We are proud of our staff family and the practice that we support. We strive to bring our clients the best in veterinary care and our number one goal is always that you and your loved ones leave happier and healthier.
DR. MIRANDA - Owner
Dr. Miranda grew up in Alabama. Her interests in veterinary medicine started with her love for horses. She attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia for her undergraduate studies in chemistry and pre-veterinary medicine. While studying at Berry, she worked at the equestrian center and a local mixed animal hospital, rode on the equestrian team, and participated in several animal related organizations. She graduated with honors in three years and returned to Alabama to pursue her career in veterinary medicine. In 2003, she graduated with honors with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she practiced small animal medicine in Florida prior to moving to North Carolina. She has worked in several small animal hospitals in the Raleigh area until opening Youngsville Animal Hospital.
During her years in small animal practice she developed an interest in orthopedics and animal exercise rehabilitation. In 2014 she completed the University of Tennessee Certificate Program in Canine Physical Rehabilitation. Dr. Miranda and her husband, Mike, have a son and daughter. Their extended family includes dogs, cats, horses, and fish. They enjoy spending time outdoors between their kids’ sporting events.
DR. ROBERT - Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Robert was born and raised in New York and Florida. He came to North Carolina to attend NC State where he received his bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and his veterinary degree. Dr. Robert has over 20 years of experience. His early career was spent working in Fish and Wildlife medicine and he still has a great passion for treating “exotic” animals. His professional interests include exotic animal medicine and surgery, small animal surgery, fear free practice, and preventative care. Outside of work Dr. Robert likes to spend time with his daughter and 3 step daughters. He has numerous pets including 2 dogs, several snakes, Dart and Tree frogs, and marine aquaria. He enjoys going to area sporting events (Especially NC State), fishing, and woodworking.
Dr. Katie – Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Katie Smith grew up in Hampstead, NC, and moved to Virginia for college. She enjoyed Virginia, but moved to Raleigh, NC years later for veterinary school. She and her husband fell in love with the area. Helping animals and the people who love them is her passion. Nothing is more invigorating than talking to someone about their fur baby, and she loves helping people understand how to keep their pet happy and healthy. Her favorite thing about working with animals is watching the bond and love between pet and owner grow throughout the years.
She is reminded that she is in the right profession every day. Whether it’s sharing stories with a new client or completing a successful surgery, she has never felt more fulfilled than she feels at the end of every workday. As a veterinarian, she has an interest in many facets of small animal general practice. She especially enjoys dermatology, ophthalmology, and preventative medicine, but as a general practitioner, you are just as likely to see her delving into dentistry, cardiology, oncology, and more! She and her husband are happily settled in Youngsville, NC with their two cats, one dog, multiple fish, and their horse. They enjoy taking their Labrador Retriever on hikes over the weekend, or you might find them hanging out at the local shops and breweries.