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.

Veterinarians

  • David Webster, DVM
    Practice Owner

    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 Animal Hospital in 2005

  • John Bowen, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Bowen is a native North Carolinian who graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. His professional pursuits entail dentistry and internal medicine, while also being well versed in effective client communication. Dr. Bowen currently lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Susan and two dogs named Charlie and Frankie. It is his passion to enrich the lives of his neighbors through helping animals. When he is not working you will likely find him on the trails hiking, travelling, or tailgating a Carolina Panthers game.

    Joined the HCAH family in June 2018



  • Katelyn Carroll, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Katelyn Carroll graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in July 2015. She enjoys traveling to new places to go hiking, scuba diving, camping, kayaking, and biking. While she's at home she enjoys baking and crafts with her husband Michael and cats, Sabiha, Momma Kitty, along with several other foster kitties. Dr. Carroll has a special interest in canine and feline soft tissue surgery as well as exotic animal medicine and surgery.

    Joined the HCAH family in May 2020

  • Katherine Rodriguez, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA in 2012. One of her biggest interest in this field is dermatology and internal medicine. She resides in Cary with her husband and two kids. She has two cats and one dog. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

    Joined the HCAH family in Dec. 2019

Client Service Team

  • Nickie Zabala
    Practice Manager

    Nickie moved to North Carolina from Roanoke, VA in February 2012. She started her career in veterinary medicine in 2002 as a receptionist and over the years gained experience in multiple veterinary positions. Nickie reached a personal goal when she joined our team as Practice Manager in June 2020. And although her nest is empty, while her daughters are attending college and her son's reside in Virginia. Nickie still has a house full with her mini zoo consisting of her dogs Zoie, Journey, and Lola, along with a recently adopted Care program kitten Squeaky and her Leopard Tortoise Dayzee, and Parrot Bubbalicious. Outside of work, when not spending time with family and friends, you will catch her tubing, gardening, and crafting.

    Joined the HCAH family in June 2020

  • Anna Ray
    Human Resource and Receptionist Manager

    Anna grew up in Chapel Hill and has lived on the family homestead her whole life. You will find Anna up front assisting you with making appointments, checking in your pet and answering any questions you may have. She lives with her husband Harry, their 3 dogs, and horse. She has one daughter and soon will be adding to her family in June. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her parents on the farm and spending time with her family.

    Joined the HCAH family in August 2015


  • Rebecca Spencer
    Operations Support Specialist and Receptionist

    Rebecca began her career in the veterinary medicine in 1997. She has a great deal of experience in all aspects of the hospital including assisting in exam rooms, surgical monitoring, and customer service. Rebecca has a large fur family which consist of 5 Boxers, a Border Collie mix, a cat, a rabbit, and a flock of chickens. In addition to her many companions, she resides in Sanford with her husband Ryan, and three beautiful daughters and a cute as a button grandson. Outside of work she enjoys reading and crocheting. You can always find her doing something that involves her crafty side.

    Joined the HCAH family in February 2018

  • Mikaela Crutchfield
    Receptionist

    Mikaela was born and raised in Pittsboro, NC and recently joined our team as a receptionist while working on her Master Degree as a forensic psychologist. Aside from work and school, Mikaela enjoys spending time with her Great Dane, Cora and hiking.

    Joined the HCAH family in August 2020

Registered Veterinary Technicians

  • Mary Talley, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    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 the HCAH Family in Oct. 2016

  • Nicholas Horne, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Nick originally joined the team in August of 2019 as an intern. He graduated from Central Carolina Community College VMT program in the spring of 2020 and will be one of our registered technicians here at the hospital. He resides in Sanford, North Carolina with his recently adopted dog named Ike and two kitties named Harley Quinn and Joker. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors; hiking, skiing, and camping. We are happy to have him as part of the team.

    Joined the HCAH family in August 2019

Veterinary Assistants

  • Walker Whitehead
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jennifer “Walker” Whitehead recently joined our team as a vet assistant. You will see her in rooms assisting our techs and doctors. Walker grew up in Roxboro, NC and currently lives in Graham. After marrying her longtime boyfriend, they recently welcomed their first baby boy into the world. Walker has two Jack Russell’s named Macey and Sammy. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

    Joined the HCAH family in January 2019

  • Kimberly Hall
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kim recently joined our team as a veterinary assistant and has fit right into our HCAH family. She has worked in the veterinary setting on and off since 2009. Aside from vet assisting, Kim also does grooming for an array of canine and feline breeds. She resides in Seagrove, NC where she has many pets including; dogs, cats, horses, mules, and chickens. She enjoys spending her spare time with her daughter, riding horses, hiking, road trips, and kayaking.

    Joined the HCAH family in December 2019

  • Carrisa Gallimore
    Veterinary Assistant

    Carrisa has joined our team as a vet assistant and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Program Online. She is studying to get her degree as a VetTech and is hoping to graduate in 2022. She resides in Asheboro, NC where she was born and raised. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and going camping. She has two dogs named Lilly and Niko.

    Joined the HCAH family in June 2020

  • Nicole Johnson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole recently joined our team as an assistant. She is now a Pittsboro resident originally residing in Apex. She grew up riding horses and rode competitively for almost 10 years. She is currently enrolled in the Wake Tech Community College studying arts. After just working here a few short months, she is looking to pursue her career in a vet tech program now. She has found her passion in animal care and looks forward to furthering her education. Outside of work she enjoys riding four wheelers and spending time with her grandma. She has two cats, Milo and Leo, and 1 dog named Dexter. We are so happy to have her part of the hope Crossing Family. She fits in so well and so glad to have her here working as an assistant.

    Joined the HCAH family in Sept. 2020   

  • Makayla Maturo
    Veterinary Assistant

    Makayla was born and raised in Connecticut and moved to North Carolina in 2015. She is currently finishing her veterinary technician degree online. Makayla lives in Durham with her fiancé, son, two cats Jax and Jane and Golden Retriever, Jasper. You will find Makayla assisting you in scheduling appointments, checking you in and out, and helping you with all your receptionist needs. She is an awesome addition and we are all happy to have her on board. 

    Joined the HCAH Family in February of 2021

HOUSE PETS

  • MAMA CAT
    Years in practice: 1

    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. 

  • CURTIS
    Years at practice: 12

    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.

  • Q
    Years in practice: 9

    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.

Location

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Pittsboro Office

Monday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Hope Crossing are the best vets around. They are very professional, have extremely reasonable rates, and truly care about your furry friends!"
    Kirby S.
  • "I've been living in this area for over 30 years and have found Hope Crossing Animal Hospital to be the best vet clinic I have used. My dog received top notch care and his diagnosed problem was quickly treated. Honestly I can't think anything that could have been done to make our experience any better. Thank you."
    Ray C.
  • "Thank you very much to the Team at Hope Crossing for taking such good care of my Sadie yesterday for her spaying. She is doing wonderful this morning and I'm so happy I found Hope Crossing. You all are great!"
    Viviana T.
  • "Love Dr. Webster. My cats like him too! Staff who greet when you walk in always warm and friendly. They worked with me when I needed to take care of my mom's 17yr old cat and provided meds, food and fluids as needed. Would recommend them for your pets! Offer compassionate care without feeling like they are trying to just make money."
    Mara W.