Doctors and Staff
DeWana Anderson, DVM owner
Dr. Anderson completed both her BS in Animal Science and DVM from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1994. She started her professional career in Las Vegas but moved back to the south in 1997 and practiced at Apex Veterinary Hospital until 2003 when she joined The Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Anderson and Dr. Dorsch became co-owners of The Animal Hospital in 2009.
Dr. Anderson resides in Carrboro with her dogs, Rocket (mixed breed lab and border collie) and Tag (German Shorthair Pointer adopted from SEGSP rescue), cat's Emmy Lou and Watson and a goldfish.
Dr. Anderson’s veterinary interests lie in preventative health care, geriatrics, and community health for pets. She strongly believes that with good information and access to appropriate health care and training all domestic animals in Orange County can have the opportunity to have a loving home and a long healthy life. She served as the veterinarian for the Orange County Board of Heath from 2005- 2010. She was an active member of the Orange County Animal Services Board from 2005-2010 and recently rejoined the OCAS board to serve another term. Dr. Anderson was also an involved board member of Paws4ever (formerly Animal Protection Society of Orange County) from 2004-2011.
You will most likely find Dr. Anderson walking or jogging with her dogs on Bolin Creek trails. She also enjoys gardening, a good book, and spending time with family and friends.
Erik Dorsch, DVM
Dr. Dorsch retired from private practice on 12/31/2015.
Cathy Crum, DVM
Dr. Crum grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta in a city called Snellville, GA. She received a BS in Biology from the University of Georgia after 3 years. During her second year of undergrad, she did a year exchange to North Carolina State University and worked in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital while in school. After graduating, she moved back to NC to work as a technician at both VSH and the NCSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital for several years before starting veterinary school. Dr. Crum graduated from the NCSU-CVM in 2011. She worked at a small animal practice in Fuquay-Varina for 2 years after graduation, followed by 2 years at the Banfield Pet Hospital in Wake Forest. Dr. Crum started working as a relief doctor at The Animal Hospital in 2012, then began working part-time in October 2014 and full-time in January 2016. She has a special interest in Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Crum and her husband Dave live in Raleigh with their 2 rescue dogs Mika (shepherd mix) and Butler (golden/lab mix) and 2 retired blood donor kitties, Lou and Cy. Dr. Crum enjoys running and is an avid reader.
Dr. Serrano grew up in the small town of Lancaster, Massachusetts. She received her B.S. in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire. She moved to North Carolina, when accepted to North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU-CVM). During her 3rd year of veterinary school, she was accepted into NCSU-CVM Master's program in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. Dr. Serrano graduated from veterinary school in 2008 and continued work on her Master's degree. While attending graduate school, she worksed as a small animal veterinarian in Raleigh for 2 years. After acheiving a master's, she was involved in different exotic veterinary internships and experiences involving diverse exotic species including marine animals, fish, sea turtles, and other reptiles. Prior to working as a part time veterinarian at The Animal Hospital, Dr. Serrano worked for 2 years in Banfield Pet Hospital in in Cary. Dr. Serrano and her husbad, Bernie live in Holly Springs with 2 dogs (LOki-Siberian Husky and Sheba- German Shepard), 3 cats (Kaya, Leelo, and Gilly), and many saltwater fishes, corals, and invertebrates.
Lindsey Stanko Reavis, RVT Head Technician
Lindsey has been working at The Animal Hospital since 2010. She graduated from Central Caolina Community College in 2010 with a degree in veterinary medical technology. She then passed her national and state boards to become a registered veterinary technician. She is the head technician and operations manager at The Animal Hospital.
Lindey lives in Durham with her husband Joel and their two sons Emery & Arlo. They have one dog, Spice (adopted from CCCC) and two cats Gus and Gatsby. She enjoys anything and everything to do with plants and gardening in her free time.
Katie Tolbert, RVT
Katie, originally from Pennsylvania, moved to Carrboro in 2009. She has a BA in biology from Arcadia University and after a couple years in the working world decided to go back to school to become a veterinary technician.
She graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2013 with a degree in veterinary medical technology. She and her husband, Ryan, have a cat named Odin.
In her free time Katie likes to knit, play disc golf, travel, cook (and eat), and play laser pointer with Odin.
