Our staff


Leilani Sabin, DVM

Dr. Sabin is a 1993 graduate of North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a small animal internship at Michigan State University in 1994 prior to returning to North Carolina to pursue a career in a small animal practice. In 2003, she purchased a veterinary hospital in Oxford, NC where she worked until selling the practice in 2009. It was at this point, Dr. Sabin took time off to take small animal acupuncture classes at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. She has always had an interest in alternative and complementary medicine and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to pursue this career avenue. She began Eastern-Western Mobile Veterinary Services of Durham to provide acupuncture for patients in their homes. She is now proud to be opening Bull City Veterinary Hospital in Downtown Durham. She plans to offer her patients general medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui na and Class IV therapeutic laser as it applies to each case.

Dr. Sabin has a 9 year old daughter, Mia. Dr. Sabin enjoys family time, running, dancing, beekeeping and practicing medical Qigong. She shares her home in the Northgate Park area with Mia, 2 dogs, 3 cats.


Cesar Defillo

Practice Manager


Katie Compton

Veterinary Assistant


Samantha Dietz

Veterinary Assistant

Katelyn Jolin

Katelyn Jolin



Amy Hilliard

Veterinary Technician


Dr. Sabin has greatly enhanced the quality of life for CoCo, our 16 year-old Chow/ German Shepherd mix. Dr. Sabin has provided mobile veterinary care for CoCo in our home for over 2 years. She alternates acupuncture treatments and laser therapy for CoCo on a weekly basis. The treatments are so soothing and relaxing to CoCo that she actually falls asleep and appears disappointed when they are completed. All of our experiences with Dr. Sabin demonstrate that she is a skillful, caring, accessible, and flexible vet; and just a wonderful and compassionate human being!

Carolyn Simmons & Lula B. Cousin, Rougemont, NC

Dr. Sabin's knowledge and compassion for animals is apparent. My husband and I always have a pleasant experience with her and her staff members. She explains things to us in simple terms and we never feel rushed during the appointment time (we really appreciate that). We recommend her to anyone that's looking for an exceptional veterinarian with extensive knowledge, AMAZING! Acupuncture skills, great personality and above all, honesty. "Jack" and "Bailey" can't thank you enough for all the care, love and compassion you have given them for the past 4 years.

Jessica & David S.