Our Story

The Pawville Story - Veterinary Edition

Our Story Begins - 2023

After many years of running successful boarding and daycare facilities, Phil & Amanda felt there was still a void in services they could offer to their clients and began looking into opening a veterinary clinic right here in Wilmington! It was when they met and partnered with Gretchen Hutt, DVM that everything really started to materialize. Dr. Gretchen owned her own practice in Durham for 28 years, recently selling it to retire...or so she thought! Under her supervision and ownership, we are pleased to offer the first Pawville walk-in clinic! This facility, opening June 2023, serves as the cornerstone for other future Pawville veterinary clinics.


Our Staff



Heather has been working for Pawville since 2018 and has shined through her customer service skills and compassion for animal care! She loves working with animals and getting to see them develop at all stages of their life. Outside of work, Heather enjoys anything that will get her outside, including biking and the beach! Heather is accompanied by her Pitty sidekick Coco Bean!