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4629 US HWY 701 South,
Clarkton, NC 28433

Our Team


Client Service Representatives
Michellie and Brittany with client Ms. Brown


Dr. Douglas Gensel
Dr. Gensel studied to become a veterinarian due to his desire as a child to “make animals healthier and ease their pain”.  He has administrated and practiced in NV and NY but found his dream in Bladen County.  He has helped many owners through the “joyful and tearful moments of their pet’s lives”, therefor forming lasting friendships. Presently.  Dr. Gensel is the acting veterinarian at the animal shelter, and is an active board member for Bladen Rabies and Health Boards.  His passion for saving the lives of abandoned and abused animals  has lead him to assist in setting up a “Low Income Spay and Neuter Clinic” with local rescues. His facility is one where everyone can learn something new each day.  Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital is popular with the local “Job Shadowing” and local school district’s pet educational programs.  The doctor’s and staff’s emphasis is on pet disease, hard and soft tissue surgical repairs, laser treatment, the importance of spay and neuters, and pet health awareness.  He has carried on the vision of the county’s “Rabies Clinics” initiated by the late Dr. Midyett. Dr Gensel strives to bring the highest quality of medicine, diagnostics, surgery and client education to communities.


Betsy – Registered Veterinary Technician & Radiology Officer
Team member since February 2008


Michellie – Client Representative and Hospital Manager 
Team member since April
Pictured is Michellie with her cat “Silas” .  She is a native of Bladen County and has worked with Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital for many years. Something you may not know about her is that she is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, but she chooses her first  love which is to work with animals.


Katelyn Blackman – Kennel Nurse
Team Member since January 2016
She has just graduated and plans on pursuing a college career as a phlebotomist


Meredith – Receptionist/Equine Laser Therapy
Team member since October 2011
Pictured is Meredith with her horse “Porter.” Meredith is a native of Texas and grew up in Louisville, KY where she attended college for Equine Science & Business. There, she worked at training farms, breeding centers, and an equine veterinary surgical hospital. Last year the military brought Meredith to North Carolina when she married her husband, where they now reside with their two dogs and two horses. Meredith has enjoyed learning more about veterinary medicine and equine laser therapy during her time at EVH so far!


Jazmine – Veterinary Assistant
Team member since January 2016
She is a biology major and is pursuing a veterinary career.


Customer Service Representatives
Cathy, Linda, Michellie & Brittany


Joan Marion
Team Member since 2014
Joan loves her best friend “Rocky” whom is her friend and protector.  She has a weakness for felines and volunteers in the community at her church, hospital and pet activities.


Laura – Registered Veterinary Technician
Team Member since 1997