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Kate Crumley

Practice Partner since 2000
Veterinarian in Youngsville, NC Dr. Kate Crumley earned her education from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and has special interests in dentistry, pain management, anesthesia, surgery, and animal behavior. She is an active member of prestigious veterinary groups including the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA), and the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). She is always attending national conferences for leadership training and to be one the cutting edge of the newest information in veterinary medicine. She was President of AAHA from 2014-2015 and the Board of Directors since 2008.

Dr. Crumley has had many interesting experiences in the field, including helping many unique animals. She’s helped a lion with a toothache and a wallaby with cataracts! She has a passion for dogs and medicine, and a fascination for all animals. Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is being able to work closely with the animals every day. It’s a really good experience when she and her team are about to make a big difference by relieving pain and seeing a patient who clearly feels better after their care.

Family: Husband Steve and daughter Heather
Pets: Papillon named Spock who frequently comes to keep her company at the practice, rescued Border Collie mix named Drifter, cat named Neko, and a fish named Ferdinand
Hobbies: Road bike cycling, listening to audiobooks, dog training, gardening, and public speaking
Favorite Animal: Dogs! All dogs are fun.


James Murray

Practice Partner since 2016

Veterinarian in Youngsville, NC Dr. James Murray was born in Yorktown, VA and studied biochemistry and animal sciences at Virginia Tech. He was then accepted into the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015. During his years in veterinary school, he focused his studies in small animal medicine with a particular interest in dentistry and orthopedics. He also completed a two month study abroad program in India focusing on zoonotic diseases and parasitology, along with working with elephants. He is an active member with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD). As an avid dog lover, he adopted a beagle mix named Minnie during his first year of veterinary school. They actively train in agility and enjoy long trail runs together. Besides spending time with his dog, he also enjoys golfing, tennis, ice hockey, and playing board games. Both of Dr. Murray's parents are human physical therapists, his brother Scott is currently studying at Concordia University in Minnesota, and his girlfriend Chelsea is also a veterinarian practicing with both farm and companion animals.


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Miranda Knox

Team Member since 2013
Veterinary Assistants in Youngsville, NC Miranda attended Vance-Granville Community College as a high school student, and is currently working on an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College. Miranda has been interested in the field of animal care since she went to her grandfather’s animal hospital as a child. She loves animals and enjoys providing care for them. Miranda is a Fear Free certified professional, she has fostered over 20 dogs and helped them find loving homes, and she has earned the Gold Status Presidential Community Service Award. Miranda is proud to be part of our team – which she considers to be her second family – and she loves getting to know our clients and their pets.

Pets: Great Dane named Loki, Scottish Terrier named Aggie, Border Collie mix named Lucy
Special Talents: Photography
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Movies: The Patriot and Grease


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