Genuine Compassion and Care for your Pet


Dante Martin DVM

Jenny Larson DVM

​Melissa Maxwell VMD

Julie Parker DVM

Dr. Maxwell was born in Tamaqua, the southern portion of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as a Veterinary Medical Doctor and practiced medicine in Pittsburgh for nine years before relocating her family of four, her husband and two children to Hampstead.   Dr. Maxwell's husband has a Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry and is an accomplished Brew Master.  She and her family have four dogs, three cats, and two horses.  She is enjoying the warmer seasons of North Carolina to horseback ride, fish, boat, and bike.

Heidi Charest

Jennifer Quinn

Leeza Lloyd

Jessica Branch

Veterinary Assistants

Dr. Martin is a 1995 Graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.  He is originally from Chicago, IL before moving to Onslow County in 1995.  He is married to Linda Martin and has three children, Harrison, Jacob and Marilyn.  He enjoys coaching youth sports.  Dr. Martin served on the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board for 9 years and served as President for one term.  Currently, he serves on the Onslow County ABC Board.  His hobby used to be fishing until he found out he could buy fish.

Marci A.

Sneads Ferry, NC

Dr. Martin has cared for our brood of Springer Spaniels since 2006.  Our pups have received the highest standard of care."

Dr. Martin is caring, thorough, and empathetic.

Providing the highest standard in veterinary care isn't just what we do -- it's what we love!


Dr. Martin has served pet owners in Onslow County, NC for over 20 years.  Now he will bring his passion, compassion, and expertise to Holly Ridge.  Holly Ridge Veterinary Hospital will provide genuine compassion and care at affordable prices.  Our main focus will be to educate pet owners, wellness screening, disease prevention and to provide the best care for your pet.


Holly Ridge Veterinary Hospital will offer a wide variety of surgical and medical care for your pets, but our services don't stop there.  We not only provide the best animal care possible, but also offer laser therapy and dental surgery.  We know you care about your animal's well-being and we promise that you can trust they're happy and healthy in our hands.

Dr. Martin truly loves what he does and this love and passion directly relates to his medical care.

Dr. Martin's care for our yellow labrador, Booker, was far above and beyond "standard medical care".  Thank you, Dr. Martin, for your devotion, love and passion in caring for our family."

Michelle R.

Sneads Ferry, NC

Our Staff


324 US Hwy 17 N, Holly Ridge, NC

Holly Ridge Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine in Ireland.  She is originally from Chicago and is a big White Sox baseball fan.  She also works at the Pet Emergency Clinic of Pitt County.  In her free time, she enjoys collecting seashells.

Dr. Larson is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is originally from one of the mountain states.  She enjoys kayaking and fishing with her husband.  She also enjoys collecting cat themed snow globes.

Julie Parker, DVM

Melissa Maxwell, VMD

Jenny Larson, DVM

Chrisie Porter

Spirit Foster

Heather Reilly

Gabi Hayden

Jennifer Cuevas

Dante Martin, DVM