Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Boise, ID. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, South Boise Village, East End, and Morris Hill.

  • Dr. Cindy Goldsmith

    Medical Director

    Dr. Cindy Goldsmith graduated from Michigan State University with her degree in veterinary medicine. That continued a life time love of animals. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice including medicine and surgery. When not in the clinic she enjoys quilting, spending time with her family exploring Idaho and shares her home with a Brittany named Smokie and a black Labrador named Sadie.

  • Dr. Cieszynski

    Doctor

    Dr. Cieszynski was born and raised in Wisconsin. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a Master’s of Science from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University- Ames, Iowa.

    After graduation, he was employed in mixed practice in Northern Wisconsin for 6 years. In 1991 he joined the United States Air Force and served until October of 1994. He has been with Eastgate Pet Clinic since the summer of 1995. Dr. C actively enjoys the outdoors. He has participated many times in the Blooms Day Run in Spokane, Washington, and the Robie Creek Run in Boise. He enjoys camping, hiking, and collecting edible wild mushrooms.

  • Dr. Merik Metos

    Doctor

    Merik Metos graduated from Washington State University’s Veterinary School in 2013. After graduation, she worked in Kanab, Utah at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for several years until returning to Idaho in 2016. Dr. Metos has been providing quality emergency, small animal, and exotic animal care for the last 8 years.

    She also practices Apiary medicine (honeybees) and wildlife medicine. Her favorite exotic animals to work on are reptiles, rodents, birds of prey, and amphibians. She is also becoming certified in traditional Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy from the Chi Institute in Florida. In her free time, Dr. Metos likes to draw, bake, write gardening books, and kayak with her husband. Dr. Metos has four dogs, a cat, chickens, and a toad named Edwina.

  • Wayne Herker

    Hospital Manager + CVT

    Wayne has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for about 17 years, and has worked in Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Canine Preproduction, and Exotics. He has an Associates of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Medicine as a Technician, a Technical Certificate in Law Enforcement, and almost completed Bachelors in Business Administration. He has one cat name Cecil, who is 6 months old. He and his wife enjoy going on off-road adventures in their jeep, and they love to take their granddaughters fishing.