Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Eliza Roland
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Roland is our medical director at VCA Seaside Animal Hospital. She received her Bachelor's degree in Ecology, and Enviromental Biology from UNC Asheville in 2000. Then she went on to get her DVM from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.

Following graduation she practiced in rural western North Carolina where she was involved with animal welfare and rescue until she joined the family here at VCA Seaside in 2010. Dr. Roland completed her acupunture certification through the International Veterinary Acupunture Society in 2013. She plans to pursue advanced certification in acupunture, chiropractic, and herbal medicine as well.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and four legged children. She has one adorable dog named Bean, and two cats Gus and Egg. If it is nice outside you can find Dr. Roland in her garden or at the beach.

" I do what I do for the wags, licks, smiles, and hugs."

Kathy Jo
Hospital Manager

My name is Kathy Jo Pike and my home town is in Northeastern North Carolina, Elizabeth City.

I grew up around all types of animals and farming.  I especially love dachshunds and horses. I started riding American Saddlebred Horses when I was 12 years old and got my first horse, Roxy, at 14 years old. After graduating High School at Northeastern, I moved to Williamston, NC to attend Martin Community College studying Equine Technology.  Then moved on to Apex, NC to attend North Carolina State University. In 2006, I earned my bachelor's degree in Agribusiness Management with minors in Economics and Animal Science.  

While in school at NCSU, I was granted the opportunity to become a "live in" assistant at Apex Equine in 2004 for night treatments, foal watch, and delivery.  After graduating in 2006 from NSCU I took a secondary position as reception in small animal at VCA Apex & VCA Cornerstone. In September 2007 I moved to Pitt County to work at Firetower Animal Clinic. After six years in reception I took on the role of head receptionist at our sister location, Animal Hospital of Pitt County.  In 2015, I became a part of our management team and in 2019 we became joined with Southern Veterinary Partners.  

My fiancé and I have just recently moved to the Surfside Beach, SC area and I am the new hospital manager for VCA Seaside Animal Hospital in Calabash, NC.  Special Interests: Boring stuff= mowing grass, a lot of reading on my kindle, inventory management, budgets for the clinic.  Crazy stuff= riding motorcycles and enjoying MB bike week. Fun stuff: Love spending time on the beach, grooming horses, spending time with fiancé traveling, visiting family & friends back home.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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