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.