Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. John Coplin

“Work should be fun. I am so blessed to have such a caring, compassionate and hard-working staff. Our relationship with our clients and their animals is the most rewarding part of our jobs.”

Dr. Coplin grew up in South Western Wyoming and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wyoming. He graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Dr. Coplin then returned to Wyoming where he practiced in mixed animal practices for five years before purchasing Willowcreek Animal Hospital in 1999. In 2004, he purchased Fremont Animal Care Center in St. Anthony. Northgate Animal Hospital became part of the family in July 2018. He is passionate about veterinary medicine and is especially interested in equine lameness, dentistry, and reproduction. Dr. Coplin also enjoys team roping, hunting, fishing, skiing, snow machining, and flying. In 2010, Dr. Coplin was appointed to the Idaho State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Casey Watt

“I am beyond proud to be part of the Willowcreek/Northgate Animal Hospital team. We are like family here, and I see that our clients value that as much as I do. I chose this career path because it’s tangible and meaningful. From producer relationships and preventative medicine for herd populations, to small animal surgery and equine
reproduction, I truly love it all. I am living my absolute dream at Willowcreek and Northgate Animal Hospital!”

Casey Watt was born and raised in a small logging town in North Idaho. She spent her first summer of college pursuing a degree in Psychology and Communications at the University of Idaho. Although her path to become a veterinarian was a winding one, Casey re-focused her aspirations early on. She had to get back to her roots and back to the animal side of science. During her time at U of I, Casey found her passion for cattle, sagebrush, and the desert. She graduated with an Animal and Veterinary Science degree and finished up her initial degree as well. Casey earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University thereafter. Summers spent in the saddle moving cows in the Pahsimeroi Valley, brought her to Southeast Idaho, where she now calls home. Casey enjoys riding the range, spring brandings, her home-away-from-home wall-tent, running, and good coffee. Between the occasional smells, blisters, and freezing temperatures, some people might be deterred to another profession, but it has only solidified hers. She has been told that she has strong hands and a soft heart. Although the weather on those hands has just started, animals and people are in her heart, and she hopes that she will have the chance to prove that to you.