Meet the Team at Emergency Pet Hospital of Craven-Carteret
Our dedicated team at Emergency Pet Hospital Craven-Carteret is committed to providing excellence in veterinary care for the pets of Havelock, NC and beyond! With a blend of medical expertise and a genuine love for animals, we make the health and happiness of our patients our top priority.
Get to Know Our Havelock, NC Veterinary Team
Practice Manager/Admin Supervisor
Donna has been a dedicated employee with the Emergency Pet Hospital for over 22 years. She started her career with EPH in July 2000 and currently works as the Practice Manager and Admin Supervisor. Donna has worked in the veterinary field for over 25 years.
Donna has always loved animals. She loves that her job allows her the opportunity to work with animals and the rewarding feeling that comes with helping our clients.
When she is not working, she enjoys bowling, going to the beach, and crocheting. Donna shares her home with her three beloved fur babies, Katie-Rose (Vizsla mix), and 2 frisky felines, Sir Puss n’ Boots and Kitty-Girl.
“May you be blessed with warmth in your home, love in your heart, peace in your soul, and Joy in your life.”
~ Irish Blessing
Veterinary Technician/Hospital Admin
Kim joined EPH in June 2016. She received her Associate of Applied Science from Lonestar College in Tomball, Texas, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of North Carolina in 2014. Prior to working at EPH, she gained valuable experience in general practice as well as equine and exotic practices. She lives with her husband, two children, and three dogs.
“If at the end of the day, you smell like a dog…then it was a good day.”
Sarah started at EPH shortly after moving to North Carolina in the summer of 2021. She is originally from Howell, Michigan, where she worked at a 24-hour veterinary practice and volunteered at a wildlife center and horse rescue. She enjoys spending her free time with her Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd, two cats, and five chickens. When she’s not working, she enjoys spoiling her animals, sewing, and reading. She plans to further her education in veterinary medicine and eventually wants to run a hobby farm with her husband.
“Life is undeniably better with a dog at your side.”
Adrian grew up in Murrysville, PA just outside of Pittsburgh. She moved to North Carolina to attend college and eventually found her way to Havelock, NC. We share Adrian with Bill’s Pet Shop, where she is a manager. Adrian spends her spare time with her family, traveling, playing sports, reading, and rooting for any of Pittsburgh’s sports teams. She lives with her husband, two children, two dogs, a hamster, and a school of fish.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Gladys was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. She moved to Havelock, North Carolina in 2020, and joined EPH in September 2021. Gladys has worked with animals for about 6 years now starting as a bather at grooming facilities. Her love for animals pursued her to land a job in the veterinary field in 2019 and has gained experience since then. Gladys is passionate about what she does and loves and cares for clients’ pets like her own. She enjoys her spare time with her husband, son, and 1 dog (Bella bean).
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
– Martin Buber
Ashley came to work at EPH in September 2018. She graduated from Lees-McRae College in 2016 with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology with a concentration in Wildlife Rehabilitation. She has been in love with animals for as long as she can remember.
She absolutely loves her job at EPH. While her background knowledge is mainly about wildlife, she strives to learn something new every day about the domestic veterinary field.
In her free time, you can find Ashley hanging out with her husband, Josh, as they work toward their dream of having a homestead. She also loves to spend time with her cats, Gus Gus, Allegra, and Dinah, her dog, Apollo, and her Blue Tongue Skink, Maggie. Some of Ashley’s favorite activities include watching movies, reading, working on puzzles, and spending time in her garden.
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
-Lewis Carrol, Alice Through the Looking Glass
Shiona is originally from Maggie Valley, NC, home of the Blue Ridge mountains. In 2003, she found her way home to Havelock, NC, permanently, right after high school. She is the daughter of a USMC veteran that was stationed at Cherry Point. She likes to spend her days with her fiancee of 10 years, her three amazing kids, 2 dogs, and a cat. She enjoys watching her kids play sports, going to the beach, fishing, and going back to the mountains.
After graduating from Tuscola High School, she spent many years in customer service and as a stay-at-home mom. In 2019, she received her veterinary certification at Craven Community College. She plans to further her education in veterinary medicine. Her love for animals lead her to emergency medicine where she can help all types of sick and injured pets.
“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our lives that matters.”
Maddie is originally from New Bern, NC, and has lived in eastern North Carolina for the majority of her life. She joined EPH in October 2021 and has been working in the veterinary field for over three years now. Along with working at EPH full-time, she is also a full-time student at ECU where she is earning her degree in Biology. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her two kids, four dogs, four cats, and two turtles.
“Animals can inspire us to be less busy, more present, less worried, more joyful, and more passionate about life. They will never judge us for the things we do or don’t do.”
– Kristen Moeller
Alex was born and raised in Southern California. She recently moved to Havelock, NC in July of 2022. Alex went to vocational school as a Veterinary Assistant in SoCal in 2020. Alex has previously worked at a Pet Adoption Center as an Animal Care Technician and a Veterinary Assistant. She began working at EPH in October of 2022
Alex loves to spend her days with her USMC Husband, Parker, their 3 cats, Katniss, Finnick, and Deku, and their 2 dogs, Wattson & Kakashi. In her spare time, Alex loves to watch anime, read poetry, play video games and exploring North Carolina.
“Love travels a long way. It can make the distance. You just have to want to.” – Joey Kidney
Kristen serves as a veterinary assistant at EPH and found her calling when she brought home her first puppy, Scampers, ten years ago. There is nothing like the bond we share with our animals, and she is dedicated to maintaining that bond by building trust and comfort for pets and owners alike. She enriches her life with walks through the woods with her Shitzhu-Maltese mix, Scampers, and her two-year-old husky mix, Freya.
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.”
Client Service Representatives
Jordyn Lockett is one of our receptionists at EPH. Jordyn has lived in the New Bern Area for 17 years with her family. She completed her vet assistant class at craven community college earlier this year and is enjoying learning more and being able to get hands-on experience at EPH. When Jordyn is not at work she can be found hanging out with her cats or her boyfriend.
“Seek to be whole, not perfect.” -Oprah Winfrey
Deena Has lived in Havelock for 20+ yrs. She attended Vet Cert Craven Community College for her Associates in Human Services.
Mother of 5 kids (all grown but 1) 2 Granddaughters and 5 Animals. 2 Dogs Einstein and Dot, 2 Bearded Dragons. Izzy and Tripod and 1 boa Katana. Loves reading, watching Horror Movies, hanging out with her youngest son Emmett, and spending time with her family.
“Be a voice in the world, Not an Echo”
-Albert Einstein –
Salem came to EPH on Halloween 2009. He was found behind the front driver’s side wheel of the veterinarian on duty’s car. He was left inside a cat carrier with food and water. The vet brought Salem inside to assess him and he has been here since.
Salem has the job of being our hospital kitty as well as our feline blood donor. He loves attention, food, and cat nip. Salem’s favorite activities include greeting hospital guests, sleeping, and talking to our staff members.