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History of the Hospital
South Granville Animal Hospital was founded by Lynne Elliot DVM in Oct. 1985. Lynn was born and raised in Creedmoor. Diana Dudley DVM began working with Lynne starting on day one and then bought the practice in 1990.
Meet the Doctor
Diana Dudley DVM fell in love with North Carolina when she attended Duke University in the 1970s. Although she traveled periodically after graduation to places like Australia, New Zealand and all over Africa and Europe,she kept coming back to North Carolina. She then graduated from NCSU veterinary school. In 1990, she bought South Granville animal hospital and has worked there ever since.
She has proudly mentored and worked with over 15 employees who have gone on to graduate from NCSU vet school. In fact, many now own their own veterinary hospitals.
Specializing in small animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Dudley also enjoys working on Koi which are large, very colourful carp that many people keep in man made ponds near their homes. In fact, she successfully removed several tumors off a koi in the fall of 2010.
When not at work, Dr. Dudley enjoys skiing, working in her garden ( especially her irises) and blowing glass in her studio. She and her husband are also Beekeepers and koi hobbyists. They grow blueberries and grapes as well as many other edible fruit and vegetables. Dr. Dudley is very active in the community. She has been on the animal control advisory board for over 20 years, a member of South Granville Exchange club since 1990, president of Granville Beekeepers association for 12 years and Vice President of the Granville gardeners in 2016.
Angie Harris was born in Ashland, Kentucky in the late 1960s and moved with her family to La Crosse, Virginia in 1974. She graduated from Parkview Senior High and then attended Midlothian West College of Animal Science. Her degree was in animal science which led into a veterinary technician license . Since graduation, Angie has worked as a vet tech at several veterinary hospitals in the area. Three years ago, Angie joined the South Granville Animal Hospital team and moved to Franklin county to live closer to work.
Danielle Dauray was born into a big, multicultural Italian and French family in a small town in Rhode Island. Her love for animals started at a very young age. She moved to North Carolina with her older brothers--Nicholas and David, who are now both soldiers in the US army. Danielle has a beautiful neice and two handsome nephews as well as being a mother to the cutest French bulldog, Luigi " Wee Man".
In 2013, Danielle graduated from an accredited veterinary technical program at Sampson Community College and a few months later, secured her first job at a veterinary hospital in Raleigh. She joined the SGAH team in 2016 as a veterinary technician.
Miriam Moenich joined South Granville Animal Hospital in October 2000. She originally began working in the veterinary field when she joined her family's practice at Cary street veterinary hospital and the Poodle Parlor in Richmond, Virginia. She started in the summers bathing dogs and cats and eventually moved to receptionist. Miriam always greets you with a smile regardless of whether you see her in person or on the phone.
Miriam is originally from Midlothian, Virginia and currently lived in Creedmoor with her husband, Steve, and two dogs, Heartford and Cricket. She has two children, Courtney and Harrison, and one grandchild, Paisley.
Cayla Easter joined our team in 2016. Cayla is from Creedmoor and loves the area. She graduated from Granville Central in 2013 and received a degree as a veterinary assistant and animal care. Cayla loves working with all the animals and people. She hopes to advance her career by working with Dr. Dudley and others by learning something new every day.
Katie Mottern has lived in Creedmoor her entire life with her mom, Janeen, her dad, Kerry and her younger sister, Kelly. Katie is a mom to her yellow lab, Biscuit and a lynx point tabby named Katara. Katie volunteered at South Granville Animal Hospital for 2 years while she attended high school before returning after college to work as a full time employee. We are all proud of Katie who graduated with honors from NC State University with a BS in Agricultural Science with a concentration in Animal Science and a minor in Agriculture Business Management. She has interests in companion animal nutrition, gardening, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Please come by to meet are phenomenal staff who will always greet you with a smile!
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They have taken excellent care of our Beagle, Lucy since she was a puppy. Lucy will be 12 years old March 6, 2016. Receptionist, Doctors and Staff are always professional and caring.