Meet Our Durham & Chapel Hill Veterinarians

  • Dr.
    Soren Windram
    Soren has been with New Hope Animal Hospital since 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 graduated from Duke undergrad in Biomedical Engineering and then from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. He enjoys spending his time off with his two-legged and four-legged children. Occasionally he has been known to swim, bike and run as well.
  • Dr.
    Christine Bush
    Christine has worked at various small animal practices in the Triangle area since earning her DVM degree from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Prior to attending veterinary school, she received a BS in Chemistry from Duke University, and then worked at a pharmaceutical company in RTP for several years. Since earning her DVM, she has found true joy improving the health and well-being of companion animals, through collaboration with clients. She lives in Granville County, with 3 dogs and 3 cats, all rescues. She enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling to beautiful and interesting places.
  • Dr.
    Beth Hraban
    Beth grew up on a farm in Nebraska before receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2008. She was accepted into a small animal surgery and medicine internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, FL, and stayed to practice in Tampa for five years before moving to Raleigh in 2014. Her professional interests include soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, feline medicine, and exotic pets. She and her husband Matt share their home with a beagle-corgi mix named Wesley, 3 cats, a few crested geckos, and a Kenyan Sand Boa. She loves reading, movies, knitting, and doing anything outdoors – hiking, bicycling, camping, and swimming.
  • Ann Pagnotta
    MBA, RVT
    Ann manages our staff, addresses client questions and concerns, performs most of our dental procedures, and grooms cats (and the occasional dog when needed). Ann has several degrees, most of which are not pertinent to veterinary care. (Masters in Business Administration in 1989 from Boston University, Boston, Mass and RVT 1999 CCCC). She is also the rescue group resource person for New Hope. She is very involved in animal rescue and does not like to say how many rescued animals live with her.

Hospital Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am- Noon

Sunday:

Closed

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