Meet the Vets
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.
Dr. Anisha Kumar DVM
I graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduation, I moved to Idaho and completed an internship at Idaho Equine, to become a more well rounded veterinarian.
I have spent the last two years working primarily as a small animal veterinarian and have developed a strong interest in preventative care to help pets live happier, healthier and longer lives.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, cats, as well as competing in reined cownose events with my horse.
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!
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.
Ashley - Certified Veterinary Technician
Hi my name is Abby. I was a high school graduate from Eagle High in 2020. I applied for Sunnyside animal Hospital the week after I graduated high school. I worked here throughout the summer till college started.
I went to CWI to get my associates in Agriculture Education. After that semester I changed my major to animal science. I later found that I was expecting a sweet baby girl and decided to wait to go back to school. I came back to Sunnyside and now work part time so I can still spend time with my daughter.
I am a huge animal lover and rescued most of my dogs. I am wanting to go back to school and become a certified vet technician one day. I am excited to be back and to meet everyone who walks through this door and their furry family member.
The best part of my job is seeing the smiling faces and the wagging tails as they come in.