Meet Our Team

We treat you like family!
Meet Our Team!
Dr. Don Lester

Dr. Don Lester


After 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

Dr. Michelle Bibeau


Dr. 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.


Technician Supervisor

Gabriella has one cat named Gunther and a dog named Bowie – enjoys traveling, cooking, staying fit, and outdoor summer activities.



Chelsey has one dog named Leyna and is a local musician from the Lakes Region. She enjoys spending time outside, yoga, and the ocean.



In her spare time Tessa enjoys being outside in the summer and traveling.



Has four dogs and two cats. Enjoys motorcycles and animal rescue. Previous experience in geriatric nursing for 24 years.



Previously worked at the Ashland school for 32 years. Enjoys being around animals, gardening, cooking, and arts and crafts.


Administration and Accounting

She enjoys reading and baking in her spare time.


Technician Assistant

She has a bearded dragon named Ares and a cockatiel named Lucky. Outside of work, she enjoys horseback riding, and during summertime, she teaches horseback riding lessons to beginner riders.
We treat your pet like family.


83 Depot St.
Ashland, NH 03217
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Phone: 603-968-9710
Fax: 603-375-4186



Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed