Meet Our Team



Dr. Dan Wilson Dr. Daniel J. Wilson, DVM

Dr. Wilson fullfilled his life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian by graduation from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 at the age of 24. Dr. Wilson began his veterinary career in Michigan, then moved to North Carolina in 1998, working for the State Veterinarian. Before starting Country Vet Clinic, Dr. Wilson practiced locally with Port City Animal Hospital.

Dr. Wilson is married to his college sweet heart, Danielle, who is also the hospital manager. Dr. Wilson and Danielle have been married since 1994 and have 4 children. They are actively involved at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, as well as local Prison Ministry and World Missions in Ghana, Africa. When Dr. Wilson is not working he enjoys sailing and classic cars.

Dr. Wilson’s veterinary mission is to offer quality medicine at a price that anyone can afford.

Danielle Wilson

Danielle was born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania, before heading to college, where she met and married Dr. Wilson. She has a Master’s degree in Audiology from Western Michigan University, but happily retired to tend to their four children, ranging in age from 18 to 13. She enjoys a variety of crafts and local antique shopping. Danielle enjoys working beside her husband, in order to bring heart-felt, care and compassion to both owners and their pets.

Dr. Spencer EllisDr. Spencer Ellis, DVM

Dr. Ellis graduated from North Carolina State University in 2014. In vet school Dr. Ellis was active in the Christian Veterinary Mission where he went to the Navajo Nation and Alaska to perform veterinary medicine for the natives. Dr. Ellis came to Wilmington to be closer to the beach. When he is not at work he likes to go hunting and fishing. He also enjoys hiking and camping with his two dogs, Calie and Bo.




Dr. Mary OdomDr. Mary Odom, DVM

Dr. Odom responded to the call to be a veterinary missionary in the midst of raising five children. She and her husband moved from Scottsdale, Arizona with their five kids to Ames, Iowa for mom to go to veterinary college at lowa State University, where Dr. Odom received her DVM in 1996. After a year taking care of farm horses, cows, and sheep in Appalachia, Dr. Odom and her husband returned to Phoenix, Arizona where they owned Downtown Pet Center in the inner city for six years, ministering to the poor and homeless as well as providing low cost spay/neuter for dozens of cat rescue groups. ln 2001 Dr. Odom took a position as Pre-Veterinary Advisor and Adjunct Faculty at Arizona State University, where she taught Vertebrate Zoology, Animal Science, and Animal Physiology to the pre-veterinary students. Dr. Odom has also worked for two large corporate veterinary practices, honing her medicine skills. After her husband became paralyzed from a stroke in 2003, they moved back home to North Carolina in 2007. ln addition to enjoying complicated medicine cases, Dr. Odom has pursued training in several alternative modalities including classical homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Western herbal medicine, and canine and equine massage therapy. She owns Sunflower Veterinary Clinic where she sees alternative medicine cases by appointment, and recently she opened both The Garden, a natural health store for pets and their people, and Carolina Cat Company, a unique gift boutique which offers both shabby chic and artisan gifts for cat lovers.
Dr. Odom is active at her church, Crossway Chapel of Wilmington, and also attends Beth Simcha Messianic Synagogue in Ogden. She is currently a student at Denver Seminary, pursuing an M.A. in Leadership. A California girl, she met her husband Edsel, an accountant from Wallace, NC, at Surf City, and they have been married since 1972. They have five grown children and ten grandchildren. Dr. Odom enjoys living on her boat, and is down to four cats, four dogs, a wacky macaw named Samson, a beautiful little parakeet named Annabelle, and her sweet 25-year-old Arabian mare, Brandy. Brandy doesn’t live on the boat, but she lives at Sunflower Farm in Hampstead, which hopefully someday will be the site for equine massage therapy classes for women.

Dr. Carla Thomas, DVMDr. Carla Thomas

Dr. Carla Thomas is a 2013 alumnus of North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing for a year in Virginia, The Lord led her to Wilmington, NC where she could practice veterinary medicine and concurrently partake in missionary opportunities, both in and outside of her work place. In her free time, she loves to serve in her church, travel, spend time with her family, and spoil her “four-legged-child” Deja!