About Us

At Topsail Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive health care for your pet.  We operate with two full time veterinarians and one part time veterinarian.  We have a small staff, with very little turnover...so you are likely to see a familiar face every time that you visit our clinic.  Our staff is knowledgeable and can often answer many of the questions that you may have, but if you need to speak to a veterinarian, you may leave a message with our staff, and your phone call will be returned promptly.

Dr. Mitchell K. Barnes, Veterinarian

Mitch Barnes is a graduate of the University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1979 and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1984.  He is an avid surfer, kayaker and races Hobie Cats with his wife, Ann.  Dr. Barnes Built this practice in 1985  and has been an active member of the community ever since.  He and Ann share their home with a very active Boykin Spaniel, Santee, and a mischievious parrot named Captain.  Dr. Barnes has a special interest in client education and preventative medicine, particularly in regards to public health.



Dr. Maria Sorg, Veterinarian

Maria Sorg is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1997 with a BA in Chemistry with Honors.  She completed her undergraduate studies while playing soccer at UNCW.  She received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2002.  Dr. Sorg was born in Wilmington, and began working at Topsail Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in 1991.  She and her husband, Mike, make their home in Hampstead along with their two children, two dogs, and 3 cats.  Dr. Sorg is especially interested in preventative care and caring for the geriatric patient.



Dr. Jared James, Veterinarian

Dr. James graduated from UNCW in 2014 with a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Minor in Chemistry. He received his DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Jared grew up on Topsail Island and enjoys golfing, surfing, paddle boarding, fishing and anything else that can be done on the water. He and his fiance, Katie, reside in Hampstead with their 3 dogs and cat. Dr. James has particular interests in preventative care, surgery, and dentistry. 



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