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3626 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27455
Open Mon-Fri: 8 am - 5 pm,
Sat: 8 am to 12 pm
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Dr. Mitchell with Pepper

Anne P. Mitchell, DVM


Growing up primarily in North Carolina, Dr. Anne Mitchell attended Western Carolina University and obtained undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry. She then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University where in 1980 graduated with the highest of honors.

Since graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Mitchell has been in Greensboro where she has remained passionate about practicing small animal medicine and surgery. She has been married since 1981 and the mother of two grown daughters. Dr. Mitchell has remained busy parenting a variety of dogs and cats throughout the years. Outside of North Elm Animal Hospital she enjoys the beach, the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and her rescue terrier named Pepper.

Dr. Sims with Josie

Claudia R. Sims, DVM


Dr. Claudia Sims received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1988, graduating a member of the veterinary honor society Phi Zeta. Originally from Ohio, she came to North Carolina for her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She moved to Greensboro in 1988 to begin her veterinary career.

Dr. Sims and Dr. Mitchell began working together in 1989 and together opened North Elm Animal Hospital in 2000. She loves the diversity of veterinary medicine and following her patients through their entire lives. She is married to John Vine, and has a rescue dog named Schkippy. In her free time she loves cycling, yoga, running and travel.

Kitten and Dr. Coates

Angel Coates, DVM


Angel Coates was born in Charlotte and raised in McLean, VA.  She received her Bachelor's of Science in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993.  She then returned to Virginia to receive of DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, graduating a member of the veterinary honor society Phi Zeta.  


Dr. Coates worked in veterinary clinics throughout high school and college.  Upon graduating from veterinary school she returned to a clinic in Chapel Hill.  She also practiced in Charlotte before settling in Greensboro.  She joined the North Elm team in June, 2005.  Dr. Coates has a particular interest in feline medicine, internal medicine and dentistry. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  


Dr. Coates is married to Brian and has two active children, Stuart and Molly.  She also shares her home with her rescue dog, Georgia and her three cats, Caution, Pixie and Zuki.  Outside of the office, she enjoys playing piano, running and spending time with her friends and family.


Courtney N. Elder, DVM


Dr. Courtney Elder became an associate at North Elm in 2010 after earning her DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has always called Greensboro home. Although she was born in Charlotte, she has been a Greensboro native for 26 years. Dr. Elder has always been passionate about caring for animals from the neighbor’s dog down the street, to the orphaned kitten, squirrel or bunny dropped off into her care. She earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in Zoology and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian. While obtaining her DVM, her focus was on small animal medicine. She was President of Christian Veterinary Fellowship, and was a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. As a doctor her professional interests include internal medicine, feline medicine, and geriatric care. 

Dr. Elder has a spunky 5-year-old Brittany Spaniel, Dolly, who is always eager for love. She also has Oliver and Calvin, both 10-year-old shelter cats who are big snugglers. More recently she saved two crazy kitty littermates, Willy and Badger, whose antics always keep her on her toes. After rescuing the 1-week old kittens from a parking lot and bottle-feeding them, they have grown into healthy cats. She and her husband, Jesse Clark, are the proud parents of a baby girl named Ava. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, photography, reading, nature, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Dr. Borgmann with puppy

Matthew Borgmann, DVM


Dr. Matthew Borgmann’s relationship with North Elm Animal Hospital began in 2005 when he was in high school and started working as an assistant after school and on weekends. He feels very fortunate to have started in such a great practice.

Dr. Borgmann attended North Carolina State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Animal Science. He graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 as a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. After graduation, Dr. Borgmann returned to North Elm Animal Hospital as a veterinarian and has been thrilled to realize that he remembers many of the patients and families from his time working as an assistant.

Dr. Borgmann is married and has three dogs, a senior citizen black lab, Buck, and two puppies, a beagle named Poppy and a Boykin spaniel named Bo. In his spare time, he also enjoys bicycling, fishing, and reading.

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Miranda Lemyre, DVM


Dr. Miranda Lemyre grew up in western North Carolina where she developed a passion for biology, wildlife, and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains with her canine companions.  In high school, she began working at a local animal hospital and decided to devote her life to veterinary medicine, as she could not imagine herself working in any other career.

Dr. Lemyre double-majored in college and received Bachelors of Science in Zoology and Poultry Science from North Carolina State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian.  After completing her undergraduate education, she continued her studies at NC State, earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Following graduation from veterinary school, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.  Dr. Lemyre joined our team in 2017.

Her interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and geriatric animals.  In her spare time Dr. Lemyre enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, and visiting her blind, elderly Golden Retriever, Copper, who still lives in the mountains with Miranda's parents.

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Katie Driscoll, DVM


Dr. Katie Driscoll was born in New Jersey and raised in the suburbs of Rochester, NY. Dr. Driscoll attended Syracuse University earning her undergraduate degree. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2015. Dr. Driscoll then attended veterinary school at The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She received her DVM in 2020 and was also awarded the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award for her strong interpersonal skills. 

Since she was a child, Dr. Driscoll has always aspired to be a veterinarian. She grew up pet sitting, volunteering at animal shelters, and working as an assistant in numerous veterinary clinics before heading to veterinary school. Dr. Driscoll recently moved to NC to escape the snow and to join the amazing team at NEAH after graduation! Her special interests include oncology, behavior, feline medicine, and surgery. Dr. Driscoll has also earned her Fear Free Certification which is designed to provide the most positive experience possible for your pet’s veterinary visits!

Outside of work, Dr. Driscoll likes to spend time with family and friends, go hiking, practice yoga, and watch movies with her two long-haired rescue cats, Otto and Theo. She has a new Golden Retreiver puppy named Zuko who is being trained by Dr. Driscoll and the cats!