Our Team

Phillip Lanzi, DVM

Veterinarian – Practice Owner

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, 3 cats, Lulu, Frankie, and Gizzie, and a Gerbil, Ollie.

Our Veterinarians

Kim Smith, DVM

Veterinarian

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 three horses, Mr. Knight, Louie & Conn. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs (Petunia, Floyd, and Gale), and anything water-related.

Erin Culpepper, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Erin Culpepper grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, and received her doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She also spent some time at UNCW as an undergraduate and is excited to be back in Wilmington as a veterinarian. Dr. Culpepper enjoys both feline and exotic animal medicine and has completed specialized veterinary training with Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment, as well as exotic animal internships with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Outside of work, Dr. Culpepper enjoys yoga, snow skiing, and spending time with her husband and their 3 cats – Chester, Skittlez, and Mr. Miyagi.

Kimberly Ospedale, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kimberly Ospedale graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Adelphi University. She grew up on Long Island, New York, but has chosen to relocate to Wilmington to be closer to the beach and warmer weather. Dr. Ospedale does not have any pets of her own but enjoys fostering pets through the humane society. So far, she has fostered 17 animals including dogs, cats, and rabbits! Her areas of interest include nutrition, and dentistry.

Allie Keresman, DVM

Veterinarian

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 Plum, cooking, and painting. She also has three cats, Rey, Monty, and Dohle.

Marc Friedericks, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Marc Friedericks earned his Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. He relocated after graduation to Wisconsin to be close to his family, and practiced emergency medicine in large referral hospitals in Wisconsin, and later in New Jersey, for 10 years. He eventually transitioned from emergency medicine to general practice. He has a special interest in wound management and trauma stabilization, and also enjoys endocrinology, dentistry, and general soft tissue surgery. Dr. Friedericks and his wife share their home with a multitude of rescue dogs and cats. In his spare time, Dr. Friedericks enjoys golf and cooking.

Vanessa Brown, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Vanessa Brown grew up just outside of Binghamton, New York and received her doctorate from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Prior to vet school she was a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Albany, NY where she earned her degree from State University of New York at Delhi and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at University at Albany. Her areas of interest include dentistry, general surgery, and exotic animal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Brown enjoys going to the beach, hiking with her dog, Kovu, and going to Disney World! Aside from her dog, Kovu, she also has 2 cats, Uno, and Boo.

Office Managers

Elise E.

Practice Manager
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Elise Eisel has been a valued member of the College Road and Carolina Beach Animal Hospital family since 2008. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years, gaining experience in all areas of a veterinary practice. She began her career as a Veterinary Assistant, and quickly worked her way up to Assistant Supervisor. We are proud to now call her our Practice Manager. She passionately believes in our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment that provides exceptional client service and education. Elise shares her home in Wilmington with her 4 cats (Lily, Weezer, Henry & Gus), Malibu (a rescue dog) and Sophia (a rescued pug).

Sarah G.

Office Manager
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Sarah moved to North Carolina from Southern California in 2007 and has since fallen in love with Wilmington. She has been working in the veterinary field for almost 10 years. Sarah has been drawn to animals since she was a young girl, and helping clients and their animal companions are her true passion. Being the Office Manager allows her to do what she loves on a daily basis. Sarah shares her home with her wife Steph and their five kitties; Walli, Clover, Penelope, Curtis, and Carter, all rescued while working at Carolina Beach Animal Hospital.

Angela W.

Office Manager
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Angela West is a Wilmington, NC native. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1998. Her experience ranges from Client Care Specialist, Veterinary Assistant, Supervisor, to now our Office Manager. Angela first started at College Road Animal Hospital in 2001, and after a brief hiatus to explore alternate career options, her love of animals and caring demeanor brought her back to College Road Animal Hospital in 2008. Angela shares her home with her partner Tim and their two Pit Bull mixes, Walter and Aubrey.

Casey D.

Asst. Office Manager
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Casey is a native of Wilmington and started at College Road Animal Hospital as a Kennel Assistant in 2007. Her exceptional client communication skills were soon noticed and she became a Receptionist in 2008. Casey has recently graduated from UNCW with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Forensics. She is starting off 2014 celebrating her recent engagement to her boyfriend of 7 1/2 years and hopes to explore future options for a career with her degree. Casey shares her home with her two dogs, Pepper, and Hooker and her newest addition, who runs the show Schmidt the cat.

