VCA Seaside Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Angela Reaves
    School: UNCW, BS - Clinical Laboratory Science

    Angie has been with us at VCA Seaside Animal Hospital since 2003. She is married with 5 fur babies. 2 Dogs named Jake and Elwood, both of whom are rescue babies and 3 Cats, Morgan, Gabby and Charley.

    She is a wealth of knowledge and great leader of our team. If you run into an issue you can't solve, just give her a call.

    When she is home relaxing with her brood, after a fun time playing in the yard she can be found curled up with a good book.

    " I DO WHAT I DO FOR BOTH THE PET AND THE CLIENT BECAUSE AS A PET PARENT I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EXAM TABLE."


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Erin McConnaughy

    Erin has been in the veterinary field since May of 2011 and has been working for VCA Seaside Animal Hospital since may of 2012. She has a passion for the veterinary laboratory field so you will often find her in that area running our lab work.

    She spends her time outside of work with my family, friends, and pets. She has an 11yr old cockapoo named Apollo, a 4yr old maltese named General, an orange Tabby around 8yr. and a 2 yr old tabby named Malia. She also has a turtle named Bruce. Love of people and pets along with a passion for excellence define our Erin

    " OUR PETS MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER. WE NEED THEM AS MUCH AS THEY NEED US. I LOVE BEING THEIR CARETAKER"


  • Technician

    Julie Mullins
    Veterinary Tech School: Dallas Community College
    School: Wilfrid Laurier University

    Julie has been at VCA Seaside Animal Hospital and Doggone Healthy for 7 years now. She began as an assistant, then Technician with Dr Ward. She is currently supervisor at Doggone Healthy, our grooming, pet day school and dog training center. She leads puppy and beginning obedience classes there.

    She is currently serving on the advisory committee for Firstline magazine and has spoken at recent Veterinary events.

    She lives at home with her husband and rescue scruff hound named Ed. She is also the mother of two spectacular grown children, one son-in-law, and one grandpuppy.

    "I LOVE PETS AND I LOVE PEOPLE, AND WANT TO DO WHATEVER I CAN TO IMPROVE/ INCREASE THE BOND BETWEEN THEM."


  • Technician

    Lisa Murphy

    Lisa is a seasoned veterinary technician, graduating from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2000. She is cerified in animal massage, and Class IV laser as well. She is dedicated to eastern and western medicine. She is also interested in acupuncture and hoslistic care, and can often be found assisting Dr Roland with her cases.

    While she has had many dogs and cats in the past she currently shares her home in NC with one feline fur baby named Pretty Girl who loves the NC lizzards!

    She enjoys spending time at the beach here, going for long walks finding oodles of sand dollars! She loves scuba diving as well (she is scuba certified), and watching the cat chase lizzards.

    " I ENJOY EDUCATING PET OWNERS ON ALTERNATIVE THERAPY TO HELP WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PAIN"


  • Technician

    Ashleigh Orrock
    School: St Andrews, B.S. Biology

    Ashleigh is our Technician Supervisor. She is happily married to her husband Chris, a teacher at West Brunswick High School. She has been with us at VCA Seaside since  2008 after a period of time working in large animal medicine.

    She has many fur babies; 3 dogs named Mojo, Luna and Daisy, 5 cows named Marilyn, Molly, Wilber, Gertrude and Hoot, and 9 horses named Sweep, Hughie, Arendale, Bucky, Hershey, Romeo, Callie, Maddie, and Roscoe.

    She, as you might imagine has special interests in showing horses, and teaching lessons. When she finally winds down you can find her cuddling with her hubby and dogs on the couch.

    " I DO THIS JOB BECAUSE I TRULY ENJOY HELPING PETS BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE A VOICE TO HELP THEMSELVES . WE AS TECHS ARE THEIR SPOKESPERSON AND CHEERLEADERS!"


  • Technician

    Maggie Phelps

    Maggie has been with us at VCA Seaside Animal Hospital for 2 years now and has been in the veterinary field for 4 years. She loves animals of all shapes and sizes.

    Maggie is the mother of one beautiful fur-less daughter and several fur babies. She has 2 cats named Little Bit and Sylvester, a pitbull named Jasmine and a bulldog puppy named Xander. She also has many other types of animals at home.

    Maggie is a local, growing up in and now raising her daughter in Shallotte. When she isn't working hard loving on your pets at Seaside, you can find her outside riding her horses or fishing.

    " I do this job because I love to help animals in need and to make a difference in pet owners lives"


  • Technician

    Cindy Poulk

    Cindy has been working at VCA Seaside Animal Hospital since November of 2012 but she is no newbie to the veterinary technician field. She has been working for years with our canine and feline friends and has several rescue pets of her own.

    When she is not here, she can be found on the golf course where we hear she is a crack shot! Come on in and say hi to Cindy. She'd love to meet you!

    " I DO WHAT I DO TO BUILD THE BOND BETWEEN YOU, AND YOUR PET. I WANT TO BE THE VOICE FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T SPEAK , AND TO EDUCATE THE ONES WHO TAKE CARE OF THEM"

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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
 

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