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Dale Lake, D.V.M.

 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


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.

Julia McIntosh, D.V.M.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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.

Dr. McIntosh enjoys both medicine and surgery and likes the variety of cases she sees at AVACC as well as the camaraderie of our team. She enjoys working with people almost as much as animals. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and almost anything in the great outdoors.

The perfect team to care for your pet.

Kathleen Zann, D.V.M.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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

After graduation, Dr. Zann moved to Boise and started her veterinary career as a small animal practitioner.  She started at AVACC in July 2012.  She has a special interest in preventive care, emergency medicine, ultrasonography, as well as a special love for giant breed dogs.  Outside of work, she can be found hiking, biking, camping, fishing, rafting, skiing, and enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer.  She welcomed her baby son, Bode, to the world on Christmas Day, 2014 and, her newest family addition, baby boy Zane in October of 2016.


Lucas Ware, D.V.M.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lucas Ware attended the University of Idaho where he obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science.  After his undergraduate education, he obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2010.  After spending some time at a general practice in northern Idaho, Dr. Lucas joined AVACC and has since pursued his special interest in orthopedic and general surgery, in addition to furthering his skills in emergency and general medicine.

The perfect team to care for your pet.