Veterinary Services

Our doctors and staff are trained to offer your pet top-rated veterinary care for all stages of their life. Each stage comes with unique needs from preventative to palliative care. You can trust us to offer complete services for your pet. We offer a wide range of services including but not limited to:

  • Puppy/Kitten Wellness Packages
  • Comprehensive Senior Wellness Screenings
  • Wellness Exams
  • Emergency Care
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry Treatments
  • Digital Dental Radiographs
  • Exotics Care
  • Digital Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Therapy Laser
  • In-house laboratory
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Pain Management
  • Hospice Care

For more information on any of our services please call and speak to one of our dedicated receptionists. They are happy to help you book an appointment.


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Meet our team

Our Caring Veterinarians

The goal of the Sawtooth Animal Center’s Veterinarians and staff is to keep your pets happy and healthy for as long as possible. We offer a wide range of treatment options based on your pet’s specific needs. Comprehensive physical exams, all life stage vaccinations, internal and external parasite prevention, identification and treatment. Sawtooth Animal Center has in house and referral services for blood, urine and other laboratory testing. Our vaccination recommendations are based on thorough research and awareness of the dangers of “over vaccination”.

We offer cost effective puppy and kitten programs, which include the recommended series of species specific “core” vaccines and de-worming on a schedule to optimize the effectiveness of the treatments. Optional additional vaccines for specific needs are also available. Senior wellness programs are helping our older pets get the most out of life. Our Veterinarians will be happy to discuss options for your special pets and situations.

Laurie Breedveld
Laurie BreedveldDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Breedveld has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years. After receiving her B.S. degree from The Ohio State University, she continued to complete her M.S. degree at the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1992.

After practicing in a mixed animal clinic in southeastern Wisconsin for 6 1/2 years, Dr. Breedveld came to the Sawtooth Animal Center in the winter of 1999. She has a special interest in internal medicine for dogs and cats and she also treats pocket pets, reptiles, some birds and wildlife.

Having grown up with dogs, cats, horses, goats, and reptiles, and various rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife and wild birds, Dr. Breedveld has always had an interest in animal medicine. Dr. Breedveld still has a menagerie of dogs, cats, horses, mules, and a large iguana at home. Her other hobbies include hiking, horseback riding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and gardening.

Dana Lieu
Dana LieuDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Dana Lieu was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where she attended Seattle University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. For the next four years she worked in the genetics laboratory at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

After getting inspired to find a profession that would allow her to integrate science and medicine with her love for animals, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2015. She has practiced in both small and mixed animal practices and has a special interest in preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.

When she isn’t working with patients and clients at the clinic, Dr. Lieu loves spending quality with her husband Ryan, two dogs (Skylar and Rogan) and two cats (Nugget and Nacho). They enjoy anything outdoors, especially backpacking and hiking.

Chad Cleveland
Chad ClevelandDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Cleveland developed a love for animals and the outdoors growing up in Sun Valley, Idaho. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in West Los Angeles.

Dr. Cleveland then worked as a general practitioner for VCA Marina Bay Cities Animal Hospital in Los Angeles for 3 years before returning to the Wood River Valley in 2020. Dr. Cleveland focuses on canine and feline medicine and surgery. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, surfing and spending time with his family, and their pug, Spud.

Our Staff

Betsy Kauder
Betsy KauderGeneral Manager
Betsy Kauder is the General Manager at Sawtooth Animal Center, and the Sun Valley Animal Center. Originally from Connecticut, Betsy attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville. She then went on to Lewis and Clark College and The University of Montana. Betsy moved to Ketchum, Idaho in 1983.

Betsy started working at Sun Valley Animal Center hiking dogs in 1995. She was promoted to manager of the Pet Lodge in 1997. In 2000 Betsy Became a Certified Kennel Operator through the American Boarding Kennels Association, and has continued to further her education through various programs. In 2013, Betsy expanded the Pet Lodge to include The Ranch, a cage free boarding house providing excellent care to qualifying dogs.

In 2017, Betsy was promoted to General Manager, and she now handles all daily operations. Betsy continues to look for ways to provide exceptional care for the valley’s pets and their people.

Lisa Behr
Lisa BehrCertified Veterinary Technician
Lisa grew up in the Wood River Valley and started her career with animals as a kennel attendant on the boarding side here at Sawtooth Animal Center. She worked weekends through high school and college. She has always had a passion for providing delicate nursing care to all animals. Her favorite aspect of veterinary care is dentistry.

In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her husband, Colby, and their son, Zeke. As a family they enjoy the great outdoors of our beautiful valley with their two dogs, Angel and Brisket, and at night can be found cuddling on the couch with their two cats, Mushu and Gryffindor.

Kimberly Berry
Kimberly BerryRegistered Veterinary Technician
Kimberly is a California transplant who received her technician license in 2002. She began her career in general practice then spent five years in a private practice emergency and specialty center in the bay area specifically in the ICU department. After moving to Sacramento, she worked nine years at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at UC Davis in the ophthalmology department.

Kimberly moved to Idaho in 2014 with her husband and two kids and joined the Sawtooth Animal Center in 2015. She has 4 dogs and a guinea pig named Mr. Nibbles.

Sarah Purdy
Sarah PurdyVeterinary Assitant
Sarah grew up in Picabo, Idaho. After high school, she moved to Montana for 6 years and attended Animal Behavior College for 2 years. She graduated in August of 2018, as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Sarah grew up around all sorts of animals including horses, cows, pigs, sheep, and dogs. In 2018 she moved back to Idaho to continue her education and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she helps her grandpa brand cows, craft with her grandma, and walk her dog Marley.
Bella Stimac
Bella Stimac
Cierra Stump
Cierra Stump

Senior Wellness Screenings

As our animal friends age, it is extremely important to monitor body and organ functions. Many diseases that are caught in the early stages can be managed and sometimes reversed. Sawtooth Animal Center recognizes the need to have the screening tests done and we offer a combination of tests at a reduced fee for both dogs and cats, beginning at seven years of age.

A Senior Wellness Screening is a comprehensive look at your pets’ internal functions through complete in-house bloodwork, multi-view radiographs of internal organs, and an in-house urinalysis screening. Our package offers same day results so there is no waiting to know how your elderly pet is handling the aging process. Schedule your consultation appointment today.

Puppy and Kitten Wellness Program

Welcoming a brand-new member to your family is always exciting! Young puppies and kittens require booster vaccinations more frequently than adults. With this in mind, we have developed a personalized vaccine program for your new companion’s first year of life. This program is designed to help ensure a good start toward a happy healthy life for your new friend and savings for you.