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The team at AHL is very excited to be in Lewisville. The doctors & staff look forward to working with you and your pet to keep them as healthy as possible! We also provide care when your pet is sick or injured. We have capabilities to do soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery; whatever your pet needs!
The Animal Hospital of Lewisville is owned by Dr. Kitrina Journell, Dr. John Stinson and Dr. Chad Aderhold.
The veterinarian that previously owned the practice (Lewisville Animal Clinic) retired in March 2009. Dr. Stinson and Dr. Aderhold were excited at the opportunity to come to the beautiful town of Lewisville and build a practice. Because of the historic location of the practice, they felt that it would really serve the town well with some upgrades and renovations. The previous clinic was modified from an old gas station, which certainly served the purpose, but was ready for a make-over. Please come see the changes :)
With her hard work and dedication to the Lewisville community, Dr. Journell became an owner in 2016.
Dr. Kitrina Journell graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana College of Veterinary Medicine. She went to James Madison University for her undergraduate degree in Biology, Pre-Med where she met her husband Wayne. She loves working with dogs and cats, and enjoys seeing exotics as well. Her special interests are in internal medicine & cardiology. Dr. Journell and her husband enjoy spending as much time as possible with their four "children". Their daughter Hadleigh is a smart, sweet little girl with lots of energy. They have a sweet mutt named Parker, and two sassy kitty cats, Abe & Madison. The Journell family enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports, and spending time at the beach whenever they can!
Dr. Crozier is a graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She attended NC State for her undergraduate degree in both Zoology and Poultry Science. Dr. Crozier has participated in multiple mission trips with Christian Veterinary Mission to the Cherokee and Navajo reservations and the Yup’ik tribes in Alaska. Along with seeing dogs and cats, Dr. Crozier enjoys working with backyard poultry (chickens, ducks, etc). In her spare time, she loves spending time with her energetic standard poodle (Ollivander), reading, baking, and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Stinson received his BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in 1984. He attended N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his doctoral degree in 1994. Dr. Stinson enjoys spending time with his family and pets! Dr. Stinson and his wife, Stephanie, have 2 sons, Jacob & David. They also have two dogs, Roxy & Maddie.
Dr. Aderhold is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Though a native of Georgia, he has practiced veterinary medicine for 16 years in North Carolina. He brings with him strong skills in bone surgery. Dr. Aderhold keeps busy with his family and pets. He and his wife Sherry have 2 sons. He has 3 dogs, Jim, Gump & Dash, and a cat, Molly.
Amber loves caring for pets! She tends to spoil them and tries to make their stay as stress free as possible, which is very important to all of us. Amber's commitment to learn more is always evident. She is excellent at wellness care and assisting with surgeries. Amber loves reading, particularly thrillers, and gardening when she isn't at work but most of all she enjoys spending time with her three boys and her pets!
Angie will always greet you with a smile and never fails to make you laugh. It is obvious when you meet her, she loves working with pets and their owners. She has a lot of experience with feral cats through her volunteer work. Angie & her husband have 3 dogs (Tango, Bucky & Josie) and 4 cats (Rambo, Rachel Rae, Leroy & Lil Buddy).
Emily, Vet Assistant
Emily joined our staff in late 2015 after graduating with a BS in Animal Science from NC State University where she was a member of their Marching, Pep and Jazz bands. She enjoys sports of all kinds and spending time with her fiancee Christian, her pups Crixus & Drago and kitty Cotton. She is currently deciding between several different schooling options to further her education but in the meantime you will see her in and out of our exam rooms caring for your pets!
Brooke, Kennel Assistant
Brooke just recently joined our staff in May 2016 after completing her freshman year at Western Carolina University where she is majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. You can catch Brooke working on Saturdays at our clinic during the school year and during the week in the summers! Brooke enjoys working with animals and spending time with her cat Tigger!
Melissa, Vet Assistant
Melissa joined us in August 2016 after working at our sister hospital in Wilkes. She is currently taking classes to work towards going to nursing school but in the meantime you will find her taking care of Melissa enjoys spending time with her kittys Oreo & Lady and her chinchilla Ellie!
Lauren, Vet Assistant
Lauren has returned to us after a short absence in 2016. She has worked for the clinic for several years and we hope many more! She enjoys taking care of our patients and you will occasionally find her filling in for our receptionist! Lauren graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Biology. She enjoys spending time with her pups Fergie and Maggie.
Erin, Kennel Assistant
Erin has just recently joined our staff and is fitting in well! Erin graduated with a degree in chemistry from Wingate University. After a few years working in her field she decided to expand her horizons and luckily found us! In her free time she enjoys taking care of 11 rescued German Shepherds and spending time with her two sweet kitties, Lincoln & Hocus Pocus and her pup Toby.
Allyson, Kennel Assistant
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Allyson recently joined our team and has been working in the veterinary field for ~10 years. We have really enjoyed working with her and she gets along very well with our patients! Allyson likes baking, gardening and spending time with her husband, 3 cats Angus, Riddle & Echo, and her pup Gonzo!