Roanoke Island Animal Clinic

107 Russell Twiford Road
Manteo, NC 27954


Happy staff! Support staff Taylor, Lillie, and Gaelen from left to right take a moment for a group hug and smile.

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Melissa Cooper - Head Technician/Supervisor (always havin fun)  

Born and raised in Baltimore MD, Melissa moved to the Outer Banks in 1993 knowing very little about veterinary medicine but having a deep love for all animals.  After being our animal assistant for 5 years, she traveled 4 hours twice weekly for 3 years to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) - and one of the best I've ever seen I might add. In 2006 she moved to Charleston, SC where her husband pursued a management position in radio. Two years later Melissa rejoined out team and is now our technical supervisor.  Melissa and her husband Gary have 3 beautiful children (Sophia, Isabella, and Jack), along with her spoiled Boykin Spanial named Phooey, and a silly Lab named Jelly. Not to mention her 2 cats, Orange Crush and Bugg.

We love you Melissa! 

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Katie - Veterinary Technician.

is not new to our practice.  Katie worked at the clinic several years ago as a kennel support staff. Now, after obtaining  her Bacheler's Degree in nursing we welcome her back in her new role as veterinary technician.

Below Katie comforts "Jake" as he gets ready for eye surgery.

Brandy (left) and Bianna totally rock. These veterinary technicians can handle just about anything! While Brandy is home grown, Brianna is an LVT that came to the Outer Banks for sand, surf and sun. 

We are so fortunate to have such great technicians! We love you both!!! 

Liscensed tech Brianna Marcklinger assists Dr Burkart in prepering a patient for surgery. 





Nobody has a smile like Taylor! Here "Winnie" is giving kisses during the photo shoot.   Taylor is a homegrown veterinary assistant. She's a pleasure to work with and is loved by our patients and owners alike! 

Mary is another winner at the clinic. She is becomming a jack of all trades. She is also an incredible team player and always available to lend a hand. 
What a team! Amanda and Jamie are an intigrel part of our support staff. Both of these ladies can help with just about anything asked of them. They are both a pleasure to work with and our patients and their owners love them! THANK YOU BOTH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!! 
Meet Tamara Schlegel.  Tamara is another one of our great veterinary assistants. Her past EMT experience really comes in handy understanding lots of the medical and surgical aspects of veterinary medicine.  Thanks for everything you do Tamara!
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Kayla - Head Receptionist

is our head receptionist and front office manager. She is dynamite! Kayla really picked up the clinic workings so fast and always has a smile when assisting our clients. Kayla has a bachelor's degree in accounting. She also has a beautiful little daughter named Avery. Along with Avery she lives with her two cats Jessie and Sketch and her Lab Sampson.

Angie is one of our team receptionists. Angie joined us knowing little about veterinary medicine. But boy did she learn fast! She's a rock up front and "maybe" a perfectionist too! (-:

Sarah Alexander

I cannot say enough good things about Sarah. She is the heart and soul of the receptionist team. She's smart as a whip, compassionate, and loves our patients and their owners. And she remembers EVERYTHING!



or "Big E" as we like to call him carefully places an iv catheter in a patient getting ready for a dental procedure.  Elliot just graduated ECU in biology and is now attending The College of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University in St Kitts. He is due to graduate in 2017. God help us all. 

Immanual can best be described as gentle and friendly. What a great guy to have in our practice! And he's as smart as he is nice. And we don't mind his muscle either! (-: