Meet Our Veterinary Team in Winterville, NC

The team at Animal Care East is a group of professionals dedicated to the health of your pet and ensuring their continued well-being. Find out more about our incredible, compassionate team, and be sure to make an appointment soon to meet them all in person!


Dr. Christian Proietto Medical Director

Dr. Christian Proietto, a Connecticut native, received his undergraduate degree in animal science at the University of Connecticut.  Dr. Proietto has been with Animal Care since graduating from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine with his DVM in 2012. He enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine, with special interests in diagnostic ultrasound and soft tissue surgery.  He values forming meaningful relationships with his patients, clients, and the community he serves.

Dr. Proietto is one of six veterinarians in his family! In his free time, he loves to enjoy life with his wife, two children, and his dog and cat (Bear and Joon).  He is an avid musician and enjoys exercise, nature, and all things science.

Dr. Shane Proietto Associate Veterinarian

Hailing from New England, Dr. Shane completed his undergraduate studies at University of Connecticut where he worked as a laboratory animal technician through the Office of Animal Research Services. Following graduation, he worked as a veterinary assistant while applying to veterinary schools. Dr. Shane acquired his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been a team member of Animal Care East ever since.  Dr. Shane's professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, anesthesiology, and clinical pathology. He is motivated to provide quality individualized care and serve the Winterville/Greenville community and patients of Animal Care East.

While not at the clinic, Dr. Shane enjoys weight-lifting, music, and spending time with his growing family.

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Crystal James

Crystal James

Favorite Quote: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Favorite Quote: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein


Suzanne Cin

Favorite quote: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

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Heather Adams

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Tina Mitchell

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