Dr. Masie Custis, DVM
Dr. Masie Custis was born and raised in Southwest New Mexico. She was very active in 4-H raising and showing blackface market show lambs for 11 years and showing market pigs as well. She earned her bachelors of science in animal science at New Mexico State University (GO Aggies!!!!) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as well as a minor in biology. During her time at NMSU, Dr. Masie worked in the animal science toxicology laboratory doing locoweed research. She then attended veterinary school at Kansas State University's (GO Wildcats!!!) College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan, Kansas. While in Manhattan, Dr. Masie was involved in research on the PRRS (Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome) virus thru a National Institute of Health summer research program as well as ensured she learned all she needed to pursue her goal of becoming a rural, mixed animal veterinarian.
Dr. Masie also met her now husband Ryan while going to school in Kansas. Since Ryan was from Wyoming and Dr. Masie really didn't want to return to the 110 degree summer days in New Mexico, they chose to come to Burns in June of 2006. She practiced at Harney County Veterinary Clinic as a mixed animal veterinary associate until she had the unique opportunity to purchase the clinic in June of 2008. She has worked hard to develop her veterinary skills while managing this busy practice. Dr. Masie takes great pride in providing for the animals of Harney County with quality, progressive, and compassionate care.
Dr. Masie is a very proud mama to two daughters who she often describes are her best helpers. When not being a vet, Dr. Masie enjoys working with kids, working around the house, and spending time with her family. Dr. Masie's favorite animals are sheep, goats, cats, cattle have really grown on her, and although she has never gotten to work on one, sea otters!
Jeanette has been an on again and off again resident of Harney County for 30 years. She is our head Veterinary Assistant having been with Harney County Veterinary Clinic since 1999. Jeanette has a way of calming even the most fractious of patients. She is very comfortable with both small and large animal handling and care. Jeanette excels at ensuring patient comfort throughout your animal’s staff the clinic whether it be for medical care or boarding. Jeanette provides a necessary light hearted humor to the clinic but is also able to keep our entire team on track and efficient. Jeanette’s favorite animals are cats and horses.
Megan came to Harney County with her family in 2013. She is our Client Relations Manager and has been with Harney County Veterinary Clinic since January 2015. Megan has worked in a variety of industries throughout her life and brings a diverse customer service background to our clinic. She excels at keeping our team booked up, on schedule and ensures that our client’s and patient’s needs are covered from beginning to end with each phone call and visit. Megan is at the forefront of ensuring we provide our patients with the best possible care in as timely a manner as possible. Megan loves dogs and when away from the clinic enjoys fishing, camping and hunting with her family.
Our most recent addition to our clinic team is Miss Emily Peasley. Emily is a 2018 graduate of Burns High School and is our new kennel assistant. You will see her walking dogs or cleaning corrals.
Winifred is Dr. Masie's trusty companion and the official Harney County Veterinary Clinic Dog. She is a long-haired, miniature dachshund who rides shotgun on most farm and house-calls. She can usually be found chilling out in the office or sleeping in the pickup.
Ellie and Sheldon
Ellie and Sheldon are our clinic "Scottish-fold" kitties. Ellie is the outgoing, social, tri-colored calico and Sheldon is her introverted grey and white brother (named after Sheldon from the show "The Big Bang Theory"). They were barn kitties who found us and now make themselves at home greeting clients and patients, keeping the large animal area clear of frogs and mice and ensuring we all stay on their feeding and petting schedule.