Dr. Don Lester
VeterinarianAfter graduating from Orford High School, Dr. Don Lester attended the University of New Hampshire where he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. After graduating from UNH, Dr. Lester attended a joint program at Ross Unversity. Oklahoma State and Ultrecht Holland to obtain his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lester practiced veterinary medicine in Central Ohio and Norwich, VT before opening a Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic in 1994. He also opened Linwood Veterinary Clinic in the fall of 2012.
Dr. Lester takes a special interest in animal orthopedics and general surgery. When he is not practicing Veterinary Medicine he enjoys spending time with his daughter Ashley, hiking, sailing, and photography.
Dr. Michelle Bibeau
VeterinarianDr. Bibeau graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts in 2017 after completing her clinical year at Purdue University. Shortly thereafter, she started her career with Banfield Pet Hospital to pursue her interest in affordable preventive care. After 2 years with Banfield Dr. Bibeau relocated to the Lakes Region and joined the team here at Northern Lakes Veterinary Hospital. She is active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA). Outside of work, Dr. Bibeau enjoys hiking with her rescue dog, Kona, spending time at the beach, and yoga.
Manager in TrainingGabriella has one cat named Gunther and a dog named Bowie – enjoys traveling, cooking, staying fit, and outdoor summer activities.
Technician and Certified Dog TrainerMelissa has one dog named Darla and three cats – enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and horseback riding
TechnicianIn her spare time Tessa enjoys being outside in the summer and traveling.
TechnicianChelsey has one dog named Leyna and is a local musician from the Lakes Region. Enjoys spending time outside, yoga, the ocean, and is a vegetarian.
TechnicianMackenzie is a student at NHTI studying to become a radiologic technician. Has one dog named Luke, enjoys spending time outside, being with family and friends, and helping out on the family farm.
TechnicianAlyson is a mom of four, has one dog named Theo, and enjoys camping and baking. Alyson has previous experience as a nursing assistant.
Administration and AccountingEnjoys woodworking, bee keeping, and spending time with family.
CSRHas four dogs and two cats. Enjoys motorcycles and animal rescue. Previous experience in geriatric nursing for 24 years.
CSRPreviously worked at the Ashland school for 32 years. Enjoys being around animals, gardening, cooking, and arts and crafts.