Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Richard Shackelford photo

Dr. Richard Shackelford

Dr. Shackelford graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1972. Immediately following graduation he worked at a small animal clinic in Altadena California during the day and night. He helped to open the first emergency clinic in San Gabriel Valley. In 1978, he opened his first practice, Teresita Animal Hospital in Pasadena California. It was at Teresita when he developed an interest in birds and exotic animals such as ferrets, snakes, and rats. After visiting Boise and the surrounding area in 1991, Dr. Shackelford sold his practice and moved to Idaho with his family. Dr. Shackelford decided on a smaller family type practice to get to know the clients and pets more personally. He purchased Treasure Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1997 where he has continued to practice very personal, hands on medicine with the animals. Dr. Shackelford is now working part time during the week to spend more time with his family and hobbies and will continue to see the clients and animals he has dedicated his time to over the years.

Dr. Karlee Hondo-Rust photo

Dr. Karlee Hondo-Rust

Dr. Karlee K. Hondo-Rust was born and raised on her family's farm in Southern Idaho. In 2013, she graduated from Western University of Health Sciences. While in veterinary school, she completed a variety of exotic and wildlife externships. More recently, she has completed a year long intensive small animal internship at WestVet Emergency and Specialty Center in Garden City, Idaho. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, rafting, and traveling with her husband Eric and her two dogs (Bailey and Quarter.)


Maureen  photo


Maureen has been an animal health technician for over 20 years and continues to enjoy working with each patient. Midge has 1 dog and 1 cat. Outside of work, Midge enjoys spending time with her dog, traveling the outdoors for new hiking and camping experiences, and riding motorcycles.

Chelsi  photo


Chelsi has worked as an veterinary technician for over 8 years and made veterinary medicine her life's work. Chelsi has 1 beautiful daughter, 3 dogs, and several chickens. In her spare time outside of work, Chelsi enjoys traveling to her second home in Oregon, participating in 5k's, and indulging in some of life's guilty pleasures such as Monday night Bachelor episodes with a glass of wine.

Cindy  photo


Cindy has worked as an animal health technician for many years and been with Treasure Valley Vet for 7 years now. Outside of work, Cindy has a family with 4 wonderful children that keep her very busy and involved, but when she does find time, she enjoys listening to music, exercising, and cheering on the Cowboys during football season. Go #82!

Charity  photo


Charity has been working as a technician at Treasure Valley Veterinary for 6 months now. Charity has recently graduated with her degree from Broadview University. She has 2 beloved children, 1 dog, 2 cats, and several chickens. In spare time, Charity loves to explore new hiking and camping adventures all around Idaho.

Vet Assistant

Jack  photo


Jack (Photo coming soon!) has worked with Treasure Valley Vet for over 2 years now. Jack does a variety of jobs here at the clinic including being an assistant to the doctors and technicians, kennel hand work, and miscellaneous projects at hand. Jack also does a lot of the heavy labor work and repairs for Treasure Valley Vet. Outside of work, Jack is a student at Boise State studying Engineering, and enjoys going for runs with his dog.


Jaime  photo


Jaime has been a part of Treasure Valley Vet for many years since 1999. Jaime works as reception, and prides herself in getting to know all of our clients. Outside of work, Jaime has a family with 2 brilliant girls and several dogs that keep her very busy. In her spare time Jaime loves to read books and go out with the family.

Megan  photo


Megan began working with Treasure Valley Vet over 6 years ago as a kennel hand, and quickly worked her way up to reception. Megan works part time as reception and full time as a student at Boise State. Megan has 3 cats, and restrains from having more. Outside of work, Megan loves to spend her spare time with her family, indulge in some pizza, and take long walks to compensate.

Records Keeper

Kitty  photo


Kitty has been with Treasure Valley Vet for many years working as reception, and most recently in the past several years works daily in maintaining records. Kitty has a passion for all animals including domestic, exotics, and wild animals. Outside of work, Kitty loves to substitute teach at the local schools when available and create and sell gorgeous biker accessories.


Trisha  photo


Trisha has worked with Treasure Valley Vet for many years. Trisha has worked in human medicine for over 15 years, and then made the switch to animal medicine. Trisha manages Treasure Valley Vet as well as work reception and a little bit of everything! Trisha has 1 dog, and loves to spend her spare time hanging out with her dog and catching up on all of the new and current books and hit TV shows.

Treasure Valley Veterinary Hospital

2600 S Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: 208-888-4844
Fax: 208-884-1583

*Open 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.


Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 7:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday *9:00am - *12:00pm

Sunday Closed