Doctors and Staff



DeWana Anderson, DVM 

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 Sugar Cat Sunshine 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-12-4-2014-1-24-13-PM-450x600Cathy 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.



Maria-Serrano-e1453729172996-150x150Maria Serrano, DVM

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 worked as a small animal veterinarian in Raleigh for 2 years. After achieving 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 at Banfield Pet Hospital in Cary. Dr. Serrano and her husband, 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-Reavis-150x150Lindsey Stanko Reavis, RVT  Head Technician

Lindsey has been working at The Animal Hospital since 2010. She graduated from Central Carolina 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.

Lindsey 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. 



ashley2-e1479335151445-150x150Ashley 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 of 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 Strickland

Class of 2021 North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Amy-Sheffield-e1444253821913-128x150Amy Sheffield

Amy Sheffield is a Kentucky native where she received a BA from the University of Louisville in Cultural Anthropology. She worked in a small animal clinic as a teenager and has always been inclined toward working with people and animals. Amy enjoys caring for the animals at TAH and recently adopted a puppy named Shelby Blue. Amy is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner and in her free time enjoys meditating, reading, hiking, and camping. 


img_0369Haley Pratt

Class of 2021 North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine.






sethSeth Hubbard

Seth was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He received his bachelor's 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.


kimiKimi Frazier

Kimi, a Dallas, Texas native, recently moved to the Carrboro area from Richmond, Virginia where she studied Environmental Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in veterinary medicine for three years and plans to attend Central Carolina Community College's Veterinary Medical Technology program next fall to become a registered veterinary technician. When she's not working, you can find Kimi hiking, camping, and going to independent wrestling shows with her boyfriend, Josh, or spending time with their three dogs- Charlie, Eva, and Mowgli- as well as their cat Finn.


IMG_4762Mason Cooper

Mason was born and raised in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He started working at a veterinary clinic while attending high school and continued to do so for four years. After graduating he moved around the state while continuing school until deciding to come back to the triangle and pursue what he enjoys; helping animals. When he’s not working he likes to spend time at car events or with his dog, Cheyenne. Cheyenne is a 13-year-old Border Collie that Mason adopted as a puppy from Orange County Animal Shelter.



julia_holmesJulia Holmes

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.



Cathryn-Hoffman-150x150Cathryn Hoffmann, Head Receptionist

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 Macy

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

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!