Meet the Veterinary Team

Dr. Jessi Ross

Director of Veterinary Services


Dr. Jessi Ross (Mead) is a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, but grew up just 50 miles from MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital in the small Idaho community of Pollock.  She fell in love with Idaho as a child but left a few days after high school in pursuit of her dream of becoming a veterinarian and learning the skills necessary to survive in rural Idaho.  Dr. Ross spent 21 years in the U.S. Army, serving as a Combat Medic and Medical Logistics NCO with the Missouri National Guard, including multiple deployments in the Middle East, and later as a Field Service Veterinarian with the Army Reserve.  She will retire in March of 2022, leaving the honor of serving our great nation to the next generation.  Her professional interests include client education, soft tissue surgery, pain management, shelter medicine work and integrative medicine therapies.  When not at work Dr. Ross raises and shows Boer meat goats and loves teaching youth showman how to manage livestock.  She also raises and trains Gypsy horses and enjoys fishing with her dad, gardening, canning, and generally living the Idaho homestead lifestyle she grew up with.  She is very happy to join the MCPAWS team and to serve the community that has always been “home.”

Dr. Colleen Guilfoyle


Dr. Guilfoyle is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California, but she grew up in the finger lakes region of Upstate New York. Colleen received her bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University while also playing Division I Lacrosse. Her professional interests include shelter medicine, challenging internal medicine cases, behavior, and soft-tissue surgery. Most recently, Colleen worked for several years at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Southern Utah treating species ranging from songbirds to thoroughbreds.

In her free time, Colleen enjoys trail running, rock climbing, snowboarding, and (more than anything) hanging out at home with her pets.

Dr. Tetyana Gephart


Dr. Tetyana Gephart was born and raised in Ukraine. She graduated from the National Agricultural University of Ukraine in 1998 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Dr. Gephart worked as a veterinarian in her hometown for several years, before moving to the United States. In 2007 she finished all required steps, including a clinical year at the University of Florida, to receive her licensure as a DVM in the US. Dr. Gephart practiced in Florida until relocating to Idaho in 2010, where she worked for the Idaho Humane Society (IHS) Medical Center for the past 12 years.

In 2018 – 2019, Dr. Gephart had a very rewarding opportunity to share her knowledge and surgical expertise as an Adjunct Professor to Washington State University 4th year veterinary students completing their shelter medicine rotation at IHS.

In 2023, Dr. Gephart joined the MCPAWS family at the MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital as a full-time staff veterinarian! She enjoys spending time educating clients and providing compassionate care to their furry family members.

Dr. Gephart shares her home with husband Paul, sone Nikolas, and two dogs – Watson and Crosby. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, and biking. She is very excited to join the MCPAWS family and looks forward to seeing you at your next veterinary appointment!

Katie Venable

Practice Manager

Katie Venable is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has worked with animals for almost two decades. She graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor’s of Science and has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has given back to the animal community by volunteering with the Humane Society of the United States and as an Animal Rescue Volunteer and has helped with other disaster animal response teams in the past.

Katie was previously a college soccer player, whitewater raft guide, and mountain trekking guide. She has worked on most western rivers in the U.S. and has also gained much life experience working and volunteering abroad in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nepal, India, and Chile. She has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro four times, trekked to Mt. Everest Base Camp, and has kayaked and rowed the Grand Canyon.
She’s a Mom, Wife, and lover of all animals. Personal hobbies include rafting, kayaking, biking, fishing, skiing, gardening, and soap making. She is thrilled to be a part of the MCPAWS team and the community.

Kelly Robinson

Client Care Specialist

Mandy Pierce

Client Care Specialist

Jessica Arnold

Veterinary Assistant

Tess Matt

Veterinary Assistant

Bonnie Heasley

Veterinary Assistant

Janice Mack

Veterinary Assistant

Support the Shelter and Donate Today!


Microchip four cats


Purchase enrichment items for all shelter cats



Vaccinate seven dogs



 Provide formula for three orphan kittens



 Neuter three dogs


MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter
831 S. 3rd St #1375
McCall, ID 83638

Shelter Hours:

Monday - Saturday:

11:30am to 5:00pm

Closed Sundays

 Dog introductions & adoptions by appointment.

Please call (208) 634-3647 to schedule an appointment!

MCPAWS Thrift Store

301 Lenora Street
McCall, ID 83638

Thrift Store Hours:

Monday - Saturday:

11:00am to 5:00pm


11:00am to 4:00pm

Donation Drop Off: Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 3:00pm

MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital
8 Coho Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Hospital Hours:

Monday - Friday:

8:00am to 5:00pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Please call (208) 325-4510 to schedule an appointment!


Transforming lives by strengthening the

human-animal connection.


A humane community where all animals are well

cared for and loved.

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