Our Team

Meet our talented doctors and staff!

Our story is a great one.

Dr. Nicole Sheehan has been practicing in North Carolina since 2004, setting up an integrative practice in the Charlotte area in 2013. In the process of offering holistic medicine to the Lake Norman area, she reignited her passion for veterinary medicine, fueled her desire to develop safer and more effective treatment strategies, and provided a community of caring veterinary individuals who love their jobs and their lives again!

Her love of the beach brought her down to Wilmington more often, where she found a group of holistic-minded clients and Dr. Nicolle Rubendall, a local veterinarian practicing a similar type of medicine right here in Wilmington. Together they have paired up to provide the same quality and consistent care with an integrative touch to the pets in this area. They could not be any happier to provide a place for loving pet people to take the best care of their furry family members as well as an amazing work environment for veterinary professionals to call home.


Dr. Nicole Sheehan

Veterinarian, Hospital Director

Dr. Nicolle Rubendall

Medicine, Surgery, Acupuncture, Herbs, Spinal Manipulation

Dr. Sami Winter

Canine Rehabilitation, Wellness Care, Dermatology

Patient Care Team

Amber Steeley

Amber's Bio
Amber transplanted to Wilmington 5 years ago from Pennsylvania. She comes to us with a decade of experience in veterinary medicine. She absolutely loves performing dental cleaning & assisting in surgery. In her spare time, she loves the outdoors and hanging out at the beach. She also enjoys crafts, quilting & cooks. She shares her home with her husband Mike, their German shepherd Vallie & KatyCat.

Elizabeth Muller

Elizabeth's Bio
Bio coming soon.

Client Care Team

Kelly Ballard

Kelly's Bio
Kelly began working with Whole Pet at the Davidson location in 2014. When we expanded to the coast, Kelly was very excited at the chance to grow a new practice in a new area.

She moved to Wilmington with her 13-year-old tripod rat terrier mix “Darby,” and her 5-year-old rescue lab mix “Rosie.”

Kelly’s two passions are art and animals.

She looks forward to learning more about the area and meeting all of the new clients and patients at Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital Wilmington.

Georgianna Honeycutt

Georgianna's Bio
Georgianna, or George as everyone calls her, was born in the hollerin capital of the world, aka Spivey’s Corner, NC. She inherited her love for animals from her dad and they always had a variety running around the house as she grew up. She moved to Wilmington in 2009 to attend UNCW where she graduated with a degree in environmental studies. George worked at a doggie daycare after graduation and then moved on to veterinary medicine since she was always there with her animals anyway. She has five very special dogs: Tanner a beagle mix, Stitch a staffy/boxer mix, Paisley a lab/vizsla/german shorthaired pointer mix, Phoenix a pitbull, & the most special, Geeky a chihuahua/alien mix. She was also adopted by a stray cat, Scaredy Kat, even though she is allergic. She rounds out the crew with a mean yellow-bellied slider turtle named Judson. In her spare time, she enjoys checking out breweries, Netflix & as much Mexican food as possible. As her pets get older, George is very excited to branch out into holistic medicine and give them the best lives possible for as long as possible.