Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Our team is here to help you. Our goal is to meet your needs as it pertains to the health and well-being of your pet. Our clients' pets are members of their family, and expect the same quality healthcare as they would for any other member of their family. When your pet comes to Hope Crossing Animal Hospital they become a part of our family too.

Doctors


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Dr. David Webster, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. David Webster grew up in North Carolina and received his Veterinary degree at NC State. He has had a deep compassion for all animals since childhood and truly feels blessed to be able to help animals every day.
Dr. Webster currently lives in New Hill with his wife and six children. He is thrilled to be serving his home community of Chatham County. 

Founded Hope Crossing in 2005

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Dr. Deb Sweet, DVM

Dr. Sweet grew up and attended veterinary school in Wisconsin. She has practiced small animal medicine for 20 years in several clinics in Oregon and Wisconsin. She started her own house call practice in 2013.

Dr. Sweet joined the team at HCAH when she and her family moved to North Carolina in 2014 seeking a warmer climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean. Her professional interests include ophthalmology, hospice care and internal medicine. She lives in Holly Springs with her husband, two children, a cat named Nimbus, and two dogs named Webster and Bailey.

Joined HCAH Family in July 2014

Education: University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, 1996

Staff


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Stacey O'Hare

Stacey joined us in May 2010. She has lived in North Carolina her whole life, except for a year spent in Texas with her husband. She has three cats, a dog, two horses, and two human babies. You may see her filling in around the practice, but her main job is as our office manager.

Joined HCAH Family in May 2010

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Shannon Hollander, RVT

Shannon graduated May 2013 from the CCCC program for Veterinary Technician. Performing dentals, assisting in surgeries, getting blood or taking X-rays - she does it all here. She is awesome with the animals, we have yet to meet one that does not LOVE her. She lives with her one-eyed rescue dog, named Mad Eye, another rescue dog named Yoshi and seven cats. 

Joined HCAH Family in May 2011

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Rachel Bradley

Rachel joined the practice family in September 2012 and has been a joy to have around. She grew up right outside of Atlanta, Georgia and moved to North Carolina in 2007. Easy to talk to, get along with, she will bring easiness and energy to the hospital. Her primary focus will be on reception, answering phones and serving clients at the desk. She lives with her 2 dogs, 3 cats and does pet sitting on the side. 

Joined HCAH Family in Sept. 2012

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Ingrid Witherell

Ingrid joined our family after moving down to NC from New England the summer of 2014. A classically trained pianist, she's adored animals since a child and always wanted to work in the veterinary world. She's worked as a receptionist and vet assistant at animal hospitals in Manhattan and New Hampshire and will be doing the same here. Whether it's taking vitals and a history in the exam room, checking you in or answering the phone - she does it all with a smile! She lives with her boyfriend, a feral cat she tamed named Mrs. Socks, her cats Twitch and Sir Pounce, her adorable rat terrier Ollie and a lab mix named Reggie Ledoux.

Joined HCAH Family in Aug. 2014

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Courtney Wilson

Courtney has worked part time here since June of 2013. She was born and raised here in Pittsboro. She has always enjoyed working with animals and knew she wanted to go into the veterinary field. Courtney will be graduating from the CCCC veterinary technician program this May. She lives on a farm that consists of chickens, goats, cows, donkeys and her own dog. She's currently one of our veterinary assistants and helps monitoring surgeries, running lab tests and lending a hand in the exam rooms. We’re very lucky to have her part of the Hope Crossing gang.

Joined HCAH Family in June 2013

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Anna Ray

Anna grew up in Chapel Hill and has lived in North Carolina her whole life. She's always been around animals - having lived with parents who showed horses. She went to CCCC for child care and graduated in 2011. Anna joins the girls up front at reception and will be assisting you with making appointments, checking in your pet or answering any questions you may have! She lives with her fiancee and their 3 dogs, 1 kitten, and numerous horses and goats. They had their first child this past November.

