Animal Care Veterinary Hospitals’s staff is filled with highly trained and experienced animal lovers who care deeply about their jobs. Everyone makes it a goal to learn everything they can about the field they love in order to give our patients the highest level of care.

Our team is also kind. The members treat each patient, whether healthy or sick, with plenty of love and attention. They educate owners on the importance of preventative care to keep their pets healthy, while doing everything they can to help when their pets are not feeling well.

If you would like to speak to one of our staff, feel free to contact us today.

Our Veterinarians

Arthur S. McMillan, Jr., DVM/Owner

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.

Christian Proietto, DVM

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.

Lu Olson, DVM

Dr. Olson (formerly known as 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.

Shane Proietto, DVM

Dr. Shane Proietto obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at University of Connecticut. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine then joined the Animal Care team. His veterinary interests include soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. He looks forward to serving the patients and clients of Animal Care!

Brianna Whiting, DVM

Dr. Brianna Whiting, an Iowa native, graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa. She received her doctorate degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2017. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine and exotic animal medicine. Outside of the practice, she enjoys woodworking, spending time at the beach and exploring North Carolina with Shane and their dog, Olive Oyl.

Our Staff: Office & Reception

Lynette Harris, Practice Manager

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.

Amanda Edwards, Receptionist

Amanda started working for Animal Care in 2013. She is the main receptionist at our location on 14th Street, Animal Care of Greenville. In addition to being a receptionist, she also manages our Facebook page. When she’s not at Animal Care, you can find her leading one of her Zumba or BodyPump classes, or spending time with her husband, Tavian, and their daughter and son. She recently graduated from Full Sail University with her B.S. in Entertainment Business Management.

Andrea Figueroa, Receptionist

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.

Billie James, Receptionist

Billie has been with Animal Care Veterinary Hospital since FOREVER. Billie has been with us over 20 years and to this day you can find her saying her personal “hello” to many of you. Billie is a receptionist and is here to answer all your questions. A special shout out to Billie for being with us all these years!!

Aleks Taylor, Receptionist

Aleks is a receptionist with Animal Care and has been since 2012. She enjoys working alongside her mom, Chris. Together. She is currently in a happy relationship and she loves cheesecake. She enjoys watching Netflix, being artsy, and writing poetry. She doesn’t have children, unless you count the ones with 4 legs and fur. Aleks and her mom have big heart when it comes to animals! They have rescued many cats and now provide a loving home for them! With her sincere love for animals, Aleks makes a great asset to the Animal Care family.

Chris Taylor, Receptionist/Food Coordinator

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 daughter, who also works with Animal Care, as well as a son. In the Taylor household, there are a wide array of furr babies who have all found their way to them. In her free time she likes to tend to her garden, read, or watch her favorite television show, which is currently NCIS.

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstein

Emily Zerbe, Receptionist

Emily recently was accepted to San Juan College and is planning on taking her Veterinary career even further. Currently you can see Emily at the reception desk, with her colorful hair and her friendly smile.

Our Staff: Veterinary Services

Crystal James, Hospital Administrator

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 four children. She owns a boxer named Trinity and a Boston Terrier named Pickles.

Karen Hoggard, Registered Veterinary Technician

Karen joined Animal Care in July of 2011. She has recently graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Karen enjoys movies and spending time with her family and friends.

Emilee Heath, Veterinary Assistant

Emilee has been at Animal Care for over 5 years as a technician. Emilee enjoys spending time with her husband Corey and her son Waylon. Emilee also has a passion for driving fast and you may get lucky and see her driving her hot rod on the drag strip one day.

Heather Norville, Veterinary Assistant

Heather has been with Animal Care since 2001. Heather enjoys spending time with her precious daughters.

Hannah Cooke, Veterinary Assistant

Hannah joined Animal Care Veterinary Hospital in 2016 as part of a “Shadow” program. Hannah did so well her first weeks as a shadow that she was offered a position at Animal Care. Hannah is in college pursuing her career goal as a Veterinarian. Hopefully we will have Hannah as one of our Veterinarians one day. She is currently a technician at Animal Care.

Victoria Karnes, Veterinary Assistant

Victoria has been with Animal Care for many years. For a short while Victoria left us but her passion for animals had her coming back home. Victoria enjoys spending time with her husband and children. You can see her at Animal Care as one of our technicians.

Faith Becraft, Veterinary Assistants

Faith started her career at Animal Care East in Winterville as a technician. Faith is a tiny little spit of fire that will go the extra mile to help out your precious loved ones. Faith is growing with the company rapidly and we hope to see her expand her career.

Marc Michaud, Veterinary Assistants

Marc joined Animal Care in April, 2018. Marc and the hospital Administrator have a bet going on and we look forward to seeing who wins this bet! Marc has experience in Veterinary medicine and we look forward to having him at Animal Care. .

Our Staff: In-House Patient Care

Suzanne Cin, Kennel Staff

Suzanne has been with Animal Care East since 2007. Suzanne loves playing with your babies, giving them baths and taking care of them while they are visiting. Suzanne had two sons and enjoys spending time with her family.

Brittany Pittman: In house patient Care

Brittany works at Animal Care off Hwy 33 and is one of our In house patient care providers. Brittany makes sure that your babies are well taken care of and smell fresh when they leave us to go home. Brittany enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and relaxing on her days off.

Tina Mitchell, Groomer

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.

Gini Nelson, Groomer

Bio coming soon!

Lawrence Mattingly, In House Patient Care

Lawrence or “Larry” as he prefers is part of our In house patient care at Animal Care Of Greenville. Larry makes your little ones feel loved and keeps them warm and cozy. Larry is happy spending time with his loved ones and loves to drink coffee.