Meet the Team

Our mission at Pamlico Animal Hospital is to provide quality care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere to our clients and their pets. We realize the importance of the bond our clients have with their pets and strive to maximize the quality of their years spent together. At Pamlico Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. 

Our Doctors

Jessica  Palmer, DVM photo

Jessica Palmer, DVM

Jessica Palmer, DVM- originally from Newark, DE- attended the University of Delaware where she received a BS in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences, a BA in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, and a minor in Philosophy. She graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Dr. Palmer moved to Washington, NC after graduation and is excited to serve the community as a part of the Pamlico Animal Hospital team.

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Marleta Poffenberger,

Marleta Poffenberger, DVM – Originally from Maryland - attended University of Maryland and Virginia – Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine – moved to Washington, N.C. upon graduation from vet school in 1985 and began her career at Pamlico Animal Hospital – has been with the practice since 1985– is married and has two sons and a daughter.

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Inken Van Cura,

Inken Van Cura, DVM – Born in Germany – grew up in Connecticut – received a B.S. degree in Art Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Special Education from the college of New Rochelle / New York – received her DVM degree from Purdue University – at Purdue she started the student chapter of the Vet. Emergency and Critical Care Society – received the Morris Foundation award for her “recognition of the human/animal bond” -- the HSUS awarded her a certificate of appreciation for her work with displaced animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - she is married and has a son and a daughter.

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Amy Martin,

Amy Martin, DVM - Born and raised in Washington, North Carolina. She received her BS in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2005, and her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2009. After veterinary school, she returned to Eastern North Carolina. Dr. Martin was an equine vet with Greenville Mobile Equine Service for three years. She joined Pamlico Animal Hospital in 2012. Dr. Martin and her husband enjoy spending time with their four dogs and three cats.

Olivia J. Myers,<Br>DVM photo

Olivia J. Myers,

Olivia Myers- originally from Lexington, NC - attended Catawba College where she received a BS in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science. She graduated in 2018 from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Myers played tennis and ran cross country at Catawba. She has a love of sports and the outdoors, as well as animals. You will probably see her running around Washington! Her other hobbies include following NC State athletics and attending games when possible. In addition to working at Pamlico Animal Hospital, Dr. Myers will be working one day a week practicing swine medicine with Livestock Veterinary Services in Kinston, NC. She looks forward to getting to know all of the clients and pets at Pamlico Animal Hospital

Our Staff

Bonnie  Eddings, <br/> Office Manager  photo

Bonnie Eddings,
Office Manager

Bonnie Eddings, Office Manager - Has been involved in the operations of Pamlico Animal Hospital for over 25 years. She is married and has two sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.

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Additional Staff

The support staff for the 5 doctors includes approximately 20 full and part-time employees whose positions include receptionists, veterinary assistants, and kennel assistants.

Your pet's well being is in your hands. They rely on you for so much and give such unconditional love that they deserve the finest care in times of medical need. Visit Pamlico Animal Hospital when your pet needs you the most.

Pamlico Animal Hospital provides comprehensive veterinary care with compassion and tender consideration for your individual pet. Facilities are specifically designed towards the health and well being of the animals that come to visit, providing clean, comfortable examination and boarding rooms, modern surgical areas, attentive grooming sites and much more.

Practicing healing and preventive medicine, Pamlico Animal Hospital holds the love you have for your pet in good trust. Visit our facilities if you are looking to acquire a veterinarian for your special friend and you will soon discover that your pet's well being will be in the second set of caring hands.

Pamlico Animal Hospital

3005 John Small Ave.

Washington, NC 27889

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Phone: (252) 946-2834
Fax: (252) 946-8985
Email Us


Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:30pm

Friday 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:30pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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