Kevin Knighton, D.V.M.

Kevin Knighton, D.V.M.

Kevin Knighton, D.V.M., graduated from Michigan State University and has been practicing since 1981.  He has opened several successful smaller clinics, but it was always his dream to open a state- of- the- art facility where he can offer top quality advanced care to our beloved pets.  All Valley Animal Care Center represents the culmination of this dream.

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Julia McIntosh, D.V.M.

Julia McIntosh, D.V.M.

Dr. Julie McIntosh was born in the small town of Arco, Idaho. She spent over a decade working as a skilled veterinary technician in Naples, Florida before going back to school and receiving her DVM degree from Louisiana State in 2012. After graduating, Dr. McIntosh ended up back in Idaho to be near family. She joined AVACC in early 2014.

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Kathleen Zann, D.V.M.

Kathleen Zann, D.V.M.

Dr. Kathy Zann was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio.  Dr.  Zann started working with animals when she was 16 and fell in love with veterinary medicine.  She received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2006. She then went on to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, finishing her clinical year at Washington State University in 2011.

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Laura Veals, D.V.M., cVMA

Laura Veals, D.V.M., cVMA

Dr. Kathryn Shapero is an Idaho native who grew up within a military family. After traveling the world, she decided to come back to Idaho where she earned her Bachelor of Animal Science degree from University of Idaho.

After completing her undergraduate degree, she then went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees at Michigan State University. During veterinary school, Dr. Shapero worked closely with the surgery and radiology departments and took a keen interest in physical therapy. After graduating in 2016, Dr. Shapero moved back to Idaho to join the team at AVACC.

Dr. Shapero’s professional interests include client education, surgery, and radiology. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, reading with her two cats, riding her horse, and skiing or mountain biking with her husband.

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Abbey Burgess, D.V.M.

Abbey Burgess, D.V.M.

Dr. Abbey Burgess was born and raised in Twin Falls. Even as a small child, she aspired to be a veterinarian. Dr. Burgess went to college at the University of Idaho, where she earned her undergraduate degree, while also playing on the women's rugby team.

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Dr. Dale Lake, D.V.M.

 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Dale grew up in Lewiston, ID and attended college at University of Idaho in Moscow before getting his DVM degree from Washington State University in 1983. After graduating, he spent a year working in a practice in northwest Washington.

He returned to his hometown of Council and started a mixed animal veterinary hospital where he was the only praccticing doctor for 10 years. Dr. Lake then decided to expand his abilities in small animal medicine and surgery and sold his practice. He then took a position in a small animal practice in Battle Ground, WA where he worked as an associate doctor.

A large corporation purchased the hospital for which he became medical director and took a position of local president for the state corporations in Oregon and Washington. He practiced in this hospital for 23 years developing skills in advanced orthopedic surgery, laparoscopy, and endoscopy. 

After deciding to go back into private practice, he started a relief veterinary practice where he worked for several veterinary hospitals in Washington state as well as the Boise area, which triggered his relationship with All Valley Animal Care Center.

He is very excited to join a practice that has the excellent technology available to be able to offer the high quality services that he is passionate about.

Dr. Lake enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynn, in Bear, ID where they are building their home on family property.  He likes to build things from lumber that he harvests and mills from his timber. Dr. Lake also takes pleasure in making cabinets, fashion leather crafting items such as saddles, and really enjoys the art of brewing beer.  He treasures being a grandfather of six that he can spoil and then send back to their parents. He plays a fiddle in his spare time, and loves sitting on his cabin deck with Lynn in the evenings.  Like most people in the veterinary field, he has a multitude of animals, mostly rescued pets that he and his wife enjoy.  He and Lynn love traveling to the Florida Keys for sun and fun. 

He is very proud to be a member of the All Valley Animal Care Center team!


The perfect team to care for your pet.

Tami Hinderager, D.V.M.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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LaRae Richards

LaRae was born in Denver, Colorado, but made the move to Idaho following her graduation from the University of Colorado. During her time in college, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and also participated in a number of extracurricular activities, internships and community service projects. She is excited to learn more about the pet industry and contribute her skills to the All Valley Animal Care Center team.

When LaRae’s not working on events or advertisement campaigns, she enjoys spending time with her very sweet “son,” Breutus, a 1 year mixed dog. She enjoys going on hikes and being outdoors with her little family and is excited to see what Idaho has to offer! 

