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Dr. Sabrina Grinstead, DVM

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Sabrina Grinstead grew up on a farm—the youngest of six siblings—in the small town of Nazareth, Texas, with chickens, guinea hens, cattle, hunting dogs, and barn cats. Her first family dog was a mutt named Special.

In college, she volunteered at a mixed animal vet and found her calling. Her spirit animal is the dragon: courageous, powerful, and strong.

Dr. Grinstead graduated from Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She first applied her talents at a mixed animal practice, then as a large-animal mobile vet, a relief vet, and, for two years, an emergency vet: one of the toughest jobs in the field.

In 2006, Dr. Grinstead moved to Durham to focus on what she loves most: small animal medicine and surgery. Dedicated to making a positive difference in her adopted community, she became the owner of Eno Animal Hospital in 2011. Her mission has always been to help as many pets as possible.

In 2018, Dr. Grinstead established Eno’s cause: to help first responders help animals by providing pet oxygen kits to local fire departments. Matching all funds raised from generous pet parents, to date we’ve donated 25 of these life-saving devices to the FDs of Durham, Bahama, Stem, Creedmoor, Lebanon, and Redwood. Learn more about our cause.

Every day Dr. Grinstead fulfills her passion for practicing the best medicine and educating pet parents to make the best decisions for their pets. Her fondest Eno moment is opening our beautiful new hospital, which she designed over three years, in February 2019. Her favorite part of leading Eno is working with an amazing team, most of whom are certified Fear Free.

Dr. Grinstead is also proudly certified Fear Free. This means prioritizing emotional wellbeing alongside physical health, and using proven techniques to lessen fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. If your pet is particularly anxious at vet visits, Dr. Grinstead can provide exceptional extended care…

  • Pre-visit coordination with you
  • An extensive Fear Free checklist
  • A dedicated and debriefed Vet Assistant
  • Visits in our Comfort Room for maximum peace and quiet
  • Best practices for handling and building trust, often over time

Eno Animal Hospital is your other family doctor. Dr. Grinstead is so excited about Eno’s future, especially continuing to grow our Eno family and welcoming new pets. Our team is here to make sure your fur babies live long, healthy, happy lives.

Dr. Grinstead lives in the neighborhood with her husband, Brad; their two children; dogs Leia and Badger; and cats Sprite and Capiche. She enjoys reading, crafting, sewing, gardening, and playing card games with her family and friends.

Her motto is: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness I can show to any being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”