Dr. Jenni

About Sandpoint Area Veterinary and Emergency (SAVE)

Sandpoint Area Veterinary and Emergency (S.A.V.E.) is a large animal mobile veterinary service providing care to all livestock in Bonner, Boundry and Kootenai counties of North Idaho.  We provide mobile diagnostic services including digital radiography and ultrasound.  With over 40 years of combined experience your animals receive the best care from caring and competent veterinarians.  For more Information and to keep up with current events visit the S.A.V.E. Facebook page.

Dr. Jenni Grimmett is featured in the web series On The Road

Spalding Labs has introduced a weekly web video series featuring Idaho equine veterinarian, Dr. Jenni Grimmett. (Preview the first 10 episodes here.) These fun and informative shows each cover subjects that horse owners will appreciate, from vaccination, to wound dressing, to preparing for the vet visit and much more. They will be released weekly on our SpaldingLabs YouTube Channel and Facebook Page @SpaldingLabs. You can see the first episodes by clicking "On The Road..." in the panel at the left.

About Dr. Grimmett

Photo of Dr. Jenni GrimmetJenni Lyn Grimmett, DVM grew up in Hayden, Idaho as a horse crazy young girl.  Always surrounded by animals, she was introduced to the wonders of James Herriot at age 10 and decided right then and there that there was nothing in the world she would rather be than a large animal veterinarian just like Herriot.  Pursuing that passion shaped her young life as she threw herself into all the 4-H projects she could participate in but nothing was as fulfilling or important as spending time with her Morgan horse, Triton King Cory.  Jenni attended first North Idaho College, then the University of Idaho and then Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with a DVM degree in 2002.  After completing her DVM degree she stayed on at WSU for an internship in large animal theriogenology under the mentorship of Dr. Ahmed Tibary.  After completing her internship and contemplating a residency she decided to return to where her heart was pulling her and come home to North Idaho to practice veterinary medicine. 

After a couple of short stints working with other large animal veterinarians she decided to head out on her own and started her own large animal service named for her faithful Morgan companion, Triton Veterinary Service.  10 years of solo practice were grueling but rewarding as the practice grew and flourished.  Just as the weight of solo practice was getting to be too much, Dr. Grace moved to Sandpoint and the rest is history!  The two quickly collaborated as a loose co-op for the joint sanity of both and a partnership of mutual respect and adoration was born! 

Thanks to the partnership with Dr. Grace, Dr. Grimmett was finally able to pursue her other passion in life, Cowboy Dressage.  Dr. Grimmett is an avid competitor, coach and educator for Cowboy Dressage World and travels all over the world sharing the joy of Cowboy Dressage.  Co-author of the book, Dressage the Cowboy Way, Dr. Grimmett hopes to return to writing in the future as well as continuing to compete in Cowboy Dressage with her Morgan horses.  

About Dr. Grace

Photo of Dr. Jenni GrimmetCeleste Boatwright Grace, DVM was born in Colorado, but spent most of her life on the east coast until finally making her way back to the mountains of the pacific northwest in 2011. After graduating from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, she completed an internship in equine surgery at New Bolton Center at University of Pennsylvania. She spent the following 20 years primarily working in private equine practice but took a two year hiatus to teach at Cornell’s veterinary school. Family brought her to Sandpoint, where she started Sandpoint Equine, which has now merged and become S.A.V.E. LLC .

Most of her career was spent treating performance horses, in particular lameness issues. She still holds a strong interest in lameness diagnosis and treatment, but also enjoys ophthalmology, internal medicine and trauma. She also has developed a fondness for treating any of the other farm animals, in particular delivering lambs, kids and piglets, as they are much more her size. She has participated in and currently heads one of the large animal teams for Project Samana, a non-profit group of veterinarians that travels to the Dominican Republic three times a year to treat underserved animals at no cost to the owners. She also served as a treating veterinarian for the US Combined Driving Team during international competitions.

A life-long horse enthusiast, she has enjoyed competing in Combined Training / Horse Trials and was an active member of the Genesee Valley Hunt in Geneseo NY. Since moving to Idaho, she has started to understand the benefits and comforts of a western saddle, but balances time on horse-back with time in the mountains: trail running, skiing, biking, backpacking, whatever gets her out there. As an avid knitter, hand spinner and weaver, she particularly likes to treat the alpacas and sheep that call North Idaho home.