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Meet Our Team

West Mountain Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Payson UT area for everything animal related.  Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by John Evans, who is a licensed, experienced Payson veterinarian. 

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your animals healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  West Mountain Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.  

 Meet our Staff!

JohnEvans.JPGDr. John Evans  was born in Logan, Utah where he and his 2 brothers and 2 sisters were raised on a farm with horses, cows, dogs and cats and often helped out at relative's ranches in Wyoming.  He developed a deep love and compassion for animals as a child, which grew into a strong desire to care for the health of animals.  John graduated from the Oregon State University Veterinary program in 1990.  He then worked as an associate veterinarian at a mixed animal hospital in Warren, Oregon and purchased the hospital a year later.  He owned and worked at that hospital for 10 years and then moved with his wife Laura and four children to Payson, Utah in 2001. His extended family resides in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, and he and his wife wanted to live closer to family.  John purchased the Pet Clinic in Spanish Fork, Utah in 2001. He owned and operated the Pet Clinic while building West Mountain Veterinary Hospital which he merged with Nebo Animal Clinic (large and small animal hospital) in Spanish Fork when he purchased it in June 2009.  West Mountain Veterinary Hospital (large and small animal hospital) was built in and has been operating since 2002.  John's farm includes 6 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats and some chickens.

GregHuff.jpgDr. Greg Huff  joined West Mountain Veterinary Hospital's staff as an associate veterinarian in May of 2006.  He became Dr. Evans' partner in June 2009 and operates our large/small animal hospital Nebo Animal Clinic in Spanish Fork, Utah.  Greg is married to Gina and they have four boys.  You will occasionally find him working a weekend at West Mountain Veterinary Hospital or taking after hours emergencies from both hospitals as the three doctors rotate emergency calls.

Monica Painter has been with West Mountain Veterinary Hospital MonicaPainter.jpgsince its opening in 2002.  Monica loves working with people and their pets.  She grew up in Sugar City, Idaho, married a Utah boy and has been living in Utah for 30 years.  She loves spending time boating, wake boarding and camping at Lake Powell with her family. Monica has 4 children and one grandchild.  She and her husband also have two bison, a bunch of chickens, some cows and a giant schnauzer named Max!  *Monica recently retired and we will all miss her greatly.  We leave her on our team list because not only was she a highly valued employee, she will always be family.*

Cristabackus.JPGCrista Backus  is our groomer at West Mountain Veterinary Hospital.  She was trained in California and joined our family at the hospital in 2002.   Crista has been grooming for eleven years, and can honestly say she still loves it. She has loved animals since she was a little girl. She  likes working at a place where she gets to see all the joy people get from their pets. She has a great husband and is a mother of two with another one on the way. They have three cats, two rabbits and a tortoise. Crista states: "I am so grateful for all my clients, for the years they have let me take care of their animals. It's always been my favorite seeing the reactions from the owner when they pick up their freshly groomed pet."

Ashli Throckmorton was born in Payson and currently makes her family's home here but has lived throughout the state. Ashli enjoys a farming country lifestyle & is married to her best friend with whom she has 3 beautiful daughters.  Although Ashli's degree is in office administration, animals and veterinary medicine have been a lifelong interest and passion of hers since childhood so working at West Mt. Vet is very exciting and fulfilling for her.   At home Ashli and her family care for nearly 200 head of beef cattle, 5 horses, 2 dogs, 1 crazy cat & thousands of  ringneck/black/buff pheasants (Throckmorton Pheasant Farm, Genola, Ut). Animals are a dedicated commitment and can be hard work but you can guarantee your pet is in good hands with Ashli. 



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  • "This summer it became obvious that we needed to the large benign tumor on our 10-year-old miniature
    schnauzer Wolfgang's chest removed: it was nearly the
    size of a baseball! Because of Wolf's age and nervous
    temperament, we were extremely worried about the
    surgery. But Dr. Evans and his staff did a wonderful job:
    no complications, great follow-up care, and Wolfgang
    acts like a puppy again!
    Thank you, West Mountain Veterinary Hospital!"
    Joe and Deborah