Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Veterinarians


Erica Barrett</br> DVM photo

Erica Barrett
DVM

Dr. Barrett grew up in West Virginia but became a "Carolina Girl" before graduating high school. Growing up in West Virginia, she fostered a love of animals early in life with a multitude of family pets. After high school she started working as a kennel assistant in a veterinary hospital, this is where her love of animals sparked her interest in veterinary medicine. Dr. Barrett attended North Carolina State University for both her Bachelor’s of Science and Zoology and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests are preventative, internal, and emergency medicine. Dr. Barrett is a "dog person" and loves any dog that is huge and fluffy! She shares her home with her husband, David, their sons Colton and Caden, and their dog Odin. In her spare time Dr. Barrett enjoys spending time with her family and watching football.

Debbie Corpuz</br> DVM photo

Debbie Corpuz
DVM

Dr. Corpuz was born in California but moved to North Carolina early in life. As a child, she had an interest in all things horsey that quickly encompassed all animals. This interest matured into a concern for their well being and she decided to pursue a veterinary career. Dr. Corpuz's professional interests include surgery, as well as, internal and emergency medicine. She lives with her husband Eric, daughters Jaden and Emma, and her 2 German Shepherds, 2 French Bulldogs, a Boston Terrier and 3 cats.

Julie Kang</br> DVM photo

Julie Kang
DVM

Dr. Kang is originally from Oregon, however, she has since moved to North Carolina from Washington State as her husband is now stationed at Fort Bragg. Her love of animals began as a child and blossomed into a passion for their wellbeing as she grew older. Having practiced veterinary medicine as a vet tech prior to becoming a Veterinarian, the drive to help animals powered Dr. Kang through Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine from where she received her Doctorate's. Dr. Kang and her husband share their home their daughter, Penelope, an Alaskan Malamute named Talulah and a French Bulldog named Matilda. When she is not helping heal our beloved companions, Dr. Kang enjoys exploring all that North Carolina has to offer from hiking, surfing, kayaking, and fishing.

Vet Techs and Assistants


Brittany</br> Vet Assistant photo

Brittany
Vet Assistant

Brittany is a North Carolina native and has resided locally for her entire life. Brittany applied at Lakeside to find a career she enjoyed closer to her first purchased home, an accomplishment she is immensely proud of. Brittany graduated from Central Carolina Community College with her degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. She has worked in the vet medicine field for 5 years and has truly found a career that fits her. Brittany has four pets; Arrow, Picasso, Simba and Lady. When her fur babies aren’t craving attention, Brittany spends her time cooking, gardening and landscaping her new home.

Michelle</br> RVT photo

Michelle
RVT

Michelle is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to North Carolina in 2011 to join her husband in his military career. Michelle appreciates the warm weather and lack of snow that North Carolina offers, a big change from her home town! She graduated with her Veterinary Medical Technology degree from Central Carolina Community College in 2015. She has worked in the vet medicine field for three years. She enjoys educating clients and helping animals receive the care they need. Michelle has a big personality and is always making the Lakeside staff laugh! In her spare time she takes pleasure in going to the beach, playing sports and hanging out with her fur babies, Mia, Walter and Rosie.

Jes</br> RVT photo

Jes
RVT

Jes joins Lakesde Animal Hospital all the way from New Hampshire, thanks to the military lifestyle and the desire to be closer to her bestie, Raechell. Her favorite thing about North Carolina are not only the warm winters, but the fact that her best friend forever, Raechell, lives here, too! As you can see, she loves Raechell so much so that she put her face on her Christmas sweater. She majored in Veterinary Technology at Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire and has always been fascinated by veterinary medicine. When her time isn't consumed by the every day challenges helping pets can bring, Jes spends all of her free time with Raechell, her husband, and her two dogs, Sadie, a Newfie, Georgr, a Great Pyrenees, and Jacob, her female cat. When not yelling at Georgr (prounounced Jorge) for his mischief, she enjoys going to the gym and snuggling her pets.

Also, she really loves Raechell.  

Jessica</br> RVT photo

Jessica
RVT

A small-town gal, Jessica moved from Indiana to North Carolina with her military spouse. Jessica made a switch from human medicine to veterinary medicine, in hopes of pursuing her passion for the wellbeing of pets. Jessica is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has a Bachelor's in Math and Science, with a conentration in Biology and Nursing from Indiana University. She also has her Associate's degree in Veterinary Science from Volstate. Her favorite thing about being an RVT is the ability to see asick pet go home after it is better. She is proudly owned by two dogs; Luna, a GSD/Lab mix, and Shadow, a German Shepherd. Any free time she has is spent exploring NC lighthouses and hiking with her husband and dogs.

