Dr. Virginia Kennaway
(holding flying Frankie the clinic cat) has been our veterinarian since its inception in 1992. She is a graduate of Washington State University's School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kennaway advocates a holistic ("whole patient") approach to veterinary medicine. While much of her practice involves western veterinary techniques, Dr. Kennaway often supplements these with alternative treatment modalities, as appropriate for the patient & client. These include homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition & acupuncture. She is a trained practitioner of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine & Veterinary Acupuncture..
is a woman of many talents. We are fortunate that she donates some of her precious time to care for the animals in the shelter and assist in surgery.
has devoted her retirement years to helping abandoned, abused and lost animals find loving homes. A new JHS volunteer, Tessa brings her social media and writing skills to bear for the clinic and is enjoying wrapping her brain around clinic duties.
as a child, voiced the roles of Lucy, Violet & Patty in the Charlie Brown specials. Little did she know then just how prophetic Lucy's line "Blech. I've been kissed by a dog!" would turn out to be – it happens all the time now! Sally is also the owner of Soiled Doves Studio in Jerome, is a mixed-media sculptor & master framer. But on Thursdays, she's a veterinary technician at the clinic and is the "go-to" person for anyone who needs assistance with their pet. Oh...and she's also a lot of fun & gives great parties.
has more energy than most and the kindest heart of all. She and her husband, Jeff, run a successful wine-tour business here in Jerome.
is a terrific help around the clinic and is always willing to assist in surgery (the fun stuff) and cleanup (the not-so-fun stuff).
is one of our original technicians. She has been ably assisting Dr. Kennaway for longer than we care to try to count. No animal comes out of surgery without being cuddled & kissed by Marge. (It really helps!) Marge also organizes the clinic's weekly schedule & handles the appointment booking. She is also a master chef, owned several restaurants, & has co-authored 2 cookbooks: The Bakery Lane Soup Bowl Cook Book & Soup Bowl West.
is a highly skilled kaleidoscope and glass artist who resides on the edge of town. Like everyone at JHS Lori is willing and able to assist with anything at the clinic at a moments notice.