Treating your pet as part of our family
Gem Veterinary Clinic is a full service facility committed to providing compassionate, high quality, and progressive medical and surgical care for pets. We pride ourselves on unique and trustworthy customer service. Pets are treated as part of the family. To schedule an appointment or get directions to our clinic, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!
Gem Veterinary Clinic is happy to offer complete medical and surgical care for your pet. We are a progressive clinic with the latest in technology and treatment options. Below is an example of our services for dogs, cats, and pocket pets.
Puppy and Kitten Vaccine Packages
Senior Wellness Programs
Comprehensive Examinations for Ill Pets
Dental Programs and Treatment
Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
In House Laboratory Testing
Oncology (cancer) Treatment and Surgery
Mark R. Howlett, DVM
Dr. Howlett was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (Go Packers) but grew up in Spokane, Washington. In 1998, Dr. Howlett graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and surgery through the Veterinary Honors Program from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University (Go Cougs). As a student, he earned numerous awards including both the large and small animal surgery scholarships given to the student(s) most proficient in each of those fields. He also co-authored various journal articles relating to new surgical techniques in veterinary medicine. Dr. Howlett’s first seven years of practice were spent as an associate veterinarian in private clinics in Arizona and Idaho. Part of that time was spent as the managing veterinarian and chief of staff at a busy Boise, Idaho clinic. He then worked closely with board certified specialists in surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, and physical therapy as an emergency/critical care veterinarian atWest Vet Emergency and Specialty Center of Idaho.
Dr. Howlett then came to Gem Veterinary Clinic in 2006 and committed his high standards of care and progressive medicine to the community of Emmett and people of Gem County. During his 20 plus years in the field of veterinary medicine, Dr. Howlett has also worked closely with various non-profit animal shelters donating hours of his time and knowledge helping cats and dogs live healthy lives while finding them a forever home. At the clinic, Dr. Howlett enjoys spending time with clients and his time educating them on various conditions and treatment options.
With his limited free time, Dr. Howlett enjoys anything outdoors, whether hunting with his bird dog, Emmi; playing with his 3 legged cat Leo, fly fishing a remote stream, calling in bulls during the elk rut, or landscaping his yard at home or at the clinic. Of course, he also loves watching his daughter Anna train for gymnastics meets, his son Joseph play youth sports, and spending time with his wife Cathy.
Jaime Paeschke, DVM
Dr. Paeschke grew up in Eugene, Oregon and attended Veterinary school at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Upon graduation in 2009, she moved to the great state of Idaho where she began practicing at a mixed animal practice before settling in at Gem Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Paeschke enjoys all aspects of practice, but her favorite is cardiology, ultrasonography, seeing puppies and kittens and getting to see her long term patients. She also very much enjoys various surgeries and oncology as well.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening, camping, fishing and spending time with her husband Matt and four children, Kolton, Kade, Ryder and newest addition, Hazel. And of course her dogs Chief, Zen and Herman; her many well-loved cats, Charlie, Walter, Pudgie, Spike Lee, Rory, Cassie and BeaverTail and her donkeys, Lefty, Poncho and Walter.
Tracy is the veteran staff member of Gem Veterinary Clinic having been employed since 1992! Tracy came to Gem Veterinary Clinic with a degree in Dental Assisting from Olympia Technical Community College and uses that knowledge when performing dental prophylaxis on pets. Tracy has built upon this foundation in dentistry to include veterinary nursing care, management, and client relations. Tracy’s primary responsibility at Gem Veterinary Clinic is being the OfficeManager. Although in charge of the day to day clinic procedures, Tracy is extensively involved with the surgical and medical care of our many patients. Her special areas of interest include surgery, dentals and patient nursing care. Tracy enjoys working at Gem Veterinary Clinic because of the progressive medical care offered to the community. When she is not at work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren Sam and Maelie; housesitting and gardening, as she has not one, but two green thumbs! Tracy’s furry family include 3 dogs, Daisy, Gillie and Poppy and three cats, Russell Wilson, Catniss and Tony.
Helen Frisbee was born and raised in Emmett. She attended her first three and a half years of formal education toward a major in pre-veterinary medicine, at the University of Idaho. She then moved to Ellensburg, Washington and attended Yakima Valley Community College, obtaining an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology earning her the title of Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). Helen has worked as a CVT for over 14 of her 21 years involved in the veterinary field. In fact, Helen worked at a local emergency and specialty center with board certified specialists and emergency and critical care veterinarians prior to her arrival at Gem Vet. Along with her high school sweetheart, now husband, David, Helen lives with her beautiful girls Lydia and Adeline, as well as 3 cats (Bailey, Bleu and Hallee) and 2 dogs (Harley and Louis and soon to be new addition, Pearl). Helen’s favorite aspect of working at Gem Veterinary Clinic is being able to offer the best and most current medicine possible to our community and their pets. Helen enjoys working at Gem Veterinary Clinic because the family all works as a team and cares so much about the medicine we are providing. When Helen is not at work she enjoys spending lots of time with her husband and daughters. She also enjoys reading, walking her dogs, do-it-yourself projects around the house and digging in the dirt!
