About Small Paws Veterinary Clinic

Small Paws Veterinary Clinic in Elizabeth City, NC, is a full-service veterinary medical practice providing the best in medical, surgical and dental care for cats and small- to medium-sized dogs.
We also treat pet rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and other small mammals.
Since opening the practice in 2011, our veterinarian, Dr. Robin Temple, and our staff have been committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive health care and to providing essential health-related education to our clients.
If you live in the Elizabeth City area and are looking for competent, compassionate veterinary medical care, we encourage you to call  during regular office hours. We look forward to meeting you and to serving you and your cherished pet.
  • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue-Fri
  • 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sat
  • Closed Sundays & Mondays
  • After Hours Emergency Hospitals, Bay Beach 757-427-3214
  • Robin L Temple, DVM

    Founding Dr., owner, as well as a native of Pasquotank County, Robin L. Temple graduated from N.C. State University in 1979 with a BS in Animal Science. After completing her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, Dr. Temple practiced in Elizabeth City for 2 years. From 1985 until 2001 she practiced in Lumberton, NC,  at the Lewis Veterinary Clinic. It was during this time she met and married Richard Rindels, the original general manager for Small Paws. They had one son, David, who passed away at the young age of 24, in August of 2016. When Dr. Temple returned to Elizabeth City in 2001, she practiced at Pasquotank Animal Hospital until June 2011. She founded and opened Small Paws Veterinary Clinic in August 2011.
    Years in Practice:
    May 07, 1983
    B.S. Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicne
  • Tamara Casper, Office Manager

    Tamara is also a founding member and a native of Pasquotank County, well-known for her many years at the SPCA of NENC and Pasquotank Animal Hospital. Tamara is the proud owner of four French Bulldogs, one Poodle and two cats. She has one daughter at NC State University and one son at home where she lives with her other half Michael. Outside of work she relaxes with movies, researching on the Internet and visiting with her young niece and nephew.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2001
  • Angel Jack

    Also a founding staff member, Indiana native Angel Jack moved to the Outer Banks in 2003, where she met and married Andrew Jack. Angel worked for Coastal Staffing Service for five years before leaving to be with her husband who was a Marine at Camp Lejeune, NC. They moved to Elizabeth City in March 2011. Angel is the proud mother to one daughter, two sons and a stepson. She is also the fur mother to a pug, a bulldog mix, a Jack Russell terrier and two ferrets. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, working in the yard, attending her children's sports activities and eBay.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2011
  • Telisha Hicks

    Another Small Paws founding staff member, Pasquotank County native, Telisha Hicks attended the College of the Albemarle where she completed her certification in nursing. She has worked in several clinical settings since 2006. New to the veterinary field, Telisha brings to the clinic a special touch inspired by her love of animals. She has nine children, including twins and triplets. She also has a small puppy BK, a goldfish and a hamster. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with the children and lots of hours on the beach.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2011
  • Kendra Brown

    Growing up as a navy brat, Kendra moved to Pasquotank County in 2005 where she attended Pasquotank County High School. New to the veterinary field, she has always had a passion for animals, and is pursuing a career in Veterinary Technology. Aside from spending time with her family, Kendra enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, reading a good book, and baking. Kendra happily lives in the middle of nowhere, in the boonies of Camden County with her other half Lee, and her many critters including dogs, chickens, and ducks.  Always a happy person, Kendra does her best to put a smile on everyone's face.
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 18, 2014
  • Jenna Bellanca

    Jenna moved to Elizabeth City in 2012 from Pennsylvania, here she attended College of The Albemarle, and has a background in EMS. She worked at PetSense for several years and has always had a passion for animals, and medicine alike. Jenna grew up with animals, she currently has 1 dog and 2 cats. Although Jenna is relatively new to the veterinary field, she has been eager to learn, and she is passionate about helping animals.  Her hobbies include reading, riding roller coasters as often as possible, baking, going to the movies.  Anyone who knows Jenna also knows she loves anything Harry Potter related. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2021
  • Megan Kent

    Growing up as a kid, Megan loved the idea of caring for animals. Being able to work in the veterinary field has been a dream come true. Megan recently married the love of her life, Bradley Kent. Megan and Bradley have one dog, Ivory, and three cats, Myra, Chloe, and Mr. Freckles. Outside of work, Megan loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys going to the beach, shopping, and just laying around the house, relaxing on days off. Megan graduated from The College of the Albemarle in 2020, with an Associate Degree in Arts. Megan has been thinking of furthering her education in veterinary Medicine.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2022