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 and has her fear free certification. She and her husband, Jason,  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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Alex

Alex joined our nursing team after managing a kennel in South Florida. Even though he grew up in Palm Beach, Alex decided to make the move to North Carolina to raise a family with his wife.

Alex’s compassion and kind-hearted nature makes him stand out as an excellent employee, who truly goes above and beyond for both pets and owners alike.  He is dutiful in his practice of veterinarian medicine, and enjoys applying concepts he learns daily from the mentorship of our wonderful doctors and head nurse.

He is certified in fear free handling, laser therapy,  but most importantly an expert in putting a smile on your face and making you laugh with his goofiness.

When Alex is not on the clock, you can find him spending time with his family, camping, on long road trips, and spending time with his wife and Catahoula Leopard dog, Stella.

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Jessica

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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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Vincent -pic and bio coming soon

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Amber C

Amber is a nurse at our Buxton location, she is 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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Christine-Buxton Reception-pic and bio coming soon....






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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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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