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. Dianne Saladino
Dr. Saladino grew up in the suburbs of Long Island with a passion for working with animals of every shape and size. She and her four siblings were raised with many dogs, and from an early age, her dream was to become a veterinarian. While earning her Associate’s degree in veterinary science at SUNY Farmingdale, she trained canines for the disabled.
Since then, life has taken Dr. Saladino on many different paths. She moved to Arkansas to work in the poultry industry. Her time there included operating Chicken Bristle Farm where she trained and boarded horses and raised cattle, goats, and chickens. It was also a haven for many rescue llamas, dogs, and cats. During this time, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Arkansas (Go Razorbacks!).
Her continued desire to become a veterinarian brought her to Raleigh. At North Carolina State University she earned her veterinary degree (Go Wolfpack!). Happily, Raleigh has become her forever home. Since graduation, she has been practicing as a small animal clinician. Her special interests are in behavior, pain management, senior and palliative care, and all things feline.
Dr. Saladino understands the deep connection people have with their beloved pets. The human- animal bond is precious. She emphasizes this bond and practices ‘wholistic’ medicine. She defines this as incorporating the pet’s behavior, environment, training, pain level, stage of life, and medical status whenever she devises a treatment plan.
Outside of the hospital, she adores spending time with her senior dog, Blueberry, and her many cats. She loves running on trails, riding horses and dancing. She is active in her church, works with seniors, and supports our veterans. The way to her heart is eating out and cooking with friends!
Regional Finance Manager
My name is Michael, and I’ve been with Capital Blvd Animal Hospital since September of 2019. I started out working with our sister location in Matthews, Best Care Animal Hospital, but recently transferred to Capital so that I can be closer to family. I have a 9-year-old, red nose pit bull/lab/boxer mix at home, and my wife and I are waiting for our baby girl, Lainey, to come into the world on July 26th of this year. My hobbies include basketball, going to the beach, wakeboarding, and spending time with my family in Virginia.
Kimberly grew up in Vermont with animals always being a part of her life. Growing up, she fed the local calves, volunteered at the local kennel and stables, took lessons with the horses, and was a part of 4H. She also helped rescue several kittens and stray cats from her local neighborhood that was a drop off point for unwanted pets. She worked with the spay/neuter clinic to help the strays get fixed up with vaccines and spay/neuters. They then would release them to barns looking for mouse hunters or furever homes. She's also spent her time pet sitting and taking various animal related classes, such as a veterinary technician introduction course. She spent two years doing dog grooming before joining our team in October 2019. She's always had a love for animals and loves being a part of the veterinary field. She currently lives in Angier with her boyfriend, Chris and their 3 cats - Milo, Mason, and Lola - and their 2 dogs - Prince and Daisy.
Katie is currently a second-year student in the Veterinary Medicine Technology program at Central Carolina Community College and is set to graduate in the Spring of 2021. Katie got her first job in high school at a doggie daycare facility in her home state of Indiana. Katie moved to North Carolina in 2017 to pursue her career of being a Veterinary Technician. Katie has 1 dog, Blake, who moved across states with her. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her dog and friends!
Hello! My name is Ceara, and I have been a part of the Capital Blvd Animal Hospital team since March 2020. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family during my free time and also enjoy hanging out with my cat, Buzz, who is extremely curious.
My name is Jessica though everyone calls me Jess. I’ve been in love with animals for as long as I can remember and being able to work with them now is a dream come true. I started at Walnut Street Animal Hospital in October 2019 and it was amazing, so when I moved I wanted to stay with the same company. I transferred to our sister location, Capital Blvd Animal Hospital, which I have been equally enjoying! When I’m not at work, I’m at home with my own four dogs: three pitbull mixes and one chihuahua who swears he’s a pit! So safe to say I’m living the dream since I’m always surrounded by dogs at work and at home and I wouldn’t have it any other way! :)
A proud transplant of the Philadelphia suburbs (go birds!), I decided to plant roots here in Raleigh in July 2017. With a passion for working with people, I have over 9 years of customer service experience, beginning with retail and more recently in account management. I joined the team at Capital Blvd Animal Hospital in May 2020, which has been a great opportunity to merge my professional skillset with my love for animals. Catch me on my day off and you’ll likely find me relaxing at a local brewery with my husband Brian and two fur babies, Nora and Dahlia. A close second, I’m looking to try something new or hitting the road to experience a new place - and petting every dog that crosses my path.
My name is Brianna Wood. I'm a Kennel Tech at Capital Blvd Animal Hospital. Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to work closely with animals. I took in strays a lot and did my best to care for and nurse wounded animals back to health. Growing up, I ended up taking in and keeping five dogs. They only furthered my desire to become a veterinarian someday. I have learned a lot since being here and hope to continue to grow.
Loving Care to Pets &
Family in Raleigh
Capital Blvd Animal Hospital & Pet Inn provides wellness exams, senior pet care, dentistry, surgeries, spay & neuter, dermatology, pet grooming, boarding & more for pets in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, and Wake Forest.