VCA Manito Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kim Imel

    Kim Imel, LVT, CPDT-KA
    Kim began her career in veterinary medicine in 1988 and obtained her technician license in 1994. Over the years she has worked in general practice, orthopedics, alternative medicine, shelter medicine, and hospital administration. Her passion, however, is behavior, especially canine behavior. Kim loves interacting with clients, helping them to better understand their pet’s care needs.

    Outside of veterinary medicine, Kim has been a professional dog trainer/instructor with Diamonds in the Ruff since 1998 and completed the requirements to earn her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed) in 2012. Kim is the program coordinator for the Pawsitive Dog Training – Prison Program at Airway Heights Corrections Center, which is one of her greatest joys.

    For fun Kim loves spending time with family and friends, knitting for charity and working with and playing with her ‘fur kids’ which consist of two cats, Dawson and Ella, and two dogs, Mackenzie and Wrigley.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sarah Breshears
    School: Carrington College, Veterinary Assistant

    I started working here at VCA Manito Animal Hospital in April of 2013. I’m a 2008 graduate from Carrington College’s veterinary assistant program, and currently working toward becoming a licensed technician. I’ve been around animals ever since I can remember, raised showing horses in 4-H and showing hogs through high school in FFA. The last 8 years I’ve been showing and working with draft horses, both owned by other people and my own. I have 2 dogs, Suzie (Pit Bull Mix) and Rylie (Jack Russell Terrier); and a cat, Sheva. Currently I have 6 draft horses…Hank, Henry, Ruthie, Sally, April and DeMayo.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Ferns
    School: Appollo College, Veterinary Assistant

    Hi, my name is Nicole Ferns. I have worked in the veterinary field since 2005, but I have always had a pet. I graduated from Mount Spokane High School. I earned my AA from Spokane Community College. After that, I went to Apollo College where I graduated from the Veterinarian Assistant Program. I have also had my Veterinary Medication Clerk Registration since 2011. Currently I'm working on passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam. I have been married for 13 years and help take care of 7 dogs. There are 2 German Shepherds (Zuko-4 years, Ed-3 years), Smooth Coat Fox Terrier ( Gidget-6 years), Alaskan Malamute ( Moondoggie- 4 years) and 3 Chihuahuas ( Sammy-10 years, Todd-4 years, and Mac-16 weeks). I love the whole pack and would not trade them for anything.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

If it is after hours or a weekend, our sister clinic on the north side has extended hours.

 VCA North Division Animal Medical Center: 509-467-5230.

However if they are closed, there are 2 local emergency clinics:

Pet Emergency Clinic: 509-326-6670

Post Falls Emergency Clinic: 208-777-2747