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.



    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


    Dr. Bowen is a native North Carolinian who attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests dentistry, internal medicine, and 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
    Education: North Carolina State University College of Medicine, 2017


    Dr. Laurie Droke grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from Texas A&MCollege of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After graduation, Dr. Droke movedto the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Over the next twenty years,she practiced small animal medicine and surgery at several privately ownedclinics in Silicon Valley, as well as at the San Francisco SPCA. In 2019,Dr. Droke decided to move to Pittsboro, North Carolina, to be closer tofamily. That summer she drove across the country with her GoldenRetriever, Jambo, and her cat, Bradley Cooper. Although none of her familyis from North Carolina, Dr. Droke, her sister, nephew, and parents, now alllive in homes located within 4 miles of Hope Crossing Animal Hospital.Laurie Droke, DVM's sister is Michelle Droke, DVM, a long-time associateveterinarian at Cole Park Animal Hospital.

    Joined the HCAH Family in Sept. 2019
    Education: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, 1998

  • Dr.
    Katelyn Carroll, DVM

    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, and any other kitties she's fostering. Dr. Carroll has a special interest in canine and feline soft tissue surgery as well as exotic animal medicine and surgery.

    Joined HCAH family in May 2020



    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 Aug. 2015


    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 always find her doing something that involves her crafty side.

    Joined the HCAH Family in February 2018. 

  • Nicole “Nickie” Zabala

    Nickie has recently joined our team in continuing her career in the veterinary field. She started her career in 2002 and loves every bit of it. She grew up in Roanoke, VA and recently moved to NC in February of 2011. Nickie has four kids, two that are in college and two that still reside in VA. She now has a house full with four dogs, Zoie, Journey, Governor, and Lola. She also has a kitten that she rescued named Princess Kidden Squeaks,a turtle named Leopard Tortoise, and a bird named Bubbalious. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well going to festivals, river tubing, gardening, crafting, and going to the mountains and beach.

    Joined HCAH family in July 2020

  • Mikaela Crutchfield

    Mikaela has joined the front staff team as a receptionist. She is born and raised in Pittsboro, NC. She is currently working on her Master Degree as a forensic psychologist. Aside from work she enjoys spending time with her great Dane, Cora and hiking.

    Joined HCAH family in Aug. 2020



    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 boyfriend, four dogs that she rescued named Mad Eye, Yoshi, Chibby, Leia, and seven cats. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and reading. 

    Joined the HCAH Family in May 2011.


    Lauren was raised in the Carolinas and began her work in Veterinary Medicine as a wildlife rehabilitator. In this field she worked caring for reptiles, mammals, songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and her favorite, opossums. She graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2016 from the Veterinary Technician program, with internship experience at an emergency hospital and high volume spay/neuter clinic. Lauren enjoys providing critical care for patients, assisting with surgeries, providing client education, and assisting in veterinary behavior consultations. She currently resides in the beautiful woods near Haw River with her canine companions and a flock of chickens. We are happy to have her as part of our family.

    Joined HCAH family in Feb. 2019



    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 Jan. 2019

  • Nicholas Horne

    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 clinic. He resides in Sanford, North Carolina with his recently adopted dog named Iike 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 part of the team.

    Joined HCAH family in Aug. 2019

  • Kimberly “Kim” Hal

    Kim recently joined our team as a vet assistant and has fit right into our HCA family. She has worked in the veterinary setting on and off since2009. Aside from vet assisting she does grooming for all canines and felines. 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 HCAH family in Dec. 2019

  • Carrisa Gallimore

    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 HCAH family in July 2020


    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. 

    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.


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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.