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.
Rick - Veterinary Assistant
Rick has had many years of experience in the veterinary field, which range from small animal clinics to the academic environment at the University of Georgia Teaching Hospital. Rick also spent eight years with a Board Certified Internal Medicine specialist in Montana. From there he went on to work in an overnight emergency clinic and an orthopedic surgery referral practice. When he has time off, Rick enjoys spending time outside in nature with his wife and two sons. But also loves hanging out with his two indoor cats. Outside of the medical world, Rick's hobbies include shooting sports, archery, and motorcycles.
Kelly - Veterinary Assistant
Kelly is a native of North Carolina. She, with her daughter and son enjoy "beaching it". Kelly started with Hampstead Animal Hospital six years ago. She is very experienced and has been a veterinary assistant for seventeen years. Her kitty, Grecka, recently passed away at 17 years old, she now has two new kitties that keep her busy. Kelly loves her patients like their owners do.
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