Our Staff

Maria, Co-Office Manager

Maria has enjoyed being part of the team at Animal Hospital of Onslow County since 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Business Management at the University of Mount Olive in 2018. Maria was also an instructor of Swahili for more than six years with MiLanguage.

Maria is the proud mother of one daughter and four dogs including Imani, a Yorki; Bariki, a Yorki mix; Neema, a miniature Australian Shepherd; and Upendo, “the Chihuahua.”


Melissa, Co-Office Manager

Melissa has worked intermittently at Animal Hospital of Onslow County since 2006. She is currently enrolled at university and is working towards furthering her education. Melissa is the mother of two teenagers and she has two fur babies at home as well.


S.M., Front Office Staff

S.M. has been a member of the staff at Animal Hospital of Onslow County since 2016. She completed continuing education including medical office assisting and medical billing and coding.

S.M. is the proud mother of one son, and she is the auntie of a basset hound mix named Olle. She loves fur babies, both big and small.


Sarah, Front Office Staff

Sarah is proud to be a member of the staff at Animal Hospital of Onslow County; she has been with the hospital since 2018. After graduating from high school in 2013, and prior to her work here, Sarah was a Veterinary Assistant and Pit Bull rescue transporter for Animal Hospital at Brier Creek.

Sarah is the proud mama of her four year old Bulldog named Mojo.


E, Veterinary Assistant

E is a seasoned member of the staff at Animal Hospital of Onslow County; she has been with the hospital since 2011. Prior to her experience here, E worked for Coastal Veterinary Emergency Clinic for more than five years.

E is married and is a proud mother of three beautiful kids. She also has a bunch of happy fur babies at home.


Samantha, Veterinary Assistant

Samantha has been a team member at Animal Hospital of Onslow County since 2018. She is currently completing a Veterinary Assistant program, and is in the process of returning to college in order to complete her Bachelor of Science degree. Prior to her joining the staff here, Samantha worked as a horse trainer and as an instructor at a riding facility. She also worked at several restaurants in various capacities.

Samantha is married to Johnny, the love of her life. They have two loving sons, Connor who is four, and Colton who is not quite two years old. Her animal family includes a horse, Alexander, and three dogs, Daisy, who is a black lab mix; Atlas, a Pit bull; River, a Great Pyrenees.


Patti, Veterinary Assistant

Patti has been a member of the staff at Animal Hospital of Onslow County since 2012. She loves what she does on a daily basis even after all this time. Patti graduated from Southmont High School in Indiana in 1985. She began working in animal health care in the year 2000 because of a love for her kitties. Initially, she worked for Bloomington Cat Hospital, and then later worked for the Animal Hospital of Bedford until 2012 when she and her family moved to Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Patti has been married for 22 years and has three beautiful kids and three wonderful grandkids. She also loves her pet family including Brandi, a Rottweiler; Mr. Kringles, a little mix; and four kitties, Moonshine, Elrod, Ricky, and Lucy.


Alejandro, Veterinary Assistant

Alejandro has been a member of the staff at Animal Hospital of Onslow County since early 2019. He graduated from high school, and prior to his work here, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fi.