Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Econ River Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Get to Know Our Team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

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Dr. Mary McKinney

Medical Director

Dr. Mary McKinney grew up in the rural intermountain west, growing up in California, Wyoming, and Nevada and receiving her B.A. in English from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She then began a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force as a Military Intelligence Officer retiring at the rank of Major. Veterinary Medicine was always her first love, and at the close of her military career, she went back to school to pursue her Veterinary Medical degree.

After graduating from Veterinary School at Washington State University in 2005, she began practice in mixed animal medicine. But when Dr. McKinney was introduced to International Veterinary Medicine and spay/neuter missions she most definitely found one of her passions in the field and began her practice focus on small animal medicine and surgery. She has been a surgeon on trips to the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Ecuador on 2 separate trips, and helped in the planning of a veterinary clinic in the Galapagos. Dr. McKinney owned and operated her own clinic in Northern Idaho for about 4 years continuing her work with several local pet rescue organizations and partnering with Alley Cat Allies and PetSmart Charities on several grant projects. An accomplished soft tissue surgeon, Dr. McKinney started a certification in 2021 with Chi University in the Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) Herbalist program and found a new passion in the power of integrative medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the World Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. McKinney’s primary hobby is her horse and learning the art of dressage riding. She has been married to her husband Jim for 30+ years and they are also caretakers for her 95-year-old father Jake. Their human kids are all grown but they now have 3 Boston Terriers, 2 cats, and an Eclectus parrot.

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Dr. Niamh Hart

Veterinarian, Fear Free Certified Professional

Dr. Niamh Hart received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2021 after completing a Bachelor’s in Biology and Environmental Studies at Florida State University in 2017. During vet school, she enjoyed a large breadth of study – including small animal medicine, large animal medicine, and wildlife rehab and research.

The integral role her family dogs played in her upbringing led to an immense appreciation for the bond between pet and owner; the joys of working in primary care are founded in supporting and sharing in this companionship each and every day. In general practice, Dr. Hart’s special interests are diagnostic imaging – specifically ultrasound, as well as dermatology and compassionate end-of-life care. Additionally, she is “Fear Free” certified to minimize patient stress in the hospital better.

While Dr. Hart actually enjoyed the cold and snowy winters of Minnesota, her native state of Florida called her home to family, friends, and – of course – the beaches! Outside of work, she enjoys reading, making art, and exploring all that Florida nature has to offer. Dr. Hart and her Lab mix, Boru, are excited to be a part of the Econ River community and to get to know you and your pet(s).


Practice Manager

Katelynn is the Practice Manager at Curry Ford and Econ River, bringing a wealth of experience to the role with a decade of service as a Technician, CSR, and Kennel specialist. Her dedication to patient care is unparalleled, and she prides herself on keeping her approach up-to-date and detail-oriented. Katelynn’s warm and welcoming demeanor creates an environment where clients and their beloved animals feel right at home.

Outside of her professional life, Katelynn finds joy in spending quality time with her husband and an extended family of 12 animals, including 5 dogs and 7 cats. Her passion for crafting takes her to her craft room, where she enjoys creating tumblers, decals, shirts, and other personalized items.


Customer Service Representative

Introducing Dani, a friendly and welcoming Receptionist who joined our team in May 2023. With a passion for connecting with clients and patients, Dani places great emphasis on establishing trust and rapport. Her goal is to ensure that everyone she interacts with leaves our establishment feeling well-cared for, understood, and content.

Outside of her work, Dani cherishes her free time, spending it with friends and indulging in life’s simple pleasures. Whether she’s listening to music, exploring thrift stores for hidden gems, or simply enjoying moments filled with laughter and silliness.

Lead Vet Tech/ Surgical Tech

Cheyenne has been in the veterinary field since 2014, starting out as a receptionist moving through the industry till making it to a lead room technician. She completed her degree in veterinary technology in December 2021 and is now working on a degree in animal behavior. She works towards having every patient and client enjoying their experience at every appointment.

Cheyenne has been working with animals from a young age, growing up on a rescue farm, prioritizing patient care above all else. Her goals are to move into wildlife rehabilitation in the future years. In her time off she enjoys theme parks and spending time in her garden soaking up the sun with her three cats.

Veterinary Technician

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Veterinary Assistant

Meet Ashley, a compassionate Vet Tech with two years of invaluable experience in the field. Her dedication and love for her work shines through in her commitment to providing the best care possible to her animal patients, helping them enjoy long and joyful lives with their families.

Beyond her profession, Ashley’s nurturing spirit extends to her own pets, where she finds immense joy in their well-being. Additionally, she has a passion for indulging in delicious food, exploring her creative side through arts and crafts.

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Veterinary Assistant

Emily is a dedicated CSR (Customer Service Representative) with a bright future as a Vet Tech in Training. Her unwavering passion for the well-being of animals shines through in her work and personal life. During her free time, you’ll often find Emily outdoors, enjoying leisurely walks and fun-filled trips to the dog park with her beloved Golden Retriever. 

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Veterinary Assistant

Meet Chanah, a dedicated Vet Assistant who brings her passion for animal care to the forefront. Though she has officially been in the field since August, her four-year vet assistant course in high school has provided her with valuable knowledge and skills. Chanah’s commitment to ensuring smooth operations is evident in her work, reflecting her love for veterinary medicine, which has been with her since childhood. Her primary goal is to go above and beyond to show love and care for every pet she encounters.

Outside of her professional life, Chanah cherishes moments spent with friends and family. As a student, she manages her time efficiently, allowing her to pursue her hobbies. She finds joy in drawing, immersing herself in video games, and indulging in her love for music.