Supervisors

Taylor W.

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor
College Road Animal Hospital
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Taylor was born and raised in Wilmington. She has always had a passion for animals, especially dogs and horses. She spends her free time with her two kids and her dog Beauty.

Anna L.

Client Care Specialist Supervisor
College Road Animal Hospital
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Anna is originally from Winston-Salem, NC and recently joined the College Road team in June 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Criminology from UNCW. In her spare time, Anna enjoys running, kayaking, playing video games, and relaxing at home with her boyfriend. She shares her home with her German Shepherd, Max, and torti cat Tiki.

Julia

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Julia, a Carolina Beach native, came home to the island after studying Biology at East Carolina University. She has loved working in veterinary medicine for many years and has been a Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team member since 2014. Julia has a passion for patient care and is working towards her goal of becoming a licensed Veterinary Technician. She loves spending time with her German Shepard mix, Georgia, and her family and friends.

Ariel

Client Care Specialist Supervisor
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Ariel is a native of Wilmington, NC. She has been a part of the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team since 2014. Ariel started as a Client Care Specialist and then transitioned to Client Care Specialist Supervisor. You can find her at the front desk with a welcoming smile. Ariel has a passion for animals and values the relationships that we build with clients and their animals. Ariel shares her home with her husband, three cats (Stinky, Hot Tub, and Smeely), and a chow mix named Hamby.

Inventory Managers

Emily B.

Inventory Manager
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Hi, my name is Emily. I have been part of the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team for the past 2 years. Since I was a child, I have had a deep love for animals. Over the past 7 years, I have worked in animal hospitals and several pet stores until finding my “home” here at Carolina Beach Animal Hospital. I share my home with my dog Belle and my 2 sweet kitties, Sammy and Sebastian. I truly look forward to seeing you and your fluffy friend at your next visit.

Kim U.

Inventory Manager
College Road Animal Hospital
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Kim is a Wilmington native who started working as a Kennel Tech/Vet Tech in high school. She quickly fell in love with working with animals and for the last 20 years, she has been working for various animal hospitals in town. Kim joined the CRAH team in 2017 as a Client Care Specialist quickly transitioned into the Urgent Care Supervisor and is now our Inventory Manager. When not at work you may find Kim at the beach, on the boat, or in a kayak cruising our Intracoastal waterway. She also enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, playing her guitar, and enjoys snuggle time with her fur babies. Kim lives with her beloved dog Oakley and her sweet kitty Google, who she adopted from our very own rescue CRAH’s Paws. You can usually find Kim at our front desk ready to greet you with a smile and assist you with your pet’s needs.

Veterinary Assistants

Taylor P.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Taylor Penwarden attended Western Carolina University and in 2016 graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Taylor used to volunteer at Buffalo Beals Zoo in Maiden, NC where she found her passion working with animals. Moving to Wilmington in 2017 Taylor decided to work in veterinary medicine and eventually wants to pursue obtaining a DVM license. In the meantime Taylor spends her time on the beach, boating and hiking with her two dogs Willow and Kai.

Sadie R.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Sadie is originally from Colorado but grew up in North Carolina. Her passion for animals started as soon as she could walk. Sadie shares her home with her 2 dogs (Jack and Nyla), 2 cats (Jessie and Milkshake), and a guinea pig (Pig Pig). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her furbabies, catching up on her crime show Netflix binges, or spending time with friends & family.

Marley D.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Sarah H.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Sarah has known Wilmington as her home her entire life. She joined the team at College Road Animal Hospital in April of 2018 where she quickly fell in love with Veterinary medicine. She is currently going to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Sarah shares her home with a menagerie of fur, scales, and feathers. In her free time, she enjoys pottery, trips outdoors with her dogs, and binging TV shows while cuddled up on the couch with her four-legged family members.

Cara S.

