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.