Ashley Childress, RVT
Ashley was born and raised in western North Carolina. She moved to the Triangle in 2009 for college and currently lives in Cary. She is a 2016 graduate from the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Central Carolina Community College and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Ashley has an interest in orthopedics, cytology, rehabilitation, and dentistry. She has a passion for animal rescue and fosters dogs when life permits. Ashley adopted Dewey, a lab/shepherd mix, in April from the CCCC dog colony. She enjoys going to concerts, hiking with Dewey, reading, and streaming too much television.
Lillian was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 2009. Then, she left N.C. and headed to Texas to attend Baylor University. She graduated from Baylor in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities. Immediately after graduation, Lillian came back to her native North Carolina and settled in Raleigh.
Lillian aspires to become a veterinary surgeon, and loves the hands-on experience that she is gaining at The Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant. During her off-time, she enjoys knitting, cooking, and reading. She lives with her boyfriend and their two cats, Franklin and Teddy.
Sarah is a Carrboro native who recently moved back to the area. She graduated with a BA in Biology and Environmental Science from UNC-CH in 2009. She then moved down to Gainesville, Florida where she obtained a Masters of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from The University of Florida. After working in a couple of labs at UF Sarah realized her immense passion for the complexity and challenges of medicine, along with her love of working with animals, which has lead her pursue a career in the field of veterinary medicine. She hopes to apply to vet school in the next year or two, but is loving the experience she is gaining working as a veterinary assistant at The Animal Hospital.In her spare time Sarah enjoys her working out, walking around Carrboro with her greyhound, Syd, a retired racer from Florida, and reading nerdy science books.
Amy Sheffield is a Louisville, Kentucky native where she graduated with a BA from the University of Louisville in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. She worked in a small animal clinic as a teenager and has always been inclined toward working with people and animals. Amy is enjoying getting to know the culture of Carrboro and caring for the animals at TAH.
Chris was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. After high school he lived in New Hampshire and Maryland. Chris started volunteering at the Durham County Animal Shelter in high school and continued volunteering at shelters and working in kennels wherever he went. He worked as a veterinary assistant at an emergency clinic in Maryland and after that he knew he wanted to work with animals.Chris moved back to North Carolina in 2013 to attend school and be closer to family. He is pursuing a BS in computer programming. He currently lives in Chapel Hill with a very large dog named Daedra and 3 cats named Emily, Katie and Zoey. In his off time he enjoys reading, building computers and trail riding with his horse Rohan.
Haley was born and raised in Chapel Hill. In 2015 she graduated from Appalachian State with a BS in biology. She then spent a year working at an aquarium in Connecticut before returning to North Carolina. Haley is very happy to be back home and working with animals. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the next few years.For now, Haley is making the most of her time back in North Carolina; sailing on the coast, soaking in the culture of the triangle, and visiting friends in the mountains. An Australian Shepherd named River accompanies her wherever she goes
Seth was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He received his bachelors of science degree in Radiologic Technology (Radiology) at Keiser University in 2010. He lived in Carrboro for 3 years and then moved to Charleston in 2013. After 3 years away from home he decided to return to the great town of Carrboro to once again work at The Animal Hospital. Seth is excited to be back working here and exploring North Carolina once again.
Julia grew up in southeast Virginia and moved to North Carolina in 2013, following her husband’s work. She labels herself a “dog person”, but in the beginning of 2014 she and her husband adopted two kittens from a shelter in Asheville. The four of them live happily together (despite all the kittens’ mischievous antics) in Raleigh. In her free time, Julia enjoys dabbling in arts & crafts, baking, and daydreaming.
Cat is a Durham native with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from UNC that she received in 2013. She moved to Carrboro in the spring of 2015. She loves getting to know her new town and having a job that involves petting puppies. Outside of The Animal Hospital, she is a partially-trained classical singer who loves indie movies and live music. She currently lives in a wonderful (if busy) menagerie of cats and dogs, of which two cats are hers: a feisty pastel tortoiseshell named Tamsin and a sweet (but dumb) orange tabby named Gloria.
Jennifer grew up in New Bern, NC and has lived in Carrboro, Raleigh and now Hillsborough.She studied history at Campbell University and also served six years in the US Army as a reservist. She grew up in a dog only family but has always loved all animals. She currently has two grumpy old cats Ingrid and Sarah, and a Standard Poodle puppy named Beauregard. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and watching Sci-Fi TV shows.
Katie Sigmon, Head Receptionist
My name is Katie Sigmon and I was born and raised in Northeast Georgia. While in college, I found my way to North Carolina for an awesome man who I now call my husband. So far I only have two babies: my dog Abel and my cat Lemon. Abel was adopted from a shelter and has been a handful! With a lot of patience and love, Abel has turned a full 180 since the day we brought her home. And Lemon… well, she's a queen! What makes me happy is long runs with my mutt, reading books and watching cheesy romance movies!
