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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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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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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