Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Bridgers

Jennifer has been a part of our team since 1994, she is our Head Receptionist and Practice Manager. She is originally from Southeastern Virginia, but decided to make her home on the beautiful Outer Banks in 1991, after many years of vacationing here as a child. In 2015, she obtained a dual degree in Business Organization and Marketing. She and her husband reside in Manteo with a Pomeranian named Elsa, who truly thinks she is a princess and Pomeranian/Chihuahua named Kernel, who thinks everyone is his friend. When she is not at work, you will find her volunteering with Mane and Taill, an equine therapeutic riding academy for special needs children and adults. She also enjoys sharing her love of everything nature and wild, animals included, with her photography and traveling with her husband every opportunity she gets.   

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Kate 

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.


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Ashley

Ashley recently joined our nursing team in Kitty Hawk. Her deep passion and love of all animals shines through everything she does with a smile and a calming demeanor. She is originally from Virginia. She moved to the Outer Banks in 2015 with her husband, and they are loving Island life. We are thrilled to have her talents and dedication!  She has 3 fur babies and says she would have a herd of fur babies, if her husband would let her. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, surfing, and of course beach days! 

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Amber 

Amber recently joined our Kitty Hawk Coastal reception team. She is originally from Lynchburg Va. She has lived on the Outer Banks since June 2021 with her lovely wife Holly. We feel very we feel very lucky she chose to join our Coastal family as she is a wonderful asset to our team with her smile and kind heart. She has 3 beautiful children-all boys, 11, 6, and 3. They share their home with 4 fur babies, dogs- Jack and Tucker, and 2 kitties who run the show, Binx and Inny.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children at the beach and the water park.

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Jessica-Receptionist

Jessica

Jessica has called the Outer Banks home for the majority of her life and joined our reception team early this year. When not on the clock, she can be found roaming the island with her best friends in tow, Dominic, the cutest pitty in the world, or enjoying an evening out on the town. Her dedication to customer service, love of animals, great attitude, and always wanting to learn all she can, makes her the perfect fit for our Coastal Family.







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Alexis

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Alexis has been in veterinary medicine as a receptionist for 4 years. She has a passion for customer service, creating bonds with our clients and their fur babies, and making all those around her feel at ease. She is originally from Virginia Beach and she and her boyfriend Cody have called the Outer Banks home since 2018. She has a beautiful silver lab named Otter, who she dearly loves. When she is not sharing her talents and love of all animals with us, she enjoys bowling, going to music concerts and her newest hobby crocheting.        

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Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Mackenzie recently joined our team as one of our Kitty Hawk nurses. She was born and raised in  Hertford, NC and makes the drive from Hertford each day due to her love and compassion for animals. She has been in the veterinary field for 2 years and most recently was working in emergency before joining our family. She has three pups, Cherry, Drake and Katie that are her first loves. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach, watching softball,and spending time with friends, family, and her fur babies.











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Amber C.

Amber is a Dare County local, born and raised in Manns Harbor. She graduated Appalachian State University in 2020, majoring in sustainable development with a concentration in agriculture and animal studies. While in school, she interned at a Veterinary clinic and knew she wanted to further her education in veterinary medicine. We feel very lucky to have her compassion and talents for smooth scheduling, while loving on our clients babies. In her spare time, she loves to go offshore fishing with her boyfriend and commercial shrimp on her dad’s boat, F/V Amber C. Amber is an aquarium enthusiast and has roughly 25 aquariums in her home, and will soon be adding a fishtank to our Buxton location for our clients to enjoy. When not on the water she spends her time with her two dogs and a cat.

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Candi

Candice has worked as a veterinary nurse in both of our locations, but is now in our Buxton location. She is originally from Virginia but recently fell in love with the Outer Banks and became a permanent resident. She graduated from Lynchburg College in 2003 and has been working and sharing of love of animals through veterinary medicine ever since. When she isn't loving on animals in our hospital, she is home loving the time she gets to spend with her husband, 2 hermit crabs, and her 2 dogs, Nova and Sherlock. She says most importantly she loves god and the blessings he has provided her. 

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Brianna

Briana moved to the Outer Banks from upstate New York in 2017, after graduating from Alfred State College. She is our Head Licensed Technician in Buxton. Brianna is a Licensed Technician in both New York and North Carolina, and has a passion for wildlife and exotic animals. She and her boyfriend reside in Buxton with their three dogs; Lou, Ham, and Jameson.  On her days off she enjoys exercising, fishing, gardening, and spending time at the beach.

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Matthew-Kennel ...pic and bio coming soon.....

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Ashley-Kennel...pic and bio coming soon......

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Ella-Kennel...pic and bio coming soon....

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Mia -Kennel ....pic and bio coming soon....


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Temporarily Closed on Saturdays

Drop and Pickup Boarding is 9AM or 5PM if prior arrangements have been made

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

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