Meet Our Doctors

Below is a short bio for each of our doctors.

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Dr. April Marklin is a 1989 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced small animal medicine in Knoxville, TN, Marion, VA, and Greensboro, NC. She purchased the Burlington Animal Hospital in 2004. Dr. Marklin has been published in several veterinary magazines: Veterinary Economics, Veterinary Forum and Veterinary Technician magazines.

Dr. Marklin is married and has two beautiful children. Her household would not be complete without her Dachshund, Taylor which comes to work with her every day so be sure to look for her! Her family has also recently acquired two mix breed puppies! They were abandoned at 1 week of age and had to be bottle raised. We must add that her three household cats are not thrilled with the new puppies! Her hobbies are her children, pets and work!!—it’s wonderful to be blessed having a full time job that you also consider a fun thing to do!


Dr. Deanna Tickle is a 2001 graduate of the North Carolina University College of Veterinary Medicine. She began working for Burlington Animal Hospital as a full time veterinarian immediately after graduation. Before graduating veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary assistant at Burlington Animal Hospital from 1993-2000. She has known many of our clients for over 15 years. Dr. Tickle was born in the Burlington area and has lived here her entire life. Besides veterinary medicine, she enjoys reading, ice skating, target shooting and running. She also loves spending time with her niece and nephew, as well as her 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Dr. Susan Haver is a 2010 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.  She has been practicing general and emergency medicine prior to beginning at Burlington Animal Hospital.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, outdoor activities and playing the flute.  She has a chocolate lab and two cats.


Dr. James C. Brown graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1959. In addition to his veterinary degree, Dr. Brown also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health. Before purchasing the Burlington Animal Hospital from Dr. Sellers in 1975, Dr. Brown worked in a wide variety of fields in veterinary medicine. He has treated horses and livestock, worked as a meat inspector for the USDA and worked as a veterinarian for the US Air Force Space Program. He also served as director for the Veterinary Medical Technology program in Sanford, NC from 1965-1975.

Dr. Brown has semi-retired from veterinary medicine but you still may see him occasionally at our hospital. He spends his spare time with his grandsons, gardening, cooking and playing the piano.

“This letter is a long time in the writing.  I have been thinking and thinking how to thank each one of you for saving Mocha’s life.  You are so caring!  Thank you also for letting me visit and love Mocha while she was so sick.  This is not enough to convey how I feel but it is the best I can do.   I really appreciate each one of you.

With love,”

Camille Phillips


Burlington Animal Hospital
3496 Forestdale Dr
Burlington, NC 27215


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