Meet Our Staff


James Miller, DVM Veterinarian

Dr. Miller is a 1992 graduate of NC State University of Veterinary Medicine, where he received both his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine & his B.S. in Animal Science. Dr. Miller is a native of Hillsborough, NC & developed an interest in animals as a child living on a small farm in northern Orange County. Dr. Miller began his veterinary career as an Emergency Doctor treating emergency & critically ill animals in Durham.

In 1997 he transitioned to general practice as owner of Durham Animal Hospital in order to have a long-term relationship with his patients & their owners. In 2006, he also founded North Churton Animal Hospital in Hillsborough. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids & two dogs. He also is an avid bridge player & loves to work in his yard. A little known fact about our Dr. Miller is he is a genius with roses & cares for several rose gardens in his yard!

Dr. Katie Leslie, DVM Veterinarian

dr katie leslie vetDr. Katie Leslie is a graduate of the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at UNC Chapel Hill and did most of her growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her family has owned and loved all kinds of animals over the years, and her choice to become a veterinarian was motivated by her love of animals combined with an interest in medicine that was sparked by her mother’s career as a human emergency physician. Her special interests within veterinary medicine include exotic pets and cardiology.

Dr. Leslie and her husband, Jonah, are currently parents to two dogs, Triscuit and Appa, and a California king snake named Garrus. In her free time, Dr. Leslie is not-so-secretly a huge nerd who enjoys playing card and board games, reading fantasy novels, and watching sci-fi TV shows.

Jessi Skubic, Vet Tech

Jesssi Skubic vet techWith 13 years of experience she is an invaluable team member. She keeps everything “behind the scenes” moving right along. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in Animal Science & also has 4 years of active military service. Working in private practice is very important to her because of the family environment. She enjoys really getting to know the clientele & being there for them in times of need. Jessi has two dogs that also have an important role at the clinic. They donate lifesaving blood for other animals in need. This is a cause close that is to her heart & she’s always happy to talk to clients about it. When not at work, Jessi loves to go hiking in the mountains with her family.

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