Staff

Our customers and patients love the small, family atmosphere of Dineen Animal Hospital. Our friendly staff takes time to get to know every patient and their needs. Some of us have been part of this animal hospital for more than 30 years! When you bring your pet in for veterinary care services in Wilmington NC, you’ll be treated like one of the family.

Jeffrey J Dineen, DVM

Veterinarian, Practice owner
Dr. Dineen received his Bacholor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of NC at Chapel Hill in 1975 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University in 1980. He has practiced in the Wilmington area since hat time. Dr. Dineen served as program chairman and vice president of the NC Academy of Small Animal Medicine in 1985 and 1986 he became president from 1987 – 1990, he served on the NC Veterinary Medical Association Board. Dr. Dineen opened his own practice in Leland, NC in 1988 and moved to the current location on Floral Parkway in Wilmington in 1991. He is currently practicing full time. He enjoys fishing and exercising. He and his wife Donna adopted their dog Roo 7 years ago. Roo was born without 2 front legs and is the love of their life!

Eve Mills, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Eve Mills received a Bachelor of Science degree in Laboratory Animal Science from N.C. A & T State University in 1986. She graduated from N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM degree in 1990. Since graduation she has practiced in Wilmington, Goldsboro, and Shallotte, N.C. Her special interests are preventive medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Mills hobbies include raising chickens for egg production and gardening. She also likes to line dance and attend music festivals, traveling, camping and her family.

Angie Buckalew

Head Technician
Angie is originally from West Virginia, but has called Wilmington her home for a long time. She has been working in the veterinary medicine field for over 25 years and has been with Dr. Dineen for the last 16 years! She is married with three children, two grandchildren, and two cats. She is a true animal lover and never forgets a furry face! When she is not working she loves to spend time with her family and see as many country concerts as possible. Big fan of Duke Basketball and The Redskins.

Savana Knapp

Technician
Savannah is a Wilmington native and has been involved with animals her entire life. Her grandmother has worked with Dr. Dineen for over 35 years, so at a young age she got emerged in the field. She was raised around the farm life, including riding and showing horses. Savannah currently lives outside of town which helps accommodate her many animals including a rescue horse, pony, and donkey, 3 dogs, and 3 cats! During her time off she enjoys spending time with her family and going to country concerts. She has a farm/pet sitting business as well.

Kayla Bair

Technician
Kayla is from Atlanta, Ga, but grew up in Wilmington. She has been working with animals for over 5 years at some of the pet resorts in town. She has been with Dineen’s for over a year and absolutely adores the furry babies. Kayla is currently engaged and has 1 dog and 1 cat. She enjoys watching football, cooking, and spending time with family. Pet sitting is something that she also really enjoys.

Chelsie Martin

Technician
Chelsie is originally from Florida, but has moved around a lot being from a military family. She has been calling Wilmington home for 13 years, and has been at Dineen’s for 6 months. However she has been working with animals for over ten years. Chelsie is married with 3 kids, and 2 dogs. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family and cookouts with friends.

Katie Hanrahan

Receptionist
Katie is originally from Rocky Point, NY and moved to Wilmington 6 years ago. She has been working in the veterinary medicine field for over 12 years and at Dineen’s for 6 years. The clients love her and she knows every pet by name as soon as they walk in the door. Katie loves animals so much that she is a pet sitter in her free time. Along with the pet sitting, in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, dancing, and baking.

English Tuttle

Office Manager
English is a Wilmington native, and has been with the hospital for 11 years. The staff at Dineen’s is like a second family to her, and loves interacting with the clients. At home, she has two active boys, two cats, and one dog. When she’s not working she enjoys the beach and any activities involving her boys.