Our animal hospital team in Pocatello

Our Team

Alta Animal Hospital’s experienced support staff strive to provide personalized, compassionate care for our patients and clients alike.

Hospital manager Dana Avery at Alta Animal Hospital in Pocatello

Dana Avery

Hospital Manager

Dana is an Idaho native who has previously worked in the people side of the healthcare field. She has always had a passion for animals and is grateful for the opportunity to incorporate that passion into her career.

For the past 5 years she was the Front Office Manager overseeing 40+ client service specialists in multiple locations. She also has experience in laboratory, pharmacy, and health information management. 
In her spare time she enjoys camping, exploring new places, horseback riding with her two horses Strider and Keisha, hiking with her four dogs Fred, Wilma, Abby and Fritz. She also loves playing with her 3 cats which she adopted and bottle raised after their mother was killed and their names are Bob Cat, Tom Cat and Kit Kat. 
She is excited to be a part of the Alta team and looks forward to working with everyone!

Client service specialist Joanna at Alta Animal Hospital in Pocatello


Client Services Specialist

Joanna has been with Alta since 2010. Her sunny disposition and her wonderful way of working with Alta patients bespeak of her compassion and love for animals. She is working towards her degree at Idaho State University, and when not busy with work and school she enjoys hiking, going to movies, and spending time with her family. Joanna shares her home with her cat Molly and sweet Pit Bull Karma.

Erin client service specialist at Alta Animal Hospital


Client Services Specialist

Erin worked in human medicine for 12 years before coming to join our team at Alta Animal Hospital. She is very passionate about animals and is thrilled to be able to work with them every day. When Erin isn't working she enjoys hanging out with her son, her family, and her small zoo at home consisting of 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 turtles, 2 frogs and a rabbit. We are grateful to have Erin as part of our team.

Certified technician Jacque and Pocatello in Alta Animal Hospital


Certified Technician

Jacque joined the Alta team as a Certified Veterinary Technician in the summer of 2015. Previously she has had experience working as a technician for clinics in the Magic Valley and Portneuf Valley. She is a graduate from the College of Southern Idaho and is originally from Boise, Idaho. Jacque and her husband welcomed their first child in Oct. 2018. As a family they like going on hikes around Pocatello, camping, and going on adventures with their three adorable dogs.

Veterinary Technicians

Our Blood Donors

Did you know pets need blood too? Our hospital treats numerous patients throughout the year that require blood or plasma transfusions vital to their recovery process. Our hospital maintains a blood donor program that is comprised of volunteer pets. Thanks to the Blood Donors at Alta these pets have a fighting chance to overcome serious trauma or illnesses.