Morehead Animal Hospital

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176 NC Highway 24
Morehead City, NC 28557

Driving Directions

(252) 726-0181


  • Hours:
  • M - Th: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri: 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Sat & Sun: CLOSED
  • After Hours: 252-444-1399

Morehead Animal Hospital provides services for cats and dogs. The practice has been at its current location since 1992, and is staffed by David R. Bird, D.V.M.,an associate veterinarian  Katie Willis,D.V.M., two licensed veterinary technicians, and a support staff who use their extensive knowledge and skills to address client concerns and pet needs. Dr. Bird has provided veterinary care for clients and their pets at Morehead Animal Hospital for over 38 years.


Morehead Animal Hospital is committed to providing exceptional, compassionate care and uncompromising service to clients and their pets.


Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Morehead Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Morehead Animal Hospital Services

  • Diagnostic Services (on-site laboratory and outside reference laboratory)
  • Class IV Laser Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Extensive Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery
  • Dental Care
  • Dental Digital Radiography
  • Telemedicine Imaging Consultation
  • Digital Radiology (X-rays)
  • Vaccinations
  • Senior Care
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Royal Canin Prescription Diets
  • Weight Management and Counseling
  • Wellness Exams
  • Boarding
  • Bathing

Morehead Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Kelly W. Bird

Kelly is married to Dr. Bird and has been with Morehead Animal Hospital since 1992.  As a licensed Veterinary Medical Technician she enjoys all aspects of the practice but has a special interest in cytology, dentistry, and surgical assisting.  Her job descriptions have changed dramatically over the years and she is now enjoying more hands on with animals and less time book keeping. She has fallen head over heels in love with her first granddaughter and being a "Lolly" to Cecelia Anne Bird!

Kelly enjoys gardening, boating and all things Apple but especially loves tagging along with Dr. Bird on his speaking engagements when she can!  She travels with a medical mission team as often as she can through out Asia.  Kelly also graduated from Liberty University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Christian Counseling. Dr. Bird and Kelly have a house full of pets with 4 dogs (2 Jack Russells, an English Pointer and a constantly wet Labrador Retriever); Ha'Lia, Hattie, Saffy, and Otter including a cat named Beep Beep!

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Veterinary Medical Technician

Dentistry, Surgical Assisting and Monitoring

Linda Styron

Linda, a longtime and dear friend, answered the call to help out temporarily while we were short staffed..... that was 5 years ago. We all were so happy we could not let her go. We are privileged to have Linda's many years of office experience answering phones and keeping our front desk in tip top shape.  She is responsible for making sure we can accommodate all your pet's needs while you are in our care.  Linda has been a client and a friend of the Birds for more than 35 years. She and her husband Lee enjoy traveling, gardening and home improvement projects. They own Otis and Ouizer, 2 of the 6 in our staff Jack Russell family!  

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Union High School, Pitt Tech, Carteret Community College

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Dr. Katie Willis

Dr. Katie H. Willis graduated from North Carolina State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Poultry Science and the University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.  She began her career in Greenville, NC, serving as a mixed animal veterinarian for two and half years, as well as overseeing shelter veterinary programs in Pitt County. 

 In January of 2012, she joined Morehead Animal Hospital.  Dr. Willis professional veterinary interests include canine and feline internal medicine (specifically gastrointestinal and cardiac diseases), behavior science, pain management and hospice care.  With this specific interest in internal medicine, she is excited to expand patient care with ultrasound technology.  Dr. Willis is USDA accredited, which entails specific training in zoonotic diseases and veterinary biosecurity measures.  In addition to individual patient care, Dr. Willis also has interest in herd health medicine and has participated with veterinary-oriented mission trips with Christian Veterinary Mission.   She is also involved with Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Carteret County. 

 When away from the hospital, Dr. Willis enjoys spending her time with her family (daughter McKenzie,son Jim and husband Nathan),relaxing at the beach, reading and traveling to her family farm.   Her furry children includes two dogs;  Fallon and L.D.

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Ultrasonagraphy, Geriatrics, Animal Behavior, Pain Management