Carteret Animal Hospital

"I have lived in Carteret County my whole life, in a small community called Mill Creek.  My household consists of my parents, my sister, 2 dogs, 6 cats, a rabbit, a turtle and a fish.  I have always had a passion for animals and have dreamed of working with them since I was a little girl.

I graduated high school in 2015 and, during my senior year, I went to Carteret Community College to take the Veterinary Assistant program, where I met Dr. Henry.  After that was class was over, she was very kind and offered me a job working at Carteret Animal Hospital as a receptionist / veterinary assistant, where I continue to learn and grow my capabilities in this profession.  I may be covered in fur and stink like bodily fluids when I come home some days from work, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world."

"My name is Elizabeth and I am one of the veterinary assistants at Carteret Animal Hospital. I come from a military family so I have lived in Florida and Alaska, and everywhere in between. My dad decided to retire here in Carteret County and when I turned 18, I moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend college. I graduated with a degree as a legal administrative assistant. After living in St. Louis and working for a defense attorney for a few years, I had to move back to Morehead City.

I was honored when Dr. Henry hired me and gave me the opportunity to work here at Carteret Animal Hospital in October of 2014; I started out as a receptionist. Since then I have been able to transition to the veterinary technician side of the job. I absolutely love my job and I could not imagine working anyplace else. I've always had an extreme passion and love for all animals and have been around animals my entire life. My household currently consists of one rescue dog, Keiko - who Dr. Henry miraculously saved (you can read his story on Heart to Heart Animal Rescue's website) - and two inside cats, Todo & Maddie aka "The Madster." I also have a slew of free-roaming cats around my neighborhood that have decided to make my house their designated place for breakfast and dinner.

“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on Earth to do, with such passion, and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” – Vincent Van Gogh.

My job is dirty, dangerous, and demanding & I wouldn't have it any other way."

Stephany - Veterinary Assistant & Social Media Diva

Mature, responsible and intelligent at such a young age - she is motivated and aspires to do great things in life; we are lucky to have her here with us.

 Diane - Receptionist & Queen of All Things Paper

providing the best care for your pets since 1980

Dr. Stephanie Henry - Talented Multitasker, Over-Committed (or should be committed?)

​Too busy for her own good - that may be an understatement.

"I have lived in North Carolina for most of my life.  I grew up in Cary and, while I have moved away several times, somehow I've always come "back home."

I earned my bachelor's degree in zoology from North Carolina State University (
Go Wolfpack!).  I took some time off after college to work in the education department at Sea World of Orlando, giving park tours and speaking at exhibits, where I not only managed to memorize the movie track played at the shark tank, but also decided to become a veterinarian. I then returned to NC, and to school, graduating from North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.  I spent many years in small animal private practice before moving into emergency work.  I have extensive medical and surgical experience with dogs and cats, and have also worked on "pocket pets" such as ferrets, chinchillas and rats, as well as snakes, lizards and even turtles.  My family moved to the Crystal Coast when I purchased Carteret Animal Hospital in September of 2011.  We love the area and look forward to being active members of the community for a long time to come.

Lindsay - Office Manager & Rockstar

She would give the Energizer Bunny a run for his money, but she's worth her weight in gold any day of the week.

Meet the Doctor and Staff

Elizabeth - Veterinary Assistant & Comedienne

Some days she leaves no doubt that she must have been born a blonde, but she keeps us laughing; she can also take a bite and keep on moving!

While living in central North Carolina, I worked closely with Animal Advocates of Moore County, an organization dedicated to animal welfare.  In addition to providing routine care for their rescues, I was an active participant in their feral cat program, through which I spayed / neutered and vaccinated close to 1,000 cats  - I still make occasional trips back to Pinehurst for mass spay / neuter clinics where I am able to take care of 70 to 80 cats on a weekend.  Since moving to Carteret County, I have become involved with the Carteret County Humane Society and Animal Shelter in Newport, the Beaufort Community Cat Project, Southeast German Shepherd Rescueand several smaller local rescues like Pets R Us and Cat Pounce.  I also work with the Carteret County Health Department on a regular basis.  In 2012, I began operating my own charitable organization,Heart to Heart Animal Rescue, which gained official 501(c)(3) status in early 2014.  Through the rescue group, we are pleased to host low cost Outreach Vaccine Clinics in Otway and, most recently, in Pine Knoll Shores.  Plans are in the works for fundraising to purchase a digital x-ray machine which we will use to provide FREE x-rays to all local rescue groups.

I currently work some after-hours and weekend / holiday shifts at
theEmergency Pet Servicein Havelock; I have also served as an officer in the US Army Reserves, Veterinary Corps for the past 10 years, drilling monthly with the 7359th Veterinary Detachment at Fort Jackson, SC, where I am tasked as the OIC (Officer in Charge).  My military experience has allowed me access to training not readily available to my civilian counterparts, and has also permitted me to participate in humanitarian missions, helping to improve animal health in under-developed areas of the world.

My home currently consists of my 3 elementary-aged daughters, occasional foster children, 5 dogs, 3 cats, 4 sugar gliders and my latest obsession - multiple saltwater aquariums.  I also have 3 more-or-less grown sons - one serving in the Air Force, one working as a Sheriff's Deputy and one still in college at NC State.  In my very limited spare time, I enjoy painting, repurposing old items and remodeling our family home and the veterinary clinic, always preferring to DIY."