Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Bridgers

Jennifer joined Coastal Animal Hospital in October 1994 and is head receptionist and office manager. She moved to the Outer Banks from Virginia and currently lives in Manteo with many four-legged, feathered companions including pet birds, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a 55lb Sulcata Tortoise. As our resident wildlife rehabilitator, which is her second love, you will often find Jennifer with baby birds and other small critters that need fostering. When she's not working, you will find her expressing her love of nature and animals through her photography.


Kate Woodill

Kate is our head veterinary technician. She brings many great talents and experiences to our team. She has been a wonderful asset to our Coastal family. She moved to Kill Devil Hills with her boyfriend in January 2014. She has many furry children, including three dogs, four cats, and even three turtles she shares her home with. She began her career working at a veterinary office at the age of 16 as a kennel assistant and advanced from there as she gathered more education and experience. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Fairmont State University in 2004 and acquired licenses in Virginia and North Carolina. She continued her education and gained the skills of abdominal ultrasound and echo-cardiograms for canines and felines at Sound Technologies Imaging Program in Arlington, Texas in 2006-2007. She has now been doing Laser Therapy for many years and it is one of her loves. When she is not working hard with us and sharing her talents with our team, she enjoys kayaking, canoeing, attempted to surf as she says, and just enjoying the beach.


Kelli Myers


Kelli Myers is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she graduated with a degree in Animal Science. She has worked in many animal related careers from training, to grooming, and now working as a veterinary nurse in our Buxton location and occasionally work in our Kitty Hawk office. We are very lucky that Kelli became a recent addition to the Outer Banks and our Coastal family in May 2018. Kelli has lived on Hatteras island for about 3 years with her two dachshunds, Luna and Dobby, her cat, Juju, and corn snake, Pheonix. Since her move from Ohio she has become a licensed North Carolina Wildlife Rehabilitator, National Park Service volunteer, and active member of her church. Even though she has grown to love North Carolina you will still find her cheering on the Buckeyes on Saturdays. Go Bucks!


Kim Hayes

Kim brings over 23 years experience to our reception team. Growing up with her father in the army, Kim and her family have lived in a number of countries around the world. Her love of horses, started with her first pony, named Midnight Star, while living in Bangkok Thailand. She graduated from Southern Seminary Junior College, where she took her Arabian Horse Count Sahara with her. There she took Equine/Equestrian Studies. Finally settling in Point Harbor, NC, she began working in the veterinary field as a receptionist. Kim lives with her dog, Harbour and seven fun and mischeivious cats. She has always loved traveling and swimming.



Autumn Price---pic coming soon

Autumn is a veterinary nurse in our Kitty Hawk location. She moved to Manteo from King, NC in 2019 and presently calls the Outer Banks home, with her significant other, Adam. She is currently  in the vet technician program at Penn Foster and graduated from Forsyth Tech in 2008 and from the Textile and Design and Engineering Program at NC State in 2012. She shares her home with “Steve Larry”, an adorable Frenchie; “Spunky”, an 8 yr old Sulcata tortoise; box turtles named Scary, Sneaky, Stumpy and Stinky; a ball python named Clutch, and Stumpy, a bearded dragon. Her hobbies include live theater, Cosplay SFX, makeup, Traveling, and spending time at the beach with family.   



Ece Miller-bio coming soon



Jessica Worsham-Groomer

Jessica's love for grooming began at the age of sixteen. She worked as a bather at an upscale grooming salon in Richmond, Va. She then switched to human hair at seventeen and is a licensed cosmetologist of sixteen years. In 2018 she left the cosmetology industry and started her grooming apprenticeship for eight months, under a Master Groomer. Jessica quickly became a natural and after a year she was managing grooming salons all over the Richmond, Va area. She then went on to work at Richmond's biggest pet resort, grooming dogs. In March 2021, Jessica relocated where she can enjoy the beach, owning her own business , Grateful Dawg Grooming and share her love of pet grooming. She enjoys all breeds and sizes. She enjoys classic cuts to unique and edgy grooms. Bring her your fur-baby and she can pamper them. 



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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We want to thank you and your staff for all the caring love and attention you provided our wonderful Rocky. We know that you treated him as you would your own companion and put forth all efforts to give him the best quality of life for as long as possible. We feel that he touched your hearts as well and your support will always be remembered."
    Michele and Bob A. - Kitty Hawk, NC