Meet Our Team

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Mike Nield, DVM

Dr. Nield has lived here in Eastern Idaho for twenty-some years.  He received his training at Brigham Young University and Washington State University, graduating summa cum laude with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine 1993. He has practiced at Sunnyside Veterinary Clinic ever since.  He lives in Shelley with his wife and two medium-sized children.  He has three more big kids who have run off and gotten married.  His hobbies include fly fishing, music, and photography.


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Cindy Coombs

Cindy was born and raised in northern Utah. She comes from a ranch and rodeo family. Throughout high school and college, she fed cows, hauled hay, and rodeoed. Her success in rodeo has won her several buckles and saddles. She is an excellent rider and has trained several of her own horses. Cindy has three children and six wonderful grandchildren.  Cindy wanted to work for one of the top vets in Idaho Falls, so she started out at Sunnyside Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary technician back in 1995, then switched to receptionist, and is now head receptionist and office manager. She loves the outdoors, riding, quilting, and her grandchildren. Her own pets include some dogs, cats, chickens, cows, and horses.


Michelle Ossmen, CVT

Michelle has been a fixture at Sunnyside Veterinary Clinic for nearly 10 years.  She holds an C.V.T. certification, which is short for certified veterinary technician, and she is highly skilled at her job.  She received her Associates Degree in Animal Science at BYU-Idaho and received her Associate of Veterinary Technology degree from the College of Southern Idaho in 2006.  She likes anime and cooking.


Missie Stanger

Missie was raised in Houston, Texas and recently graduated with a degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University - Idaho.  Her love and curiosity for animals has taken her across the states as she worked in an Oklahoma zoo with tigers and bears, assisted in the research of ground squirrels in Oregon, and helped lead a Utah bat study.  She lives in Rexburg Idaho with her husband, who is working toward his degree, and her best gal pal of a dog, Sindie Lou.  She has been working at Sunnyside Veterinary Clinic since 2015 and says she "loves the opportunity to help animals return to good health".  Missie enjoys spending time outdoors and learning more about biology.


Tyler Behrend

Tyler is another long-time staff member at Sunnyside Veterinary Clinic, helping us out in various capacities since 2005.  He was born in Blackfoot but was raised in Arizona, and even though he doesn't care much for the cold he decided to come home to Idaho.  He loves to work for one of the top vets in Idaho Falls, and has a passion to work with and care for animals so much that he not only spends his days working with us, he also spends several nights a week working at the Emergency Clinic.  Tyler likes to spend his spare time enjoying the outdoors and cooking.