Meet our Staff

Front Desk

Dixie Christiansen

Born and raised in Kuna, Idaho, Dixie's family belonged to Kuna Kave Riding Club so she spent her childhood riding ponies and horses. They competed at play days, rodeos, horse shows and belonged to 4-H.  Dixie has worked for Idaho Equine Hospital since 2003, and she is currently the bookkeeper.  Dixie lives in Greenleaf, Idaho with her husband, Chuck and two horses, Butch & Bucky.  They have 8 grand children and enjoy spending time with family in their spare time.  She is a horse 4-H Leader, and a certified horse show judge for ISHSA, ABRA, AMA, NFQHA and PNW 4-H.  She enjoys anything that involves horses and feels privileged to work at a veterinary hospital that specializes in equine medicine and surgery. 


Wendy Olson

Wendy has been a part of the Idaho Equine Hospital team since 1997. She is one of our front desk receptionists and does the scheduling for internal medicine and reproductive cases with Dr Scott and Dr Knight. Her equine background is extensive which makes her an invaluable resource for people as they call into the clinic with questions. She was an active supporter of youth and college rodeo in the many years while her daughter was competing in rodeo. Wendy also has 2 sons. She and her husband Bob can frequently be found out on the trails with their horses.


Lee Ross

Lee Ross was born and raised in Olathe, Kansas. She came to Idaho in 1978 to attend college at NNC. After college she married her husband J.D. and they have two kids. Lee has been with Idaho Equine Hospital since 2002 and she is the receptionist who schedules for the surgery department including Drs Knox, Shoemaker, Wahl and Maupin. She is our unofficial "hair model" and you can't miss her upbeat attitude if you get her on the phone. Outside of work she is the proud grandmother of three beautiful grandsons and spends time camping and hunting with her family.

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

Shelly Real



Joan Maier-Bone



Eligio Rodriguez

Thomas Gonzales





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