Dr. Maria Mendoza, co-founder of Stage Road Animal Hospital, was born and raised in Angier and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1994. She lives on her farm with her husband Sam, sons Sammy and Dustin, a cat, horse, two dogs, seven donkeys and cows. Dr. Mendoza's interest in veterinary medicine started with helping her dad with cattle on the farm and in the community. She is an avid NCSU fan and loves attending sporting events with her family and friends. In her time away from Stage Road Animal Hospital, she also enjoys spending time with family and friends and working on the farm.
Paul Malocha, DVM
Dr. Malocha graduated from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 with strong interests in pursuing a career in either cancer research or practicing small animal medicine and surgery. After spending a preceptorship at Duke University in Radiation Oncology and a second in a private practice environment in Indiana, he declined an offer for post-doctorate work at Duke for total dedication to small animal practice since earning his DVM degree. He partnered later with Dr. Mendoza to open Stage Road Animal Hospital in 1999. Dr. Paul enjoys all aspects of being a small animal practitioner, but has pursued a strong interest and focus to his continued education in small animal surgery throughout his professional career. He and his wife have 4 small dogs - Charlie, Sadie, Schnitzel, and Ladybug - whom they love very much. In his free time he enjoys visiting the beach, surf fishing (mostly feeding the ocean creatures a lot of bait), visiting his children and grandchildren, baking bread, cooking and playing the drums.
Allison Hackett-Dorn, DVM
Dr. Allison Hackett graduated from Purdue University in 1992. She practiced in her home state of New Jersey before venturing south to join Stage Road Animal Hospital 2006 and became a partner in 2010. Her interests are internal medicine, dermatology and, most recently, laser therapy. She lives in Angier with her husband and a herd of cats. In her off-time, she competes her horses in dressage.
Stacey Beam, DVM
Dr. Stacey Beam graduated from the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Along with her strong interest in ophthalmology, she has completed extensive training in veterinary dentistry and is certified with The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and The American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Beam enjoys weekends at the river and playing with her pets which include dogs, cats, chickens, a duck, a parrot, and a rabbit.
Amanda Langdon, DVM
Dr. Langdon was born and raised on a tobacco farm outside of Coats, NC, where her love of animals began as a young child. She graduated from NC State University with an animal science degree and earned her DVM at St. George’s University in Granada, completing her clinical training in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee. Returning to NC, she working in Wilson for a few years before coming back home to Stage Road Animal Hospital where she had worked several years as an assistant during her youth pursuing high school and NCSU undergraduate training.
Angela Lassiter, DVM
Dr. Angela Lassiter is a graduate of Ross University. She joined our team in May of 2018 after practicing over 10 years as an emergency veterinarian. Her primary focus here at Stage Road Animal Hospital is surgery, but she enjoys all aspects of patient care and has a strong interest in ultrasound imaging. When Dr. Lassiter is not here with us, she is working at Carolina tiger Rescue in Pittsboro where she has been a veterinarian for the past 12 years. She is a mom to 1 incredibly amazing daughter, 5 poorly trained but very sweet dogs, 3 wonderful cats, 1 "terrible" cat and 5 good laying hens. If she ever has any free time, she would enjoy hiking, traveling, scuba diving, reading, writing, crafting or maybe just getting a little extra sleep.
Jessica Mayer, VMD
Dr. Jessica Mayer joined Stage Road Animal Hospital in July, 2015. She is originally from Virginia and did her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and afterwards completed an additional one year internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware. Her primary medical interests include internal medicine, preventative care, geriatric medicine, and dentistry. In her spare time she can be found gardening, hiking, doing home improvement projects, or hanging out with her husband and two dogs- a pitbull mix named Lucy and a dachshund mix named Oscar.
Dr. Julia Petrucci earned her degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, but grew up locally in Holly Springs, North Carolina and is excited to be back in the area. Her love of the human-animal bond started with a very special cat named Shadow, who was with her from age 3 all the way in to the start of vet school. She is Fear Free certified and dedicated to making efforts towards low stress veterinary visits for all her patients. In her spare time, Dr. Petrucci can be found attempting art projects, traveling, and spending time with her husband Tony and their certified mega mutt, Vinny.