Mary was born and raised in the small town of Elkin, in the foothills of NC. She is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill graduating with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry. She plans to take a year off after graduation before applying to Veterinary School and has already accepted a volunteer trip to South Africa to work with local veterinarians and at a wild animal orphanage for summer 2016!Like all the staff at TAH, Mary is passionate about animals and has grown up loving many cats and dogs. She enjoyed swimming in her Dad's pond with all her dogs growing up, and loves being outside. She enjoys exercising, especially running. In her spare time Mary loves movies, music, good conversation, and lots of laughs.
Cameron Price grew up in the small town of Bessemer City N.C. and moved to Carrboro in 1996. He has always had a love for animals and grew up surrounded by dogs and cats. At the age of 12 he began working at his father's horse stable and over 25 years later, still enjoys nothing more than animals and the joy he gets from just being around them. When he's not working he can be seen walking around Carrboro with his best friend, an adorable Yorkie-Poo named Benjamin "Baxter" Birney(AKA Little Bear, AKA Mr. Bear, AKA Lt. Butt Tuftertons)He also plays drums for Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz and produced/directed the documentary "Monday Night Rock Gods"
Randy lives in Hillsborough and is a junior at Cedar Ridge High School. He enjoys animals and helping care for them at TAH. He stays busy with his school schedule and various sports activities. He plays soccer and basketball for his high school in addition to being a team member of an AAU travel basketball team. Randy is planning to go to college to pursue a sports or medical related degree. His work at TAH might steer him to the medical field to help animals.
Garrett was raised in Carrboro with two siblings and the best dog around. He currently resides in Chapel Hill with his pet ferret, Tyrannosaurus Rex: King of the Dinosaurs — or Ty for short. Although he wishes he could own a dog of his own, taking care of other people's keeps him happy. When not playing with animals, he can be found at home playing guitar a little too loudly.
Kate has always been a free spirit and has moved from place to place for as long as she can remember, but has always found her way back to Carrboro, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Savannah Art Institute in Georgia and of AAST Academy in South Carolina, an under-grad of a few others for art-related and music-related works-in-progress, and has a dedicated love for literature. She taught classes on writing in Charlotte and has published a bit, though under an alias (to keep things mysterious.) Traveling frequently has made it difficult for her to buckle down on keeping a pet of her own, but Kate has always had a heart for animals of all sizes and shapes. In borrowing and pet-sitting here and there, it was only natural that Kate happily joined the Animal Hospital of Carrboro family. She hopes to continue building a home in Carrboro and maybe have a pet-buddy of her own someday soon.
Anya Josephs grew up in Carrboro. She graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with a degree in English Literature, and plans to pursue a PhD at UCLA in English beginning in the fall. Her academic interest is in Shakespeare. She enjoys travel, cooking, theatre, reading, and writing. Tragically, she has never been able to own a pet, so she loves working at the kennel to spend time with the wonderful animals boarded there.
Tabouli’s our 20 year old hospital cat who visited us from Vermont and decided to stay to join our team. She’s an Apex native who loves North Carolina. Tabouli is an avid reader and especially enjoys staff meetings. She moves from lap to lap in search of the perfect amount of affection. We love her and are very happy she decided to call TAH her home.
Max the hospital cat
Our Max came to us having a lot of troubles with diabetes. He could not use his rear legs very well so he had a lot of trouble walking on slick floors and even struggled on carpet.
We made trails for him with rubber mats so he could get to his litter box in the bathroom upstairs. He really struggled to move more than a few feet at a time.
After about 6 months of strict dieting and good glucose control Max began to use his back legs much better and has not looked back since. That was back in 2009. Today our Max can open the bathroom door, get up on the lunch table upstairs, knock down Dr. Dorsch’s orchids if they are too low on the racks, ride the elevator, and topple over trash cans in his never ending hunt for more food and chewing gum. And anyone who eats lunch upstairs is going to have a social visit from Mr. Max.
Max has become a part of our team and is always a bright spot in our day. Even when he sits on the stairs and starts to expect dinner at 1 or 2 in the afternoon when he knows we feed him at 4 or 5 in the afternoon. We all love him and we are thankful to have him with us here at TAH.
Early 2016, our sweet Max passed away. He is gone but not forgotten. We miss him everyday.