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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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.

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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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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Jessica Loweth, D.V.M.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jessica Loweth was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Her love of animals started at a very young age – wanting to be a veterinarian since she was 3 years old! Dr. Loweth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2010 from Longwood University, after which she moved to the Caribbean to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. She completed her clinical training at Colorado State University in 2014.

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After graduation, Dr. Loweth moved to Tucson, Arizona to complete a one year specialty small animal surgery-focused rotating internship. After completion of her first internship in June 2015, she was chosen for a specialty small animal surgical internship in Tacoma, Washington, which she completed in June 2016. Just prior to joining AVACC, Dr. Loweth spent 6 months as a marine animal veterinarian for the United States Navy, a position she is excited to continue for many years to come.

After many moves around the country, Dr. Loweth currently resides in Meridian with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Marley - a Coconut Retriever from St. Kitts, and Roux - a boisterous Beauceron, as well as a cat named Taco and a flock of backyard chickens. Her professional interests include orthopedic evaluation and surgery, arthritis management and rehabilitation/physical therapy, nutrition and weight loss, and of course, surgery. She also loves emergency medicine and working up tough cases. In her free time, Dr. Loweth enjoys spending time enjoying the Idaho outdoors and is eager to start traveling the world.

Dr. Loweth is our Student Externship Coordinator for fourth year veterinary students throughout the year, who you might meet during one of your visits. Be sure to also catch Dr. Loweth on our KBOI 2's 'Your Pet 2Day' segments with helpful pet tips!

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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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! 

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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In Memoriam - Dr. Niki

Niki Eld, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Niki Eld was a huge part of our lives since becoming a part of our All Valley family back in 2011. Dr. Niki passed away on July 26, 2016, leaving behind a legacy of incomparable care and compassion.

Below are a few beautifully written excerpts taken from her obituary highlighting her career in the Treasure Valley. 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.

"...After graduation Niki began her professional career at the Emergency Clinic in Boise, Idaho where she saved many animals lives. Not only did she provide care for cats and dogs but for several other interesting animals too, from ducks to tigers. Once, she actually learned the anatomy of the kangaroo so she could perform a life saving surgery. She was also a stand in veterinarian for the Boise Zoo and the primary health provider for the Boise Police Department's K-9 unit.

After her time at the Emergency Clinic she began working for Mountain View Animal Hospital, where she worked for 23 years. During her time there she did many things to expand the care provided by the clinic. One of those things she was very proud was pioneering the practice’s ultrasound program, specializing in cardiac and abdominal diagnosis. Niki was always continuing her education and skill set and it was during her years at Mountain View that she earned her Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specializing in Feline Medicine. This was one of her greatest ambitions and proudest moments. To our understanding, at the time, she was only the second person in the state of Idaho to earn these honors. The time she spent studying and preparing for the qualification of this degree, while also being a full time vet, hockey Mom and Grandmother is a testament to her dedication and passion for her field.

In 2011 she left Mountain View and began a new chapter at All Valley Pet Clinic. It’s worth noting that she had many clients from the time she spent at the Emergency Clinic that remained clients for all these years and through her transitions. The loyalty she gained from her patients shows just how compassionate, understanding and talented she really was. In fact in 1994 the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association honored her with an Outstanding Service award. During her time at All Valley her contributions helped to grow and expand the practice and only just recently the clinic built a brand new facility with her input on the design and layout of the building. She was very particular about many of the aspects of the layout, including a separate waiting room, just for her feline patients. (She had always dreamed of this.) It is unfortunate that she was only able to spend a short amount of time working in this new facility but it truly was a dream come true for her and she was extremely excited and proud of what she had helped create. The All Valley Pet Clinic, in honor of her life, career and commitment to her patients and love of cats is preparing a benefit in her name that will help fund felines in need throughout the Treasure Valley.

Niki will always be remembered and cherished as a fun loving person with a unique sense of humor. She had enough love to fill the Grand Canyon and then some. The amount of lives she impacted during her time here with us is truly an inspiration. It is very sad to have lost such an amazing woman, and far too soon. We are all together in grief for the loss of the person she was and roles she played. But instead of dwelling in sadness let us instead carry on in her spirit, as she would have wanted. Finally, as Niki often liked to say 'You can’t fix the whole world but you can start by fixing your corner.'
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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!