The Gooding Vet Team

Our team members have dedicated their time to caring for your pets.
We are so grateful to have their caring hearts and healing hands here at Gooding Veterinary Clinic.

  • Dr. Amber Parish
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Amber Parish graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She also has two associate degrees from the College of Southern Idaho and a bachelor degree from the University of Idaho. Amber moved around quite a bit as a child and young adult but has always called the Magic Valley her “home base”. Her family farms and raises cattle in Filer. Amber and her two daughters enjoy being outdoors -snowboarding/skiing, kayaking, swimming, riding horses, and helping on the farm. They are also involved in 4H and orchestra.

  • Jessica Cowen
    Licensed Veterinary Nurse

    Jessica is a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Idaho. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho with her associate's degree in Applied Science in 2014. With 8+ years of clinical experience, she is excited to have been welcomed into the Gooding Vet family! Jessica was born in Kansas but raised here in Gooding. She is glad to be contributing to the happiness and wellness of her hometown's pets and their people. Jess is married to her high school sweetheart, an amazing man and woodworker (Dogwood Cabinetry and Woodworking) with whom she shares 2 beautiful daughters. They also have 2 German Shepherds and a very stubborn Basset Hound at home. In her free time, Jess enjoys reading, hiking, music, diamond art, and just being outside and exploring with her family every chance she gets!

  • Savannah Lehigh
    Veterinary Assistant

    Savanah is so excited to help make a difference for our patients. This opportunity is more than just a job for her ... it is a passion that she is so grateful for. She looks forward to meeting all the fur babies we care for! Savannah is married to an amazing man with whom they share 4 incredible children. They have adopted 3 relinquished patients since being a part of the Gooding Vet family! Two incredibly sweet dogs that would've been euthanized if not for Dr. Parish and the team (both are named Daisy!). The third is a spicy kitten named Valkyrie. These former patients have completed her family. In her free time, Savannah enjoys hunting, hiking, kayaking, and just being outside with her family.

  • MakinLee Barnett
    Veterinary Assistant

    MakinLee is a veterinary assistant with 3+ years of clinical experience. She has worked with both large and small animals and is always looking to further her education. She was born in Burley but grew up here in Gooding. MakinLee has always had a deep passion when it comes to ensuring the health of pets -vet med has been the perfect fit for her! Outside of the clinic, she pours all her free time into making memories with her canine kid, Millie. They go hiking, take long drives to new places, and help take care of the family farm. MakinLee loves to be outside, reading, creating art, and being with those she loves. She knows life is short and is determined to make the best of every day she's been given. 

  • Desiree Knowlton

    Desiree grew up in Twin Falls. She moved to Gooding in 2020. She has 10+ years working as a bookkeeper, tax preparer, and payroll clerk. Desiree loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking, and skiing. She also enjoys woodworking, creating crafts, cooking, and spending time with her sweet dog Bandit.

  • Kiera & Raelyn Parish
    Kennel Tech

    Kiera and Raelyn are Dr. Parish's daughters. They are excited to be old enough to start helping their mom in the clinic! Raelyn wants to be a pet groomer and artist when she grows up. Kiera wants to be an exotics/large animal vet.

  • Mariela Contreras
    Janitorial Specialist / Kennel Tech

    Mariela has 5 amazing children, 4 sons and a daughter. She enjoys baking in her spare time and is an avid animal lover. She is intensely compassionate and has spent the past years with Gooding Vet learning and growing her skill set. We are so blessed to have her in our vet family! Mariela is the force that keeps Gooding Vet clean, organized, and functioning!

  • Evynn Gillette
    Janitorial Specialist

    Evynn was born and raised in our beautiful state of Idaho. She loves everything about the mountains and has always had a deep love for animals. She says that she can’t even kill a mouse! When she was little she would cry when they had to give the kittens away to new homes -her parents finally spayed the cats to spare their guilt. Evynn and her husband, Lenny, have 6 awesome kiddos (4 boys and 2 girls) as well as an Airedale, 3 Siamese cats, and 2 geckos! 

  • Independence (^.^)
    Clinic Cat

    This lucky kitten was found by Dr. Parish's daughters while they were watching fireworks July 4, 2018. 'Indy' was dehydrated, very thin, had a severe case of ear mites, and an upper respiratory infection. Her eyes and nose were crusted shut -she was breathing through her mouth. Dr. Parish cleaned her up and started treatment. She has been with the team ever since. We just adore her!

  • Calamity Jane (^.^)
    Clinic Cat

    Calamity Jane was relinquished to our care when she was 6 weeks old. She was found in the park here in town and was very sick. She is a tough, feisty little thing and recovered quickly. Calamity has been the only cat to be able to hold her own with our Indy! We adore the spunk she brings to the clinic.


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How Pet Parents Feel About Gooding Vet

  • "Best place to go. We had our first visit today and I couldn't ask for better! Everyone in there was amazing. Beyond blessed. Thank you guys for what you do."
  • "Absolutely the best. Don't intend to take my dogs anywhere else from now on. Dr.'s office for people should take a page from this clinic."
  • "New vets are caring, gentle and very nice."
  • "Great local vet. Can't say enough about Dr. Amber and her crew. Caring, warm, thoughtful, compassionate and all for reasonable costs."
  • "Great Vet ❤️ Great Vet Tech Care!"
  • "Thank you for helping my pup overcome her vet-anxiety without medication. Takes time, persistence and patience."
  • "Always very helpful and knowledgeable and my furbabies seem to like it as well."
  • "Dr. Parish is so kind and amazing with my dogs ... so glad to have her as a part of our community."
  • "They are the best for our pets. You come in and you know they love animals. Every thing that they were doing was explained to us. I love the vet and the vet tech!!"
  • "If you are looking for an amazing vet for your fur babies, look no further. Dr. Parish and her entire staff treated all of my dogs like their own, giving them such good treatment our dogs love to go visit just to say hi to the staff."
  • "Very compassionate."
  • "Great service so far. Treat my puppy with great care. Doesn't know he's getting any shots."
  • "Very professional & friendly. Helped me through a very emotional time."
  • "Excellent service."
  • "Educated and caring staff!"
  • "Dr. Amber Parish is experienced, knowledgeable, and highly professional. She is easy to talk to and explains things very well. I trust her opinions and judgment when it comes to my pets."