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Spotlight On Business: Port City Animal Hospital

Port City Animal Hospital & Grooming is located at 4012 Masonboro Loop Road and can be reached by calling (910)452-4093 or log onto

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

Your pets are a part of your family which is why you would only trust their health to professionals you know.  Port City Animal Hospital located off of Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington is one of the most highly recommended and reputable Animal Hospitals around town which is why so many people rely on their services to help ensure a long and happy life for all of their furriest family members.  “Port City Animal Hospital is a new ‘state of the art’ animal hospital whose mission it is to deliver high quality, efficient and professional veterinary care for pets. While we are a 21st Century practice, we are also "old fashioned" in genuinely caring about you and your pet(s)! Our staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and is well trained. We strive to provide affordable, caring advanced veterinary services.  At Port City Animal Hospital, you will walk into a welcoming, friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet.”  Their commitment to you and your pet extends well beyond simply providing services and products, as they consider you and your pets to be a part of their family as soon as you walk through the door.  They treat every pet like it is their own and show them the same love and compassion they enjoy at home.  
Port City Animal Hospital is a fully equipped veterinary facility that can provide all the services your pet needs to stay healthy.  Port City Animal Hospital offers medical, surgical, dental, grooming and nutritional services. “We have the in-house technology and skill to conduct x-ray and blood analysis to better assure proper diagnosis. We also have a complete pharmacy with access to specialists as well as high nutrition foods and other pet needs, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs.”
The one thing that makes Port city Animal Hospital stand out amongst the rest is their staff.  Friendly, courteous and genuine, the staff at Port City Animal Hospital makes everyone feel comfortable from the moment you walk through the door.  The team is led by Chris Coble, DVM.  Coble “graduated from the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, where he was 1st Year Class President and the Student Chapter President of the American Veterinarians Association both his sophomore and junior years and was a member of the Dean's Advisory Council. Dr. Coble has previous veterinary experience at McLawhorn Animal Hospital and Greenville Veterinary Hospital in Greenville, NC. Dr. Coble also worked with LaCroix Veterinary Hospital and Port City Animal Hospital in Wilmington, NC before becoming owner of Port City in 2008. Dr. Coble is the proud father of daughter, Emma and son, Carson. They have 3 dogs (the most famous being Emily the beagle), cats and many other pets. ‘I love our animal patients and their human owners and appreciate their trust in me and my staff.’” Port City Animal Hospitals other in house veterinarian is Don Kettelkamp, DVM.  Kettlekamp joined the Port city Animal Hospital team in 2011 and has been a welcome addition to the team, helping to provide expedient and professional service to their ever growing clientele. “Shelby Mayo has been our Office Manager since 2008. She can always put a smile on your face and it is safe to say she is our certified people person. Shelby loves pets, having a dachshund (with Brandon) named Rosco. She is a mother of three sons; Tim, Lee and Brandon and grandmother to a beautiful little boy named Bryson and lovely princess, Ms. Riley. She loves the beach and spending quality time with her family and friends. What Shelby loves the most about working at PCAH is helping out the clients, "It is a joy to know that I can help people and their pets."
Anne Fonveille joined the team at Port City March 2009. She started her "career" at a young age, pretending to doctor her stuffed animals at the age of 4. From there, she realized she wanted to become a small animal veterinarian. Since graduating high school, she began to pursue her degree as a veterinarian technician and you will see her currently working the front desk beside Shelby answering phones and questions that our clients may have. When she is not working at the office, she can be found hanging out with her dog, Deogi, and her friends.
