Meet Our Team
Dr. Craig Wilson
Dr. Wilson attended NCSU as an undergraduate. This was before NCSU had a veterinary school. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Dr. Wilson founded Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital in 1982. He enjoys all aspects of medicine and surgery. Dr. Wilson is very grateful to the many clients who have trusted Bayleaf with their beloved pets over the last 40 years. Dr. Wilson is married to Pamela Lawson Wilson and has two children, Steven Craig Wilson, Jr. and Stacey Wilson Walker. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family which now includes three grandchildren. He enjoys working on home projects and many outdoor activities.
Dr. Kevin Sullivan
Dr. Sullivan attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at NCSU and graduated in 2001. Bayleaf has been lucky to be his home for over 20 years. He has a special love for golden retrievers and labradors. Dr. Sullivan performs many of the surgical procedures offered at Bayleaf. When not working, Dr. Sullivan likes to spend time outdoors: mountain biking, road riding, and running.
Dr. Patrick Florian
Dr. Florian has been with Bayleaf since graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at NCSU in 2018. He enjoys general practice with an interest in internal medicine and preventative care. Dr. Florian is an avid video game enthusiast who also enjoys the occasional art project, hobbies which he loves sharing with his wife while surrounded by his furry family, which include his german shepherd Bella and his three cats Hansel, Gretel, and Grimm. Dr. Florian can be found working mainly in the afternoon through the evening, allowing our clients more flexibility in having their pets seen after work.
Dr. Liliya Nusbaum
Dr. Nusbaum has been with Bayleaf since graduating from NCSU in 2021. She completed her undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill. She loves being a general practitioner but is especially interested in ophthalmology and surgery. Dr. Nusbaum takes great pride in being a part of the human animal bond, from the first puppy/kitten appointment to geriatric health. When not working, Dr. Nusbaum is almost always at the stable riding her horse. Currently, she lives in Raleigh with her husband Devin, her two kitties ChaCha and Tango, and her dog “Mac”arena.
Dr. Joe Moledo
Dr. Moledo has been with Bayleaf since June of 2022. Originally from NYC, Dr. Moledo stayed in Raleigh after attending NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 2021. His main professional interests are dermatology and anesthesiology. In his free time, Dr. Moledo is a car enthusiast and a gamer who enjoys playing video games with his friends from home. He also loves spending time with his Siberian husky Echo.
Dr. Lauren Umberger
Dr. Umberger has been with Bayleaf since June of 2022. She has a special interest in feline medicine, low-stress handling, and dentistry. She is from Miami and moved to Asheville as a child. She went to UNC Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree and NC State University for veterinary school. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her blind cat Dougal, her visual cat Tilly, and her two rescue dogs (Petey and Eliza). She has a feral cat colony that she takes care of after getting them fixed and vaccinated.
Dr. Christine Burke
Dr. Burke has been with Bayleaf since 2021. She enjoys internal medicine and takes pride in her client communication.