Meet the Staff…

Morningstar Animal Hospital is owned and operated by Dr. Maryellen Lee. She is supported by her friendly and highly trained staff, who all share Dr. Lee's passion to provide very best patient care to support the overall physical and mental health of their patients.

 Dr. Maryellen Lee is a 1997 graduate of the University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced small animal medicine for several years in San Francisco before relocating back to her home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is certified in Veterinary acupuncture in the United States by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, and in China by the Chinese National Society of Veterinary Acupuncture. She has also taken extensive post graduate coursework in Chinese and Western herbal medicine. She currently takes an integrative approach to medicine, incorporating elements of both modern western and alternative medicine to achieve maximum patient care.

Shannon has been living the dream as veterinary technician for 12 years. She left the human medical field after 10 years and has never looked back. Shannon specializes in anesthesia and surgical monitoring and loves to continue to learn and grow in the field. Her other interests include phlebotomy, emergency medicine and palliative care.  She lives on the south shore with her husband, son, 3 cats and of course the princess herself Fergie the French bulldog! Shannon loves to watch her son dance on her days off and take a class or two herself!

Sam is the friendly face at our reception desk and enjoys meeting all the patients and clients alike. She comes to us with a background in the human medical field and is loving the switch to veterinary medicine! She happily shares her home with a chihuahua named Bella and a kitty named Casey.

Anna has joined the Morningstar team as a veterinary technician assistant. She has been working with animals for a few years now and continues her education to become a certified veterinary technician.  On her days off you can find her on adventures with her two German Shepherds, Dallas and Sasha, and her mini pig, Ollie!

Gabe, Maya (bottom), and Corinne (left) are our cycling college interns. Gabe is studying to be a physical therapist at Springfield College and loves to play soccer in his free time. Maya is studying biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and enjoys figure skating to get out of the Georgia heat! Corinne is studying mechanical engineering at Harvard University and is a member of their sailing team. Their collective favorite archaeological site is America's Stonehenge, where this picture was taken! 

Cutie is our IT Specialist.     

Taylor is our Hospitality Coordinator.