Meet Our Staff

Dr. Childress

Pamela R. Childress, DVM

Dr. Childress, a native of East Tennessee, received her B.S in Biology at East Tennessee State University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1985.  She has practiced in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia before moving to North Carolina last year.

She is married to Dr. Richard Childress, senior pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. They have four grown children, three cats and two dogs. Dr. Childress’ special interests include Geriatric Care,

Dr. Childress

Whitney Burton, DVM

Dr. Burton spent her younger days in Tennessee but has lived most of her life in northeastern NC. She earned her Animal Science undergraduate degree from NC State University in 2011 and continued on to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2011. Dr. Burton specialized in swine medicine for 12 years before joining the veterinary team at Wilson Veterinary Hospital in 2023. Her special interests include preventative medicine, behavior and senior pet care.Whitney and her husband, Brian, have 2 daughters, Layla and Maggie. They also have 2 dogs, Sally and Marla, and a cat, Dottie. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys reading, kayaking, pub trivia and beach days!

Dr. Childress

Dana Hogg, DVM

Growing up with several types of animals, Dr. Dana Hogg was drawn to the field of veterinary medicine at a young age. She obtained her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 2015. Following graduation, Dr Hogg worked in both North Carolina and Virginia. While in Virginia, she exclusively practiced exotic animal medicine at a 24 hour facility. Additionally, she has worked at an integrative medicine practice where she obtained her acupuncture certification from the CuraCore Veterinary Academy in 2020. While Dr. Hogg enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she particularly enjoys preventative care medicine, behavior and nutrition, exotic animal medicine and geriatric medicine. 

When not at work, you can find Dr. Hogg crafting, cooking new recipes, gardening, and just enjoying being outdoors. She shares her home with her significant other and their wonderful crew of animals which includes three parrots, one cat, and the best senior beagle possible, Murphy.

Uneda, Practice Manager

Uneda, Practice Manager

Uneda is the practice manager of Nash County Animal Hospital and has worked in small animal veterinary medicine since 2008. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University in 2002. She lives in Rocky Mount with two fur babies, unpredictable Lexus and mischievous Squirt. Uneda enjoys cooking, fishing, reading and spending time with family.


April, Veterinary Assistant

April is a Veterinary Technician and has been with Nash County Animal Hospital for over 4 years. She has cats, dogs, and exotic animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and a hamster. Cats are her favorite. She enjoys rescuing and helping animals. She also likes hiking, swimming, and going to the beach. She has a BA degree in Biology from Barton College and participates in continuing education yearly. She strives to learn new things daily.


Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

Jessica is a veterinary assistant and has been working with animals for over 4 years. She is a big animal lover with 4 cats, 6 dogs, fish, 1 rat, and a bunch of bunnies. She enjoys spending her free time with her pets and family. She loves to go hiking, fishing, and drawing. She resides in Louisburg, North Carolina with her furry and human family.


Fannie, Veterinary Assistant

Fannie is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the Miller-Motte Veterinary Technology program in Raleigh, NC. She has been a part of the Vets Pets team as a veterinary assistant since 2017 and is the proud parent of two fur babies. Sugar, pictured above, is a 6 year-old red nose Staffordshire pit bull mix and Kit Kat, who is a little more camera shy is an 8 year-old domestic medium hair.


Maria, Veterinary Assistant

Maria is originally a native of Raleigh, NC but currently lives in Spring Hope, NC and has lived in Nash County for 10 years. She is married with one daughter. She graduated in 2014 from Pitt Community College with a degree in Human Services, concentrating in Substance Abuse. She currently lives on 13 acres with 4 dogs, 6 cats, a blind pony, and 2 lion head rabbits. She loves to read, crochet, drink coffee, the beach, and spend time with her family and animals.


Ariel, Veterinary Assistant

Ariel Langley was born and raised right here in Nashville, North Carolina. She is a Veterinarian Assistant here at Nash County Animal Hospital. Ariel is very passionate about this line of work and enjoys caring for all your furry family members. She has many furry and scaly family members of her own 2 chinchillas (Jessie and Belle), 2 bearded dragons (Jaja and Rafiki), two amazing dogs (Sebastian and Raven), and three beautiful horses (Wings, Dinero, and Jeffery). On her days off she can be found riding four wheelers, curled up watching disney movies, taking her horses on a trail ride, or at a local barrel race.

Elizabeth, Veterinary Assistant

Elizabeth is a veterinary assistant and has been with Vets Pets for over 10 years. She has been in this profession for nearly 30 years. She enjoys showing livestock with her grandkids and raises show goats. She enjoys her free time on the Pungo River with her best buddy, Pearl, who is a 4-year-old Jack Russell, and also loves traveling to the mountains.


Carolyn, Receptionist

Carolyn has been with NCAH for over 14 years. She lives in Lucama in Wilson County. She has two children and four grandchildren. She has four pets all of them are rescues. She has a cocker spaniel named Buffy and three cats, Snowball, Noel, and RC.

Nan, Receptionist

A passionate animal lover, Nan has worked for NCAH since 2003. She resides in a home owned by three rescue dogs and one rescue kitty. She is originally from rural eastern North Carolina with a background in printing. Nan enjoys meeting customers and pets, spending time with family and friends, getting her hands dirty in the yard, home projects, and fishing at the coast.

Nash County

928 Eastern Ave
Nashville, NC, 27856
Phone: (252) 459-4001
Email: [email protected]  

Hospital Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday (1st & 3rd Of Each Month)
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Closed: Sundays

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