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 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, Office Manager

My name is Jonni. I am a wife and mother to four children, three girls and one 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 since 2012. 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 four dogs, three cats, and one pig. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I look forward to caring for all your furbabies.


Heather, Customer Service Representative

Hi, my name is Heather. I was born and raised here in Bladen. I am a mother to a bright and amazing young man. Growing up, I always loved being around animals and caring for them. I have 4 cats and 1 dog. I had 5 years of experience working in a vet hospital prior to joining Bladen Animal Hospital. It warms my heart to come to work everyday and enjoy what I do. I absolutely love to get snuggles from all the fur babies that I get to see throughout the day. I am truly blessed to be a part of this team!

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