Meet Our Healthcare Team

 

Veterinarians

Staff Member Phillip Lanzi, DVM Veterinarian - Practice Owner Phillip Lanzi, DVM

Dr. Phillip Lanzi attended the University of Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1981. He received his veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 1987. He is a member of AAHA as well as the well managed practice group, a unique collaboration of high quality small animal practice owners focused and dedicated to practicing gold standard medicine in a successfully managed practice. His special interests include laser surgery, radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats, and small animal ear disease. His hobbies include all water sports, snow skiing, tennis, and spending time with his wife, Jamie and their two kids, Caitlin and Trevor. They share their home with a Golden Retriever, Chance, a Jack Russell Terrier, Spencer, a WestiePoo, Nilla, 3 cats, Lulu, Frankie, and Gizzie and a Gerbil, Ollie.

Staff Member Gina Scarzella, DVM Veterinarian Gina Scarzella, DVM

Dr. Gina Scarzella graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA in 2005. She then took the opportunity to live on Grand Cayman island and graduated from St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors, concerts and playing with her dog Penny. Gina grew up in Wilmington, NC and is excited to be back working with the team at College Road!

Staff Member Joshua Hower, VMD Veterinarian Joshua Hower, VMD

Dr. Josh Hower grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology.  He later returned to PA to receive his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.  His areas of interest include general surgery and emergency medicine.  Outside of work Dr. Hower enjoys fishing, hiking, driving his Jeep, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams. Dr. Hower recently relocated to Carolina Beach after vacationing to the area with his family for over 20 years.  He lives with his dog Keira, who enjoys going for long runs, swimming, and catching frisbees.

Staff Member Allie Keresman, DVM Veterinarian Allie Keresman, DVM

Dr. Allie Keresman grew up in the Midwest and on the East Coast.  She attended the University of Delaware for her undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, with distinction, in 2016.  Her areas of interest include general surgery, internal medicine, and ophthalmology.  In her free time Dr. Keresman enjoys going to the beach with her husband and her dog Nikita, riding her horse Mystic, cooking, and painting.  She also has two cats, Monty and Dohle.

Staff Member Rebecca Cozart, DVM Veterinarian Rebecca Cozart, DVM

Dr. Rebecca Cozart grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and visited Wilmington regularly to see family.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from North Carolina State University.  In 2015, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in Alabama.  She has been a community advocate and volunteer for animal care and shelter medicine.  She is excited to move to Wilmington with her husband Charlie and their two boxers, Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brian.  Whether it was a trip to see family or friends, Wilmington has always held a special place in their hearts.  In her free time Rebecca enjoys photography, fishing, and spending time at the beach.

Staff Member Kim Smith, DVM Veterinarian Kim Smith, DVM

Dr. Kim Smith graduated from Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Previous to that she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology at UNCW. Kim enjoys both internal medicine and general surgery. Kim and her husband, Adam, have lived throughout the country but have moved back to Wilmington to stay. Kim's favorite hobby is horseback riding and she has competed successfully in eventing for many years with her two horses, Mr. Knight & Louie. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs (Cooper, Petunia and Gale), and anything water related.

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Office Managers

Staff Member Elise Eisel

Practice Manager
Elise Eisel
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Staff Member Sarah Smith

Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
Sarah Smith
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Staff Member Angela West

College Road Animal Hospital
Angela West
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Supervisors

 

College Road Animal Hospital

Staff Member Nichole Navarra

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor
Nichole Navarra
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Staff Member Casey Reed

Client Care Specialist Supervisor
Casey Reed
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Carolina Beach Animal Hospital

Staff Member Emily Shellhammer

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor
Emily Shellhammer
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Staff Member Sarah Gates

Client Care Specialist Supervisor
Sarah Gates
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Inventory Manager

 

College Road & Carolina Beach Animal Hospitals

Staff Member Angie Westmoreland

Inventory Manager
Angie Westmoreland
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Veterinary Assistants

 

College Road Animal Hospital

Staff Member Ann Spearing

Veterinary Assistant
Ann Spearing
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Staff Member Lacey Reynard

Veterinary Assistant
Lacey Reynard
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Staff Member Elaine Madej

Veterinary Assistant
Elaine Madej
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Staff Member Laina Martinez De Andino

Veterinary Assistant
Laina Martinez De Andino
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Staff Member Sierra Lee

Veterinary Assistant
Sierra Lee
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Staff Member Caroline Stevens

Veterinary Assistant
Caroline Stevens
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Staff Member Amber Steeley

Veterinary Assistant
Amber Steeley
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Staff Member Daniel Roberts

Kennel Attendant
Daniel Roberts
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Staff Member Shayne Michaels

Veterinary Assistant
Shayne Michaels
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Staff Member Katie Edwards

Veterinary Assistant
Katie Edwards
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Staff Member Brittany Mobley

Veterinary Assistant
Brittany Mobley
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Carolina Beach Animal Hospital

Staff Member Ashley McGill

Veterinary Assistant
Ashley McGill
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Staff Member Julia Watts

Veterinary Assistant
Julia Watts
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Staff Member Chris York

Veterinary Assistant
Chris York
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Staff Member Sydney Barnes

Veterinary Assistant
Sydney Barnes
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Client Care Specialists

 

College Road Animal Hospital

Staff Member Ashton Nealley Andrews

Client Care Specialist
Ashton Nealley Andrews
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Staff Member Kim Ussery

Client Care Specialist
Kim Ussery
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Staff Member Rachel Raybin

Client Care Specialist
Rachel Raybin
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Staff Member Rachel Miller

Client Care Specialist
Rachel Miller
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Staff Member Amanda Valois

Client Care Specialist
Amanda Valois
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Staff Member Jessica Decker

Client Care Specialist
Jessica Decker
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Staff Member Kim Bradley

Client Care Specialist
Kim Bradley
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Carolina Beach Animal Hospital

Staff Member Ariel Finnicum

Client Care Specialist
Ariel Finnicum
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Staff Member Hillary Spaziano

Client Care Specialist Groomer
Hillary Spaziano
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Staff Member Shiloh Mitcham

Client Care Specialist
Shiloh Mitcham
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Kennel Attendants

 

College Road Animal Hospital

Staff Member Sarah Froehlich

Kennel Attendant
Sarah Froehlich
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Staff Member Cassandra Johnson

Kennel Attendant
Cassandra Johnson
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Carolina Beach Animal Hospital

Staff Member Tyler Cohen

Kennel Attendant
Tyler Cohen
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Our Furbabies

 

College Road Animal Hospital

Staff Member Cheerios

In Memory Of
Cheerios
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Staff Member George

In Memory Of
George
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Staff Member Ichabod Crane-Kee

Office Cat
Ichabod Crane-Kee
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Staff Member Maui

In Memory Of
Maui
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Staff Member Cornelius Pumpernickel

Peruvian Guinea Pig
Cornelius Pumpernickel
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Staff Member Ralphie

Mascot
Ralphie
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Carolina Beach Animal Hospital

Staff Member Arthur Pants

In Memory of
Arthur Pants
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Staff Member Samie

In Memory of
Samie
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Staff Member Calvin

Office Cat
Calvin
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Staff Member Sydney

Office Cat
Sydney
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Staff Member Henri

In Memory of
Henri
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