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.
Allyson has been an asset to our team since 2017 and graduated from UNCW with a degree in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years. After living in Wilmington for a few years, she was glad to move back to the foothills that she calls home. Allyson likes spending her free time painting, baking, gardening, and playing video games with her husband! She has four wonderful pets; three cats named Angus, Riddle, and Echo, and a dog named Gonzo.
Lydia is originally from Georgia but grew up in Winston-Salem. Our team welcomed her in June 2018. She enjoys spending time with her sweet mini-Mastiff, Sheba, and her crazy Dachshund mix, Oscar. Lydia enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Dave joined our staff in July 2019, excited to return to his career in veterinary medicine. He has a passion for helping animals of all types. Dave graduated from Davidson College with a degree in Biology and Medical Humanities. At Davidson, he worked as an Independent Researcher in the Herpetology and Ornithology labs. Dave enjoys all things outdoors, watching basketball of any kind, and spending time with his three cats Mac, Ash, and Misty; his Western Hognose Snake, Gus; his two Leopard Geckos. Sunfyre and Balerion; and his nine African Cichlid fish.
Brooke has been helping out the team seasonally since 2016. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May of 2019 from Western Carolina University. She is working towards her veterinary degree in both large and small animlas at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys working out, reading books, and spending time with her two orange tabby cats, Tigger and Nugget. Hopefully you will get a chance to see her while she is working during her breaks from school!
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 going to UNCG in fall of 2020 for the pre-veterinary program. 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.
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.