Reader's Choice Winners for Best Veterinary Hospital

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Motto: "Enhancing the Quality of Life for Your Pet"

  • Monday 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday 8am-6pm
  • Thursday 8am-6pm
  • Friday 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm
  • Sunday Closed

Welcome to Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital

A Family Owned & Operated Business

Mission statement: Our goal and policy is to treat our clients as we would treat our families, and to treat our clients’ pets as though they were our own. Our clients are the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. At all times our clients and patients will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Being of service to our patients is the definition of our purpose and the mission of our practice. “We pledge that we will always do our very best to serve you and to provide your pets with the care they deserve resulting in a high quality of life”.

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”

– Gilda Radner

Services Forms

Printable Forms: Print your form at home, fill it out and bring it with you to your visit.

Emailed Forms: Complete this electronic form and email it to us at mallory.evh@gmail.com as an attachment before your visit.

Meet our Experienced Team of Veterinary Professionals

With 30 years of combined veterinary experience, we’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary care for your pets.
Dr. Douglas Gensel
Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Douglas Gensel

Dr. Gensel studied to become a veterinarian due to his desire as a child to “make animals healthier and ease their pain”. He has administrated and practiced in NV and NY but found his dream in Bladen County. He has…

Registered Veterinary Technician & Radiology Officer


Team member since February 2008.

Veterinary Assistant


Team member since 2009.

Joan Marion

Joan Marion

Team Member since 2014 Joan loves her best friend “Rocky” whom is her friend and protector. She has a weakness for felines and volunteers in the community at her church, hospital and pet activities.

Hospital Administrator


Crematorium Operator, Kennel & Veterinary Assistant & Bather


Team Member since 2015.

Customer Service Representative


Team Member since 2018.

Kennel Nurse Supervisor


Team Member since 2019.


We have different types of special offers and discounts tailored to your pets


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Get in Touch

We are at your service, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm! Call us at 910-862-3000.
  • "All I can say is Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital is truly amazing. Everyone there is extremely friendly and go above and beyond to help you and your fur baby. I just started using them and I’ve never experienced anything like this. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable but they are very caring and compassionate. I have had animals for over 30 years and I finally have a dog that needs that extra loving care. He’s a 8 month old Great Dane puppy who has already been to NC State and had surgery at 10 weeks old. He now is having other issues that no one has been able to help me with until now. I’m so blessed that I happed to bring him to y’all 2 weeks ago. Best decision that I have ever made. As long as I have animals Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital will always take care of my dogs and horses from now on. You have truly been a blessing and thank you so much for everything that you are doing for my dear sweet Chance. Doctor Gensel and his staff are one of a kind. I highly recommend this place to anyone."
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