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 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 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 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.
Ivy is from Virginia. She attended West Virginia University & Blue Ridge Community College & is a newly graduated Licensed Veterinary Technician, and is wonderful asset to our team. She has a white German Shepherd named Polly, a BlueTick named Daisy, & two cats named Dilly & Mattie. She enjoys the outdoors, dancing, bike riding, ice skating, cooking, looking for sea shells, & spending time with family when she is not sharing her talents with us.
Susan joined the Coastal Animal Hospital family in November 2020. An avid beagle lover, she began the Grandy Beagle Rescue and Animal Sanctuary, along with Lisa Darden in August 2020. Susan is known to be a rescue "fail", as four of the rescue dogs have become part of her fur family,. She is the mother of 3 children, one daughter, and twin boys. Her home is filled with lots of 4 pawed love; 5 dogs, 2 cats, and one bird. Her husband Carl is very loving and tolerate, and also the treasurer of their rescue. Her other interests include fast cars, motorcycles, photography, Karaoke, and 80's hair bands is her music of choice.
Ece Miller-bio coming soon
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.