Veterinarian in Boise, ID

Meet the Team

Tim Murphy

Dr. Murphy is a Big Sky native and proud of his Montana and Butte roots. He graduated in Biology and Chemistry at Carroll College in Helena in 1976 and veterinary school at Colorado State in 1980. He moved to Boise and worked with Dr. Charles Lange at Lakeside Vet in Eagle from 1980 till 1985 when he opened his own practice. Dr. Murphy enjoys spending time with his 4 children and 2 granddaughters. His hobbies include his horses and a dozen Angus cattle. He also loves camping, hunting, and tending to his animals and kids.

Dr. Murphy supports many aspects of the local community, including schools, and 4-H programs.

Brady Renner

Dr. Renner has been with Animals R Us since 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Boise State University. He finished with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1998. Dr. Renner works with large and small animals. He also enjoys fishing and hunting.

Practice Manager C.V.T

Lori is an Idaho Native, born in Boise and raised in Mt. Home, she grew up surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes. She has a family full of avid hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen. She is always out with the horses and even the cow when she needed to be milked. At the young age of 12, Lori knew her calling was to work in a vet clinic. In 1986 she started her career after having 3 daughters and in 1999 she took the National Boards to officially become a Certified Vet Tech. She and her husband Bob have raised 5 daughters, 11 grandchildren, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 6 chickens, 2 horses, a finch, and a fish…and who knows what is to come!

Veterinary Technician

Carol is an ARUS employee, having dedicated nearly a year and a half to the organization. As a native of Boise, her lifelong passion for animals has fueled her journey. Carol is currently pursuing a degree in Animal Science and aims to graduate as a DVM specializing in Dental Health. While she assumes various roles at the clinic, dentistry holds a special place in her heart. Her furry companion, a German Shepherd named Bailey, and her Leopard Gecko named Wizard, enjoy the privilege of being spoiled by her.

Veterinary Assistant

Rose moved to Boise in 1996 to be closer to the family who lived in the area. Because of that move, she changed professions from hairstylist to Veterinary Assistant. She has a great passion for all animals especially the elderly or abandoned. Because of this Rose is living her dream by being able to love all of the living creatures that come through our doors. She has realized that she is not able to take care of all of the animals under her own roof. Sharing the love and time at Animals R Us has been a great balance for her. She makes sure all of the patients get equal and undivided attention. Rose started working at Animals R Us in 1996. She left for a few years to get training and a different view in Veterinary Medicine but came back home, to Animals R Us.

Dr. Tim and Rose have had an inside joke that she is his own in-house “ASPCA”. Rose loves the animals so much that she tends to over spoil or cater to the patients a little….she will get that look from the Doctor, “you are doing it again”. She then smiles and gets back to work. It can be hard to teach an old dog new tricks!

Customer Care

Donna is one of the “True” natives of Idaho, born and raised in Boise. She obtained a degree in Biology on a career path to become a Veterinarian, but life took a different turn when she fell in love and got married in 1988. She then started to raise a family of 4 daughters and 1 son. Donna and her Husband live a beautiful life on their own little sheep ranch. They raise lambs, chickens, horses, and their “kids”.

She has worked at a few other local Veterinary Clinics but has settled in full time at Animals R Us. She enjoys being the Receptionist in this cozy “country” vet clinic. This is a fun yet very challenging area to work as the front waiting room can fill up very quickly with people and their 4-legged family members. Donna is rewarded by knowing that the clinic aims to provide our patients with lots of TLC and the best affordable care our patients can rely on.

Veterinary Assistant

Sharon has been with Animals R Us since 2014 as a part-timer while she was a high school teacher with the Boise School District. She likes the pace, the animals, the staff, constant learning, the laughs and tender moments found in such an active animal care environment. It’s been a most fulfilling and well valued time.

Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer was born in Colorado and moved to Idaho when she was 9 years old. She has always loved animals and wanted to make a career working with them. The thing she loves the most about working at Animals R Us is working with sick and hurt animals to help them get better and return to their homes with their families. She has a small Menagerie of animals at home that includes 2 dogs, 2cates, and 2 lizards. They are all special needs in one way or another.

Jasmin, originally from California, made a life-changing decision to relocate to Idaho in pursuit of a better life. Under the guidance of her beloved grandmother, she developed a deep-rooted sense of compassion for animals from an early age. At Animals R Us, Jasmin has discovered her true calling. Taking it one step at a time, she aspires to attend veterinary school in the future, allowing her passion for animals to flourish even further.

Hannah, an ARUS employee for nearly a year, made the significant decision to relocate from California to Idaho in May 2022. Currently enrolled at Boise State University, she harbors aspirations of attending veterinary school in the coming years. Among the various aspects of her work at ARUS, Hannah finds particular joy in collaborating with the doctors during surgeries. Her passion for dentistry shines through, allowing her to assist clients and their beloved pets with utmost dedication and care.

Cali embarked on a journey from Reno to her new home in June after successfully completing her graduation. Settling into her role at ARUS, she discovered a fulfilling career path and expressed a desire to further her education. Cali finds immense joy in engaging with clients and tending to patients during examinations, which has become her favorite aspect of working at the clinic. During her leisure time, she indulges in horseback riding or spends quality moments with her adored Husky companion, Nova.

Stephanie is a dedicated full-time student, currently pursuing an Associates in Administrative Specialty. In order to maintain a connection with her beloved field and serve clients and patients, she works part-time at Animals R Us. Originally hailing from Idaho, Stephanie’s path led her to meet her life partner, prompting a move to California when he joined the Navy. However, driven by their shared love for their home state, Stephanie and her husband made the decision to return to Idaho, where they aspire to raise their son. Their family comprises five dogs and a green cheek Conure, reflecting Stephanie’s lifelong affinity for animals and her strong passion for their care. Stephanie’s dream encompasses the completion of her degree, followed by the establishment of a counseling center designed specifically for veterans and first responders seeking assistance with PTSD and trauma-related concerns. Furthermore, she plans to embark on this endeavor alongside her husband, who is pursuing a master’s degree in biblical studies.

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