Our Veterinarians

The Hanover Regional Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Wilmington area. At Hanover Regional Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

Dr. John Manolukas at Wilmington Veterinary Clinic

John Manolukas
DVM, PhD - Managing Veterinarian

Dr. Manolukas who is originally from Youngstown, OH spent a year in Greece between high school and college. After getting in touch with his ethnic roots, he received a BA from Hiram College in northeast Ohio. Then he received a PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.

Continuing at The Ohio State University, he entered veterinary school and graduated in 1990. He practiced for 10 years in the Youngstown area treating birds, reptiles, amphibians, ferrets, small mammals, wildlife (in conjunction with the local game warden) and taught canine obedience; Oh yeah, he also treated dogs and cats. In 2000 he moved to Toledo and became an owner in Holly Farms Animal Care Center. He served on several committees at the Toledo Zoo and even worked as a relief zoo vet on occasions. He is active in church and music, has taught violin, and piano and is working hard at learning to be a chanter in the Greek Orthodox Church.

Dr. Manolukas served as the Ask the Vet for the National Ragdoll magazine. He recently had to say goodbye to his 21-year-old cat Indira who graciously let him live in her house. When he felt the call of the Carolina coast, he set his sights on joining relatives in Wilmington. Along the way he practiced for 11 months in Fayetteville, had his nephew join him and adopted his cat “Colonel Panthro B.” affectionately known as Cat. Finally, he made it to Wilmington and couldn't be happier, though he misses his God-Dog Duncan (Dunk the Punk). He has a passion for practicing high quality medicine and surgery and a special interest in cardiology, ultrasonography, and echocardiology.

Ashley Anderson Betts at Hanover Regional Animal Hospital

Ashley Anderson Betts
DVM

Dr. Anderson is a North Carolina native. She was born in Swansboro, NC and is pleased to have the opportunity to return to the North Carolina Coast in such a beautiful city.

Ashley attended NCSU and earned a degree in zoology with a minor in bio-manufacturing in 2010 and graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Anderson has two mischievous dogs that constantly keep her on her toes; Coal who is a 9 year old mixed breed and Hermie who is 6 year mixed breed. Recently she lost her cat, Thomas, of 15 years.

Dr. Anderson and her husband, Immanuel, have 4 beautiful children; Her twins Alexa and Elijah are 5 years old, Lincoln who is 1 year old and an infant Amelia.

In her limited free time she enjoys reading, visits to the beach, aerial silks and traveling. Her veterinary interests include dermatology and preventative medicine.

Caitlyn Carrol, DVM at Hanover Regional Animal Hospital

Caitlyn Carroll
DVM

Dr. Caitlyn Carroll was born and raised on her family’s horse farm in Kentucky. Caitlyn’s love of animals was obvious from an early age when she brought home injured calves, rats, kittens, dogs, and even tried to save lightening bugs. Any animal in need of saving or nursing became her project.

Caitlyn competed in horse shows throughout her life. After completing her undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston in 2003 she followed her love of animals to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where she obtained her DVM in 2007.

She practiced for 6 years in Nashville before moving to North Carolina. She practices small animal medicine and surgery and has a special interest in dentistry, endocrinology, internal medicine and pain management.

She enjoys great music and traveling the world. She can often be found riding, boating or walking around Wrightsville beach with her rescued fur children, Shrimp (6 year old miniature dachshund) and Ellie (11 year old great dane mix).