Meet Our Staff - Bladen Animal Hospital - Elizabethtown, NC

Meet Our Staff

Sheila Hanby

Sheila Hanby, DVM, Owner

A Wilmington NC native, Dr. Hanby graduated from North Carolina State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1996. Following graduation, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Florida. Dr. Hanby serves on the board of Bladen Animal Control and is proud to be able to offer quality veterinary care to the wonderful people of Bladen County. Dr. Hanby currently sees patients mainly at her Leland NC practice, Capeside Animal Hospital, but is closely involved with day to day operation of Bladen Animal Hospital.

Johanna Parker

Johanna Parker, DVM

Dr. Parker grew up in Littleton, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received a B.S. in Biology and Minored in Chemistry. After graduation, she attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she focused specifically on Mixed Animal Medicine/Equine Medicine, however late in her veterinary school career felt that small animal medicine would suit her better. She started her career in Frankfort, Indiana as a small animal veterinarian before moving back to southeastern North Carolina to pursue mixed animal practice with a higher focus on small animal medicine and surgery. She now resides in Pender County with her husband, two boys, two cats, and numerous dogs. Dr. Parker has been with Bladen Animal Hospital since 2015 and is also the shelter veterinarian for Pender County Animal Shelter. She serves on the Pender County Animal Shelter Advisory Board as well as the Dangerous Dog Committee for Pender County. She has been active in several United Kennel Club local clubs that promote and hold UKC Shows and Nite Hunt competitions in Pender & Sampson County. In her free time, Dr. Parker is passionate about showing and competition hunting her hounds with her husband, hunting, and gardening.


Jonni, Supervisor/Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Representative

My name is Jonni. I am a wife and mother to 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy. I moved to Bladen County when I was 10 years old, so I have lived here most of my life. I have worked at Bladen Animal Hospital for 8 years. I started working under Dr. Midyette in 2012 and stayed on when the business changed ownership in 2014. I have always loved animals and wanted every animal that I saw. I enjoy working with everyone’s animals. I am working on a small farm myself! I currently have 3 dogs, 2 cats, a ferret, 6 chickens, 2 ducks and a pig that believes he’s really a dog. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I look forward to caring for all your furbabies.


Karen, Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Representative

My name is Karen. I am originally from Indiana but have called Bladen County home since 2015. I am married with 2 incredible boys. My husband and I are both US military veterans and our oldest son is currently serving in the Army. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Management but decided to change my career path to follow my passion, helping animals. I have been involved with some form of animal rescue since I was in my early teens. I currently have 6 dogs, 4 cats, a rabbit, a cockatiel, a ball python and about 20 chickens. I have been with Bladen Animal Hospital since the spring of 2019. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your animals!


Carlie, Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Representative

My name is Carlie, I am from Magnolia, NC but soon my fiancé and I will be moving to Penderlea, NC. I have the cutest little 5 pound Yorkie on the planet, Lilly, who is my baby! I also have 2 labs, a beagle, a treeing walker coonhound, a bluetick coonhound and 4 cats. Growing up around farm animals inspired me to be an animal nurse. In 2015, I enrolled and finished my online Vet Assistant program. In 2016 I enrolled in the Vet Tech program at Miller-Motte College in Raleigh, NC. I graduated in 2018 with a Vet Tech Degree and plan to become licensed in the near future.

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