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.Read More
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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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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!
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.Read More
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.Read More
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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 email@example.com or calling us at (208) 888-0818 EXT 205.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
The perfect team to care for your pet.
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.