Meet Our Team

It is our desire to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and offer the best possible service to our clients. We will help owners care for and protect their pets by providing comprehensive veterinary service to all animals in our care. Support is provided a loyal and dedicated team of:

15 technicians, 11 receptionists, 3 kennel assistants, 1 administrative assistant, 2 managers and 2 birds.

Lauren, Deb, Patti, Lynda, Lurine, Lisa, Ann, Jeannie, Cheryl, Karen, Heather, Maureen, Amy

Over 20 Years

Michele, Christine, Melissa, Marjorie, Sara, Kayleigh, Krystal

Over 10 Years

Nick, DebZ, Roxi

Over 5 years

Sue, Chris, Kayla, Shelby, Dave, Drew, Tyler, Julia, and Isabel

Not Quite 5 years

David A. Dunn DVM

  • Cornell University 1979

Dr. David Dunn was born and raised in the west Lynn neighborhood with four brothers. He did his undergraduate studies at Cornell University where he received his BA in Psychology in 1970. Dr. Dunn received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell in 1979. He was a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society and received the Upjohn Award for Small Animal Medicine. Dr. Dunn completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and was named “Intern of the Year” from his class. He worked for a brief period at small animal practices in eastern Massachusetts before returning to Lynn to pursue his dream of practice ownership.

Dr. Dunn has been in private practice since 1980. While he and his wife were raising their family, he established the North Shore Animal Hospital and opened the doors in 1982 as a solo practice. Since then the practice has grown with the addition of multiple doctors and staff members. In 1988 a new building at 1 Neptune Blvd was completed. The new hospital allowed for more equipment and technologies to utilize the most recent advances in veterinary diagnostics, medicine, and surgery.

Dr. Dunn received the 1999 Humane Award from the Animal Rescue League of Boston presented for “Generosity, care and selfless acts of kindness towards animals”. He has a special interest in trauma cases and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Dunn has two children, both veterinarians, 3 grandchildren, two dogs and two cats. When not at work Dr. Dunn enjoys traveling to anywhere warm, scuba diving, his grandchildren and his best dog Olive.

Peter J. Dunn DVM

  • St. Georges University 2017

Bio coming soon!

Rachel Boss DVM

  • Tufts University 2006

Bio coming soon!

Eileen Balz, DVM

Eileen joined the team at North Shore Animal Hospital in 2018, after practicing in Upstate New York at a large and small animal clinic. She loves being back in New England and closer to home. After undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire, she worked at dairy farms in North Carolina and Idaho before attending Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her black lab and corgi have made many moves over the years! She is passionate about small animal surgery and preventative medicine.

Jean M. Fournier, DVM

  • Ross University 2020

Bio coming soon!

Emily K. Lloyd, DVM

  • DVM Mississippi State 2020

Bio coming soon!

Kathryn E. Latshaw, DVM

  • Kansas State University 2020

Dr. Katie is a New England native originally from Avon, Connecticut. She attended the University of Mary Washington and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology. She spent a semester in Australia where she got to continue her education, travel and meet incredible new people. She moved to the Boston area after college and fell in love with the city. She spent her time working as a veterinary technician and receptionist before attending Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. In Kansas she adopted her cat Luna and they drove cross country back to the Boston area after graduating in May 2020.

After starting at North Shore Animal Hospital, she adopted another cat Artemis (“Artie” for short) and the two of them together keep her life full and fun. Katie has a passion for small animal medicine, preventative care and holistic medicine. She can’t wait to meet you and your fur babies!

Lauren Lacey

Practice Manager

Lauren was the very first employee of North Shore Animal Hospital in 1982 after graduating from Mount Ida’s Veterinary Technician program and VMC’s School of Veterinary Practice Management. Over the years she experienced all areas of the veterinary practice with special interests in surgery and patient care.

Today, different days bring different challenges – human resources, facility repair, computer maintenance, bookkeeping, budgeting, marketing, client care, scheduling and – you name it. Working together with our doctors and health care team, Lauren makes sure that all systems are going.
Being given the opportunity to start a practice with Dr. Dunn and grow it into the animal hospital it is today is her greatest honor and privilege ever. After 37+ years of clinical experience as a Veterinary Technician and as a Practice Manager it’s still a pleasure to come to work.
Lauren shares her home with her partner Dave and her adorable dogs Ernie and Olive and her cool cats, Chief Brody and Hooper. She likes to spend time with family, traveling and scuba diving.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Melissa has been with North Shore Animal Hospital for the past 14 years as a veterinary nurse. After graduating from North Shore Community College she sat for the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became certified. She has a fond interest in dental procedures, animal behavior, telemedicine and client education. Melissa has 3 cats and 2 dogs: A mutt named Casey, a Chihuahua Princess Leia, a polydactyl domestic short hair named McLovin, a short hair named Monroe Grimm and a Devon Rex named Lesley Chow. When Melissa is not working she loves spending time cuddling and playing with her fur babies, watching movies and reality TV shows, traveling and scuba diving.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Growing up in Winthrop Kayleigh has always had a love for animals. In high school she discovered her interests in medicine. She went on to attend North Shore Community College Animal Health Program. Kayleigh has been working with North Shore Animal Hospital since 2007. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2010. Kayleigh has strong interests in nutrition and physical rehabilitation.
When she is not working Kayleigh enjoys spending time with her new husband and two dogs, Riley and Jasper.

We are all proud to work at North Shore Animal Hospital together. We are the most important resource in our hospital and are committed to giving excellent care. We insist on trust, honesty, respect and integrity. This enables us to maximize each of our individual talents. Diversity is valued, quality of life is enhanced and work is fulfilling. Please feel free to contact us!