Niki Eld, D.V.M.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

It is with the greatest of sadness that we deliver to you today the heartbreaking news of the death of our colleague and friend, Doctor Niki Eld. Although we do not yet know the exact cause of death, Dr. Niki has been struggling with her health these past few weeks, and she passed yesterday afternoon.

She will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives she touched and the thousands of pet’s lives she saved throughout her lifetime. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for the loss her family suffers.
In honor of Dr. Niki and her deep love for felines, the company will set up a fund that will benefit cats in the Treasure Valley community.

We know that Dr. Niki had a large client following and many of you will want to send your condolences. You can send cards and memories to our Federal Way Clinic at 6801 S. Federal Way, Boise, ID 83716 and we will be sure to get those to her family, just please put "ATTN: Dr. Niki Eld."

Dr. Niki would want us to continue working hard to save and improve the lives of cats and dogs throughout the valley, so we have arranged for Dr. Niki's clients to be covered by Dr. Hadley, along with a few relief veterinarians, until such a time as permanent arrangements can be made.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by emailing marketing@allvalleyanimal.com or calling us at (208) 888-0818 EXT 205.

LaRae Richards

LaRae was born in Denver, Colorado, but made the move to Idaho following her graduation from the University of Colorado. During her time in college, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and also participated in a number of extracurricular activities, internships and community service projects. She is excited to learn more about the pet industry and contribute her skills to the All Valley Animal Care Center team.

When LaRae’s not working on events or advertisement campaigns, she enjoys spending time with her very sweet “son,” Breutus, a 1 year mixed dog. She enjoys going on hikes and being outdoors with her little family and is excited to see what Idaho has to offer! 

Sarah Hadley, D.V.M.

Sarah Hadley, D.V.M.

Dr. Sarah Hadley grew up not too far from Boise, in the beautiful Wood River Valley.  She spent her childhood with dogs, cats, a pony, and various fish and salamanders, which gave her an early start as an animal lover.  She got her undergraduate degree in Studio Art (but with a generous share of science classes) at Scripps College in Claremont, California, which partly explains her lovely suturing techniques.  She went to veterinary school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and graduated in 2004 with a focus on small animals.

She has lived in Boise since 2006, and has been with All Valley since 2013.  She works at both the Federal Way and Emerald clinics, where she enjoys getting to know people and their pets and building relationships with them for wellness care, dental health, pain management, and many other services.  In her time off she can be found reading, watching movies (the geekier the better), and at the gym getting in shape so that she’ll be able to keep up with her Border Collie hiking this summer.  She lives in Southeast Boise with Nora, a beautiful blue-eyed fluffy cat, and Lucy the Border Collie.

Dr. Sarah Hadley is at our Emerald location on Fridays and Saturdays and at our Federal Way Location on Mondays and Tuesday, She is also the star of the "Your Pet 2Day" segment on KBOI2! Every Friday at 6:40AM she gives out helpful pets tips to the Treasure Valley. To see a few of her segments, you can visit out Pet Blog.

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Laura Marji, D.V.M.

Laura Marji, D.V.M.

Dr. Marji was born and raised just outside of Blackfoot, Idaho.  She received a B.S. in pre-veterinary science from University of Idaho in 2003 and attended veterinary school at Washington State University, graduating in 2007.  She spent 2 years working at Banfield hospitals in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.  She then settled down with her husband and worked for 3 years as an associate doctor in Paducah, Kentucky.  When the opportunity arose to move closer to home she took the chance and has been a member of the All Valley team since the spring of 2013.  When not working she spends her time with her husband and daughter as well as her cat, Adie, and her horses, Pi and Sky.  

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Andrea Sparzo, D.V.M.

Andrea Sparzo, D.V.M.

Dr. Andrea Sparzo graduated with honors from Purdue University in 2002.  After graduating, she spent 5 years at a busy emergency and referral veterinary hospital in Indianapolis, where she gained valuable experience treating, diagnosing and caring for a wide variety of challenging cases.

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Brenda R., Controller/Business Manager

Controller/Business Manager

I am the Controller/Business Manager for All Valley and I have been here since we opened the doors here at the Meridian clinic in 2007. Working here in multiple roles has given me so much opportunity and there is always something new to learn which keeps me growing personally and professionally. I was born and raised in Alaska and then uprooted to Springfield, Oregon which is where I met and married my brothers best friend and moved to the Portland, Or. Area, was there for 13 years and then moved to Idaho and have been able to enjoy animals and the great outdoors.

My love for animals is  what drove me to this company, I have horses, cows, dogs, chickens and would love to have a lot more but my husband said our hands are full!

When I’m not working I enjoy a good trail ride with my horse & dog, camping, bike riding, hiking, and just picked up fishing this year. I’m a gym junkie as well, love to work out and stay in shape.

I have 2 girls Brittany 21 who is attending BSU working on her Biology degree & Mellissa 25, is married and has giving me two beautiful grandchildren Savannah 3 and Cheyenne 8 months-they are such a joy to my life.


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Erin C., Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Before moving to Idaho in 2008, Erin grew up in San Diego, California where she also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. A few years after graduating, Erin realized that being around animals had always been a huge part of her life and that aspect of her life needed to stay that way. After trying several small animal jobs such as grooming and dog training, she ultimately realized she wanted the challenge of working in the medical field, hence becoming a Veterinary Technician!

Erin enjoys the rigor of working in an emergency hospital where she works in the Intensive Care Unit caring for critical patients, surgical recoveries and medical boarding pets. In order to better care for her patients, she always looks for Continued Education courses throughout the year to improve her skills and further her knowledge about the field. She is also currently working on her board certification and obtaining her Veterinary Technician Associates Degree.

When Erin isn’t leading her team at AVACC, she enjoys spending time with her husband, who is a Park Ranger that she’s been happily married to for almost 14 years, and her son and daughter. They love spending time outdoors and playing games with their 5 year old border collie, Flip, whom they rescued from Canyon County Animal Shelter when he was only about 4 months old. Flip is a sweet and silly dog and he loves to do anything outside. He tolerates the kids but is most happy when chasing a ball or Frisbee! 


The perfect team to care for your pet.

Dee S., Purchasing Manager & Accounts Receivable

Purchasing Manager & Accounts Receivable

Dee is the Purchasing Manager & Accounts Receivable for All Valley Animal Care Center, All Valley Pet Clinics, All Valley Animal Resort and the All Valley Animal Rescue. She met Dr. Kevin Knighton 18 years ago in Aizona where she managed a local clinic for him. Since then, Dee has helped Dr. Knighton grow and build numerous clinics and hospitals over the years. After moving to Idaho for the company, she fell in love with the Gem State and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!

Dee has always had a passion for animals and can’t imagine being in any other profession. She enjoys making sure the hospital and staff has all of their necessary supplies so that the team can treat and care for all of the animals that come into our doors.

When she isn’t working, Dee loves hanging out with her beautiful daughter, Deanna that she is extremely proud of! She also loves her 15 year old quarter horse, Sugar who is very willing and gentle. They trail ride together, attend horse camps and are also members The Rough Riders, the O-Mok-See horse gaming club and several other horse clubs around Boise.

Her other furry friends include a 2 year old healer, Cinch, a 14 year old Boston Terrier with special needs, Gunner, a 7 year old French Bull Dog, Oliver, 10 year old cat, Olive and a 2 year Chihuahua that she recent adopted from AVAR, Tiki.


The perfect team to care for your pet.

Sara P., Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

 

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Here is my pic with my dogs Arie age 6, Bishop age 3, and Tucker age 10. I also have a cat named Spooky age 17, and a tortoise named Shelly with a very long life ahead of her. I got into the veterinarian world when I started volunteering at a vet clinic.  Within 3 days I was hired.  I became a kennel attendant in 2005 in Washington where I quickly began doing technician work. I moved back to Idaho in 2006 and worked as a technician for a year before going to AVACC.  I was previously an emergency technician working nights from 2007-2013 at AVACC, I took a break from teching for a year and came back to AVACC as a billing specialist.

Ever since I was little I have always had a deep sense of compassion for animals and being able to help animals at your job makes you feel like you are doing maybe doing just a little good in the world.  I am very lucky to have a position at AVACC that allows me to do something different from what I have done for the past decade, but I still get to utilize my skills when needed. 

I was born and raised in Boise, ID.  I moved to the Washington coast for about 3 years but started missing Idaho.  I love doing anything with my pets, including hiking, walks through the park, or camping.  On my free time I love gardening with my boyfriend, cooking, baking, jewelry making and spending time with close friends.


The perfect team to care for your pet.