We have a friendly staff and great veterinarians to meet the needs of all your furry family members. Providing them with the best health care is our mission, and doing so with compassion and the highest level of expertise is our goal each and every day.
George Ghneim, DVM, PhD
Dr. George Ghneim graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Throughout the four years of veterinary school he became interested in infectious disease and went on to complete a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology (MPVM) and a PhD in Ecology with an emphasis on the environment and infectious disease. His dissertation work was on determining environmental risk factors for infection with leptospirosis.
Throughout his PhD, Dr. Ghneim worked as an emergency/critical care clinician at a 24 hour referral hospital in Sacramento, California. After completing his dissertation he moved to Raleigh, NC to manage the state health department’s infectious disease surveillance system. He then went to RTI International to work on more primary infectious disease research. He continued to work part time in emergency hospitals on the weekends and in 2008 elected to go back to clinical practice full time. Dr. Ghneim became a partner with Care First Animal Hospitals and was with them until 2017.
Dr. Ghneim is married to Carrie Ghneim with whom he has two children, Isadora and Simon, and a Rhodesian ridgeback named Hex. His other passions in life are food, wine, and Kendo. Dr. Ghneim is also passionate about preventive health in veterinary medicine and the use of advanced technologies, such as ultrasound and laparoscopy, to aid in the treatment of our beloved companions.
Holly Hinson, DVM
Dr. Hinson was born and raised in western North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University for her undergraduate and veterinary degrees – GO PACK! She has a passion for preventive care and a strong interest in surgery and dentistry. She currently lives in Clayton, NC with her husband, 3 young daughters, and 2 fur-kids (a tri-pod German Shepherd and a Spaniel/Retriever mix). Her favorite breed is RESCUED! In her free time, Dr. Hinson enjoys spending time with her family and running mud/obstacle races.
Kristin Raboin, DVM
Dr. Kristin Raboin grew up knowing that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She has both a Bachelors and Masters in Animal Science from the University of Florida. In 2008, she graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Raboin then worked as an emergency veterinarian in a referral hospital for several years. Since moving to Raleigh, she has practiced small animal general practice and emergency medicine. She has a strong interest in emergency medicine, dentistry, and management of geriatrics and of brachycephalic breeds. She enjoys Gator football, going to the beach, and hanging out with her family and friends. Dr. Kristin and Dr. Shannon have 2 young girls, Reese and Katie, and two dogs, Bella and Frank.
Shannon Raboin, DVM
Dr. Shannon Raboin is one of our Emergency Veterinarians. Dr. Raboin is originally from Connecticut but moved to Florida as a boy. Originally planning to be a lawyer, his bachelor’s degree is in Criminology and Law from the University of Florida. A tragic accident involving his beloved Dachshund lead him to switch career paths and meet his wife, Dr. Kristin Raboin. Dr. Shannon Raboin completed post-graduate classes and worked as a research assistant at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and then graduated from TUSVM as salutatorian in 2011. His internship in small animal internal and emergency medicine lead him to the Triangle. His professional focus is emergency and critical care medicine, but he also has a strong interest in wound management, cardiology, and endocrine and infectious diseases. He is a huge fan of the UFC and enjoys gardening and spending time with his girls.
Una Lyon Stone, DVM
Dr. Una Stone got her undergraduate degree at NCSU in Chemical Engineering. She then started working as an animal care technician in 2006 and later became a veterinary technician, which was when she realized that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Una Stone went to Ross University and graduated in 2014. She enjoys soft tissue surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, and ultrasound.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family (she recently became an aunt), running, and traveling. She recently completed a triathlon. She’s been to New Zealand, Australia, Guatemala, lots of places in Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. She also loves to relax at home with her 4 pets: her dog Apollo, two cats Gus and Eve, and Kirby her parrotlet.
One of her favorite stories is about a cat named Smokie. She was brought in because she was pregnant, went into labor, and unfortunately had one still born kitten. She was guarding the first kitten and was unwilling to let it go. However she still seemed to be in labor. X-rays taken revealed that there were two remaining kittens. She was taken to surgery, where the two kittens were found to still be alive and turned out to be two healthy boys! The mother recovered well from surgery and the two baby kittens starting nursing before leaving the hospital. Smokie’s mom sent us updates to let us know that they are happy (especially Smokie) and doing well at home!