Jordan Nesbit, DVM
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 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.
Cheyann became a member of Ark in 2006. She was born and raised in Rupert, Idaho and went to high school at Minico. She currently lives in Declo, Idaho with her wonderful husband of 19 years, Matthew. Cheyann and her husband have 3 goats, 1 chicken, 1 dog, 3 cats, and a turtle.
“I love furry animals and babies. My favorite thing is the puppy kisses that I get, and they are always happy and excited to see you. I knew I was in the right profession when a client thanked me for taking care of their fur baby. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog Fin, we love to go for long walks in the mountains and swimming in the summer. The goats are pasture pets that love to be brushed and follow you around. The cats keep me company at night on my lap while I take a break from a long day.”
Jaquelin became a team member at Ark in 2019. She was born and raised in Rupert, Idaho alongside her 2 brothers by her phenomenal Mom. She has two dogs Aydah and Beau.
“As a child on summer break, my mom would take me to work with her. Some of my fondest memories were watching her tend to the sick calves and seeing them get better. Seeing her help and heal the sick calves drew me to animal care, where I still get the same feeling of amazement every time we are able to help sick a patient.
Being a client here first, I was able to see firsthand how much they cared for not only their patients but the pet owners as well when my dogs became ill. When given the chance for an interview, I knew I wanted to work with people who shared the same passion and care, that I watched my mother give those calves. It felt like home.”
Jaquelin’s hobbies include staying active by going to the gym, spending summertime on the river, and taking her dogs to the park.
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 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.
Taylor became of a member of the Ark team in 2019. She was born in Burley, Idaho, and raised in Albion until she was 14. She then attended Eagle High School and moved back shortly after graduating. Taylor grew up in a large family with four siblings. She has a black lab Coal and a red heeler named Rogue. She also has a rabbit, a few chickens, and a few horses.
“I grew up working around cows and horses and always brought any little sick critters home as a child, so I jumped at the opportunity to help other people's pets. I knew this would be the right job for me when I realized how many animals we have helped.”
Taylor along with her family loves sports, hunting, fishing, camping, and anything outdoors. She loves to travel and has been to several different countries.