About Our Staff
Dr. McMillan is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He holds a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine, as well as a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Animal Science. Dr. McMillan practiced veterinary medicine in Washington, NC before moving back to his family farm in Pitt County and opening Animal Care Veterinary Hospital in 1993.
Dr. Shaffer graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in Dairy Science. He then graduated with honors from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. He practiced for 27 years in Tarboro and now provides relief veterinary services. He enjoys outdoor activities of all kind.
Dr. Anderson graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She has earned her Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2009 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her dogs and cats. In her spare time she enjoys lounging on the beach with a good book.
Dr. Brinson is originally from Wilmington, NC. She attended North Carolina State University where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, as well as, her Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine. In her free time she enjoys horse-back riding, cooking, and visits to the beach. She shares her home with her husband, Brandon, and their two furry "children," chocolate labs, Molly and Bourbon.
Dr. Brianne Smithonic was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania. She attended The Pennsylvania State University where she received a B.S. in Biology. After college, she attended Ross University and earned her Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2013. In her spare time, Dr. Smithonic enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities and sports, traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and trying to keep up with her new puppy, Frank!
Dr. Macnider is a graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in working with dogs, cats, and exotic animals. When she is not spending time with her family and pets, she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, and relaxing with a good book.
Dr. Christian Proietto graduated with a B.S degree in animal science from the University of Connecticut. He completed his veterinary studies at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2012. His veterinary interest include surgery and internal medicine. He is an avid musician, playing 5 instruments, with primary interest in the guitar.
Rebecca is the Hospital Administrator for Animal Care, Animal Care East and Animal Care Of Greenville. Rebecca enjoys spending her time with her family and traveling. She has 3 beautiful granddaughters named Olivia, Alaina and Morgan. Her normal working hours are Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Please feel free to call her with any questions or concerns or e-mail her.
Lynette's career started with Animal Care in 2004. She graduated ECU with a BS in Sociology. During her spare time she likes to take a long ride on a Harley to the beach where she can enjoy the salty sea air. While at the beach she likes to relax and read. Lynette currently has 2 dogs named Willow and Stella and two cats Chewie & Daisy.
Originally from Lumberton, NC, Amanda moved to Greenville in 2003. She has been with the practice since 2006 and has a great passion for taking care of animals. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her hustband, Mark, and son, Taylor. Amanda currently has dogs and cats.
Crystal joined Animal Care in December of 2008. She earned her degree from San Juan College as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Crystal enjoys spending quality time with her husband and four children. She owns a boxer named Trinity and a Boston Terrier named Pickles. When she gets a little "Crystal" time she loves to hang out with her best friend and relax!
Lee joined Animal Care in December of 2009. He is married to Crystal James who is our R.V.T. Lee enjoys spending time with his family & friends and has been nicknamed "Lee Bug." Lee currently has 2 dogs named Pickles & Trinity.
Chris started her third career with us in March 2006. After ten years in the Army and a seven year stint at a defense law firm, she decided to turn her energy toward her dream of working with animals. She is married and has a teenage daughter and son. Chris also owns one dog, three cats and a bearded dragon.
Heidi is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology. She is also a graduate of Central Ohio School of Dog Grooming and has been grooming professionally since 1993.
Tina graduated in 1988 from Apple Valley High School. She has been a professional groomer for six years and enjoys spending time with her family and pets. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, swimming and reading.
Jan has been a receptionist at Animal Care East since 2001. She currently has 6 cats, 2 dogs and 2 ferretts. During her spare time she enjoys spending her days with her husband Jeff.
Andrea joined Animal Care July 2012. She is fluent in Spanish and is here to help assist when needed. Her out going personality and her passion for animals is why Andrea is such a valued employee.
After graduating from D.H. Conley, Leslie received a certificate as a Veterinary Assistant. From there she has grown over the last 9 years at Animal Care and is now one of our top technicians. Leslie is married to Jason and they have 2 beautiful children. Currently she has 2 boxers named Sarge and Ginger. During her free time Leslie enjoys all outdoor activities.
Tiffany Harrell has been an active member of the Girl Scouts for the last 11 years. Tiffany graduated from Southside High School in May 2010. She has also attended Elizabeth City State University and currently is attending the University of Phoenix.
Karen Hoggard joined Animal Care in July of 2011. Currently she is on her way to earning her R.V.T license. Karen enjoys spending time with her family & friends.
Blair Hopkins joined Animal Care Veterinary Hospital in January 2013. Blair graduated from Beddingfield High School and is planning to attend San Juan college to earn her R.V.T license.
DeeDee Iannacone graduated from Hunt High School and currently lives in Lucama. She enjoys spending time with her sons Dylan & Jay. DeeDee plans to attend Veterinary Technican school.
Amanda joined Animal Care East in 2013. Amanda enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter Alaina and her fiance Larry. Amanda hopes to one day be able to get her R.V.T licence.
Heather has been with Animal Care since 2001. Heather enjoys spending time with her precious daughters.
Kristen loves spending time with her son Wyatt. She joined Animal Care in 2011 and has been a great part of the "family". Kristen owns many animals and during her spare time she enjoys playing games on her ipad.
Samantha joined Animal Care many years ago but took a leave of absence to serve our military. Samantha is a Specialist in the Army National Guard and is back with Animal Care. Samantha enjoys spending time with her daughter Olivia and spending time with her family.