VCA Wrightsville Beach Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Chelsie Maultsby

    Chelsie came to VCA Wrightsville Beach Animal Hospital from Raleigh in May of 2010. She is a military brat that has lived in 7 different states.  She lives in Wilmington with her 3 year old pitbull mix named Joplin, Lucy, a terrier mix and Kirby and min-pin mix. Outside of work, Chelsie volunteers for Adopt-An-Angel and was one of the founding 4 members of the non-profit organization.

    "I enjoy being able to help make a difference in a pet's life, as well as educating not only myself, but pet parents as well."

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jillian Phillips
    School: Laramine County Community College, Associates Degree in Equine Training and Management

    Jillian joined  VCA Wrightsville Beach Animal Hospital in December 2013.  She recently moved from her hometown of Cheyenne, WY where she worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 2 years.  She attended LCCC of Cheyenne, where she received her Associates Degree in Equine Training and Management.  Jillian spent 6 years living in California working as a Marine Mammel Trainer and Zookeeper for a number of different aquariums and Zoos.  On her days off she enjoys, going to the beach, riding and training horses and being with family, including the furry kind.  Jillian's knowledge of domestic and exotic species makes her a valuable part of our VCA team. 


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. If it is after hours please Animal Emergency & Trauma Hospital of Wilmington at  (910) 791-7387.