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134 Medical Drive, Advance, NC 27006

P: 336-645-5993

F: 336-998-1670

Deven, Receptionist

Deven is a professional at “holding down the fort”.  She always finds a way to keep her cool and provide excellent customer service, even on the most hectic afternoons!  Deven greets all of our patients with such genuine compassion, her sweet love for all animals is a special characteristic that we value in her.

Deven has two young kiddos and could not be a prouder mamma!  In her spare time she relishes in a relaxing cup of coffee, fun book and cooking new recipes. Deven also enjoys the beautiful scenery of our great state, especially the Blue Ridge Parkway.

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

Elisa, Wellness Plan Manager/Receptionist

Wellness Plan Manager/Receptionist. Elisa is our Wellness Plan Queen!  Elisa makes sure that our Wellness Plan Program runs smoothly and provides great attention to detail for all of our current Wellness Plan pets.  Elisa is the proud mother of two very accomplished children, both of whom are currently attending college.   Elisa and her husband share their home with their sweet girl Sydney.  Sydney is an energetic lab that is truly their third child!

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France

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Hillsdale Animal Hospital

134 Medical Drive

Advance, NC 27006

Phone: 336-645-5993

Fax: 336-998-1670

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Ashley, Veterinary Assistant

ashleyAshley has a passion for all creatures – her favorite being penguins!  Ashley graduated with her Associate Degree in Zoo Science in 2016 and continues to enjoy volunteer work at the Greensboro Natural Science Center.  She has a special interest in animal behavior and enjoys working with our patients to help build a trusting relationship.  Ashley lives an active lifestyle and enjoys snowboarding and hiking with her young son – who also has a strong interest in all creatures (especially the creepy crawly type!).

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”.  ~Anatole France

Samantha, Groomer, Receptionist

Samantha has a fantastic energy and enthusiasm for her job.  Samantha is a triad native, growing up in Lexington and graduating from Salem Baptist. Sam completed her training at Nanhal Grooming School in Greensboro in June 2015, making her a professional groomer. Sam enjoys grooming all dogs from enormous Newfoundlands to pint sized Yorkies.  Sam works hard to stay fit and enjoys working out, she is definitely our heavy lifter when we need it!  Sam shares her home and heart with the cutest little furry beast, Tux.

“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” – Konrad Lorenz

Crystal, Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Manager


Crystal moved to North Carolina with her husband in April 2015 and they absolutely love it here!  Crystal has been working in veterinary medicine as an assistant for over 9 years and is fantastic at what she does. We are so glad to have her as part of our team and even more thankful for her amazing baking skills!  When Crystal is not exploring the outdoors with her husband she is often in the kitchen cooking up some super sweet treats!

“A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.” – Josh Billings

Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

jessicaHillsdaleJessica is a gem that has been trained in all areas of our hospital but her main focus is as a veterinary assistant.  Her positive attitude and infectious laugh make her a welcome ray of sunshine – especially on long days! Jessica graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Biotechnology in December 2015.  She was born into an animal-loving family so her love for animals comes naturally.  She currently has two awesome dogs but grew up with quite the zoo including horses, turkeys and an iguana!

“I care not for a man’s religion who’s dog and cat are not the better for it.”  -Abraham Lincoln

Ethan, Kennel Assistant

ethanHillsdaleEthan is a brave man working with so many ladies!  He has a natural calm and is wonderful with the animals.  Ethan loves cooking (and eating!) as well as taking trips to the mountains.  Ethan’s pride and joy is a little lady dog name Ripley. He loves spending time with her as well as his family and friends.  In his spare time, Ethan enjoys studying film and psychology and is a huge comic book aficionado.

“I’ve met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine