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At Lawndale Veterinary Hospital we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet’s overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment

Our Doctors

Karyn Waterman, DVM
Kenny Crawford, DVM
Carrie Jelovich, DVM
Tricia Burnett, DVM
Clarissa Noureddine, DVM, MS



Karyn Waterman, DVM: Practice Owner

Karyn Waterman, DVMDr. Waterman is one of Lawndale Veterinary Hospital’s practice owners. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  Her first experience working in the field of veterinary medicine actually came during high school, when she worked as a kennel attendant for Lawndale Veterinary Hospital. In 2003, Dr. Waterman returned to Lawndale, this time as a practicing veterinarian. In 2007, she and Dr. Crawford purchased the hospital from the previous owner. Since that time she has enjoyed developing long-lasting patient and client relationships. Dr. Waterman’s veterinary interests include dermatology, feline practice and pain management, to name a few. Dr. Waterman also values being able to contribute back to the veterinary and local community. She is a member of the NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Board of Directors, a volunteer with Urban Ministry, and the volunteer lead surgeon for the Feral Cat Assistance Program (FCAP) and Forgotten Felines of Forsyth (FFF).  Dr. Waterman and her husband, Matthew, live in Oak Ridge with their two children, two cats, and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys running, swimming, volunteering, and spending time with her family. 


Kenny Crawford, DVM: Practice Owner


Kenny Crawford, DVMDr. Crawford is also one of the owners of Lawndale Veterinary Hospital. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1985 with a BA in Zoology. Dr. Crawford remains a big Carolina fan to this day! He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989.  He is a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Dr. Crawford began his commitment to Lawndale Veterinary Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian in 1992. In 2007, he and Dr. Waterman purchased the hospital from the previous owner. Dr. Crawford has since developed many bonds and formed great relationships with so many of Lawndale's clients. Dr. Crawford has a variety of veterinary interests, some of which include ultrasound, exotic medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and reproductive medicine. Dr. Crawford is an active member of his church, and he spends his free time trail running, mountain biking, and kayaking. Dr. Crawford and his wife, Sonya, have two sons: Seth and Luke. They share their home with their two dogs, Bodie and Huck, and their orange tabby, Kitty Wilson. They enjoy hiking the Appalachian Trail and spending time with their granddaughter, Cartland.  


Carrie Jelovich, DVM

Carrie Jelovich, DVMDr. Jelovich was born in Syracuse, NY and attended undergraduate at North Carolina State University where she graduated with a BS in Biology in 1994. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  After nine years of working in a small animal practice, she joined Lawndale Veterinary Hospital in October 2006. Since that time she has enjoyed meeting and taking care of so many of Lawndale's patients. Dr. Jelovich (who also goes by 'Dr. J.') loves dogs, especially Schnauzers. She currently has a Schnauzer named Bucket. Her main veterinary interests include dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. J’s time is shared between practicing high quality medicine, her son, Cole, and her football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. She also enjoys reading, water skiing, watching football games, and spending time with her family.



Tricia Burnett, DVM

Tricia Burnett, DVMDr. Burnett grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended college at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Dr. Burnett practiced small animal medicine in Greensboro for six years prior to joining Novartis Animal Health as a Technical Services Veterinarian. During her seven years with Novartis, Dr. Burnett continued to practice medicine as a relief veterinarian on weekends and volunteered at community outreach vaccine clinics. She has been a dedicated volunteer surgeon for Feral Cat Assistance Program (FCAP) since 2000. Dr. Burnett enjoys many aspects of general veterinary practice, including soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Dr. Burnett loves to travel and lived in Sydney, Australia for over a year. She enjoys tennis, quilting and making jewelry.  She has two mixed breed dogs named Elby D and Momo.


Clarissa Noureddine, DVM, MS

Dr Clarissa NoureddineDr. Noureddine joined Lawndale Veterinary Hospital in January 2015. She obtained her DVM from NCSU in 2003, an MS in Biology (with a focus on Avian HOX genes) from UNC Chapel Hill in 1999, and a BS in Zoology from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) in 1997. Dr. Noureddine has worked in small animal practice, and she also has experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, both as a Technical Services Veterinarian with Novartis Animal Health and as a Senior Research Manager for Thought Leader Select, a pharmaceutical consulting company. Dr. Noureddine’s veterinary interests include preventive and wellness care, zoonotic and infectious diseases, behavior, and veterinary forensics. Dr. Noureddine is passionate about training and educating. She loves her role in the clinic developing staff training programs, and she is constantly trying to build new ways for Lawndale to inform and connect with pet owners (including writing our weekly clinic blog and our monthly newsletters). She can also be found speaking in schools and volunteering with the Guilford County Pet Responsibility Program. Dr. Noureddine is currently working to obtain a Masters in Veterinary Forensics, and she is Chair of the Bat Rabies Education Team for the One Health Commission. In her free time, she loves being with her family and spending time with her awesome pets: her dog, Klausie, and her 3 cats, Suzie, Johnny Cash, and Kit Kat. Her other interests include attending church, teaching Zumba, playing the flute, gardening, and reading.