Capital Blvd Animal Hospital and Pet Inn
We are proud to provide a wide range of high-quality services for dogs and cats of all ages, breeds, and sizes.
At Capital Blvd Animal Hospital, we strive to offer services that are stress-free for pets at prices that are stress-free for owners. We believe in providing an open, honest, and welcoming environment in which we can help pet parents take control of their companions’ health so they can spend many happy years together.
Our veterinarians provide all of the services your pets need.
Dr. Babu Gonipeta
DVM, Chief Veterinarian
Chief Operations Manager
Kayla has been an integral part of our team since she graduated from Anderson University in 2018. She has gained experience with us in just about every role other than veterinarian and is happy to apply that knowledge to her current administrative position. As an aspiring veterinarian, she has always carried a passion for animal health and welfare, and that is evident in her compassionate care towards our patients and their humans alike. When she is not doing vet-related work, you can find her traveling, curled up with a new book, or exploring nature with her camera in hand.
Sarah Van Staalduinen
Sarah is an NC State graduate with double majors in Animal Science and Applied Nutrition. She has lived with animals her entire life and has always had a special place in her heart for them. She has been with the company since 2019, and she loves her job. Not only does she have the opportunity to meet new people and pets on a daily basis, but she also gets to help those fur babies stay happy and healthy with their families. Her favorite things to do outside of work include spending time with her furry kiddos; two dogs named Ochi and Denali, and two cats named Juniper and George. When she’s not at work, you can find her hiking with her dog, or taking part in any other activities in which she can include them.
Regional Manager (Veterinary Burnout Certified)
Delivering outstanding customer service has always been an essential part of a day’s work for Melani. Acting as Walnut Street Animal Hospital's Practice Manager, she uses her organizational skills to maintain smooth operations in a very busy work environment. Whether that involves helping answer phones as a receptionist, filling in as an assistant, or supervising client communications, she is always ready for what the day has to throw at her. Melani is a North Carolina native and has been with the company since 2019 and loved every minute of it. She is happily married to her husband, Stephen, and they share their home with two adorable kiddos: a very spoiled German Shepherd named Piper and an almost-just-as-spoiled toddler named Grayson. Melani is currently working toward two degrees and plans to continue her career at Walnut Street Animal Hospital for as long as they’ll have her. When she’s not at work taking care of you and your fur babies, you can find Melani with a paintbrush or a book in her hands, watching FRIENDS reruns, handling her photography business, or spending time with her family.
Ryan is a new member to the team, with experience in the veterinary field and customer service. Originally from Washington, DC, Ryan moved down to the state of North Carolina when he was 9 with his mother, who is an active voice and advocate for American Pit Bull rescues across the nation. Originally, he studied Veterinary Medicine at NCSU, but he eventually wants to go back to school to study radiology. In his free time, Ryan enjoys exploring new and local food places, enjoying netflix at home and hanging out with friends.
RVT, Lead Technician
Loving Care to Pets &
Family in Raleigh
Capital Blvd Animal Hospital & Pet Inn provides wellness exams, senior pet care, dentistry, surgeries, spay & neuter, dermatology & more for pets in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, and Wake Forest.