Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of North Hills Animal Hospital in Raleigh! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 919-307-4800 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Our Doctors

Dr. Lora Evans

Dr. Lora Evans grew up in Salisbury, NC where she attended West Rowan High School and graduated 1st in her class while enjoying all-conference success with the basketball and tennis team. She went on to major in zoology at UNC Chapel Hill where she played on the varsity tennis team. After graduating from veterinary school at NCSU, she became the veterinarian and owner of Boulevard Animal Hospital. During her studies, Lora was fortunate to have Dr. Dan Allen and Dr. Les Tremaine, two excellent diagnostics surgeons, mentor her in the science of veterinary medicine and she aspires to channel their charm and professional attitude towards her veterinary duties. Her vision when starting North Hills Animal Hospital was to provide outstanding, personalized care and services in a luxurious facility that is designed to make your beloved pets feel at home.

At last count, Dr. Evans had four dogs: Logan, Lydia, Juan Pablo Montoya, and William. She enjoys basketball, cycling, gardening, and tennis.

Dr. Erika Richardson

Dr. Erika Y. Richardson was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she attended Overhills High School. She spent her undergraduate years earning her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at North Carolina State University, where she was a cheerleader proudly cheering on the Wolfpack! GO PACK! She remained at the University to attend their College of Veterinary Medicine and earn her Doctorate. Dr. Richardson joined the North Hill’s Animal Hospital family in the Fall of 2019, and has been helping the pets in Raleigh feel their very best ever since. She’s particularly passionate about soft tissue surgery and preventative care.

In her time away from the office, Dr. Richardson enjoys watching TV, going to the movies, fine dining, traveling, attending festivals and other community events, visiting amusement parks, and spending time with her family, which includes her husband (Logan), daughter (Eden), son (Landon), and their two pitbulls (Reese and Titus).

Dr. Blaire Kraszeski

Dr. Blaire Kraszeski is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2006, and from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She then completed an internship and residency training with board certification in Equine Internal Medicine. Dr. Blaire has been working in small animal medicine since 2014, and joined the North Hills Animal Hospital family in the summer of 2020. She is especially interested in dentistry, internal medicine and puppy care. She has 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail, and a rescue cat named Figaro. On her days off, she enjoys exercising, horseback riding, and spending time with her family outside.

Our Veterinary Technicians and Resort Staff


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Resort Staff Manager


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Our Groomer

Malia Giro
Dog Grooming

Malia Giro is originally from Pennsylvania and has always had a passion for animals. She started working with dogs as a bather in high school and went on to improve her skills by attending a comprehensive grooming academy. With about 12 years of experience she couldn’t see herself doing anything else with as much passion. After grooming many varied dog breeds in the Raleigh area for several years, she has fallen in love with all the area has to offer. Her favorite part of grooming is seeing how much love the dogs have for their owners when they pick up, and how happy their owners are to see their babies after their spa day. She has two dogs. One is named Banx, the other is named Turbo and together they enjoy running, hiking and swimming.  We are very proud to have Malia and her top-notch grooming skills as part of our team here at North Hills!