Dr. Karen Bradler



Dr. Bradler was raised on a farm with 6 horses, 3 Charolais cattle, 2 dogs and over 6 cats! Dr. Bradler knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a small girl and has always loved animals. She went to Purdue University for her undergraduate degree and graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bradler then completed a 14 month rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital which included twice a week lecture at the Animal Medical Center. She and Mark, worked Animal House Calls in the New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Onslow county area for many years before opening the Hampstead Animal Hospital. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Alpha Psi fraternity, and the honor society of Phi Zeta. Dr. Bradler has 3 dogs and 7 cats. She has 2 sons, Ryan and Evan. Her hobbies include flying, scuba diving and horseback riding.


Mark B. - Office Manager

Mark was raised in Hawaii and met Dr. Bradler while she was working in Hawaii.  Mark has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Hawaii.  He was a high school teacher and college instructor for 16 years and also ran a successful builder/contracting business in Hawaii.  After moving to North Carolina, Mark worked at Cape Fear Community College and UNCW for 6 years before working with Dr. Bradler at Animal House Calls. He then later became a  practice manager at Hampstead Animal Hospital.  Mark enjoys skeet shooting and surfing.


Crystal - Veterinary Assistant


Crystal is from West Virginia.  She has worked with Hampstead Animal Hospital for five years.  She has two sons and a daughter. She has three fur babies, Great Dane, Pit Bull, Jack Russel.  Her  hobbies include shooting sports, the beach, and motorcycles.