Veterinary Assistant
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Cara moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW and graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s in Anthropology and minors in Biology and Forensics. After graduation, she returned to Illinois but soon realized her true home was on the coast. She knew that working with animals all day would bring her so much joy, so she started working at Carolina Beach Animal Hospital in September 2019. After a long day, Cara loves cuddling up with her dog, Indigo, and her cat, Cinder (a CRAH’s Paws rescue).

Sydney B.

Veterinary Assistant
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Sydney joined the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team in June 2016. She is originally from Wilson, NC but moved to Wilmington in 2012. She has always had a passion for animals, especially horses and larger dogs. Sydney currently fosters for a local German Shepherd rescue and enjoys rehabilitating and re-homing animals in need. She does not have any dogs of her own just yet, but is looking forward to changing that!

Hannah P.

Veterinary Assistant
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Hannah moved to Wilmington after graduating from college in Maryland in 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She joined the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team in August of 2017 and has loved every minute of it. She has always loved animals of every shape and size. She shares her home with her cats, Zane and Finn, and her dog, Juno. When she’s not at work she loves kayaking, hiking, and reading.

Morgan S.

Veterinary Assistant
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Morgan, originally from Asheville, North Carolina, moved to Wilmington in 2016 to attend UNCW. She graduated in 2018 with a degree in Marine Biology and has been working as a veterinary technician ever since. She joined the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team in July 2019. She shares her home with her rescue dog, Beaker, and in her free time, she enjoys taking him for walks on the beach and playing lots of fetch. 

Heather D.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Heather joined the CRAH Team in December of 2019 and works as a Vet. Tech Assistant concentrating on animal health and assisting the medical team. She holds a Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Brunswick Community College and an Associate Degree in Graphic Design from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Heather loves working with animals and is Fear Free Certified and is the team member others call to assist with difficult animals. Heather has a special place in her heart that makes sure your pet is happy, calm, and well cared for during their visit.

When not at CRAH, Heather loves painting, woodworking, kayaking, hiking, and spending a lot of time with her family. Heather and her wife Kirstie love to spend time outdoors and traveling. They have a son named Blake and 4 fur-babies – Bella the old Porky (Pug- Yorkie), Ava the high-energy black Shepard-Pit mix, Xena the calm laid back Golden Lab-Shepard, and a very vocal tortie cat named Tink-Tink.

Emmery J.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Emmery graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington gaining a bachelor’s of science in marine biology in 2020. For several years Emmery has been the fostering coordinator for a local rescue based in Wilmington and has fostered over 200 dogs. In the coming years, Emmery is planning on furthering his veterinary education by attending a veterinary school in the near future. In his free time, Emmery enjoys surfing and taking walks on the beach with his dog Finley.

Grayson S.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Grayson is a Wilmington native. She has always had a passion for animals since her early childhood. She will be graduating from Cape Fear Community College with an A.S. in 2021—with hopes to further her education in the future. Grayson has been working in the animal field since 2019. She currently has 3 cats named Cooper, Blu, and Milo, and a black Labrador mix named Waylen. In her free time, Grayson enjoys going to the beach, playing instruments, and cuddling with her pets!

Ashley M.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Ashley is originally from Baltimore, MD but has basically grown up in Wilmington, NC. Ashley has been in the veterinary field for over 12 years and has always had love for animals ever since she was little. Growing up she dreamed of working in veterinary medicine. After a long day at work, she gets to come home and get snuggles from her 5 furbabies, Stella and Meelah (her kitties), and Ruby, Rosie, and Wally (her pups). In Ashley’s downtime she enjoys long walks on the beach with her pups and snuggling with her pups and snuggling with her cat binge watching girlie Netflix TV shows.

Jordan T.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Jordan is originally from Elizabethtown, NC. He graduated with his Bachelor’s in Biology from Mars Hill University in 2018. Jordan moved to Wilmington and has been working at College Road Animal Hospital since July of 2020. Nothing brings him more joy than providing compassionate veterinary care for all the pets that come through our doors. In his free time Jordan enjoys reading, playing video games and hiking with his dog Lizzie.

Brooke C.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Brittney I.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Brittney is originally from Virginia Beach but recently moved to North Carolina. She is attending Purdue University this fall to further her education in veterinary medicine. In her free time, Brittney loves to go to the beach or watch Netflix with her husband and Frenchie, Murphy.

