• New Hope Animal Hospital
    Dr. Soren Windram

    Soren has been a veterinarian at New Hope Animal Hospital since its founding in 2003. He spent the previous 6 years (1997-2003) practicing at the local emergency and critical care hospital here in Durham, before the birth of his first daughter led him toward a more regular daytime schedule. Soren received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University before returning to his home state of Michigan, where he then graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. He enjoys spending his time off with his wife and their two-legged and four-legged children. Occasionally he has been known to swim, bike and run as well.

  • Dr. Michelle Pineda
    Dr. Michelle Pineda

    Dr. Michelle Pineda joined the team at New Hope Animal Hospital in January 2024. After graduating from veterinary school in 2002, Michelle worked as a primary care doctor at several small animal hospitals, including a 24-hour emergency care facility. With over twenty years of experience, she has a love of cutting-edge dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Her major areas of interest include dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, and preventive medicine.
    Michelle and her husband live in Durham and have three school-age sons. They also share their home with two Papillons, Chicle and Colette, and two kitties rescued from the Durham Animal Shelter, Stallone and Sylvester. Michelle was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but has lived in Durham since 1993 and considers it her home. In her off time, Michelle enjoys gardening, baking, and traveling.
    Michelle’s academic credentials include:
    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2002
    • Master of Arts, Physics, Duke University, 1993
    • Bachelor of Science, Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude, Harding University, 1993
    • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, summa cum laude, Harding University, 1993

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