Meet the Team

Jordan Nesbit, DVM

Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Jordan was raised locally in Rupert, Idaho and graduated from Minico High School in 2009. He received his undergraduate degree from Boise State University in 2013 and then went to veterinary school at Washington State University, receiving at his DVM in 2018. Dr. Nesbit moved back to Rupert in the spring of 2018 and began his career at Ark Animal Hospital. He and his wife Kathryn have one son, Lawson along with their two fur babies Nikko and Maeve.

“While growing up, I always enjoyed helping with my family’s animals and have always had an aptitude for science; I decided to combine my two interests and go into the veterinary profession. When I was working as a veterinary assistant during my time in Boise, I really enjoyed helping with surgical procedures and found that the most rewarding part of the profession was seeing the gratitude that clients expressed for your efforts.

My favorite thing about being a veterinarian is solving the mystery of what ails an animal. Because our patients cannot talk to us to tell us what is going on, we must become detectives to try and piece together the issue. It is satisfying when you figure out the problem and you can correct it.

My professional interests are pain management and incorporating low-stress handling techniques to help make veterinary visits less stressful for all parties involved. I think pain management is important because an animal’s pain is often misunderstood. People think that just because animals do not express pain the same way humans do that they do not experience pain as much as we do, which is incorrect. Pets have all the pain receptors that humans have, and appropriate pain management is important to keep pets healthy and happy.”

Outside of work, Dr. Jordan enjoys golf, going to the movies, and watching college and professional football.

Jamie Pride

Practice Manager

Jamie has been a part of the Ark Animal Hospital team since high school. Coming to work is her favorite part of the day as she looks forward to the new challenges. She enjoys the diversity that comes with working with animals, learning new things, and being surrounded by such great staff members.
Outside of Ark, a few of her hobbies include working outdoors with her livestock, bottle feeding many a stray calf or lambs, and gardening. When she is not at the farm, Jamie enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping.

Kari Kuta

Veterinary Assistant

Kari became a member of the Ark team in 2015. She was born and raised on a small farm in Eastern Oregon. Kari attended Dallas Community College where she obtained her license as a Certified Medical Assistant. She moved to Idaho in 2014 and was given the opportunity to follow a lifelong dream of working in the animal medical field. Kari and her husband have 3 amazing children, who they raise on their small hobby farm.

“I have always had a desire to help both humans and animals and in this position, I get the chance to do both. Working with animals is an exciting challenge, they are unable to express what is wrong and it is the medical team's job to find out. Every day is an exciting adventure, that is full of diversity. It is a rewarding job being able to help a client's beloved pet.

My family and I enjoy all the great outdoor activities that Idaho has to offer, and we are truly blessed to live in such a great rural community.”

Saebree Robinson

Veterinary Assistant

Saebree became a team member of Ark in 2019. She was born in Utah and moved to the area when she was seven years old. She is currently a junior at Minico High School. In the spring of 2019, she became a Certified Equine Massage Therapist.

“When I was younger, I always wanted to work with animals. I wanted to work at an animal clinic to get that experience. My favorite thing is helping animals that are hurt and learning new things.”

Saebree’s hobbies include riding her horses, branding, camping, and spending time with her family.