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Dr. Carter Andrews has spent most of his life here in Idaho and he is grateful to be able to raise his own family here as well.  He earned his Bachelors and  Masters degrees from Brigham Young University and his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing his clinical residency at Washington State University.  Very happy to be done with school, he has worked at Bench Animal Hospital since 2002.  Dr. Andrews became the proud proprietor of the clinic in 2013.  He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Dog.  (Just kidding about the Dog, but he's working on it.)  A dedicated father and an avid sportsman, he enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, rafting, and every outdoor activity possible in the state of Idaho. 


Dr. Rebekah Davis was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. After earning a double major from Boise State University, she went on to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following Veterinary school, she returned back to Boise where she has been practicing at Bench Animal Hospital ever since. Her love of animals drives her to stay progressive and be able to offer the most up to date and compassionate care for your fury family members. Her greatest passion is to be able to provide loving care for animals. She has a strong interest in surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry. During her time off, she enjoys spending time with her husband who is also a Veterinarian. She loves her newest job title of “mom” to their daughter, Brinley. They have one loveable and quirky rescue dog named Carbon. 


My name is Laurie Wendt-Marshall.  I have been working here at Bench since 1980.  I am a licensed Veterinary Technician and Office Manager.
I am living my dream.  I have always wanted to work with animals.  I also enjoy sewing, reading, and fishing.
I moved to Weiser 14 years ago, but I continue to drive to Boise because I love my work and the people I interact with on a daily basis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         .



Hi, my name is Janel.  I have worked in the vet field for twelve years.  I moved to Idaho eight years ago from Las Vegas, and I love it here.   I have worked at Bench Animal Hospital since the beginning of 2005.  I have two German Shepherd dogs, four cats, and two horses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          .


I'm April Torrey.  I graduated in 2007 with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology, and Animal Science and Equine Studies from the College of Southern Idaho.  I live in Meridian with my beautiful daughter Aynsley and my loving husband Josh.  Pemuke and Lola are our two cats, Madeline is our yellow lab, and I own two excellent horses, Ayala and Pandora.  I enjoy horseback riding, being in the outdoors, and spending time with my family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi, my name is Barbara Leeson.  I have two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous new grandson, Izaya, as well as four fur-baby cats.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and camping.  

I've worked at Bench Animal Hospital since graduating from the Brown Mackie Veterinary Technician Program, about 10 months ago.  Since becoming a member of the Bench team, I enjoy continuing to learn new things every day.  

I love my job!  The best thing about it is that I get to interact with and help animals on a daily basis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .


Hi, my name is McKenna Smith. I am a trained veterinary technician and a part-time receptionist. I have worked at Bench a little over 2 years. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Boise State in May of 2016. I am currently attending University of Florida’s online Master’s program in Veterinary Medical Sciences, with an emphasis in Veterinary Forensic Medicine. This summer I applied to 4 veterinary schools – Washington State University, Midwestern University, Oregon State University, and University of Illinois and am patiently awaiting any responses. J



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