About Us

Northside Animal Hospital has been in business for over fifty years. We define our longivity by providing the highest level of veterinary care that we possibly can. Our goal is to provide the best vetrinary care for the health and well being of your pets.

Please meet our team below. We look forward to working with you!





Jimmy Shaver, DVM

Phone: 252 523 9003

Email: nsah1@hotmail.com

NC State University, Bachalor of Science

University of Georgia, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Shaver has been practicing veterinary medicine at Northside since 1982.

Cathy Gibson

Veterinary Assitant

Cathy works for us only on weekends now. But she has worked with us for 20 some years and is very experienced in taking care of your pets healthcare needs.

Megan Garner


Megan works part time as receptionist for about one year. She is bright, cheerful and willing to help you and your pet.

Melvin Harper

Veterinary Assistant

Melvin has been working at Northside 20 some years. Melvin works in the back taking care of patients, bathing, grooming, what ever it takes to tend to your pet when he is here. He knows your pet's paculiarities and tends to them while they are here.

Cory Hall - Veterinary Assitant

Cory has been working here for 10 years or more doing one thing or another. He has worked in the back caring for hospitalized patients. He now works in the lab doing lab tests, taking x-rays, and assisting in surgery.

Tina Goodwin

Tina is another kennel assistant. She loves working with animals and is very kindhearted.

This is Sara, our other resident cat. Being a cat, she likes to be rubbed, but when she gets tired of it she will slap at you. She has been living here for 12 years.

Millie is a 3 year old Springer Spaniel. She lives with Dr. Shaver. She barks at everyone to say hello, loves attention, full of energy, and likes to steal food from any one. She once stole a treat out of the dog catcher's pocket.