The doctors at CFAC are supported in their patient care by a caring, professional veterinary technician team who is dedicated to your pet’s needs. Our hospital is further complemented by our practice manager, office manager and a reception staff who strive to make your visit to our hospital a positive experience. Rest assured that you and your pet will receive professional and personalized care throughout your visit.
Dr. Melvin Howard
Dr. Melvin Howard is a 1989 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Howard moved to Wilmington, NC where he owned Atlantic Animal Hospital until 2010. After spending a year traveling, studying and relaxing, he realized that he missed practicing veterinary medicine very much; so in January 2012, he joined the team of Carolina Forest Animal Clinic. Dr. Howard shares his home with a number of pets including cats, dogs, parrots, turtles, fish, tortoises, geese and chickens. In addition to spending time with his pets, he enjoys gardening, reading, gaming and exploring technology.
Dr. Stacy Fuchs
Dr. Fuchs is a graduate of the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She also holds an undergraduate degree in microbiology and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences. Originally from the east coast, Dr. Fuchs is glad to make her home here, near the beautiful North Carolina coastline. She resides in Jacksonville with her husband Otto (who is also her high school sweetheart) two cats and five dogs. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, swimming and trips to the beach.
Tina Beckelheimer- Veterinary Assistant
Tina is originally from Florida and moved here in July 2010. She has worked for the company since August 2010. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2007 with a Bachelor in Animal Biology. She has 2 Pit Bulls, “Bella” and “Lily”, 2 English Mastiffs, “Cali” and “Sydney”, and her 2 horses, “Spirt” and “Ross”. She enjoys spending time outdoors and with her animals.