About Zach Raptosh – Verteinarian in Nampa


Lake Shore Animal Hospital is a full service large and small animal facility. Our honest and compassionate staff provide high quality veterinary care for animals great and small.

Types of Animals Seen:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Goats

Dr. Zach Raptosh is a Nampa Idaho native, and his family has been a part of the Nampa community for four generations.  Dr Zach has enjoyed caring for animals as long as he can remember.  As a boy, he raised cattle and horses and cared for the pets on his family’s small farm located south of Nampa.


Dr. Zach has turned his love of animals into a career. After high school, he took a job working for local veterinarian Jay R Green in Star, ID. It was during that time that he developed his passion for veterinary medicine.  He is a graduate of Boise State University and attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. In 2014, Dr. Zach built Lake Shore Animal Hospital from the ground-up to be able to practice quality veterinary medicine in the community where he grew up.


Dr Zach enjoys the variety of mixed animal medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and pets, the outdoors, team-roping, and raising beef cattle. This year, he welcomed his first embryo-transfer calf to the farm. He can often be seen driving around town in his vet truck with his Mini-Aussie’s, Carl and Lucy by his side.



Dr. Kyle joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in October 2017 and is originally from Weiser, Idaho. He graduated from Purdue University in 2016. He recently relocated back to Idaho with his wife and fellow veterinarian, Dr. Kaylie Fritts, who practices in Eagle. Dr. Kyle enjoys the variety that mixed animal practice offers. Outside of work he enjoys hiking and fly fishing with his wife and dogs Layla and Ivy.



Dr. Katelin came to the practice in July as an associate veterinarian. She claims both Idaho and Nevada as home. She has always had a love for animals, which led her to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University. She was drawn to back to Idaho following her clinical year with Auburn University to carry out her externship here at Lake Shore Animal Hospital. Katelin is a small and large animal veterinarian who enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing with her border collie, Dodge.