Veterinary Assistants

Jasmine, Veterinary Assistant

Raised in Sonoma County, CA I relocated to Wilmington in 2002 to be nearer to more of my extended family. I began working with Atlantic Animal Hospital in 2004 and after a short time in emergency medicine, I was given the opportunity to return to Atlantic and work with this amazing team. I appreciate that everything about animals is authentic, they only act and react to the environment around them thus being honest in any situation. Through my work, I have come to not only love the presence of animals but to love the therapeutic aspects of my job.

Denise, Veterinary Assistant- Supervisor

I was born in New Jersey but relocated to Wilmington to attend UNC-Wilmington. I have grown up around mostly cats but enjoy all animals. While Atlantic Animal Hospital is not the first veterinary office I have worked at, I am glad to be a part of this family. The unconditional love and companionship that animals provide has helped steer my career path. My position here provides me amazing experiences which I hope will prepare me for attending veterinary school someday.

Mica, Veterinary Assistant

My life has always revolved around animals and their care. From a young age, I was exposed to the breeding of Great Danes. My mother was a cruelty investigator for a humane society and these experiences shaped me into the animal lover I am today. I have worked for many years in veterinary general practice, as well as emergency medicine, and am certain I have found my calling. I intend to continue my education, working toward my veterinary technician certification. I have a special place in my heart for rescues and helping disabled animals. I currently share my home with Skeeter (a terrier mix), Lacey (a dachshund mix paraplegic) and Helix (a Turkish Van).

Anna, Patient Care Assistant

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved here after my husband and I completed a bicycle tour and found ourselves in love with Wilmington. My dad is a veterinarian back home in Missouri so I have always been an animal lover. I worked as an assistant there for awhile so when I had the opportunity to work here, after being impressed by the reviews online, I knew Atlantic was where I wanted to continue my career. I love having the opportunity to make all the cats and dogs here happy and healthy again and feeling like I have made an impact in their lives.

Courtney, Veterinary Assistant

Wildlife rehabilitation is my long term goal, but right now, I get to use my skills helping your, not- so- wild pets. I started my career in Wilmington at the Fort Fisher Aquarium caring for the exotic and aquatic animals while also acting as a public educator. When provided the opportunity to work at a local veterinary office, I jumped at the chance to expand my knowledge on animal care and education. This experience helped show me just how strong animals are, how they can overcome such obstacles and how I can help them. I transitioned to Atlantic Animal Hospital to be a part of their community outreach through their assistance with the Friends of Felines program and their work with the Coastal Animal Rescue Effort. Noodle, is my amazing goofball of a dog who wandered in to my life and was meant to share it with me.

Cynthia, Veterinary Assistant

I am a North Carolina native but just recently moved to Wilmington. Why? Location, Location, Location! The opportunity to live near the beach seemed as amazing as working with animals all day. While I work in both emergency medicine (I also work at the local emergency clinic) and general practice I chose Atlantic Animal Hospital so I could better connect with the clients on a regular basis and really get to see the animals throughout their lives. My focus in life is to be happy and enjoy every moment, which I am fortunate to share with my pitbull, Weezie.

Kaitlin, Patient Care Assistants

Raised in Lake Norman, NC, I moved to Wilmington in 2018 to be close to family. I have 3 years of experience in Pit-bull and Rottweiler rescue as well as kennel attending which makes this job right for me. I love all the joy that pets bring to my life because of their personalities and all the silly things you see them do. I do not have any pets currently but I do like to steal my brother's Golden Retriever, Rosie, and spend time with her. My long term plan is to get my Vet Tech Certification so I can continue work in the animal hospital field.

Valerie, Veterinary Assistant

I moved to Wilmington from Salisbury, NC in October 2017 and took the opportunity to work hands on with the pets here at Atlantic. I have always had a sweet spot for animals because of their unconditional love and loyalty. I have 3 fur babies of my own who mean the world to me. My goal is to become a veterinarian and work in advanced physical therapy and, hopefully, open up my own no-kill shelter here to protect animals who deserve a second chance.

Mckenzie, Veterinary Assistant

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Brittany, Veterinary Assistant

I was born in Virginia, raised in San Diego and relocated to Wilmington during a military move. I am a single mother to 2 beautiful girls and of course my fur babies, Izzy (boxer) and Jax which is my cat. I have always wanted to work in the medical field and have had a passion for animal since I was a little girl. I chose to come to Atlantic because I only heard positive things about the doctors and staff and I wanted to be a part of a hospital that truly takes pride in their employees and clients. I have had some previous technical experience working with animals and have a passion to work with surgery patients, specifically to get them back to their proper health. My favorite part about animals is their forgiving nature and the ability to love unconditionally. My long term goals are to continue to grow and develop my career in the veterinary field.

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