now semi-retired, they still offer their expertise & specialty surgery at Silver Valley Veterinary Clinic.