Call us today!  781-936-8754
164 Summer Street Unit C
Kingston, MA 02364
(next to Stop & Shop)

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Normal Business Hours

Monday:  8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday:  8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday:  8:30am - 6pm
Thursday:  8:30am - 6pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm

Call to set up your appointment!

The practice will be closed or have abbreviated hours for the following holidays:

We will be closing early at 1 pm on Friday April 19

 If your pet has an emergency during this time we ask that you contact one of the following 24 hour emergency facilities:  New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater at 508-584-1600;  VCA in South Weymouth at 781-337-6622; or Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Buzzard's Bay at 508-759-5125


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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 - Owner of Morningstar Animal HospitalDr. 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 - veterinary technicianShannon 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!

Jessy - veterinary technicianJessy decided to go back to school to become a veterinary technician after ten years working as a microbiologist in the pharmaceutical industry. She graduated from Massasoit Community College in May 2020 and earned her Certified Veterinary Technician license in September 2020. Jessy has experience working with small, large, and exotic animals and hopes to have her own farm one day! She currently lives with one human, one dog, three cats, and two ferrets.

Linnea - works at Morningstar Animal HospitalA passion for animals brought Linnea to Morningstar nearly a year ago. Whether it was loving her family dogs, working on her high school hobby farm hatching baby chicks, caring for a miniature horse and goats at a local therapeutic farm, or commanding the pack at a busy doggie day care; Linnea has always surrounded herself with animals and has a deep appreciation for the love owners have for their fur babies. Linnea is looking forward to continuing her education in Veterinary care while working alongside Dr. Lee and the Morningstar team.

Sara - Animal Health and Behavior BS from Unity CollegeSara came to Morningstar to broaden her experience in animal care. She has a BS in Animal Health and Behavior from Unity College, and immediately out of college worked at a doggie daycare supervising play groups. From there she became a dog trainer, and she discovered she loves helping people and their dogs better communicate with each other. Working in the field of veterinary medicine is another opportunity do this and more, and she can't wait to keep learning every day! Whether she is at the front desk or in the exam rooms, she is excited to help all of you and your pets!

Gabe, Maya, and Corinne - college internsGabe(right), 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!

kitty - CutieCutie is our IT Specialist.

dog - TaylorTaylor is our Hospitality Coordinator.

Read what our pet owners have to say!

Denise Gibson reviewed Morningstar Animal Hospital — 5 stars
June 22, 2017

I couldn't be happier with the care our goldendoodle receives from Dr. Lee and the staff. I called hoping to have her seen for a recurring problem and Dr Lee answered the phone. She knew who we were immediately and remembered our last visit. She had us come in to be seen an hour later. We were promptly greeted, problem assessed, treatment received and on our way within 20 minutes. So happy we chose Morningstar and are treated like family every time we walk in the door.