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Jennifer joined Coastal Animal Hospital in October 1994 and is head receptionist and office manager. She moved to the Outer Banks from Virginia and currently lives in Manteo with many four-legged, feathered companions including pet birds, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a 55lb Sulcata Tortoise. As our resident wildlife rehabilitator, which is her second love, you will often find Jennifer with baby birds and other small critters that need fostering. When she's not working, you will find her expressing her love of nature and animals through her photography.
Raised on the Outer Banks, she began working at Coastal Animal Hospital in April of 2006 and is a veterinary technician. Jenny and her husband Choyia currently live in Kill Devil Hills with a 8 year-old lab named Santana, and 2 kitties (Buckwheat & Jack). In her free time, Jenny enjoys gardening, cooking, and reading.
Lee Ann has been with Coastal since 2007 as a
veterinary technician. Originally from Philadelphia, she moved to Kitty Hawk in 1999. LeeAnn is known around the hospital for her willingness to help others, and her tremendous compassion. Lee Ann now has a home in Currituck County, filled with rescued animals, including 5 dogs, 4 cats & 2 goats!
Kayla did her externship with Coastal Animal Hospital in 2008. Graduating from Vet Tech Institute in 2009, she returns to us as our newest veterinary technician. Her dog and cat reside with her here, and she loves hunting, horseback riding, her boyfriend, and playing Guitar Hero. Love, dedication and service are her guidelines for everyone of her patients. We are all better for having her here.
Johnny and his family used to vacation here when there was just the beach road. He arrived here in 2001 to help his parents, who have been residents of Kill Devil Hills since 1978. Many remember his late Doberman, Chester, holding the leash in his mouth while walking Johnny. He joined our staff in September 2008 as our week-end kennel attendant, and is known for his deep affection, gentle touch, and attention to details for the comfort of all our patients and boarders.
"Doing the weekends gives me the luxury of being able to spend time loving, petting, and telling each pet how good they are... haven't met one yet that doesn't know the word Love... even the deaf ones know."
We are very excited to announce that Dana joined our team in 2014 with her grooming business -Groomingdales. She has been grooming professionally for 15 years. She previously owned two successful grooming businesses in New Jersey before moving overseas to her husbands native Australia for several years. She is excited to be back stateside calling the Outer Banks home. We are excited to have her on board. Call Dana at 252-360-4343 to set up your grooming appointment or consultation.
Kate joined our team earlier this year, bringing many great talents and experiences. She has been a wonderful asset to our Coastal family. She moved to Kill Devil Hills with her boyfriend in January 2014. She has many furry children, including three dogs, four cats, and even three turtles she shares her home with. She began her career working at a veterinary office at the age of 16 as a kennel assistant and advanced from there as she gathered more education and experience. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Fairmont State University in 2004 and acquired licenses in Virginia and North Carolina. She continued her education and gained the skills of abdominal ultrasound and echocardiograms for canines and felines at Sound Technologies Imaging Program in Arlington, Texas in 2006-2007. She has now been doing Laser Therapy for many years and it is one of her loves. When she is not working hard with us and sharing her talents with our team, she enjoys kayaking, canoeing, attempted to surf as she says, and just enjoying the beach. (photo coming soon)