Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Dr. Kathy Ponozzo​​​​​​​

Owner / Veterinarian

Dr. Caleb Schmerge

Associate Veterinarian

Caleb Schmerge, DVM is a 2014 graduate from Washington State University. Caleb and his wife live in Uniontown, WA. They enjoy the small town atmosphere. With his wife and two dogs Caleb enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping and hunting. He also spends free time working on cars and motorcycles, enjoying shooting sports, and reloading.

Wendy​​​​​​​

Practice Manager

Wendy has worked at Orchards pet Hospital since 2006. Wendy and her family like to spend a lot of time in the outdoors exploring with their dogs.

Alexis

Veterinary Assistant

Alexis has lived in the valley for 15 years and started at Orchards Pet Hospital December 2017. Her love for animals has been a life long passion. She enjoys loving and caring for your pets.

Emily

Veterinary Assistant

Emily has grown up in Lewiston and started working here in November 2011 . She is currently in school to receive her certification as a veterinary technician. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her dog Elli and spending time with family and friends.

Shelbi

Shelbi

Veterinary Assistant

Shelbi is new to the Orchards Pet Hospital team, but has worked in veterinary medicine since 2009 in various hospitals across the country. Having grown up in the LC Valley, she enjoys all that the mountains have to offer including hunting, hiking, and fishing, as well as training and showing her horses for dressage and eventing. Shelbi prides herself in providing the best care possible for all of the furry patients at OPH!

Sonja

Veterinary Assistant

Sonja is from Seattle and moved to Idaho in 1997 to be closer to family. She has worked at Orchards Pet hospital since 2002 and enjoys caring for our clients pet's as they were her own.

Jessica

Part Time Veterinary Assistant

Jessica has worked at Orchards Pet Hospital off and on since 2007. Most of her time in spent with her dog named Calla, horse back riding, picking huckleberries and kayaking

Alisha​​​​​​​

Kennel Assistant

Alisha has worked for Orchards Pet Hospital since 2015. She enjoys making sure all of our patients are well cared for while staying with us. Alisha and her family enjoy the outdoors and spend a lot of time at the river.

Allison

Kennel Assistant

Allison has worked for Orchards Pet Hospital off and on since 2014.

Bethaney

Kennel Assistant

Bethaney has been with us since December of 2018. She loves being outdoors and hanging out with friends. She loves working here because she has a great love for animals and enjoys caring for them daily.

Kaitlyn

Kennel Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Carlee

Receptionist

Bio coming soon.

Jill

Receptionist

Bio coming soon.