Dr. Zick

Dr. Zick is a North Carolina native who grew up in the triangle area. Dr. Zick attended NC State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary training.

She has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine for 7 1/2 years as an associate in the Rocky Mount area and has been voted Best Vet in the Rocky Mount Telegram.

Dr. Zick is so excited to be opening Amelia Grace animal hospital in the Clayton area.

Dr. Zick’s family has made the move to Clayton including her husband, Chris, her five-year-old son, Avery, her three-year-old daughter, Abigail, and her three rambunctious dogs; Spikey, Bubba, and Gladys. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!

Dr. Carson

Dr. Carson grew up in Greenville North Carolina but has lived in the triangle area for the past 12 years. Dr. Carson attended NC State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary training.

Prior to veterinary school, she worked at the NC State Veterinary School as a veterinary assistant in the laboratory animal department for 8 years where she got to take care of all different kinds of species! While in veterinary school she was the president of the Behavior club and conducted behavior-based research projects in her spare time such as travel anxiety in cats and dog leash aggression.

Dr. Carson is really excited to be a part of the Amelia Grace Animal Hospital! Dr. Carson has special interests in behavior medicine and exotic species but really enjoys any day that she gets to meet new people and take care of their pets!

Dr. Carson and her husband live in the Clayton area. They have two dogs named Forgione and Rue. Dr. Carson enjoys being outside, reading books while drinking coffee, and is an active member of her church.


Meet Selina! She is a Registered Veterinary Technician of 20 years with 22 years experience! She grew up on Long Island, NY and moved to Clayton, NC in 2008. Her veterinary passions include breeding and reproduction, and neonatal and young adult care. In her free time, she hangs out with her two daughters, Morgan and Kendall, and husband Jonny. Selina has 3 furbabies, Reya the Shih Tzu, Dozer the Rottweiler, and Reese the orange fluffy cat. She has many hobbies but her favorites include sewing, kayaking, going to the beach, and Happy Planning.


Let us introduce Brittany! She is a Registered Veterinary Technician of 4 years with 7 years of experience. Brittany has lived in the Clayton area since 1999. Her veterinary passions include all things feline, and behavior in all species. Brittany is newly married to her husband, Chris. She has 3 furry loved ones: Talley, the Golden Retriever, Benny the best orange cat, and Tiny the other best orange cat. Her favorite pastimes include caring for and showing her horse, rooting for the Wolfpack, and eating whatever her husband cooks!


Meet Shelly! Shelly is our full-time receptionist and she always greets you with a smile because she is a truly happy and positive southern girl! Shelly has worked in veterinary medicine as both a receptionist and veterinary assistant in the past so she is an experienced member of our veterinary team. She also spends a great deal of her time training horses, barrel racing, and helping little people become more comfortable on horses. We are so excited that Shelly is a part of our team!


Meet Miranda! Miranda is currently an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University. She is majoring in Animal Science with a Pre-Veterinary Bioscience concentration. She has lived in North Carolina and is from the Charlotte area. Miranda loves working with dogs, but is super excited to work with all furry friends! Miranda has one dog back at home, Samson, who is her crazy baby. He is a 3-year old English golden retriever, and is a ball of energy! Miranda’s hobbies include working with any and all animals, reading, watching movies, and driving around Raleigh to site-see!


Hannah has had a passion for animals since she was a little girl. Originally from Alabama Hannah loves living in NC with her husband and beautiful dog Mercedes. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys reading, walking her dog, self-care days and cooking/baking.


Caitlyn joined our team in 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently a veterinary student at NC State and also on the NCSU Track & Field team. Caitlyn plans to be a small animal Veterinarian when she graduates in 2025. She has two dogs, Milo and Maple, and two horses, Angel and Lady. Caitlyn enjoys painting, running, reading, and any adventure outdoors.


Shanna is one of our part-time veterinary assistants. Shanna is passionate about animals and veterinary medicine with a huge heart for dog rescue. When she is not working, she is probably taking care of her dogs, hiking with her dogs, or taking orphans to adoption events. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team!


Carly is joining our team as a Veterinary Assistant! Carly Is currently an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University. She is majoring in Nutrition Science and has a passion for animal physical therapy. Carly was born in Orlando, FL, and later moved up to Charlotte. Carly has three dogs: 4-year-old Roxy, 16-year-old Niko, and 11-month-old Hazel. She also has a 10-year-old calico cat named Scarlett. Carly’s hobbies include hiking, spending time with friends. watching movies, and baking.


Danielle joined our team in 2021 as a veterinary assistant. Danielle has years of experience in veterinary medicine and is currently a veterinary student at NCSU. She hopes to become a small animal Veterinarian after graduating in 2024. She has 2 cats, 2 dogs, and enjoys walking trails and cooking.


Welcome, Nikki to our team! Nikki has been a Veterinary Assistant for over 13 years. She is originally from Tennessee. Nikki enjoys coffee, knitting, and going to the beach! She is also known to randomly break out in song! We love Nikki and so will you!


Welcome Brandi! Brandi is a native of Clayton and has always wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was a little girl. Brandi joined the Marine Corps in 2008. She has 2 dogs, Lizzie and Daisy and 2 cats Lily and Miyagi. Brandi loves football, NC State Wolfpack and Seattle Seahawks. In her spare time, she likes hiking, shooting guns, being outdoors, and working on vehicles and small engines.


Welcome Clarissa to our team as a receptionist. She is a native of Johnston County and has worked in Vet Medicine field for over a year. She is hoping to become a Vet Assistant and finish schooling to become a Vet Tech in the near future. Clarissa loves spending time with her husband, daughter, two cats, Loki and Akria, and a puppy, Ness. She also loves finding new places to eat/explore in the triangle just as much as spending rainy days at home watching re-runs of her favorite shows.


Aden has joined our team part time and we are thrilled! Aden is currently a student at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in Seven Springs, NC. She has a Corgi named Case that she adores. She has a passion for food animal medicine, and her favorite animal is a cow. Please welcome Aden to our team!


Catherine joined our team as a Receptionist! Catherine was born and raised in Wilson County, NC. She grew up helping her father tend to the animals on the family farm and hopes to open her own equine clinic and rescue in the future. She has 3 dogs, Sadie, Dixie and Flash, a cat named Missile Launcher, and a horse, Hillbilly. Catherine loves riding horses, spending time with her fur babies, and winding down around a fire at night with her husband.