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Our Team

Diona Krahn, DVM

Diona Krahn, DVM

  • Graduated from Meredith College and North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Has been a practicing veterinarian in the Cary area since 1998.
  • Special interest in feline and canine dentistry, Internal medicine, surgery, endocrine disease, and ultrasound.
  • Resides in Cary with her husband, Kilo; children, Xander and Cael; Whippet, Cooper; and cats Mystery and Yuki.
  • Enjoys yoga, cycling, running, hiking and outdoor activities.
Kate Mallo, DVM

Kate Mallo, DVM

  • Worked overseas in pharmaceutical market research prior to a career in veterinary medicine. Graduated from North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
  • Special interests in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, flexible endoscopy, soft-tissue surgery and internal medicine.
  • Resides in Apex with her husband, Dave, young children, Owen and Maggie, and dog Muller. Her oldest daughter, Sara, is a nurse and resides in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Enjoys tennis, biking, reading and hiking.
Katie Backus, DVM

Katie Backus, DVM

  • Graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Nutrition and Zoology. Continued on at Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2018.
  • Special interests include soft tissue surgery, oncology, and exotic animal medicine.
  • Resides in the Raleigh/Cary area with her golden retriever mix, Cali.
  • Enjoys ultimate Frisbee, hiking with Cali, running and visiting the beach.
Haley Gunter, DVM

Haley Gunter, DVM

  • Two-time North Carolina State University graduate earning Valedictorian honors with a Bachelors in Animal Science and a Doctorate degree from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Fear-free handling certified 
  • Special interests include dentistry, dermatology, geriatric pet care, soft tissue surgery, and exotic animal medicine. 
  • Resides in Cary with her dog, Bella; cat, Scotty; chinchilla, Sebastian; box turtle, Emerson; and tarantula, Charlotte. 
  • Enjoys traveling, hiking, wine tasting, running, and spending time at the beach.