VCA Seaside Animal Hospital

Calabash Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Eliza Roland

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: North Carolina State University

    Dr. Roland is our medical director at VCA Seaside Animal Hospital. She received her Bachelor's degree in Ecology, and Enviromental Biology from UNC Asheville in 2000. Then she went ...
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  • Kristen Colleran

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: National University of Ireland

    Dr. Kristen Colleran received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois. She graduated with honors in Small Animal Medicine from the National University of Ireland, ...
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  • Tom Shoemaker

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Oklahoma State University

    Dr. Shoemaker is a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He earned an enviromental science degree at St. Joseph's University and attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University. Following ...
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  • Ernest Ward, Jr.

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Georgia

    Dr Ernest Ward, Jr., is a 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author. He has appeared on Animal Planet, NBC Nightly News, CNN and is a frequent ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 910-579-5550. If it is after hours, please contact:

VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital- 843-903-1900

4808 Hwy. 501, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Animal Emergency Clinic of Wilmington - 910-791-7387
5333 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403