Jack Amen, DVM


Dr. Amen was raised on a farm/ranch in northeastern Colorado, seven miles from the Nebraska state line (Almost a Corn Husker). From the farm, Dr. Amen went to, and somewhat prospered at, the Colorado State University where is earned a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Veterinary School Dr. Amen was blessed to have quite an adventurous career in veterinary medicine. This included rural mixed animal practice in Montana, equine practice in Arizona and working on disease prevention, surveillance and control projects that allowed him to live and work throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, South Africa, the U.K., Plum Island and D.C.

When Dr. Amen recovered from his case of wanderlust he settled down and owned and operated a full service small animal clinic in Gooding, Idaho. That is where he became acquainted with Mountain Humane (MH). Dr. Amen is especially supportive of the Pets for Life Program which provides spay/neuter
services to the rural areas of southcentral Idaho.

Dr. Amen’s vocation and avocation is veterinary medicine and animals. Which includes his own accumulation of horses, cows, chickens, a Bernese Mountain Dog (Moose), a feline graduate of MH (Yellow Cat) a feline foundling from Gooding (Ralph), a wife, two grown children, a daughter in-law and two really good looking grandsons.