About Us

Mission Statement

At Maynard Animal Hospital, our mission is to make every pet feel loved and every client feel welcome. We strive to provide an open, honest, and inviting environment while helping pet parents provide the best possible care for their companions. Pet health is our primary concern, and we are proud to provide high-quality veterinary services at affordable prices.

Conveniently located in Cary, North Carolina.


Maynard Animal Hospital is a full-service facility.

Dr. Sunil Kakarla

DVM, Ph.D., Owner

Dr. Sunil Kakarla, an experienced and compassionate veterinarian in Cary, NC, grew up in India. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in India, he practiced as a companion animal veterinarian for five years in a metropolitan city in India. He moved to the United States in 2005 with a passion for practicing high-quality veterinary medicine in an advanced setting. During that process, he pursued his MS and Ph.D. in a renowned lab at Marshall University in West Virginia.

As a graduate student, Dr. Kakarla performed cutting-edge research and had several high impact publications to his credit. While pursuing graduate studies, he simultaneously completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) in 2010. Soon after this accomplishment, he began volunteering at several local animal hospitals. He completed his clinical experience program and obtained his license to practice in the US the same year.
Dr. Sunil Kakarla
In 2011, after graduating with a doctoral degree, he joined a small animal practice in Durham/RTP where he established a huge clientele and treated about 6000 to 7000 pets per year.

With his continued passion to provide the best quality veterinary care, he joined the state-of-the-art Walnut Street Animal Hospital in June 2016. As a veterinarian in the RTP area of NC, he strongly believes in quality care for pets and in being available to his patients when needed.

Sunil Kakarla is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has special interests in dermatology and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as emergency medicine. Dr. Kakarla is married and has a son and a daughter. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, including his 1-year-old Golden-Doodle, Brownie, and a 4-year-old Poodle, Milky. He enjoys serving his community by actively helping rescue groups and shelter pets, and in his free time, he plays volleyball.

Dr. Raam Krishna Karanam

Veterinary Director & Chief of Operations

After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in India, he practiced and managed a companion animal hospital for twenty years. He moved to the United States with a passion to work as an associate in advanced-setting animal hospitals. His main aim is to cultivate a positive, happy, and inclusive working environment for the staff, providing a friendly and welcoming environment for all the clients. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his better half, Jyotsna, and their two children, Bhuvan and Rutvi.
Dr. Phani Madhuri Mummareddy

Dr. Phani Mummareddy


Dr. Mummareddy has been practicing as a veterinarian in the USA since 2021. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from one of the reputed universities in India. Then, she worked as a large animal veterinarian for three years at animal husbandry in India. To pursue a higher degree and follow her passion for career advancement, she moved to the United States. She obtained her Master’s degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry from Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX.

After graduating from her Master’s program, she started volunteering at a few local hospitals in Houston while completing her clinical experience program.
Dr. Phani Madhuri Mummareddy
She earned her DVM in 2012. She then worked for three years as an emergency veterinarian in Pennsylvania. There, she gained extensive experience in emergency and critical care while working in a 24-hour clinic. Dr. Mummareddy moved to North Carolina in 2015 and has since worked as a general practitioner. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, and preventative medicine, and she has a growing interest in ultrasound. Dr. Mummareddy is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Carolina Veterinary Medicine Association.

Dr. Mummareddy loves her job and strives to deliver high-quality medical care to enable happy and healthy patients to continually bring joy to their owners. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Dr. Vani Jhaveri


Dr. Vani Jhaveri grew up in Mumbai, India, and spent most of her childhood, feeding and caring for stray dogs and cats in the city. She completed her Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry degree from Bombay Veterinary College in India, in 2016, and spent the next few years working at a small animal practice, assisting at the racetracks with horses and volunteering at non-profits for homeless animals.

Unfortunately, her passion for working with horses didn’t match the limited scope to do so in India, so she began pursuing her licensing exams to move to the USA. While in the process of doing so in the midst of COVID, she began her own private mobile practice, attending to dogs, cats, and horses in and around the city during and after the pandemic. She finally completed her North American Veterinary Licensing in 2022 and moved to North Carolina soon after.
Dr. Vani
She has been a part of Maynard Animal Hospital ever since, and loves the exciting mix of routine care in the day and urgent care and emergencies in the evenings. In her free time, Dr. Vani goes on hiking trips and explores close-by cities with her rescue pup, Joy, and on weekends, you can find her playing the drums on the worship team of her local church in Apex. Inspired by her own journey, Dr.Vani’s dream is to someday have a shelter for homeless and aged animals of all kinds, and be able to provide a safe haven, through them, for people who need some extra love and care in their lives.

Dr. Amanda Matrai

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Amanda Matrai grew up in a small town in Brazil, where she always loved caring for animals, and as a child deeply enjoyed every veterinary visit. During her Veterinary school years, she spent a year in the US as an exchange vet student and an intern at a Zoo. After graduating in Brazil, she moved to North Carolina and decided to pursue her degree equivalency. While studying for the program, she worked with cardiovascular microsurgery in the research field at a local University and as a veterinary technician at animal hospitals, and volunteered with feral cat spay & neuter non-profits.

Upon completing her North American Veterinary Licensing, she has been working at Walnut St. Animal Hospital where she enjoys helping her patients while using the Fear-Free approach to minimize their stress and anxiety.

Outside work Dr. Matrai enjoys spending time with her husband and her two loving cats, Jinx and Rico. Her personal interests are pottery, swimming, martial arts, and outdoor activities.
Tiffany Cox

Dr. Tiana Montell

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Tiana Montell is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She did her undergraduate studies at UC Davis where she earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Science. While at UC Davis she was also a Division 1 collegiate gymnast. Dr. Montell grew up in Hawaii and recently moved to North Carolina. She joined the team at Walnut Street Animal Hospital in February 2023, prior to this she was the Medical Director of a practice in Oregon.

