Lewiston Veterinary Clinic

Lewiston Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Lewiston, ID. The professional and courteous staff at Lewiston Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, dental care, and rehabilitation care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Lewiston Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Lewiston, ID and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Lewiston Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • 421 22nd Street North
  • Lewiston,ID 83501
  • Phone: 208-743-6553 Small
  • Phone: 208-743-6361 Large
  • Fax: 208-743-4564
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM- Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • John Hoch , DVM

    Dr. Hoch now specializes in small animal medicine and surgery. He has a special interest in orthopedics and enjoys fixing fractures, repairing joints and surgery of all kinds. He also has a good working knowledge of exotic animal medicine. He was born in Moscow, Idaho while his parents attended the U of I. He attended grade school through high school in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Capital High School. Dr. Hoch went to The College of Idaho in Caldwell, where he graduated with a major in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry. He and his wife Carole were married after college and he attended Washington State University in Pullman. He graduated in 1986 from Veterinary School and worked three years in mixed animal practice in Mountain Home, Idaho. In 1989 he joined Lewiston Veterinary Clinic and he worked closely with Bob Bryant DVM for many years. He purchased his part of the practice from Dr. Bryant just before he retired. Dr. Hoch and his wife Carole currently have three dogs, Olive a Dachshund, Peaches a Rat Terrier, and Bess a Cairn Terrier. Dr. Hoch's hobbies include skiing & gardening, he also enjoys antique vehicles. He currently serves on the Executive Board and is a past Board President of the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1986
    College of Idaho, Washington State University
    Orthopedics, Exotics
  • Donielle Wagner , DVM

    Dr. Wagner is originally from Port Orchard, Washington. In elementary school she thought she wanted to be a human doctor but then had an epiphany in the 7th grade at a 4-H event when she was showing a beef heifer. At that moment she decided she would pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Wagner started her journey towards becoming a veterinarian at the University of Puget Sound. Upon finishing her undergraduate education, she then went on to Washington State School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her DVM in 1992. After graduation Dr. Wagner began practicing at Lewiston Veterinary Clinic. She has experience in both large animal and small animal medicine, but primarily practices on companion animals. She loves the day-to-day adventures of performing medicine and surgery on the many wonderful pets that come through the clinic’s doors.

    When she is not at the clinic or caring for her twin sons, Dr. Wagner participates as in instructor in the Clinical Communications taught at WSU School of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys cooking, gardening, jet boating, snowmobiling and spending time with her family and friends. She is married to Joe, a 4th generation wheat farmer and together they have a small beef cow/calf operation.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1992
    University of Puget Sound, Washington State School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Shelly O'Connell , DVM

    Dr. Shelly O'Connell comes from Plains, a small town in the NW corner of Montana. Since she can remember, she has always wanted to go into veterinary medicine. She received a Microbiology degree from Montana State University, BS, then her DVM  from Washington State University.

    Upon graduation in 1993, she came to the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic. In her free time, Dr. O'Connell enjoys spending time with her family and looking after her cows and horses. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1993
    Montana State University, Washington State University
  • Robert Thonney, DVM

    Dr. Thonney is originally from Prosser, WA where he grew up on a small cattle ranch. He and his father ran Limousin cross cattle, and he showed purebred Limousin cattle all over the Pacific Northwest. Robert was involved in 4-H and FFA, showing both sheep and steers at local fairs and participating in career development events at the state and national levels. After graduating from Prosser High School in 2007 he majored in animal sciences at Washington State University and graduated from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Robert is primarily focused on large animal medicine and surgery with a special interest in feedlot production medicine and the beef industry. In his spare time Robert enjoys waterfowl/upland bird hunting, playing most sports and watching the Cougs and Seahawks.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 04, 2014
    Washington State Univeristy, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine
    Beef Industry, Feedlot Production Medicine
  • Seth Bynum, DVM

    Dr. Seth Bynum is a North Carolina native but has lived in the northwest for more than 15 years.  He is a second-career veterinarian, having spent more than a decade as a writer and photographer for newspapers and magazines in Montana and Washington.  When he’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Dr. Bynum outdoors with  a shotgun or fly rod, accompanied by his two rambunctious German Shorthairs, River and Shine.  He and his wife, Bobbi, have a toddler son and a baby girl that also keep them on their toes.  

    Dr. Bynum has an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, pre-vet coursework from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and a veterinary degree from Washington State University.  He has a special interest in canine reproduction, including ovulation timing, artificial insemination and semen collection and cryopreservation.  He looks forward to working with breeders from the valley.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2016
    UNC-Chapel Hill, Pacific Lutheran University, Washington State University
    Canine Reproduction
  • Emily Vermillion, DVM

     Dr. Emily Vermillion is originally from Simpsonville, SC, where she grew up on a small farm showing horses and involved in 4-H. She received a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia, where she gained more experience working with beef cattle and conducting research on swine nutrition and ruminant parasitology. She attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia with an emphasis in food animal production medicine. Emily is primarily focused on large animal medicine and surgery, with special interests in beef cattle production medicine, large animal reproduction, and equine sports medicine and lameness. In her spare time, Emily enjoys doing anything outside- especially riding horses, hiking, running, and fishing. She also loves cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 11, 2019
    University of Georgia, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
    Beef Production Medicine, Large Animal Reproduction Equine Sports Medicine & Lameness