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. Stacy Amelio

Dr. Stacy Amelio is originally from Chicago and moved to Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Science and then her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Amelio enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in surgery and preventative care. Her goal as a doctor is to strengthen the human/animal bond, practice excellent medicine and to connect with her patients and clients to help meet both of their needs. She strives to provide exceptional care and is continuously updating her knowledge by attending conferences and continuing education meetings.  

When not at work Dr. Amelio enjoys volunteering, the outdoors, dog training, bird watching, rock climbing, playing with her pets, and board games.  Her pets include dogs, cats, parrots, a sulcata tortoise and sugar gliders.

Dr. Kelly Stephan

Dr. Kelly Stephan joined our team in August 2022. She is a native of New Jersey where she has been practicing as a small animal veterinarian for the past 17 years. She had spent the last two years at Plumsted Animal Hospital and fifteen years prior at Columbus Central Veterinary Hospital. She has
experience in both routine wellness care, surgery, and emergency medicine. She graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2005. Her main interests include wellness and preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Ever since she was a little girl, her dream has always been to be a veterinarian. She started out volunteering to clean cages at a veterinary hospital and with hard work and training became a veterinary technician. She graduated from Georgian Court University in 2000 with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. She worked summers and weekends as a veterinary technician
during college as an undergraduate until she was accepted into the veterinary program at Mississippi State University.

Patient care and comfort are of the utmost importance to Dr. Stephan. Her goal is to provide the best care to her patients along with building a close bond to her clients. When she is not working, she enjoys being a mother to her son, Bret, spending time with her family, and her three dogs and two cats. She is very excited to join the team at North Hills Animal Hospital and is thrilled to explore and make new roots in North Carolina.

Our Veterinary Technicians and Resort Staff

Diana

Hospital Manager

Jessica

Veterinary Technician

Jessica

Veterinary Technician

Mary Ellen

Receptionist

Carmen

Receptionist

James

Resort Staff Manager

Jeniah

Resort Staff

Catherine

Resort Staff

Paige

Resort Staff

Alejandra

Resort Staff

Ashleigh

Resort Staff

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!