About AMC BoiseOur Mission Statement: To provide quality, compassionate care in a professional atmosphere for our patients and their owners.
Animal Medical Center of Boise was first established in 1976 by Dr. Donna Peterson a long time Boise resident. Dr. Dan Gillis purchased the building and practice in 2009 at the time of Dr. Peterson’s retirement. Dr. Gillis has developed a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. He also provides some limited services for Equine owners.
We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local specialty practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray and ultrasound capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels with outdoor walking areas.
At Animal Medical Center we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn’t feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy. When considering a veterinarian, it is important to evaluate all elements of care the clinic may provide. Compassion, affordable cost, and quality care are all important traits, but it is our aim to provide a level of care that exceeds all expectations.
Dr. Dan Gillis
Dr. Gillis grew up in Belgrade, Montana. He attended undergraduate studies at Montana State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology. He was accepted to Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he attained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He worked in Oklahoma after graduation for four years in a small animal and equine hospital.
In 1999 Dr. Gillis moved to Boise, Idaho and joined Bench Animal Hospital as an associated small animal veterinarian. He also worked part-time at Animal Emergency Clinic in Garden City. He joined Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Idaho as a full time emergency clinician in 2001. He stayed with them through a merger with Idaho Veterinary Specialist and becoming West Vet. While working in emergency and critical care he had the opportunity to work with many specialists in surgery and internal medicine. In 2009 Dr. Gillis had the opportunity to leave West Vet and purchase Animal Medical Center and operate his own veterinary hospital. Dan especially enjoys the opportunity to develop close personal relationships with his clients and patients within his practice . It is his goal to establish more than just the traditional doctor/patient contact.
Special interests are orthopedic, soft tissue surgery, medicine, critical care and trauma. Equine interests include preventative health care and dentistry. He lives in Nampa with his wife, Katie and daughter Jordyn. His personal interest include spending time with his family, natural horsemanship, roping and cross fit training.
Dr. Andrea Sparzo
Dr. Andrea Sparzo graduated with honors from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduating, she spent 5 years at a busy emergency and referral veterinary hospital in Indianapolis, where she gained valuable experience treating, diagnosing, and caring for a wide variety of challenging cases.
In 2008, she met her husband and, longing to be closer to mountains, moved out west. She spent another 8 years as an associate veterinarian and medical manager at a busy and demanding 24-hour clinic in the valley. Seeking the ability to provide more individual attention to her clients, as well as an improved work- life balance to care for her two young children, Dr. Sparzo was happy to join the AMC team. Her special interests include abdominal ultrasound, internal medicine, and cancer treatment. She is also very experienced in a wide array of soft tissue surgeries and emergency care. In her free time, she loves mountain biking, hiking, and traveling. She lives with her wonderful husband, her beautiful young son and daughter, and two spoiled dogs who were both adopted from local shelters.