Our Team

Get to Know Our Veterinary Team

The team at Winterville Animal Care 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!

Veterinary Team

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Christian

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 Winterville 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, and is interested 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 enjoys life with his wife, two children, and his dog and cat (Bocca and Benny).  He is an avid musician and enjoys exercise, nature, and all things science.

Dr. Shane

Dr. Shane Proietto

Associate Veterinarian

Hailing from New England, Dr. Shane completed his undergraduate studies at the 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.

Meet Our Veterinary Staff

Crystal Hardison
Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician

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 T
Chris Taylor

Inventory Manager/Client Service Representative

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

– Albert Einstein

Suzanne Cin
Patient Care, Bather

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

– Anatole France

Heather Adams
Veterinary Assistant
Associate Practice Manager/Veterinary Assistant

Favorite Quote:
The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.

– Dalai Lama

Tina Mitchell


Veterinary Assistant
Registered Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Assistant

Favorite Quote:
“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.”

– Audre Lorde


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Client Service Representative

Favorite Quote:
“Live by the sun, love by the moon.”

Office Cat

Favorite Quote:
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.

– Terry Pratchett