Lorna McLeod, DVM
Dr. Mcleod earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1996 and has practiced in Winston-Salem and the surrounding Triad since 1997. Dr. McLeod is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and serves as Secretary of the Forsyth County Veterinary Medical Association. She is also a member of the Animal Association of Feline Practitioners. She volunteers with Aarf, FFF, TGRR and FCAP. She also enjoys traveling, antiquing, gardening and spending time with family.
Rita Hemmings, DVM
Dr. Hemmings earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Rutgers University prior to attending veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California where she earned her DVM in 2015. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Her special interests include emergency and critical care, soft tissue surgery, anesthesia and pediatric medicine. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Hemmings can usually be found either baking in the kitchen or exploring the outdoors with her Labrador mix named Leyla.
Lane Anderson is from Texas Hook Em Horns where she started her career working with animals on a cattle ranch after graduating high school. She developed an interest in veterinary medicine after reading all of the James Herriot books when she was young. Lane enjoys reading, cooking, relaxing and fishing at the coast when she has time.
Bethany has always had a soft spot for animals, especially Boston Terriers and Pit Bulls(she has one of each!). She has been a vet assistant for 10 years and enjoys every minute! When not saving animal lives, Bethany enjoys being at home with her husband, daughter, and son.
Holly was born in Statesville NC but has spent most of her life here in Winston-Salem. She has been working with dogs and cats since 2007 and enjoys working with patients and people. At home, she spends her time keeping up with her “boys”, a husband and two young sons!
Desiray joins our team with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in nutrition from NC State. She has two dogs, two cats, a turtle and a rabbit. She loves to travel and studied abroad in Costa Rica. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, and watching crime television.
Emily is another one of our NC State Animal Science graduates. She recently married her college sweetheart Christian. In her down time she enjoys relaxing by playing video games and watching sports (GO PACK). She also loves spending time with her fury creatures: Drago, Crixus, Arya and Cotton. When not working with animals, she is at home crafting for her Esty website.
Christie has been a veterinary receptionist for 10 years so we welcomed her smiling face to Animal Health and Wellness Hospital in 2016. She was born and raised in Wallburg, NC and has a particular love of greyhounds and participates in events sponsored by Greyhound friends of NC. In her free time, she enjoys all fun activities with her daughter!
Abby is originally from Charleston, SC. She loves spending time with her cat Luna and dog Cody.
During her down time she loves being outdoors and participating in activities such as hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding.
Groundskeeper and Maintenance
We don’t know what we would do without Robert here at Animal Health and Wellness Hospital. He has been with us since the very beginning helping to keep the place going. Born and raised right here in Rural Hall, he lives with his wife and spoiled Shih Tzu. Give him a wave next time you see him!
We are honored here at Animal Health and Wellness Hospital to live in Marko’s world. Since he came to us a few months after we opened in 2013, he has become a fixture here and even has his own Facebook page. His demands are simple- canned food and catnip. Sorry ladies, he is taken- he only has eyes for his roommate, Miso.