Our Doctors

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.

Dawn Lanza, DVM

Dr. Dawn Lanza graduated from Louisiana State University Veterinary school in 2006. She did one year of general small animal medicine in New Orleans before moving to North Carolina. Dr. Lanza has practiced Emergency Medicine in North Carolina since moving. Dr. Lanza currently lives in Wake Forest with her husband two kids, dog-Luca and cat-Stoli. In her time off Dr. Lanza enjoys exercising, cycling, and spending time with her family.