Dr. Kitrina Journell was one of the founders of Animal Hospital of Lewisville in 2010 and has loved being a part of the Lewisville community! Dr. Journell grew up in Fairfax County, VA, and went to James Madison University for her undergraduate degree in Biology, Pre-Med. She met her husband, Wayne, while attending JMU and they both then went to graduate school together in Illinois. Dr. Journell continued her path to becoming a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana College of Veterinary Medicine. She loves working with dogs and cats, and enjoys seeing the occasional exotic pet as well. Her special interests are in internal medicine and 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 and 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.
Angie has been a part of the AHL team since we opened in 2010. She was born in New York but has lived in the south since childhood. She is a proud Italian who loves cooking, spending time with her pets and going to car show events. Angie is also a heavily involved volunteer for a group that assists with the health and well being of feral cats in the community. Angie and her husband reside with their cats and dogs in Lewisville.
Lauren has been a part of the AHL team since 2012. Lauren was raised in Yadkin County, but has lived in Lewisville for the last five years. Lauren graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Biology. She enjoys spending time with her pups, Fergie and Maggie. Lauren loves to paint, especially pet portraits, and also loves to get outside for a hike with her dogs.
Ben joined our team in 2019. He has lived in Winston-Salem all his life. He aspires to be a veterinarian because of his passion for animals and to help those who can’t help themselves. This is one of the reasons he loves volunteering at the Humane Society. He is currently working towards graduating high-school with an associate degree in science. Ben also loves his church, playing tennis, and playing with his two cats, Daisy and Lucy.
Mikayla is a sophomore in college who is planning on pursuing her pre-veterinary courses. She has a passion for helping animals and has a goal of becoming a veterinarian. In her free time, she loves to sing, dance, spend time with her family and her dogs, Reeves and Rainbow.
Allison joined our AHL family in 2019. She moved here from Hawaii and has been in the veterinary field since early 2017. She has a military background and has a true passion for animals. In an attempt to save more pets, Allison has done quite a bit of fostering, and that didn’t go so well...so she now has 5 cats: Jax, Joey, Benny, Sammy, Riley and a dog named Layla. She hopes to one day open her own animal sanctuary. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, cook and wood crafting.
Brittney grew up in the small town of Pilot Mountain but has called many cities across the country home. She has two fur babies, Dewbie and Luke whom she spoils whenever she gets the chance. Working for a nonprofit pit bull rescue in the past she looks forward to the opportunity to volunteer more. Brittney enjoys photography, loves a good mystery book and classic horror movies.
Michelle transplanted from Maryland and brings 14 years experience to our team. She has 3 dogs of her own and enjoys spending time outside with them, her husband, and daughter.
On the weekends you can find Michelle racing on the autocross course or swimming with her daughter.
Chris comes to us from Frederick, MD. He has lived in Winston-Salem for a little over a year now. Chris has worked in many fields when it comes to animals ranging from training, rehabilitation, and as a hospital assistant. Chris was in the U.S.M.C for 9 years as an infantry marine and a dog handler. Chris loves to work with his dogs in scent and protection work. He also loves to cook and grill out.
Zoe is from Mocksville, NC and has lived there her whole life. She's always had a passion for animals because she grew up on a farm, but volunteering and working at the Davie County Animal Shelter has given her an even stronger passion for animals. Zoe has been a volunteer and an animal caretaker there over the past three years and has worked a lot with abused and neglected animals to get them ready to be adopted into their forever homes.
Zoe's favorite hobbies are dog training and shooting. She has shot shotguns, archery, rifle, pistol, and muzzleloader competitively for six years and shot archery her first semester of college.
Janet has over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary field. Her background includes various administrative positions in private practice, shelter medicine, and pet insurance.
In her free time, she likes to try new activities with her daughter and grandpup, Tuck, along with her two dogs, Samy and Dude.
The vets and staff are second to none. They treat all of our animals like their own. In addition, we are always done super quickly! They are punctual but offer the best and most thorough care possible. I never feel like my questions don’t matter! We work primarily with Dr. Journell and she’s the best!
- Joanna M
Dr. Journell is seriously the best. She kept our baby bear happy and strong for two years after he was diagnosed with heart failure. She understood what was right for him and what was to much for his body to handle. My husband and I love all the staff as well, always friendly and understanding.
- Casey J
The friendliest staff, cleanest facilities & competent, caring vets. My dog is as excited to come here as he is to go to the dog park, which makes my life much easier than if he was nervous and scared and I had to drag him there.