Dr. Rice graduated from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. His interest in veterinary medicine and animals began at a young age. Through grade school and college he trained dogs and horses. Dr. Rice enjoys the variety of the patients he sees, as well as the opportunity to be a part of every aspect of Wallowa County, from providing health care to puppies and kittens, to helping with difficult foaling, calving, and lambing, to breeding soundness exam on bulls. Variety, it is said, is the spice of life, and Dr. Rice certainly gets his fair share! Dr. Rice has a particular interest in teaching animals and currently enjoys training and running his own kennel of sled dogs.
Dr. Knudsen was born and raised in Portland before heading to the East Coast for his higher education. After graduating from Veterinary School at Virginia Tech he moved to Boise, Idaho where he has practiced both large and small animal medicine for the last three years. Although he finds beef production to be one of the most rewarding parts of his job, he also will admit to a big soft spot for cats. Enterprise has always been a dream location for both Severin and his wife, Emily Knudsen. Severin and Emily are outdoor enthusiast and look forward to enjoying all the great hiking, climbing, fishing and hunting that Wallowa County has to offer. When not found at home curled up with his wife and three cats, you are most likely to find Severin hiking the hills looking for Chukar with his Brittany pup, Ranger.
Dr. Karl Zwanziger has practiced veterinary medicine in Wallowa County for over 15 years. He most recently owned and operated the Red Barn Veterinary clinic. Enterprise Animal Hospital purchased Red Barn Veterinary in October 2016. Since that time, Dr. Karl sees patients at the Enterprise Animal Hospital on a relief contract basis will continue doing so. Dr. Karl brings years of experience combined with exceptional empathy, compassion, practical knowledge, and a deep love for animals.
Alina Rice has been a part of Enterprise Animal Hospital since its inception in 2008. Her role in the practice has evolved and now focuses on managing a very busy practice. She produces advertising and marketing content, manages the clinic website and other social media, does the clinic accounting, billing, employee payroll, inventory quality control, and statistical tracking for the clinic, and also works in the clinic as needed. Alina is an active member of the Wallowa County Search and Rescue K9 team with her Golden Retriever, Birch.
Tina McDonald has worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She enjoys working with small animals the most but is an excellent hand with everything from bulls to horses, also! Tina is a gentle, kind and empathetic spirit and we are grateful to have her as part of the EAH team!
Cheri Miller has worked in the veterinary field for more than 20 years. She is an incredible patient advocate, with exceptional animal nursing and handling skills. Cheri maintains her own menagerie of horses, sheep, rabbits, chickens, dogs and cats, and still has energy to be very active in the 4-H clubs of Wallowa County as well as other educational opportunities for young people.
Jill Moncrief is a long-time fixture at EAH and provides exceptional reception and phone duties with a big smile! Jill is a native of Wallowa County and chances are good you have met her somewhere. Jill is in the 'command center', scheduling appointments, answering the phone, answering questions, and finishing up your experience at EAH.
Erica McNall comes to us after having worked as an assistant at Red Barn Veterinary. She has provided invaluable help with the transition of Red Barn Veterinary clients and patients to Enterprise Animal Hospital. In addition to providing day to day exam and surgical assistance, Erica also manages the veterinary vaccine, exam, and appointment reminders. Erica loves all her animals -- dogs, cats, and horses, but says her special interest is cats.
LaVern Rice (Dr. Rice's dad) helps with many little jobs around the clinic, including all those odd ones that no one notices until they aren't done.
We are so fortunate to have a GREAT team who love working together