Full Service Animal Hospital in Carolina Beach, NC
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Pleasure Island Animal Hospital Veterinarians
Carolina Beach, NC
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital
1140 N. Lake Park Blvd Suite J
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Animal Hospital Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington, NC | Pet Care Services | Vet
Dr. Ked Cottrell has been practicing in the local area since graduating from Purdue University Veterinary School in 2002, and a resident of Carolina Beach enjoying many activities the local environment has to offer. He is a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning board for the town of Carolina Beach, a member of the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and Vice-Chair for the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Cottrell and his wife Julie have 1 dog a Shih Tzu named Jack and 1 free stray cat named Charlie, aka Charlie Chaplin (cane not included). Come by and meet the staff and learn what Pleasure Island Animal Hospital has to offer.
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital Staff
Hours of Operation:
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm
Sam is from Charleston, WV and has been living in the Wilmington area for about two years with his dog Brawley. He spends most of his free time outside on the beach, walking, playing with his dog, and spending time with his friends and family.
Destiny was born in St. Louis, MO but raised in Wilmington. She has worked in the veterinary
profession for more than10 years, and really enjoys getting to know our clients and their pets.
On the weekends, you can find her boating, biking around the beach, reading, or taking road
trips! She shares her home with 2 Cocker Spaniels, "Buffy" and "LG," and one Chihuahua "Bebe." She looks forward to meeting you and your pet!
Julie is originally from Watford, England and has been in the United States for over 30 years, and still has a life long goal of mastering American English! She enjoys Formula 1 auto racing, football, and cooking. Julie shares her home with Dr. Cottrell, their son Travis, "Walter" the Schnauzer, "Jack" the Shih Tzu, and "Charlie" the cat.
Originally from Miami, Florida Karen moved to Wilmington several years ago with her husband
and son to be closer to family. She has been a veterinary technician for over 15 years and
enjoys being a part of a veterinary medical team and interacting with our clients and their pets. Even after many years in the field, there is always something new to learn and never a dull moment.
Lauren was born in Clinton, NC and attended Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She
relocated to Wilmington in 2002 to be near her family and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Medical Technician program. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, including
her daughter Ella and her neice Kayden. Always by her side is her most loyal companions, her
Boxer "Parker" and Rottweiler "Rapha". She likes to spend sunny days on the beach, ride bikes, travel and every day looks forward to meeting you and your pets!
Dr. LaCroix graduated from the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University
in 1966 and spent the majority of his professional life in Connecticut until establishing a veterinary hospital in Wilmington in 1996. After selling his hospital in 2007, he has continued to practice locally providing relief services. He has written veterinary advice columns for several newspapers and currently authors a bi-weekly column in “The National Enquirer”. His special interests include canine reproduction and problems peculiar to show and performance dogs. He and his wife, Sherry, have five children and five grandchildren scattered on two coasts. In his spare time Dr. LaCroix’s hobbies include flying small aircraft, one of which is an aerobatic bi-plane.
Lori is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in Wilmington for over 15 years. After being enveloped in a "puppy swarm" as a child, she always knew that, one day, she would work with pets! Lori and her family share their home with dogs: Sadie, Elsa, Devil Anse, and Hecate. The family also provides concierge service to cats, Wendie and Stewie, as well as ducks, Augie and Natasha.
Dr. Melissa Todd is originally from a small community in Northwest Ohio but moved to Tennessee in 2004 where she earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Middle Tennessee State University. She went on to earn her doctorate in veterinary medicine from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Upon graduating, she moved to Winston Salem, NC where she worked for almost 2 years as a full-time associate veterinarian. In February 2016, Dr. Todd relocated to the Wilmington/Carolina Beach area to be closer to family. She is very excited to make Pleasure Island Animal Hospital her new home. Her special interests include internal medicine, preventative wellness care, and feline medicine. Dr. Todd loves spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, playing board games, and going to the beach. She also holds a special place in her heart for music and enjoys attending live shows. Dr. Todd’s furry family includes her cat Mona and dog Ellie, both of which are rescues.