Our Doctors

Craven Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care.


We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels with outdoor walking areas.

At Craven Animal Hospital we strive to offer not only sound advice but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

Dr. Bobbi Kotrba:

Dr. Kotrba graduated high school in Virginia Beach, VA, and went on to attend Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC majoring in Biology. She attended NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM degree in 1996. She moved to New Bern and started working under Dr. Don Campbell. In 2005, she purchased Craven Animal Hospital. She is married and has 4 children, 5 dogs, and 3 cats.


Her hobbies include reading, doing yard work, and enjoying activities with her family.

Dr. Sean Greenlaw:

Dr. Greenlaw, a native of New Hampshire, is a graduate from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2012. After graduating, he moved to New Bern to begin practicing and has been an associate veterinarian of Craven Animal Hospital since 2013. His interests include, but are not limited to, small animal soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and exotics. 

His hobbies include hiking, camping, ultimate Frisbee, running and basically anything that includes the outdoors or on the water. Current pets are 2 Golden Retrievers and 2 cats.

Dr. Sarah Carroll

Dr. Carroll was born and raised in North Carolina. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and Master's Certificate in Nonprofit Management from N.C. State University, she moved to St. Kitts and obtained her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. While there, Dr. Carroll also completed a Master's Certificate in Shelter Medicine from the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. After finishing vet school, she and her husband moved to New Bern with their three rescue cats. Some of her areas of interest include internal medicine, spay/neuter surgeries, and animal welfare. In her spare time, Dr. Carroll enjoys gardening, traveling, and reading.

Dr. Jennifer Tonkin

Dr. Tonkin grew up in the hills of West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Animal and Nutritional Sciences. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her DVM. After moving back to WV and working for a year, Dr. Tonkin was ready for a change and moved to New Bern.
Dr. Tonkin’s professional interests include feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and emergency and critical care. 
On her days off, Dr. Tonkin likes to spend time with her 3 cats and chinchilla at home. Other hobbies include going to the beach, kayaking, hiking, biking, traveling, and reading.