Kaycee Thiel was born in Tennessee and traveled to multiple locations while her dad was in the military. She has resided in Emmett for the last twelve years. Kaycee has always known she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She started to pursue her dream by job shadowing at Gem Veterinary Clinic her senior year of high school. She continued her education at College of Southern Idaho, majoring in Veterinary Technology. There, she received her Associates degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology, earning her the title of CVT. In between semesters at college, Kaycee worked at Gem Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant and a CVT for the past year. Kaycee’s favorite aspect of working at Gem Veterinary Clinic is working as a team with her coworkers to give the best possible medicine to clients and their pets. She loves that she continues to advance her knowledge by learning from her coworkers. When not at work, Kaycee enjoys being outdoors (hiking, camping, biking, etc.), reading, crafting, and spending time with friends and family including her dog Charlie and her cat, Oliver.
Gem Veterinary Clinic was Luke’s first job during high school. At the age of 16, Luke was hired on as a kennel attendant. Luke worked at Gem Veterinary Clinic until he graduated high school at age 18, when he then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to obtain his undergraduate degree. Luke spent five years living in Ohio, but would return to Idaho during the summer months to visit his family. Each summer, Luke would contact Dr. Howlett to see if he would be able to work during the busy summer months at the clinic, and DR. Howlett would always have Luke’s position open and ready for him during his school breaks. In May 2017, Luke and his wife moved back to Idaho permanently, and Luke has been working as a staff assistant at Gem Vet ever since. Luke is currently attending Northwest Nazarene University in their graduate program for clinical counseling, which he hopes will be finished by May 2021. Luke’s responsibilities at Gem Vet include helping the technicians prepare patients for surgery, monitoring the patients after they are finished with their procedures to ensure they are recovering well, cleaning and stocking the exam rooms, surgical suites and business offices, as well as any other task that will make both the doctors and technicians’ jobs easier. In his spare time, when he is not studying or working, Luke enjoys playing drums, cooking, and spending time with his wife, family, his new kitten and his three dogs.
Susan was born and raised in Virginia. She moved to Idaho in the spring of 2017 with her husband. Susan has worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician for over 20 years in Virginia. She graduated from Eckerd College in Florida with a degree in Biology and soon after graduation went to work at Falls Church Animal Hospital, where she worked for 27 years. She attended Northern Virginia Community College to attain her License in Veterinary Technology while working at Falls Church Animal Hospital. She has also worked at Eye Care for Animals in Leesburg, VA and Settlers Park Veterinary Hospital in Meridian. Her husband wanted to move back to Idaho to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Susan lives in Sweet with her 5 dogs, 2 cats, 3 goats, and a horse. In her free-time she enjoys spending time with her husband, boating, canoeing, and riding their side by side.
Click on the relevant form below. It will open in another window. Please print the form, fill it out, and bring it with you to your appointment. Filling out the paperwork as much as possible before your visit will save you from juggling the paperwork and your pet!
New Client Information Form
Puppy Immunizations Package
Kitten Immunizations Package
Canine Annual Wellness Exam
Feline Annual Wellness Exam
Senior Annual Wellness Exam
Dental Health Information
Anethesia and Sedation Consent Form
Authorization for Humane Euthanasia
Coming from the North of Emmett (Horseshoe Bend, Ola, Sweet, and Montour):
Head South/Southwest on Highway 52 until you arrive at Washington Avenue. Turn South and travel approximately 2.7 miles until you arrive at the clinic on your right side of the street (West side). Look for a free standing barn red building with white trim.
Coming from the East and South of Emmett (Boise, Eagle, Star):
From Highway 44 (State Street) head north on Highway 16 from Ada County towards Emmett and go approximately 14 miles. Follow the highway until you arrive at Washington Avenue (Highway 52). Turn right (North) toward Black Canyon Dam and travel approximately 0.6 miles until you arrive at the clinic on your left side of the street (West side). Look for a free standing barn red building with white trim.
Coming from the West of Emmett (Ontario, Fruitland, New Plymouth, Letha):
Head East on Highway 52 until you arrive at Washington Avenue. Turn left (North) toward Black Canyon Dam and travel approximately 0.6 miles until you arrive at the clinic on your left side of the street (West side). Look for a free standing barn red building with white trim.