Dr. Montell knew she wanted to be a vet ever since middle school, and feels she definitely chose the right career. When seeing patients, she aims to develop a strong doctor-client relationship and to practice fear-free medicine. She has a special interest in geriatric pet care, dermatology, and surgery. She has two dogs of her own; an 8 yr old Goldendoodle, Gracie, and a 3 yr old American Bully, Storm.

In her free time, Dr. Montell loves to spend time at the beach with her boyfriend and dogs. She also loves to fish, travel, and go out to eat.
Cristina Lanzon

Sarah Van Staalduinen

Administrative Director

Sarah is an NC State graduate with double majors in Animal Science and Applied Nutrition. She has lived with animals her entire life and has always had a special place in her heart for them. She has been with the company since 2019, and she loves her job. Not only does she have the opportunity to meet new people and pets on a daily basis, but she also gets to help those fur babies stay happy and healthy with their families. Her favorite things to do outside of work include spending time with her furry kiddos; two dogs named Ochi and Denali, and two cats named Juniper and George. When she’s not at work, you can find her hiking with her dog, or taking part in any other activities in which she can include them.
Sarah Clingenpeel

Kaydee Lyons-ONeal

Payroll Specialist

Kaydee is a graduate of N.C. State with both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Animal Science. She recently joined the company in 2022 and is excited to be part of the team. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years as a veterinary assistant, from small animal practices to emergency medicine, most recently at NC State CVM. She has recently taken a step back from her hands-on role to work on the administrative side of the practice. When she isn't working, she is spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters, as well as their four crazy cats.
Tiffany Cox

Brenda Lovic

Veterinary Assistant

Hi, I’m Brenda, and I just celebrated 3 years with this blossoming company. You may have seen me at 3 of our hospitals in Wake County, but my favorite location is at MAH’s Urgent Care. I am intrigued by the variety of complex illnesses we see, and I absolutely love nursing sick animals back to health!!! I graduated from UNC-W’s School of Nursing, and have worked in ICUs across 3 states. I also have an undergraduate degree in Political Science and volunteered with several national and state campaigns.

In 2018, I fell in love with rescue shelter nursing and decided during COVID to work in a companion animal hospital. I am Cat Mom to Xena, a grey tabby, Snickers, a gorgeous calico, and Bella, my rescued tortie. I also work as Veterinary Technician for Purr Partners Feline Rescue, and volunteer with Operation Catnip Raleigh and a Wake County social services agency.

In my spare time, I study at Wake Technical Community College and Penn Foster’s RVT program. A native of Wilmington, NC, I enjoy beaches and hiking.
Cristina Lanzon

Denise Jones

Veterinary Assistant

Denise is a veterinary assistant that joined the team in 2022. She is a student with a focus on pre-vet and Equine studies. She has a dog, several reptiles, and a horse named Henry. She looks forward to becoming a large animal veterinarian in the future.
Denise Jones

Caroline Powers

Veterinary Assistant

Hey everyone! My name is Caroline, and I am currently a student at Central Carolina Community College in the Veterinary Medical Technology program so that I can become a registered Veterinary Technician. All my life, I knew I wanted to work with animals. It has been a passion of mine since I was small. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fur babies, going on hikes, and doing lots of shopping.
Caroline Powers -Veterinary Assistant

Kimmie Crow

Shift Lead

Kimmie joined our team in 2021 and is currently a senior at North Carolina State University. She is majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Veterinary Bio-Science and a minor in Zoology. Since the age of 5, she has been very passionate about animals and wanted to work with them. During her free time, she likes to take her two dogs, Mojo and Auggie, on hikes at the park. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places and cultures.
Kimmie Crow - Shift Lead

Tiffany Cox


Hi everyone, my name is Tiffany and I am a CSR at Maynard Animal Hospital.  This has been a long time dream of mine to be able to work within an Animal Hospital.  I worked in retail and retail management for over twenty years.  I believe this has equipped me with the knowledge to better understand and assist our clients and patients. I have always had animals in my life, from growing up with cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and hamsters to all my five current fur doggies.  My oldest is Mickey a PeekaPom, Ruby a Cavalier King Charles, Finley Oliver a Blenheim Cavalier, Piper is a Tri Cavalier(Mommy's girl), and the baby of the group(still the biggest) is Sunday Blue a Silver lab.
Danietta Gayton

Holly Bonnaci


Hi, I’m Holly! I am the Lead CSR at Maynard Animal Hospital. I have been with the company for just over 2 years. I moved from Pennsylvania four years ago and have loved every minute of it! I am happily married and blessed with a daughter. I have two chi chi babies named Luigi and Tiki, I also have an old man kitty cat named Blake. I tend to all our clients both furry and furless. I believe that the customer service and communication aspect of our hospital(s) is just as vital as the amazing pet care we provide here.
Holly Bonnaci

Danietta Gayton


Dani grew up in the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota, right at the base of Mt. Rushmore in Rapid City. She moved to Cary in the summer of 2021 and started looking to follow her passion for animal care. She joined the Walnut Street Animal Hospital team in November of 2021 and has been incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn about and care for the multitude of patients that they serve.

Dani lives in Cary with her husband, Logan, her two Miniature Australian Shepherds, Nyx and Calypso, her cat, Oliver, and is welcoming her first child in the Spring of 2022. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies and is an avid reader.
Danietta Gayton - Receptionist

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Veterinarian in Cary

High-Quality Veterinary Services

Maynard Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary care for cats and dogs in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, and the surrounding areas.

(919) 646-4100

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Hospital Hours

Mon - Sat: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Emergencies After-Hours

Mon-Sat 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM