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Native Daughter "Comes Home" to Join Durham Veterinary Practice

DURHAM, N.C., June 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stefanie Batts, who originally hails from Morganton in the North Carolina Mountains, has joined the professional veterinary staff at New Hope Animal Hospital, serving pet owners in the Durham-Chapel Hill area.

She recently assumed her duties at the clinic, which provides comprehensive veterinary services and emergency care for local cats and dogs. Dr. Batts joins Dr. Christine Bush, and Dr. Soren Windram, who founded the clinic in 2003, and will concentrate her efforts in the field of small animal general practice.

A graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in animal science, Dr. Batts received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2010. She also completed a one year critical care medicine and surgery internship in Dallas, Texas, with the Center for Veterinary Specialty Care.

Following a stint in Cincinnati, Ohio, practicing emergency medicine, she has happily "come home" to the state she loves, along with her Coconut Retriever, "Bella," a beloved companion dog she rescued and adopted during a three-year residence on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Her passions include travel; she is an accomplished scuba diver as well as a Reserve World Champion Equestrian competitor.

This newest addition to clinical staff is a welcomed member of the team, providing well-animal care, routine examinations, vaccinations, senior pet care and consultations with pet owners. Because she also has emergency training and expertise, as well as comprehensive surgical experience, New Hope Animal Hospital has full confidence that Dr. Batts will add a new dimension of service to the current full range of pet care specialties.

In addition to the broad services offered to Durham-Chapel Hill pet owners, the conveniently-located clinic also incorporates bathing and grooming services, nail trims and gland expressions; flea, tick and mite inspections and ear cleaning. Dental checks and cleaning are provided as a routine facet of overall veterinary care. Dog and Cat boarding is another aspect of service at the facility. From a single night to an extended stay, area residents are assured that their family pets will not only have protected, comfortable lodging with appropriate exercise, but that professional staff is on-call for oversight.

As the third veterinarian now on staff at New Hope Animal Hospital, Dr. Batts expresses her pleasure at being able to join this "caring community" of professionals to serve the needs of local pets.

While New Hope's Veterinary practice is limited to dogs and cats, residents are urged to contact the clinic for guidance if they find injured or abandoned wildlife. The staff works closely with area rehabilitation and rescue groups and will be happy to lend assistance.

CONTACT: New Hope Animal Hospital: 919-490-2000Source:New Hope Animal Hospital