Shelia Eaton has been a veterinary assistant at PCAH since 2008. Shelia loves animals and has 7 dogs; Emily, Frosty, Puddin, Rambo, Rex, Rudy, and Sally Mae Russell, 7 horses, 7 cats and 2 "grand-dogs", Stonkey and Cash. She loves working at PCAH because she is devoted to animals and their care, "My heart belongs to the animals". Shelia is married to a wonderful man, Mike, with whom she has two beautiful children, Brandon and Holly. She will welcome her first grandchild in July 2012. Shelia is a Wilmington native and on the weekends can be found in her barn working with her horses, or on the beach, soaking up the sun. Mary Ellen McGarry, RVT originally from Long Island, NY we welcomed her to our team in June 2011. She has been a registered veterinarian technician for 13 years, graduating from SUNY Delhi in 1999. She moved to Wilmington in March 2011, with her now fiancé, T.J., boxer Brody, and 6 cats. When Mary Ellen is not working at PCAH, she can be found cheering on her beloved UNC Tarheels, taking in a Hammerheads game, or hanging out with her family and friends. She enjoys working at PCAH because she feels that helping the animals, whether they are well or sick is very rewarding at the end of the day. Sarah Woody is a Wilmington native who started coming to the practice with her pets in 2003, and began working for us in July 2011 as a veterinarian assistant. She grew up with horses, dogs, and cats on her family's farm, where she spent much of her childhood riding and showing horses. When Sarah graduated high school in 2005, she attended Martin Community College in Williamston, NC and graduated with honors from the Equine Science and Technology program. She also works for Reagan Equine as a veterinary assistant on farm and emergency calls. In her spare time, she participates in a variety of activities, mainly showing horses, but also hanging out with friends, cheering on the UNC Tarheels, or relaxing with her Jack Russells, Katie and JR. Megan Gredler has been a veterinary and kennel assistant with PCAH since 2011. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from UNCW in May of 2011 and is planning on attending veterinary school in 2013. She has 2 dogs, Shadow and Carly, and 2 cats, Macy and Max, with her boyfriend, Cliff. She is still a member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Program through UNCW and hopes to one day become a veterinarian for a marine mammal rehabilitation center. Megan has an affinity for all animals, but quotes “I love the ocean and all life associated with it, so I never see myself leaving the coast!”  Port City Animal Hospital is proud to introduce the newest member of their staff, Rebecca Godley.  Rebecca is a Wilmington Native who has grown up caring for the family dogs and cats. She graduated from E.A. Laney High School in 2000, went to Cape Fear Community College for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and Science Major.  She has worked in the human medical field for 10+ years; however did not feel those fields were my passion.  She is now currently in college to be a registered veterinarian technician and plans on graduating in 2014.  Rebecca joined Port City Animal Hospital June 2012 and thoroughly enjoys helping animals.   She has 2 dogs, Amos & Molly, 4 cats, Adelaide, Callie, Missy and Oreo.
In her spare time Rebecca enjoys bowling, going to basketball games or watching football on tv, hunting, going on nature walks, taking to her dogs to the dog park, swimming/dancing and spending time with her little brother (Patrick) at White Lake.
In addition to being of service to all of your pets medical needs, Port City Animal Hospital is also proud to offer the wonderful services of Port City Grooming on site.  Port City Grooming is operated by Brandon Mayo who worked as a Veterinarian Technician at Port City Animal Hospital since he was 17.  He graduated at the top of his class from the highly acclaimed Midwest School of Pet Grooming in Chicago and is now “happy to provide top quality service to make your pet look and feel its absolute best.”  Port City Grooming offers a full list of grooming services, which include nail trimming, ear cleaning, dematting, flea baths, anal gland expression, bath and brush.  You can always treat your pet to a day at the spa with the full grooming service and your pet will receive a shampoo and condition, fluff dry, brushing, nails trimmed, ears cleaned and a customized haircut.  “I focus on your pets breed and the true natural haircut your pet deserves.  “I offer many options to promote your pet’s health and focus on educating owners on proper grooming habits for true Pawfection!”  Schedule your appointment with Port City Grooming today!
Port City Animal Hospital is located at 4012 Masonboro Loop Rd.  They are open on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays they open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 12:00 noon.  If you would like to find out more or to set up an appointment please give them a call at (910) 452-4093 or send them an email via their website.  You can also find an abundance of great information about Port City Animal Hospital, their staff and their services on their website at www.PortCity  The website is a great source of information about everything to do with the Port City Animal Hospital including helpful advice for new patients, a list of great “Petsimonials”, links to helpful sites for pet owners and even a virtual tour of their facility.  While you are there sign up for their newsletter to receive the latest news concerning Port city Animal Hospital and more.  The Port City Animal Hospital looks forward to meeting you and your pets soon.