910-452-4093 4012 Masonboro Loop Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Veterinary Team

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Chris Coble, DVM

Chris Coble, DVM, 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 2 dogs and 3 cats. "I love our animal patients and their human owners and appreciate their trust in me and my staff."

Don Kettelkamp, DVM

Photo and biography coming soon.



Anne joined the team at Port City March 2009. From a young age, Anne has always had a great love for animals and a natural desire to see them cared for. Anne is the brains of the hospital and keeps everyone in line and the front desk running smoothly. 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, RVT

Mary Ellen, 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 husband, 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 Wilmington Hammerheads soccer 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 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, watching a UNC basketball game,taking in a Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game with the Dalys, or relaxing with her Jack Russells, Katie and JR.






Jenna joined our team at Port City Animal Hospital in June of 2013 as a veterinary assistant and kennel technician. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with her Bachelor's of Science in environmental science and minors in biology and chemistry in May 2015. She is applying for veterinary school for the 2016 cycle. She has been a volunteer with paws4people training service dogs since 2012. At UNCW she also participated in the UNCW Equestrian Club Team and was a member of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association. She has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Kokomo. In her spare time she loves traveling, working out, and spending time at the beach.

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Services We Offer


Please call to make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency. In off-hour times for Port City Animal Hospital, we suggest you take your pet to a 24 hour emergency care clinic location. The nearest clinic is the Animal Emergency & Trauma Hospital of Wilmington located at 50 Greenville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403. They can reached between the hours of 6 pm - 8 am, 7 days a week, or by phone (910) 791-7387.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 5 1/2 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and ingestion of non-food objects. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency. We will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments.

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