Sarah C.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Xena M.

Veterinary Assistant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Rebecco P.

Veterinary Assistant
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Rebecca graduated from UNCW in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and has been living in Wilmington ever since. She worked all over town in various fields, finally joining the CBAH team in July 2020. Rebecca is hoping to go back to school sometime in the future to continue pursuing a career in healthcare but is enjoying her time at CBAH until then. She currently has a one-year-old cat named Whiskey, and in her free time she enjoys going to the beach or just hanging out at home.

Client Care Specialists

Courtney M.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Courtney originally hails from Canada! She recently immigrated in December of 2016 and joined the College Road Animal Hospital team this past August. Courtney received her Bachelor of Arts in 2012 from her native country with a major in Classics and a minor in English, as well as a certificate in veterinary assisting in 2015. When she is not working, Courtney likes to spend time exploring the beach community or taking in some of the sights in scenic downtown Wilmington. She also enjoys reading, exercising, or spending time with her husband either staying active or relaxing at home with their fur babies. Courtney shares her home with her cat Prim, and a 3-year-old Husky/Border Collie mix named Loki.

Alexandra O.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Alexandra joined the College Road Animal Hospital family in August of 2017. She moved to Wilmington in 1993 but left shortly after to attend Norwich University Military College of Vermont. She returned to the Port City in 2000. Growing up, Alexandra always had a love of all animals. She grew up alongside dogs, rabbits, ducks, geese and even had a sparrow. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, fantasy sports, and rooting for Washington D.C. sports teams. Alexandra shares her home with her husband, 5 and 6-year-old sons, Finn and Jack, and two cats, Aslan and Sugaree.

Danielle R.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Danielle is a transplant from Illinois, she has lived in North Carolina for 5 years. Danielle worked in a rural vet clinic for 3 years before joining the College Road Animal Hospital team, in her free time she enjoys being a “fur momma” to her 2 dogs, cat, and horse Cocoa Chanel #5, Scooter Rooter Rudy Roo III, Salem, and Stetson. Danielle is currently also planning her dream wedding for 2022 to her wonderful fiance.

Jade G.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Jade joined the College Road Animal Hospital team in March of 2020. She has always had a strong love for animals, especially cats. In her free time, she loves spending time at the beach, reading, and snuggling with her cats. She currently shares her home with her boyfriend and her three cats, OJ, Sadie, and Sage.

Ashton A.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Ashton Andrews has been with College Road Animal Hospital since 2008 when she moved to Wilmington from New England to pursue a Master’s degree at UNCW, from which she graduated in 2012. Ashton’s love of animals began at a very young age when her mother bred Bengal cats, Chinese Shar-Pei’s, and Afghan Hounds. She was also raised in a house with a menagerie of animals including goats, parrots, ferrets, and fish. Ashton lives in Wilmington with her husband Trevor, and young son, Rowan, along with her two English Bull terriers, Vintage and Stella, and her two cats, Betti Page and Sage.

Brandi M.

Client Care Specialist
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Brandi was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. She has been an avid animal lover since before she learned to walk and adores interacting with them. She and her boyfriend have two tuxedo cat rescues (Jack and Lunar), two ball pythons (Jinx and Ollie), and an African cichlid aquarium. She is excited to become acquainted with all the clients and their pets and provide the best care possible!

Aleena D.

Client Care Specialist
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Aleena joined the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team when she moved to Carolina Beach in January 2021. She loves animals of all kinds and has a soft spot for bully breeds. Aleena shares her home with her boyfriend, Sam and their two dogs, Rufus the Dufus and Posh.

Kayla P.

Client Care Specialist
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Kayla relocated from Fayetteville, N.C. in 2019 to be with her boyfriend Robert and her two huskies Neptune and Odin. Kayla has a soft spot for huskies. Her goal is to be able to pet all of them. In her spare time, you can find her riding trails in her jeep or on the beach somewhere getting sunburned. Kayla’s favorite thing about coming to work is being able to pet all the different animals.

