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Meet the Vet

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Dr. Priscilla Pulver DVM

Originally from Sulphur, Louisiana, Dr. Pulver attended Louisiana State University and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Having previously practiced in the Treasure Valley, she purchased The Pet Hospital in February 2011.


She renamed the hospital Sunnyside Animal Hospital in honor of her faithful old border collie, Sunny, who passed away in 2009. Her veterinary interests include preventative care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric care.

In her free time, Dr. Pulver enjoys cutting horse competition and maintaining her 40 acre farm where she has 3 dogs, 2 cats, 13 horses, and a plethora of chickens.

Meet the Team


Ashley - Certified Veterinary Technician

I grew up on the family dairy farm where my passion for animals and  work ethic developed. Knowing that helping animals is what I wanted to do, I attended the College of Southern Idaho Veterinary Technology program where I graduated top of my class in 2018. I then went on to get my certification and am now a Certified Veterinary Technician.


I have worked at Sunnyside Animal Hospital seasonally for the past 3 years while going to school, but I have been back full time since graduating. My favorite part of the job is getting to know the clients and all of their furry family members.


While I have always had animals growing up, I adopted my first pet to call my own the fall of 2016, a cat named Fin. After him, we adopted a Labrador named monkey and saved an abandoned kitten I named Jinx. Pets are my passion and I am dedicated to not only my own furry friends, but also all of our client’s!

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Mel - Receptionist

I was born in Kansas City, Mo. I have been an Avid KC Chiefs’ Fan since 1962, when I went to my first game with my dad. In 1965, we moved out to Southern California when my dad received a job offer with Douglas Aircraft.

I went to Fountain Valley HS, I graduated in 1974. I worked at shoe store, went to Golden West Community College, and took a few classes. Then I started to work for Philp Morris. During that time, they had a tuition reimbursement for continuing your education. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science and then my MBA in Business Mgmt., both from the University of Redlands. After that I landed a job at a Food Broker running Reset Crews for Grocery Stores and then promoted to a Space Tech doing schematics and store layouts for the different chains store in So-Cal. (Lucky’s, Von’s Food 4 Less and Albertsons).

During my time in So-Cal, my Vet that I took my animals to was needing some help, so I started working for her a few afternoons during the week. I had firsthand learning giving shots to Dogs & Cats, Running the Shot Clinic, along with running the front office.

In 2013 when Albertson’s Headquarters came back to Boise, I had an offer I could not refuse. This is how my husband and my animals ended up moving to Star Idaho.

In Jan. of this year, I retired from the grocery industry after 38 years in the business. I have been working for Dr. Pulver since the beginning of this year a couple of days a week. I enjoy meeting the client’s and their pets.

During my time off I do Volunteer work, play golf, walk my dog-Peanut, and enjoy spending time with friends.

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