Kate</br> Vet Assistant photo

Kate
Vet Assistant

Kate is from Dawsonville, Georgia and moved to North Carolina and now calls it home. Kate has a degree in graphic design, but enjoys working with animals! Her compassion and drive to care for others makes her a great addiontion to the team -- she says her favorite part about veterinary medicine it keeping pets healthy so they can spend the most time possible with their family. Kate loves all things brindle! Kate stays busy with her young son, her two dogs, Evie and Lieutenant Dan who is a three-legged dog, and a handful of mice. In her free time Kate enjoys spending time with her significant other, gardening, antiquing and camping!

Alisa</br> Vet Assistant photo

Alisa
Vet Assistant

Alisa has returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina after living in Colorado and Hawaii. Originally from California, Alisa has planted roots in North Carolina for the second time to support her husband’s career. Alisa is an outdoor enthusiast, she holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Management with a focus in Wildlife Ecology. Her interest in animal health and how it relates to the environment influences her decision to join the Lakeside staff. For her Master’s thesis, she researched a zoonoses in the environment. Rebel, her German shepherd/lab mix, her husky, Tonraq, and her four chickens keep her busy but in her spare time, Alisa enjoys fly fishing, gardening, and photography. Take a look at the website to see some of her work!

Kim</br> Vet Assistant photo

Kim
Vet Assistant

Kim is no stranger to the south. Originally from Venice, FL, Kim relocated to North Carolina several years ago and has called it home ever since. Although she has a fondness for the beach life, the mountains are her favorite thing about our beautiful state. Kim got her start in veterinary medicine when she was just 15 years old as kennel assistant and in her free time, volunteered in shelters. With over 21 years of experience as a tech, Kim has experience in both surgery and as an emergency veterinary assistant. At home, she has 5 dogs and two cats, all of which are rescues. When not saving lives and helping patients, Kim enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and is actively pursuing her RVT.

Lindsey</br> Vet Technician  photo

Lindsey
Vet Technician

Lindsey moved to North Carolina from Connecticut after deciding she wanted a change in scenery. Lindsey’s love for gardening, swimming, horseback riding, and spending time outside with her two children has only made her desire to stay in North Carolina grow! She also enjoys spending her time learning about ocean life, reading, drawing, finding stores with the best sales, and eating pineapple on pizza! Lindsey has always had an interest in science and medicine and her love for animals came from her mother. Lindsey has a Catahoula Mix named Bowser, and two cats named Dunkin and Mito.

Receptionists


Raechell</br> Head Receptionist photo

Raechell
Head Receptionist

Raechell has been with us since we first opened our doors in 2013 and has 15+ years of experience in veterinary medicine and animal welfare. Raechell prides herself on her passion for the wellbeing of all animals. She also majors in Social Media & Marketing Management, project coordination, and considers herself to be a ‘nerd’. Besides veterinary medicine, Raechell's interests include: weightlifting, computer technology, photography, video games, and in her offtime is a connoisseur of pizza. She has a deep rooted love for exotics and Giant breed dogs, and at home, she owns a Great Dane, two cats, and three ferrets.

Monica  photo

Monica

Monica is originally from Flushing, Michigan who moved to North Carolina to join her husband in his military career. Monica graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Monica has always had a love for animals and her work ethic makes her a great addition to the Lakeside Family! Monica shares her home with her husband, Sam, and their two cats, Vera and Rajah. Monica likes to spend her free time reading (suspense books mostly), drawing, and painting. She also enjoys watching reality TV shows and cheering on her favorite football team with her husband!

Katie  photo

Katie

Katie currently calls Fayetteville, NC home away from home and enjoys the southern lifestyle, but says Philadelphia will always be home. From the Northern living to the South, Katie's experience in the animal welfare field began as a foster mom. She enjoyed helping animals so much that she began working and managing a local rescue shelter. Her passion resides in working closely with fearful animals. She has 4 dogs at home named Ensley, Apollo, Bronx, and Athena. In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling back home to visit, finding new foods to try, and exploring the area and seeing what the 'South' has to offer.

Ashley  photo

Ashley

Originally from Fredericksburg, Ashley relocated to Ft. Bragg, NC with her military spouse. One of her favorite things about this area is that there's an Einstein's on post -- Ashley loves their bagels! She attended college in Virginia and majored in K-8 education. Her adventure into the veterinary medicine field is an exciting experience for her, and it is her love of animals that inspires her to learn how to provide the best possible care for animals. At home she has 3 dogs, 1 cat, and a Betta Fish. When not providing outstanding customer service for our clients, Ashley puts her creativity to work with crafting, playing board games, and playing her favorite video game, 'Doom'.

Jessie  photo

Jessie

Bio Coming Soon!

Kennel Assistants


Tremaine</br>  photo

Tremaine

Amanda  photo

Amanda

Gabi</br>  photo

Gabi

Kristie</br>  photo

Kristie

Amber  photo

Amber

Dominique  photo

Dominique

Lakeside Animal Hospital

1458 NC 24/87

Cameron, NC 28326


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

Phone: (910) 495-7387
Fax: (910) 495-7390



Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Closed