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River Road Animal Hospital Staff


At River Road Animal Hospital, you’ll find a dedicated, compassionate team of veterinary professionals eager to serve you and your pet. We strive to nurture the bond between you and your pet. Our goal is healthy, happy pets and our passion is providing the highest quality veterinary care through education, treatment, and prevention. We believe that the best owners are informed owners, and we will take the time to educate you on everything from the basics of bringing a new pet home to your family, to the details of your pet’s specific condition.


Amanda has been a veterinary technician since 2007 and has worked in many areas of veterinary medicine, including general practice, emergency, and speciality medicine. She has a sincere passion for emergency surgery. She moved to Wilmington from Hawaii in 2013 and also currently works as an EMT and attends UNCW for psychology. In her very minimal free time, she loves spending time at the beach and going on road trips. She shares her home with her two dogs, Gretchen Marie and Riley and two cats, Skeeter and The Honey Badger.


Originally from the Outer Banks, Amy moved to Southeastern North Carolina in 2005. She started at River Road Animal Hospital in July 2015 and comes with 2 years experience as a veterinary technician from Burgaw Veterinarian Hospital. At a young age Amy fell in love with animals and nature. Amy and her husband, Joseph have four beautiful daughters (Sarah, Elayna, Jade, and Alleigh) a dog named Ares, two turtles and a tank full of fish. When Amy isn't caring for your pets she enjoys going to the beach or is usually involved in an art/craft project.


Autumn started with us in June 2012. She comes with over 24 years experience in the veterinary field and in currently our office manager. She is originally from the Catskills in upstate New York. She studied animal bioscience at Penn State and graduated from West Virginia Canine College with a degree in advanced dog training. Read More...


Becky has lived in NC since 1994 having came from The Shenandoah Valley in northwest VA. She's always had a love of animals, growing up on a farm and riding horses since she was a young girl. Having previously worked at 2 other vet clinics, Becky brings 6 years of veterinary experience with her to RRAH. She has 2 children, a son Daelyn and a daughter Raven along with her Yorkie Peanut.


Brad attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he studied Biology and Psychology. Before coming to River Road Animal Hospital in 2007, Brad worked in laboratory medicine and pharmacology research and as wine bar manager for Landfall Country Club. Read More...


Brittany is from a small town in southern Ohio called Wellston. She has a little over two years experience in the veterinarian field, and has a passion for helping animals. Before moving to the area she worked for Ohio Valley Animal Clinic. She has two dogs, a Great Dane named Tikka and a Yorkie named Cujo. In her down time she enjoys playing with her dogs on the beach, hiking or just being outdoors.


Caroline attended Herkimer County Community College for Business. From there she went to work for Bank of America. She worked for them for 25 years as a Branch Manager and then as a Financial Advisor. Wanting to get away from the cold winters of New York, she retired from Bank of America and moved to Ash, NC. Caroline has joined RRAH as a receptionist because of her love for animals. She resides in North Carolina with her husband Edward and their rescued cat, Reese.


Kate Marshall has over 20 years experience working in the animal health and welfare fields.Her background includes working as a Humane Officer, Veterinary Assistant and Humane Society healthcare assistant. She loves working with horses, and is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. Kate is also an EMT-Intermediate and was previously a member of her local Volunteer Fire Department in Medina, Ohio. As a veteran of the US Navy, her travels have taken her from Iceland, Hawaii and Japan, to Dhahran Saudi Arabia. Read More...

Mary Ellen

Although Mary Ellen is not technically on staff, she IS one of the family. Mary Ellen has been operating Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter on Oak Island, NC since 2007. After moving to North Carolina in 2003 she realized that there was no rehabilitation center for local shorebirds that swallow fish hooks, get tangled in nets, or are otherwise injured or orphaned. Local animal control and turtle rescue volunteers encouraged her to care for these injured birds. Read More...


Meghan was born in Maryland but raised right here in Southport! Before coming to River Road she worked at Banfield Animal Hospital in Wilmington, NC. She took time have her 2 kids, and lives in Southport with them and Ash, a huge kitty she adopted from here and Lego, her crazy Pitt pup. She aspires to stay in beautiful Southport forever.


Mike works part time helping Dr. T. with the business end of RRAH. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and now flies fulltime for FedEx. He helps with the clinic animals including Seth and Neuth – our two African Sulcata spurred tortoises, and his favorite (the only pets that earn their own keep) - the chickens. – ...Read More


Mike is a North Carolina native and attended UNC Charlotte with a major in Accounting. Prior to coming to RRAH in 2012 he owned his own Real Estate Development and Construction businesses for many years. Mike grew up with a love of animals, the outdoors, and wildlife. Read More...


Gary is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, majoring in Laboratory Animal Science and Chemistry. He has 40 years of experience in the animal health and laboratory animal science field. He began his experiences with animals at the age of 14, and his experiences range from working with primates at Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University in Atlanta, to being Assistant Coordinator of Dairy Management at North Carolina A&T State University. He has made it a life's mission to give all that he can to the health and welfare of all animals.