Welcome to Maiden Small Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Maiden,NC
Call us at (828) 428-0010

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (828) 428-0010!

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If you live in Maiden or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Lori Mitchell is a licensed NC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Maiden Small Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Lori Mitchell has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Maiden veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (828) 428-0010 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Maiden veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Maiden pet owners.

At Maiden Small Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Lori Mitchell
Maiden Veterinarian | Maiden Small Animal Hospital | (828) 428-0010

4700 Maiden Highway
Maiden, NC 28650

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr
    Kim Mitchell

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Paula Ulrich

    Dr Paula Ulrich graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.  She was part of a mixed animal practice in Iowa and was a part-time surgeon for an SPF swine facility until 1993.  She and her husband, Dr Tim Ulrich moved to North Carolina where she joined the practice in Maiden.  Dr Ulrich has 3 children, the oldest, Logan is married to Amanda, his high school sweetheart; is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and is living his dream of being a sportswriter.  Her daughter, Rebecca is finishing school at High Point University and applying for PhD programs.  The youngest, Micah is hard at work studying engineering at NC State.  The Ulrich’s currently have 3 cats.  Each pet has a story.  Peppermint was abandoned as a very young kitten 11 years ago and was bottle fed until she was old enough to be adopted by the staff at Maiden Small Animal Hospital.  Luke and Earl were found taped inside a box at the dump with their sister Zelda.  Logan and Amanda adopted Zelda and Luke and Earl ended up as part of the family as well because who had the heart to leave them behind?
    Dr Ulrich enjoys camping, spending time with friends, church activities, traveling and reading.  She and her family have lived in Uganda working in community development and South Africa teaching in an animal health program.

  • John Martin

    Dr John Martin received a BS and MS degree from NC State University, a DVM degree from Ohio State University, and completed a residency in Theriogenology at the University of Florida.  He practiced farm animal veterinary medicine in Maiden for many years and retired in 2014.  He currently assists part-time at the Maiden Small Animal Hospital.  He enjoys studying Italian and Roman art history and watching NC State Wolf Pack sports.

  • Crystal Lawing

    Crystal Lawing, RVT graduated from Gaston College Vet. Tech. program in 2002 and has been here at Maiden Small Animal Hospital since 2001.  She married Chad Lawing in 2005 and has 2 girls, 3 dogs & 5 cats.  She enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, event planning & volunteering at their school. 

  • Sarah Rudisill

    Sarah Rudisill graduated from Gaston College in 1997 and worked here for many years until she left to be a stay home mom.  She married Shane Rudisill in 2005 and has 2 girls, 1 dog and 2 guinea pigs.  Luckily she returned in 2016 once the girls were both in school.

  • Sandy Dalton

    Sandy Dalton started here in 2006 as a vet assistant.  She married Aaron in 2006 and they have 1 son Leland, 2 dogs, 3 cats, chickens & horses.  She enjoys camping, softball, riding horses, anything outdoors & spending time with her family.       

  • Christian Williams

    Christian Williams started as kennel help in 2015 and now is a vet assistant when home from NC State where she is an Animal Science student.  She is pursing veterinary medicine and hopes to become a mixed animal Veterinarian.  She loves science as well as art, music and hiking.  In her spare time she loves to be outdoors with her dog Mika and read a good book.

  • Savannah Dunn

    Savannah Dunn started as kennel help in 2015 and now is a vet assistant when home from Liberty University & also works part-time at an eventing stable.  She plans to attend vet school after graduation and pursue veterinary medicine.  She has 3 younger sisters, a cat named Sami & a Doberman named Koda.  She enjoys watching movies, riding horses, reading and spending time with her family.

  • Lori Mitchell
    Practice Manager

    Bio coming soon.

  • Kim Jones

    Bio coming soon.


Read What Our Clients Say

    "Dr. Kim is the best. She helped me with my Maggie to the end . They all are so nice My girl knew she was going to get the needle when she got there but she loved them all so much . I just want to thank them all for their compassion with all that comes thru."

    Renee J.

    "We are not regular patients at Maiden Animal Hospital, our vet closes at 12 on Wednesday's and they were willing to work us in. The staff were all super friendly & very professional. My sweet baby boy was very nervous as always but Dr. Mitchell sat down in the floor, talked to him, pet him & watched him walk before she even wanted to put him on the talk to assess him. Even though he was super nervous, he felt very comfortable with her & trusted her because he climbed right up on her lap while sh"

    Tanya S.

    "We have been bringing our two Airedale Terriers to Dr. Kim and her staff at Maiden Small Animal Hospital since we picked them up at 8 weeks old. They are now 11 years old. Hands down the best vet hospital. The staff is friendly and always willing to answer questions. Dr. Kim is thorough, and so good at what she does. She treats our dogs like they are hers. We always feel like we have received the best treatment when we leave the office. You don't get that warm and fuzzy feeling just anywhere."

    Julie V.

    "Loving, compassionate, wonderful team at Maiden Small Animal. They've taken care of my fur family for years. They saved my Chayse Starr after he was attacked by a monster of a dog and practically ripped in two. They took care of him many other times and were lovingly with him at the end. They've taken care of my little girl dog and I introduced them to the newest member of the family today. There is nothing like the blessing of someone who will love and take care of your fur kids just as you wou"

    Cyssi S.

    "I have been to a number of vets in the past, coming from Union County. MSAH, vets and staff are the very best in every way. They are like friends/family to us. They have given the absolute best care to our many felines. I trust their judgment and care. They also help to get you through the bad situations. It gives us peace of mind to have such a great vet team. Thanks guys for all you do."

    Linda/Tom U.

    "Very impressed with the staff. Was very satisfied with the way they worked with Belle and the information they gave me."

    Shauna C.

    "Rudi would love to thank both Dr. Paula Ulrich and Dr. Kim Mitchell for all their wonderful care over the past 8 1/2 years. Even your staff is amazing! We appreciate you soo much."

    Leigh V.

    "They make you feel like family"

    Karen S.

    "Amazing animal hospital and staff! Thank you for everything you have done for Ele!"

    Claire T.

    "Kind and compassionate. Dr. Kim Mitchell was wonderful."

    Lorraine M.

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Maiden Office


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8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm