Veterinarians in Jacksonville, NC | Banfield Pet Hospital



1335 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC  28546

(910) 938-1627

Hospital Number: 0416

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  • Description
    Jacksonville’s trusted option for pet health care is Banfield Pet Hospital. Banfield has spent over 50 years bringing health and wellness to pets with our premium pet health services offered at every Banfield location. Whether you are seeking treatment for your dog, cat or something a bit more exotic, Banfield’s Jacksonville, NC staff is ready to give your pet the attention and care that they deserve.
    From routine health maintenance to surgery, our Jacksonville location works hard to ensure that your pet is in the best of health. Jacksonville’s Banfield is home to the needs you may have when it comes to your pet’s vaccinations or other pet health need.
    Banfield makes it easy to be a partner in your pet’s health care needs by creating pet hospitals that are easy to access and conveniently located. Jacksonville’s Banfield Pet Hospital is no different. It is located just off Western Boulevard.
    Banfield Pet Hospital is always accepting new pet patients and same day access appointments may be available, please call ahead for confirmation. Don’t forget to ask our staff about the Optimum Wellness Plan® options we offer to our Jacksonville guests.
    Have you visited this location? Then please submit your review to Banfield Pet Hospital.
  • Services

    Services Offered at this Location

    • Vaccinations
    • Comprehensive Exams
    • Parasite Control
    • General Dentistry
    • General Surgery
    • Skin Care
    • Geriatrics & Pediatrics
    • Spays & Neuters
    • Drop Off Services
    • Giardia Testing
    • Microchipping
    • Digital Radiography
    • In-House Laboratory Diagnostics
    • In-House & Online Pharmacy
    • Nutrition Consultation
    • Behavior Consultation
    • Personalized Client Web Portal and Mobile App
    • Urgent Care (availability may vary; please call)
    • Optimum Wellness Plans®
    • Canine Genetic Analysis™
    • CareCredit
    • Interpretation Services
  • Team
    Banfield Pet Hospital Staff

    Dr. Stephanie Smith


    Dr. Stephanie R. Smith graduated from the University of Georgia and has worked with Banfield for over 9 years. Her special interests include dogs, cats, internal medicine, surgery and oncology. She has three pets including a rescued Yorkie (Elton John), a rescued black and white cat (Kat Ballou), and a rescued border collie (Havasu). She loves being a veterinarian but when she's off, her leisure time is occupied with pets, playing a variety of stringed instruments with little skill and great enthusiasm, gardening, reading, learning to paddle board, fishing (pole in water, nothing on the hook), and spending time with family and friends enjoying the great North Carolina coast. More Details >>

    Banfield Pet Hospital Staff

    Dr. Heather O'Brien


    Dr. Heather O'Brien graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She worked in Burgaw, NC for a year and a half in a mixed-animal practice. Dr. O'Brien started practicing with Banfield of Wilmington in December of 2006. She came to the practice in Jacksonville in April of 2010. Dr. O'Brien brings a heartfelt care and compassion to both owners and their pets. She enjoys educating clients on responsible pet ownership and preventive care. She has two dogs named Gus and Bruno, a cat named Mimi, seven chickens and two ducks. More Details >>

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    Dr. Christina Schmitt


    Dr. Schmitt is a 2014 graduate of Ross University and completed her clinical training at Auburn University in Alabama. She grew up on Long Island, loves to travel and has studied abroad in Australia and Guatemala. Dr. Schmitt's veterinary interests include preventive care, internal medicine, and cardiology. Dr. Schmitt has three dogs and three cats at home and in her free time, she loves outdoor activities including taking the dogs to the beach, paddle boarding and kayaking. More Details >>

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    Dr. Amanda Burlingham


    Dr. Burlingham graduated from Kansas State University in 2008. She lives in Greenville on a farm with her husband, cats and dogs, and enjoys making pottery. Her favorite part about working in Jacksonville is going to the beach after work. More Details >>

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    Dr. Ashley Massey


    Dr. Massey is a 2016 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a native of North Carolina and completed her undergraduate studies at NC State University. She grew up in Burlington but spent each summer with her grandparents along the crystal coast. Dr. Massey completed small animal acupuncture courses at the Chi Institute in Florida and is currently working on her certification. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, kayaking, and boating with her pointer hound mix and her black lab mix, Hazel and Lilly. Dr. Massey's special interests include soft tissue surgery, preventive care, dentistry, and acupuncture. More Details >>

    Banfield Pet Hospital Staff

    Dr. Alyssa Carr


    Dr. Carr graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She comes from a military family and grew up in Jacksonville, NC before moving to Beaufort, SC where she met her now husband. She attended Clemson University for her undergraduate education. Dr. Carr loves to travel and has been to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Italy, and Greece. She recently spent time in Beijing, China learning about veterinary acupuncture with the Chi Institute. Her professional interests include preventive medicine, internal medicine, and behavior. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and pets (a cat named Clover and a miniature Dachshund named August aka “Auggie”). More Details >>

    Dr. Karyn Irwin


    Dr. Irwin is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, and she loves working as a veterinarian for Banfield. She says "Providing quality preventive care can help owners keep pets healthy. It also allows me to witness the joy that pets bring to our lives." More Details >>

    Banfield Pet Hospital Staff

    Chelsea Patterson, RVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Chelsea started in veterinary medicine in 2009, quickly realizing that she had a deep passion for the field in which she began her college education. After earning her certificate in veterinary assisting in 2010, she started as a veterinary assistant at the Banfield in Bluffton, South Carolina where she worked until moving out of the area. Chelsea was able to find time between working, raising a family, and being a military spouse, to complete an associate's degree in veterinary technology in March of 2016. After graduating, she worked in small animal clinics for two years and then had a brief period of service in the US Army, where she learned about human emergency medicine. In September 2018, after being medically discharged from the Army, Chelsea joined the Jacksonville Banfield team. She enjoys emergency medicine, behavior, and nutrition but most of all, being an advocate for the patients in her charge. More Details >>

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