Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Stacey  Chappell<br>DVM, Owner photo

Dr. Stacey Chappell
DVM, Owner

In late August 2013, Dr. Otterburn announced his retirement and shared the exciting news that Dr. Stacey Chappell would be the practice's new owner. A native of Greensboro, Dr. Chappell grew up just minutes from Animal Medical Centre and is thrilled to be practicing in the neighborhood where his passion for veterinary medicine first began.  Dr. Chappell is a seasoned veterinarian with 20+ years’ experience with small animals. He spent most of his career as the owner and medical director of a veterinary emergency hospital, where he gained vast experience in diagnosing and treating critical care patients and performing advanced surgical procedures. Dr. Chappell enjoyed the challenging experience of emergency medicine, but he missed being
able to form lasting relationships with his clients and patients, share in the joys of new puppies and kittens, and educate clients about preventive medicine.  At Animal Medical Centre, Dr. Chappell looks forward to being your partner in your pet’s care and to providing client-centric services in a relaxed atmosphere.  Dr. Chappell is a graduate of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his sons, John Thomas and Lucius, and their myriad of dogs, cats, reptiles, horses and his bird.

Dr. Elaine Poore</br> DVM photo

Dr. Elaine Poore

Dr. Poore joined our team in 2017.  She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  For the first 6 years after graduation Dr. Poore was in equine practice. She shifted to small animal practice in 2009.  Dr. Poore enjoys all aspects of practice, from puppy and kitten visits to complicated surgical procedures and geriatric pet care. When she's not having fun taking care of dogs and cats (and sometimes other critters), Dr. Poore loves being with her two children and husband, having adventures. Their family includes their dogs, cats, chickens and rabbits.


Kelley  photo


Kelley is a Greensboro native who graduated from Western Carolina University in 2008 with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation. After three years in the field, she decided to switch to the animal side and began working as a kennel attendant/vet assistant in 2011. Fast forward a couple of years and she added the role of inventory management in a new practice. She joined the team at AMC in March 2017. She loves getting to know the clients and caring for their “fur-babies”. She has two feline fur-babies of her own – Tiger and NutNut. In her free time, Kelley enjoys crafting, vintage shopping, relaxing at home, and spending time with friends and family.

Stuart  photo


Stuart has always had a house full of animals as far back as she can remember. After graduating from UNCG in 1989, she began working with Dr. Chappell at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Greensboro. She then went on to enjoy a long teaching career working with preschoolers. After retiring from teaching her love for animals called her back and she joined AMC in 2017 as a valued member of the team. She shares a home with two Frenchies, Patsy and Vivianne, two Bostons, Frank and Bender, two cats, Gunter and Darnell, her husband, Craig, and children Fiona and Liam. Stuart enjoys knitting, quilting, good movies and relaxing with her dogs and family.

Courtney  photo


Courtney joined our team in October of 2013. Her passion for animals has led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She is currently busy pursuing her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine but will come back to help AMC out when she is able.  Outside of work and school, she enjoys breeding and showing Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Cindi  photo


Cindi was born and raised here in Greensboro. She has known since she was young that she wanted to work with animals. Cindi started out taking care of animals in the neighborhood. She began her career in the veterinary field as a kennel attendant and working her way up to a veterinary assistant. She joined the Animal Medical Centre team in April 2018. She has 6 dogs and 6 cats at home. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dogs for a walk at the park, hiking, kayaking, and spending relaxing nights at home.

Jennifer  photo


Jennifer is a lifelong resident of North Carolina, born on the outskirts of Randleman and living most of her life in the rural areas surrounding Greensboro. Destined for this career, Jen grew up in a veterinary clinic, going to work regularly with her mother who worked as a veterinary technician and wildlife rehabilitator. At the age of 14, Jen got her first job working after school as a kennel attendant. Learning all she could between her kennel duties, she quickly knew that animal medicine would be her life career choice. She was later hired as a veterinary assistant in the spring of 2001 and worked her way up the ladder at the same clinic as the Lead Technician until the clinic closed in late summer of 2016. She joined the AMC family in August 2016. When Jen isn’t caring for “fur babies” at the clinic, she devotes her time to her daughter Maisyn and spends time with her own furry children; an English Mastiff named Ruby Ann, and Asher and Rocket, two sweet feline rescues.

Michelle  photo


Michelle is a North Carolina native who has always had a passion of working with animals. Through working at Veterinary hospitals through high school and interning at the North Carolina Zoo’s wildlife rehabilitation center and Greensboro Science Center, she has fueled her passion to be a Veterinarian one day. Michelle is studying biology with a minor in Chemistry at UNCG and will graduate with her bachelors degree in May 2020. She is currently applying to Veterinary school and hopes to attend NC State in 2021. Outside of school and work, she likes to travel, take her dogs to the park, and be with family.

Lauren  photo


Lauren grew up in Burlington, NC and has had animals for as long as she can remember. She began riding horses at the age of 2.5 years old and is still one of her passions to this day. She had a variety of pets growing up and currently has 3 dogs; a Border Collie named Rasta, a Doberman named Ranger, and a Corgi named Ghoul. Lauren began working at AMC in July 2019 as a kennel attendant. Outside of being an avid animal lover, Lauren attends UNCG and enjoys gaming and spending time with friends and family.

Lori  photo


Lori has 2 dogs, a Cavalier named Lady and a mixed breed named Chloe. She joined our team in 2018 after retiring from the US Postal Service. Outside of work, Lori enjoys spending time with family, traveling, walking on the beach, reading, and sewing.

Clinic Mascots

Sam  photo


Sam came to us in 2013 as a stray. The whole team at AMC fell in love with him from the start, and could not part with him. This is how he took on the very important role of Clinic Cat and he has been a fixture here ever since. He can be seen sprawled out on the countertop in the reception area or napping under the desk.

Opal  photo


Opal is a very special English Mastiff that is beloved by clients and staff for her gentle nature and goofy mannerisms. She was born in 2017 and quickly became one of AMC’s official mascots. If you see Opal up front, feel free to pet her and give her a cookie. She’s a gentle giant with a loud bark and a huge heart!

Calique  photo


Calique is a feisty African Grey Parrot that loves talking, making sound effects, and eating french fries. She sometimes hangs out near the front where clients can enjoy watching her antics, but we don’t recommend getting too close, she likes to surprise unsuspecting humans with an occasional nip!

Animal Medical Centre of Greensboro

4113 Spring Garden Street

Greensboro, NC 27407

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(We are closed every other Saturday)

Sunday Closed

Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 7:30am - 12:00pm