John M.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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John joined the CRAH team as a doggie daycare attendant in September 2020 and moved to the hospital side in January of 2021. Over the years he has lived in 5 different states around the east coast, but most recently moved back to Wilmington from Cincinnati, OH! John has always had a passion for animals, and previously worked and volunteered at a zoo before coming here. He hopes to continue in that career path working here and pursuing a degree in biology. Outside of work, he spends his spare time making art at local cafes and learning about the native plants and wildlife that call the Cape Fear region home. He shares his home with one cat, Nigel J., two roommates, and two dogs, Flopsy and Nyla.

Jessica D.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Caitlin J.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Caitlin is originally from New Hampshire and moved to Wilmington in 2011. Growing up she has always had animals. She grew up around horses, chickens, pigs, cows, dogs, and guinea pigs! Caitlin owns 3 dogs, Hazel Grace, Miley Rose, Bo Russel, and one guinea pig, Kevin.

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Ashley S.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Hayli M.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Hayli is a California native who enjoys being outside on her down time. She went to school in Rhode Island and became an EMT shortly after. Her favorite activities are kayaking, playing soccer, and spending time with friends. She recently moved to North Carolina to enjoy the weather with her fiancé and their two fur babies, a Great Pyrenes named Akamaru, and a tabby cat, Yoruichi.

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Kelsea G.

Client Care Specialist
College Road Animal Hospital
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Kennel Attendants

Christina C.

Kennel Attendant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Christina joined College Road Animal Hospital in June 2019. Born and raised in Wilmington there was always a cat and dog or two in her family’s home. She currently shares her home with her daughter and a 10-year-old Pitbull named Max who loves to show off his rope toy when friends and family visit.

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Jasmin O.

Kennel Attendant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Jasmin was born and raised in North Carolina but has lived and visited several countries around the world. She graduated from Tuskegee University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Jasmin decided to begin working in the veterinary field in hopes of one day obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Luna, and Ella, listening to music and playing video games with her sister.

Emma M.

Kennel Attendant
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Emma grew up in a military family, so she has moved around her whole life. She is originally from Rutherfordton, NC, a very small town close to Chimney Rock, Lake Lure area. Emma is currently working on getting her associates in fine arts for photography, but she also has a love for animals and would like to pursue becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician someday. In her free time, Emma spends lots of time with her German Shepherd brother, Moses, and her cat Nyx!

Doggie Daycare

Amy W.

Doggie Daycare Manager
College Road Animal Hospital
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Amy is a jack of all trades. She comes with a long history of culinary and retail background. She has had a love for animals since she was a kid and her grandmother would take in all the strays. She has worked at doggy daycares and with dog trainers. She is certified in Canine and feline CPR.

Lisa J.

Doggie Daycare Attendant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Born in California and raised in Beijing, Lisa found her love for animals with her first dog, a pug named Fafa. After a long move back to California, she knew she wanted to work in a field where she would be with animals as growing up, her father kept and raised many fish, reptiles, and rabbits. Lisa and her husband love road trips and traveling, but always remember to bring along her two pups: Chihuahua, Chocolate, and an Aussie GSD mix, Cookie. Lisa is canine/feline CPR and human BLS certified.

Jupiter R.

Doggie Daycare Attendant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Jupiter was born in West Palm Beach, FL but grew up in Mooresville, N.C. He has loved animals from a young age and that love only intensified when he got his childhood dog, Daisy. Jupiter returned to Florida in 2016 to attend Florida State University. He graduated in May 2020 and relocated to Wilmington to live with his two best friends. He also shares the apartment with his beta fish and his roommate’s sassy cat and three lizards.

Sara C.

Doggie Daycare Attendant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Sara graduated from UNCW in 2017 with a major in Marine Biology and has lived in Wilmington ever since. Her love for animals, especially dogs, began at a young age and has only grown over the years. While in college, Sara began volunteering and training service dogs for veterans and children. Working with these dogs has shown Sara the joy of creating relationships with people through animals and helping to change someone’s life for the better. She shares her home with her Chihuahua, Luke, and Ball Python, Snickerdoodle, as well as a mix of service dogs in training.

Amanda H.

