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. Colleen 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. Joni Allgood is a Yadkin County native. Dr. Allgood came to Animal Hospital of Lewisville in 2020, after 12 years of working in small animal medicine as well as general practice in the Burlington and Lexington areas. She says it is great to be back home!
Dr. Allgood received dual Bachelors degrees at UNC Greensboro and obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Dr. Allgood has special interests in imaging and internal medicine. She enjoys working with dogs, cats, and the furry exotics including rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets. When not working, she enjoys traveling with her family and anything Disney related!
Our Support Team
Leigh - Practice Manager
Leigh had always wanted to be a veterinarian but life kinda got in the way. She truly believes that God put her exactly where she is meant to be. The animals are her heart!
She grew up in Davidson County and went straight into the veterinary field upon graduating from North Davidson High School. She has certifications in dentistry, ultrasound, and OSHA requirements.
During her time off, you can find her doing projects around the house or working in the yard with her wife, Kate. She loves yard work and being outside and family dinner / game night every Saturday along with her two sons. In the evenings, you can find her snuggled up on the sofa with her pit bull, Mo, and Chester the chiweenie.
Angie - Receptionist Supervisor
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.
Brittney - Receptionist
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.
Mikayla - Veterinary Assistant / Client Service Representative
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.
Patsy - Veterinary Assistant
Patsy was born in Winston Salem and raised in Yadkin county and graduated from Forbush High School in 2014. While attending high school, Patsy would volunteer at the Yadkin County Animal Shelter in the summer.
Patsy got her first veterinary internship her senior year. After high school, she went on to Surry Community College to study animal sciences. Her first veterinary jobs soon followed while also doing at home pet sitting. Patsy's dream job as a child has always been working with animals and anything in the fashion industry.
Michelle - Veterinary Assistant
Michelle transplanted from Maryland and brings more than 15 years experience to our team. She has two dogs of her own and enjoys spending time outside with them, her husband, and two daughters, Mia and Rylee.
On the weekends you can find Michelle racing on the autocross course or swimming with her family.
Mary - Client Service Representative / Veterinary Assistant
Mary was born and raised in Lewisville. Her heart belongs to her son and daughter, and sharing love and kindness to all those she meets. Helping people and pets makes her smile. Mary loves learning all she can to better educate herself and others. Her family has helped many orphaned animals over the years. Working with animals is the only thing she has ever wanted to do, other than being a mom.
In her spare time, Mary loves hanging out with her kids, listening to music, beach time, collecting seashells. She also loves cleaning and organizing with her sweet lab, Smoochy.
Mary is very grateful to be a part of the Animal Hospital of Lewisville Team.
Dustin - Veterinary Assistant
Dustin was born in Davidson County and raised in Clemmons, and graduated from West Forsyth High School in 2013. He then went on to study teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, but soon established himself in the veterinary field and has been pursuing it since 2016.
Dustin has four pets of his own; Figaro, Jilley, Radar, and Winter. In his free time, he enjoys playing and streaming games with his friends.
Katie - Veterinary Assistant
Katie recently moved to the area with her husband and their dogs, Zelda and Frieda. She was raised in Virginia, but is excited to call NC home! One day Katie hopes to open a senior dog sanctuary in honor of her first dog, Sammy, who showed the unconditional love pets can give and that's when she realized she wanted to help animals.
In her free time, Katie loves to spend time with family, play video games, and work on her Cutlass Supreme.
Paige - Veterinary Assistant
Although Paige grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, she spent some time exploring different cities before finally settling in Winston. She has a dog, named Chunk, and a tortoise named Franklin.
During her spare time, Paige enjoys being at home and hanging out with her animals.
Emily - Veterinary Assistant
Emily was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. She graduated from Reagan High School in 2021 and is now attending NC State University with a major in Animal Science, hoping one day to apply to vet school.
Emily has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember, rescuing various creatures from off the street whenever they needed help. In her spare time, Emily loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her dog Watson. She loves music, video games, and to whip up a new recipe in the kitchen.
Nikkie - Kennel Assistant
Nikkie, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, moved to North Carolina in 2017. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician after completing all courses at Forsyth Tech.
As a child her dream career changed many times-from film director to actress, and now veterinary assistant-Nikkie enjoys applying her organization and communication skills to her work environment, embracing the many learning curves and opportunities that come her way.
During her free time, Nikkie can be found spending quality time with her mom or friends. She also enjoys taking walks and exercising often!
Courtney Kirkland - Online Pharmacy Specialist
Courtney oversees the online pharmacy program for our veterinary practice, ensuring clients receive savings, convenience, and peace-of-mind when purchasing medications and products for their pet's optimal health and wellbeing.
Courtney grew up in Brackettville, Texas. She has 7 years of experience in the veterinary industry working as a vet and kennel technician. She is a certified laser technician and safety specialist and at her prior clinic, she was the on-site laser technician.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her three children and their chocolate lab, Creek. She also enjoys reading, cooking and fishing. During the spring, she can be found with her husband on the diamond coaching Little League Baseball.
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.