profile (1)Tammy L. (White) Renteria, DVM, AVDC™

Board Certified Veterinary Dentist

Dr. (White) Renteria graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.

She became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2009.

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery was started in 2009 to offer advanced veterinary dentistry for dogs and cats, teaching, and consulting services.

She started Inland Northwest Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery to offer advanced veterinary dental care in the Inland Northwest region. Inland Northwest Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery is located in Coeur d’ Alene, ID.

Dr. (White) Renteria is part of the Adjunct Faculty at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Canine and feline advanced veterinary dental services are offered at the following locations: Longview and Spokane

Senior veterinary students will be rotating through her practice in Longview, WA enabling them to learn more about small animal veterinary dentistry.

Amarett Kern, DVM

Dr. Amarett Kern graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She spent the following 9 years working at a small animal veterinary clinic providing veterinary dentistry, medicine, surgery and urgent care in Reno, NV.

Dr. Kern moved to Coeur D’Alene, Idaho in April 2021 to begin her residency in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery with Dr. Tammy White Renteria. She is very excited to commit her career to this fascinating specialty!

In her free time, Dr. Kern enjoys skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and exploring the outdoors surrounding her new hometown.


Shelly earned an A.A.S. in veterinary technology from Vatterott College in her home state of Nebraska. Shelly joined us in 2017 bringing years of experience in the veterinary specialty of ophthalmology and general veterinary medicine. Shelly enjoys music, biking, traveling and paddle boarding.


Ki’i joined our team in April of 2021. She was born in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, raised and resides in the Spokane area. She has been in the veterinary field since 2017. In her off time, Ki’i is a cat groomer and loves spending time with her 3 cats, her horse Stella, Traveling, Gardening, Cooking, Line and Swing dancing.


Nicole Graduated from the U of I with a Bachelor degree in Pre-Veterinary Science and in Animal Science, an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster. Nicole and her husband have 2 guinea pigs and 2 dogs. She joined our team at the end of 202 and brings her knowledge of Emergency and general veterinary medicine. In her off time she enjoys Camping, Hunting, Fishing, horseback riding, Yoga, Reading books and watching Superhero movies. Nicole is also part of the North Idaho K9 Search and Rescue team.