Doggie Daycare Attendant
College Road Animal Hospital
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Amanda moved to Wilmington from Maryland with her husband and 2 cats. She grew up with many different animals which fostered her lifelong love of animals. She graduated from Salisbury University in 2012 with a degree in Theatre and Communications. While in college Amanda volunteered at the local Humane Society helping with whatever she could from walking dogs and training them to playing with and socializing the cats. She is very excited to be a part of College Road Animal Hospital’s Doggie Daycare!

Our Furbabies

Cheerios

In Memory Of
College Road Animal Hospital
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Cheerios used to belong to the founder of College Road Animal Hospital, Dr. Weedon and became a permanent resident after falling ill for several months. He was considered the technicians’ mascot for 16 years, and we still debate to this day whether he was better known for his snaggle-tooth or his love of chicken treats. Regardless, he will forever be in our hearts.

George

In Memory Of
College Road Animal Hospital
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George held the title of the “Bad Boy” of College Road Animal Hospital for almost 17 years. He seemed to always get himself into trouble by breaking into bags of cat food and knocking clients’ belongings off of the reception counter. With his cute face and sweet personality, we could never stay mad at him for long. He was a very special part of our family and will forever hold a place in each of our hearts.

Maui

In Memory Of
College Road Animal Hospital
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Maui came to College Road Animal Hospital when he was a wee kitten and we all just fell in love with him. We could not stand the thought of adopting him out so we kept him for ourselves. He was a roly-poly sweetheart that loved to spend hours napping on the front counter. He was known as the official greeter to the clients and was always happy to get a pet or scratch behind his ears.

Ralphie

In Memory Of
College Road Animal Hospital
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Ralphie was our very own Christmas miracle. He came to live at College Road Animal Hospital on December 23, 2015. It was always “One for him, one for you” anytime you got a snack. You could usually find him on his incredibly comfortable bed in the management office. We cherish all the memories and could never forget Ralphie roll time, and how he selectively shared his sugars with those he deemed worthy. Although he is no longer with us, the memories of how much he enjoyed the last years of his life will remain in all of our hearts forever. We’ll all meet again over the Rainbow Bridge.

Arthur Pants

In Memory Of
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Arthur Pants was more of a behind-the-scenes kind of guy. Although he was a three-legged kitty this never limited his ability to run around the hospital directing the rest of the staff. He was always pretty happy with his job here, even with the staff’s incessant dance antics. You see his biggest “pet” peeve was whenever anyone danced in front of him! Something about dancing made him a very unhappy boy. So if there had to be dancing then he would take his 3 legs elsewhere. Arthur Pants will always hold a very special place in all of our hearts.

Samie

In Memory Of
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Hey, the name’s Samie. I am a very important member of the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital team. I used to stay upstairs where the food and beds are and enjoy time to myself. But after a much-needed talk from my manager, I realize how important it is for me to help out around here. I really enjoy being at the front desk where I make an excellent paperweight and morale booster. If you see me, feel free to say hello and give me a pat; I could use the break from all of my hard work.

Henrie

In Memory Of
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Henrie was our house gerbil. He always loved burrowing in his shredded paper and chewing on cardboard. Henri was really hard to catch, and we’ll all miss his love bite reward, anytime we would catch him. We love and miss his adorable face so much!

Ichabod Crane-Kee

Office Cat
College Road Animal Hospital
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Calvin

Office Cat
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital
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Calvin is the baby of Carolina Beach Animal Hospital. He has been “helping out” at the office since 2013. Calvin’s hobbies include, but are not limited to: Intimidating visiting cats, getting “stuck” in the pharmacy, then demanding to be rescued, sleeping in his memory foam bed, and ripping into and eating our merchandise. Feel free to pet him when you come in, he will let you… then he will go back to ignoring you.

Cornelius Pumpernickel

Peruvian Guinea Pig
College Road Animal Hospital
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Flexible Appointments

We understand that our clients have busy lives, so we do our best to be as accommodating as possible by offering flexible hours, weekend availability, and online appointment scheduling. To schedule an appointment for your furry friend, head over to our appointments page or contact our office directly.

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Online Shop & Pharmacy

Our online shop has everything that you need to keep your pet healthy after a visit to the vet. From prescriptions and preventatives to diets and compound medications, you’ll find it all here! We also offer free expedited shipping with no minimum purchase, so you don’t need to worry about waiting around for your pets’ medications to arrive.

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