Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Nathan Higgins

    Dr. Nathan Higgins earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Virginia Tech. He then went on to a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Higgins practiced small animal medicine in Manassas, Virginia. In late 2013, Dr. Higgins and his wife, Wendy, decided to move their family to the eastern shore and start Cape Charles Animal Hospital. Dr. Higgins’ professional interests include surgery, ultrasonography, and challenging medical cases. Outside of work, Dr. Higgins enjoys spending time with his wife, Wendy, and their two children, Autumn and Cayden. He also enjoys fishing, and spending time outdoors. He looks forward to serving Northampton County and the surrounding area.

  • Jessica Charlton

    Jessica has been one of our receptionists since the end of January 2018. She was born up in Long Island, New York and then moved to the Eastern Shore with her family. She graduated High School at Northampton and then attended Hollins University where she received a Bachelor's degree in Business and Communication. She lives in Cheriton with her two fur babies, her Pit Bull named Guinness and her cat named Buggy. Jessica has always had a love for animals and is very excited to be a part of the team! She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

  • Antonia Fitchett
    Assistant/ Technician

     Antonia is a proud Alumna of THE Virginia State University (c/o 2018) who has her eyes set on attending vet school in the near future! Born and raised here on the Eastern Shore, Antonia has 3 dogs; Tapanga, Nova and Max. She loves spending her time at the mall shopping and trying new foods! Antonia also loves working at Cape Charles Animal Hospital where she is excited about building wonderful bonds with her coworkers and learning tons of interesting new things every day!

  • Kati Sterling
    Office Manager

    Kati joined our team in 2015 as an assistant/ technician, she is currently our office manager at Cape Charles Animal Hospital. She enjoys meeting new patients, and making people laugh. Kati is a “come here” from a town called Hickory on the border of North Carolina.  She has three children, two dogs, and two cats. When Kati's not at work she enjoys traveling and getting some fresh air. 

  • Christina Tilghman

    Christina was born and raised in PG also Anne Arundel county MD. Moved to the ESVA in September of 2001. Spent 17 years in Fire/EMS with Chincoteague Fire company and Melfa Fire and Rescue. She still works concurrently with critical care transport. Has had a love of ALL animals since childhood. She has a 12 year old Blue and gold Macaw parrot, Blue . An 11 year old cat Lola and, her dashound Reese 5. Plus her cherished late Rottweiler Gracie 4. When she's not caring for people or assisting in the wellness of an animal. She loves spending time with two special people James and Addison and going to concerts.

  • Kelsey McCloskey
    Assistant/ Technician

    Kelsey was born and raised in Pennsylvania where her parents and 5 brothers still live. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in veterinary and biomedical science. She has been working in veterinary medicine for 5 years now. Kelsey has a fluffy cat named archer and a horse named Soccerboy. When she isn't at work she can usually be found in the barn or at a horse show. 

  • MIchelle Pino
    Assistant/ Technician

    Michelle is a native of Delmarva and a resident of the shore for nearly eight years now. When she isn't working, she enjoys all things outdoors with her husband and three children.