Veterinary Assistants

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.

Amanda

Veterinary Assistant

Carina

Patient Care Attendant

Delaney

Veterinary Assistant

Isis

Veterinary Assistant

I have been surrounded by animals, and the veterinary field, for most of my life. My mother, who works in a veterinary office in Beaufort, encouraged me to volunteer when I was just 13. This grew into me finding my path as a veterinary assistant. The ability animals have to understand and make connections with us is amazing and what drives my ambition to become a licensed veterinary technician one day. For now, I am honing my skills and enjoying the opportunity to care for the animals that are entrusted to Atlantic Animal Hospital.

Justin

Veterinary Assistant

I’m from Columbus, Ohio, but moved to Wilmington while in high school. My family moved here because the city is so great! I love how beautiful animals are inside and out, and I have a strong desire to protect them. My experience began as a volunteer at my local zoo, and have worked in all pet related fields, but working at Atlantic has been one of the most educational experiences I’ve had! I came to work at Atlantic because I recognized a safe, clean, and experienced pet care environment! When I’m not learning at work I’m at home spending time with my own pets!

Kaitlin

Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlin
Fun facts about you? I originally went to school for human medicine but found working with animals was best suited for me ☺️
Tell us about your pets: Ernie is a 4 year old Golden retriever I have had since he was 10 weeks old. Miguel is a 4 year old Xoloitzcuintli/Dachshund mix that I adopted during May 2020. Last but not least, Theodore is a 4 year old eyeless orange and white kitty I inherited from a coworker shortly after getting Miguel!
What is your dream pet? I feel like I already have my dream pets but would love to own a female standard Xoloitzcuintli or female Golden Retriever.
What made you want to work with animals? I have always been a huge animal lover and when I started here I did not have any pets of my own. I missed being around animals so getting a job working with them just made sense ❤️
How long have you been at Atlantic? March 2023 will be my 5 year anniversary here 🥳
Favorite thing about Atlantic: I have many things I love about Atlantic! I love how much I have learned (and am still learning) in the short time I have been here. I love my coworkers and doctors that I get to work with every day. My very favorite thing though is the special bonds you create over time with pets and their parents ❤️
Kelsi

Veterinary Assistant

I have been born and raised here in Wilmington, NC. I love animals because they always put a smile on my face even on the worst days. I love working at an animal hospital because spending my time and helping them is what I love to do and I want to make a difference to those that need it. I have some experience with pet sitting for farm animals as well as working at a daycare facility and have had about 3 years experience as a vet assistant. I currently have 3 dogs; Kamdyn Ray, Heidi Mae, Tizzy Marie and an orange kitty named Fefe Lou. I hope to take all my experience and knowledge that I have and become a vet tech in the near future to open up different opportunities.

Kimberly

Patient Care Attendant

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia, where I grew up most of my life. I moved to North Carolina about 3 years ago because I wanted to be closer to the beach and warmer weather. I started working at Atlantic Animal Hospital in 2022. I have always had a passion for working with animals and Atlantic Animal Hospital has given me that opportunity to fulfill my dream. I plan on going to school in the near future to become a vet tech. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my newly adopted dog, Wyatt. I also enjoy spending time at the beach and time with my family.

Mackensie

Veterinary Assistant