Our Healthcare Team

Brooke Outten, Practice Manager

Brooke is our Practice Manager and a licensed Veterinary Technician who has been with us since 2005. Brooke is originally from the Buffalo, NY area where she worked as a Registered Technician in both large and small animal. She lives with her husband, Joe, two children, Olivia and Tucker, and five furry kids. Brooke finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in December 2015.

Ashlee Garrett, Assistant Practice Manager.

Ashlee is our Technician Supervisor; she has been with us since 2012. Originally from Cary, NC, she attended UNC-Wilmington where she majored in Biology. Ashlee has over ten years of experience in the veterinary field. She and her husband, O’Lando, have six furry kids: Chuck, Blair, Lola, Kruger, Lux and Loretta.


Teri Dickinson

Teri has been with us since 2012. After obtaining her degree in Equine Technology, she worked as a horse trainer and riding instructor for about 20 years. Teri began working in the veterinary field in 2006 in Raleigh, then moved to Wilmington in 2011. When she is not working, she enjoys crafting, making jewelry and spending time with her daughter, Sydney, and husband, Scott. They have one dog, two cats and two guinea pigs.

Chelsea Hodge

Chelsea began working with us in the spring of 2015. She has been working with animals in 2010, with a particular interest in birds of prey. She is originally from Binghamton, NY and was raised in Indian Trail, NC. She moved to Wilmington in 2005. She and her husband, Eric, have a daughter, Ella, and share their home with two cats, Fiona and Penelope.

Jaime Jackson

Jaime started at PNVH in the summer of 2015. She has worked in pet retail and the veterinary field for the past ten years. She is a Wilmington native and resides in town with her husband, Shane, and their two children, Ainsley and Maverick. They share their home with a black cat, Bo, and a Senegal parrot, Walter. On her spare time, Jaime enjoys traveling, photography and watching sports.

Veterinary Technicians

Andy Smith, Senior Technician

Andy has been with us since 2014. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BA in Psychology. Andy has two dogs, Summer and Clementine, and currently resides in Oak Island with his girlfriend, Shelby. When he is not at work, he can be seen on his kayak paddling away from society.

Josh Metz, Senior Technician

Josh started working at PNVH in September 2014. Originally from Long Island, NY, he has been working with animals since 1995. He has three dogs and several cats. Josh enjoys being with his girlfriend and her daughter and being outdoors. He enjoys spending time with his friends and keeping his family number one.

Michelle Errico, Technician Supervisor

Michelle is one of our senior technicians and has worked at PNVH since 2009, upon her arrival from New York. Michelle’s veterinary experience includes emergency medicine, as well as surgery. Michelle and her husband, Chris, live with their four dogs, four cats, chinchilla, two turtles, a bearded dragon and two sugar gliders.

Tiffany Burnett, Senior Technician

Tiffany is one of our senior technicians that have been with us since 2007. Originally from Burlington, NC, she has been local to the area since the age of two. Tiffany has many years of experience in the veterinary field and loves her job. She and her husband, Forrest, and their daughter, Aislin, share their home with one dog and two cats. In what little spare time she has, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family.

Blair Sholar

Blair started at PNVH in May 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at CFCC. She is a Wilmington native and in her free time she enjoys riding her horse, Kismet, hanging out with her dog Roo, two cats Taco and Dex. Blair also loves camping adventures.

Brittany Frey

Brittany started at PNVH in June 2017. She is originally from Glendale, AZ and has been in NC for two years. She lives with her boyfriend, Chris, and their dog, Jewel, and cat, Fish. Brittany enjoys the beach, traveling, and hiking in her spare time.

Bradford Follet

Brad has been at PNVH since May 2016. He is a UNCW alumni and has been working in veterinary medicine for 16 years. He has a background in emergency and critical care. He shares his home with is wife Chrissy and two fun felines Basil and Skeeter, and a couple of mutt mixes Patches and Thorny.

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Shelby Livesay

Shelby started with PNVH in the Fall 2016. Originally from Alabama (War Eagle), she moved to Wilmington in 2016 to pursue a degree at UNCW in Recreation. She lives with her beloved, most handsome pup Benny Boy and is a part time mama to a sweet little hamster named CP, aka Cream Puff. On her spare time, Shelby likes to read, go hiking with her dog and kayaking.


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Lindsay Polera

Lindsay began working at PNVH in February 2017. She graduated from UNCW with a BA in Psychology and successfully completed the paws4people certification program training service dogs. In her free time she enjoys hiking state park, going to the beach and relaxing with her boyfriend Devin, their two dogs Presley and Walker and their cross-eyed cat, Thor.