Joined HCAH Family in Aug. 2015

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Mary Talley, RVT

Mary was born, raised, and still resides, in Goldston with her 2 cats and 1 dog. She attended Chatham Central high School, where she got her Certified Nursing Assistant license. After her cat died of leukemia she decided she wanted to go into veterinary medicine to help animals. She joined the Veterinary Technician Program at CCCC and graduated May of 2016. She'll be assisting with surgeries, helping in exam rooms, taking radiographs or performing labwork - pretty much a little of everything! We're very excited to have her join our family.

Joined HCAH Family in Oct. 2016

 

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Brad Dixon

Born and raised in Sanford, NC - Brad graduated in 2016 from the veterinary technician program at CCCC. While in school he did his externship here, so it's nice to have him back at Hope Crossing as a veterinary technician and officially part of the team! He'll be assisting in surgeries, the exam rooms and running lab work. Brad loves animals but especially exotics. He has a Tegu (which is a large lizard) named Olivia, a Sailfin Dragon named Norbert, a salamander named Expo, two cats named Tom and Garus and a sheep named Kirin.

Joined HCAH Family in Feb. 2017

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Q

I daresay I've heard these humans refer to me as a grumpy old man. Pray tell how YOU would feel if you were 21 years old (that's 100 in human years!) and no longer the spry, young hep-cat you once were... So yes, I can be a little cantankerous on occasion - usually when a canine is involved (oh how I loathe those smelly beasts!) - but truly I have a heart of gold. I don't wander around the hospital as much as I did in my younger days, but when I do - I make sure to strut with style and grace. I spend most of my time lounging in the sunlight - napping and eating throughout the day - and give those pesky dogs a good, stern talkin' to when they get too close to me. The girls like to say my name twice, in a high pitched voice, and that usually gets my attention right away. I love a good petting from those sweet ladies. They treat me like the gentleman I am, which I always appreciate.

 Years in practice: 9

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Curtis

I once was caught with a whole sandwich in my mouth while running down the hallway. True story. I've stolen more lunches from the people here than you could ever imagine! If you've got food - it belongs to me. After all, I'm the one who runs things around here. Occasionally I've felt bad, and returned from my outdoor prowls with a lizard in my mouth for these humans, but they always shriek and toss it back outside. Can you believe that? What a waste... Aside from my thieving of food, you can pretty much always find me laying on the receptionist's desk in the lobby. Dogs try to jump up on the counter to greet me, or slobber on me, or lick me, but I can't be bothered with all that. i just lay there and stare at them. I don't have time for their shenanigans when there's napping to be had. Or eating... I always have time when food's involved.

Years at practice: 12

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Mama Cat

I came to live at Hope Crossing in April 2016 - but, shhhh, don't tell Dr. Webster. He thinks I'm still just "visiting". I was pretty pregnant when I arrived, so I kept to the back of the building, waddling around with my big ol' belly. I have to admit that I became pretty smelly during that time frame - it's hard to groom when your belly is bigger than the GoodYear Blimp! But now I'm back to my svelte and petite self and BOY is it a blast here! Sometimes I'll just run at top speed up and down the hallways, for no reason WHATSOEVER, and throw my paws up in the air or roll over onto my head or attack the pen and pencil holder or nibble on your fingers when you try petting me. Life is so much fun!! I'm pretty sponaneous and wild, but I think that's why the girls here like me. I'm expanding my territory too, so you may see me cruising around the lobby or trying to call my peeps by stepping all over the receptionist's telephones. I haven't reached anyone yet, but I'm going to keep trying. I'm also going to keep trying to beg for leftovers at lunch, or maybe just steal a little bit when no one is looking. To be honest, I can be a little sneaky - but hey! that's why some find me so charming. 

Years in practice: 1

Hope Crossing Animal Hospital

58 E. Cotton Rd.

Pittsboro, NC 27312


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(919) 542-1975


We refer our after hours emergencies to several local 24 hour facilities. These include:

Veterinary Specialty Hospital
(919) 233-4911
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
(919) 513-6500
Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital
(912) 489-0615
Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary
(919) 462-8989


Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm

Sunday Closed