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Dr. Mary Ellen Prince

Veterinarian, Practice Owner

Dr. Mary Ellen Prince grew up in Florida and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Wildlife Biology. Dr. Prince and Dr. Maguire met when they were both students at the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Prince graduated from Washington State University Veterinary School in 2008. After graduation, Dr. Prince worked in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for 7 years. Her desire to provide outstanding patient care, excellent client service, and a rewarding work environment for herself and her employees inspired her to become a practice owner.

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Dr. Fintan Maguire

Veterinarian, Practice Owner

Dr. Fintan Maguire was born in Ireland and his family emigrated to Canada when he was 8 years old. Dr. Maguire graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island Veterinary School in 2002, where he met Dr. Prince. After graduation, Dr. Maguire moved to Arizona so Dr. Prince could pursue her career as a wildlife biologist. When Dr. Prince was accepted into veterinary school, Dr. Maguire started working in Post Falls, Idaho where he stayed for 14 years. Dr. Maguire’s love for science, the challenge of medicine, and the opportunity to interact with interesting clients every day is what inspired him to become a veterinarian.

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Lea Frey

Veterinary Assistant

Lea joined the Four Paws family in early 2016. Originally from Germany, she moved to the states after graduating from University. She loves the possibility of learning something new everyday as well as the opportunity to help animals and their owners. In her personal time, Lea enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and a good cup of coffee.

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Ariel Heupel

Veterinary technician

Ariel graduated with a veterinary technology degree from State University of New York in Delhi in 2001. She moved to Montana in 2005 and has been working at Four Paws since 2015. She has a special interest in veterinary dentistry. She has 2 cats and a Border Colllie and in her spare time she enjoys snowmobiling and gardening.

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Sara Neel

Veterinary Technician

Sara is a Montana native who received her veterinary technician degree from Colorado Mountain College in 2003. She joined the Four Paws team in May 2017 and looks forward to continuing the compassionate care the clinic strives for. In her free time Sara can be found on her ranch in the Bitterroot Valley, taking care of her two kids and an assortment of animals.

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Kezia Mutchler

Veterinary Receptionist

Kezia has been working in the veterinary field for 8 years. She joined the Four Paws team in May of 2017 and looks forward to expanding her knowledge of veterinary medicine. She was born and raised in Montana where she grew up on a small farm with many different pets. She enjoys working with animals of all kinds and has two horses of her own. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing, writing, camping, training/riding her horses and traveling.