3626 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27455
Open Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 6 pm,
Sat: 8 am to 12 pm
Closed Sun

Doctors

Dr. Mitchell with Pepper

Anne P. Mitchell, DVM

Owner

Growing up primarily in North Carolina, Dr. Anne Mitchell attended Western Carolina University and obtained undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry. She then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University where in 1980 graduated with the highest of honors.

Since graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Mitchell has been in Greensboro where she has remained passionate about practicing small animal medicine and surgery. She has been married since 1981 and the mother of two grown daughters. Dr. Mitchell has remained busy parenting a variety of dogs and cats throughout the years. Outside of North Elm Animal Hospital she enjoys the beach, the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and her rescue terrier named Pepper.

Dr. Sims with Josie

Claudia R. Sims, DVM

Owner

Dr. Claudia Sims received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1988, graduating a member of the veterinary honor society Phi Zeta. Originally from Ohio, she came to North Carolina for her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She moved to Greensboro in 1988 to begin her veterinary career.

Dr. Sims and Dr. Mitchell began working together in 1989 and together opened North Elm Animal Hospital in 2000. She loves the diversity of veterinary medicine and following her patients through their entire lives. She is married to John Vine, and has a geriatric Jack Russell Terrier named Josie and a rescue terrier named Schkippy. In her free time she loves cycling, yoga, running and travel.

Kitten and Dr. Coates

Angel Coates, DVM

Associate

Angel Coates was born in Charlotte and raised in McLean, VA.  She received her Bachelor's of Science in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993.  She then returned to Virginia to receive of DVM from Virginia Tech in 1998. 

 

Dr. Coates worked in veterinary clinics throughout high school and college.  Upon graduating from veterinary school she returned to a clinic in Chapel Hill.  She also practiced in Charlotte before settling in Greensboro.  She joined the North Elm team in June, 2005.  Dr. Coates has a particular interest in feline medicine, internal medicine and dentistry. 

 

Dr. Coates is married to Brian and has two active children, Stuart and Molly.  She also shares her home with her rescue dog, Georgia and her two cats, Caution and Pixie.  Outside of the office, she enjoys playing piano, running and spending time with her friends and family.

Courtney N. Elder, DVM

Associate

Dr. Courtney Elder became an associate at North Elm in 2010 after earning her DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has always called Greensboro home. Although she was born in Charlotte, she has been a Greensboro native for 26 years. Dr. Elder has always been passionate about caring for animals from the neighbor’s dog down the street, to the orphaned kitten, squirrel or bunny dropped off into her care. She earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in Zoology and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian. While obtaining her DVM, her focus was on small animal medicine. She was President of Christian Veterinary Fellowship, and was a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. As a doctor her professional interests include internal medicine, feline medicine, and geriatric care. 

Dr. Elder has a spunky 5 year old Brittany Spaniel named Dolly who is always eager for love. She also has Oliver and Calvin, both 10 year old shelter cats who are big snugglers. More recently she has saved two crazy kitty littermates, Willy and Badger, whose antics always keep her on her toes. After rescuing the 1 week old kittens from the United Healthcare parking lot and bottle-feeding them, they have now grown to be 4 year old strapping young men. She is newlywed and is looking forward to a fun new life with her husband, Jesse Clark. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, photography, reading, nature, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Dr. Borgmann with puppy

Matthew Borgmann, DVM

Associate

Dr. Matthew Borgmann’s relationship with North Elm Animal Hospital began in 2005 when he was in high school and started working as an assistant after school and on weekends. He feels very fortunate to have started in such a great practice.

Dr. Borgmann attended North Carolina State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Animal Science. He graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 as a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. After graduation, Dr. Borgmann returned to North Elm Animal Hospital as a veterinarian and has been thrilled to realize that he remembers many of the patients and families from his time working as an assistant.

Dr. Borgmann is married and has two dogs, a hyper black lab named Buck and a stubborn beagle named Daisy. In his spare time, he also enjoys bicycling, fishing, and reading.