mainlandvet, Somers Point, NJ 08244 - Our Doctors

Mainland Veterinary Hospital

425 Bethel Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244


Our Staff

Stephanie Carpenter:

Stephanie has been working in the veterinary field for 17years. She began her career working in general practice. In 2003 she decided to go into emergency medicine where she worked for the past 13 years. During that time she also worked in many other fields of veterinary medicine including radiation therapy, critical care, internal medicine and orthopedic medicine and surgery.

As much as she loved emergency medicine, she has truly missed the relationship with clients and their pets and, therefore, decided to return to general practice.

Stephanie lives with her husband and 2 boys, 2  laborador retrievers, 3 cats and many fish.

Beth Brickner

Beth grew up on a small farm in Dorothy, NJ raising livestock and horses over the years, peppered with multiple dogs and cats, of course. Oldest of 11 children, her life never has a dull moment. She officially started working in veterinary medicine in private practice at the Somers Point Veterinary hospital in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2004.  During her time in private practice, she transitioned from technician to lead surgery/anesthesia technician, to staff supervisor, and ultimately a hospital management position for several years. She has also worked in emergency medicine at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Linwood. She is excited to have joined our team at Mainland Veterinary hospital in November 2015 when we opened our doors.

Beth’s current pet population is rather small, consisting of her dog "Leo", a Boston Terrier mix; 2 horses “Magic” and “Pippen” and 9 (or so) cats (depending on if they bring someone else home for dinner!

Outside of Veterinary medicine Beth enjoys DIY home improvement projects, Classic car shows, antiquing, art projects such as painting, drawing and clay sculpture, gardening and just being outside (when its warm!). When not at work, she enjoys catching up with her family, bowling and movies with her little brothers, girl nights and spending time with her husband – watching TV or sitting around the fire pit with a nice glass of wine…doing absolutely nothing but relaxing and watching the flames!

Marissa Flatley

Marissa has been a veterinary technician for 15years.  She attended Rutgers University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.  Marissa's veterinary interests include dentistry and behavior.

When she is not working with us part time, she is the store manager of Animal House Grooming and Pet Supplies in Absecon, NJ.

In her off time, Marissa enjoys running and hiking with her husband and three dogs.

Kathryn Wright

Kathryn has been working as a veterinary technician since 2010. She has had pets all her life and knew working with animals was what she wanted to do with her life.  She has also maintained a pet sitting business since 2008. Kathryn is a life-long south Jersey resident, having grown up in Somers Point and is currently living in Smithville with her cat, Abraham.  When she is not working, Kathryn likes to read, go to the beach and travel.


Stacey was born and raised right here in Atlantic County. She has had the privledge of being a proud wife mommy and staying home to raise her children for the last 13 years. In addition to her own children she has provided in home day care to many over her time at home. Stacey recently decided the time for change was upon her and jumped ship from one loving and nuturing environment to the next our practice. Her love of animals and natural need to nuture made the decision easy and she instantly knew we were the perfect place for her to continue.
Prior to her home making years Stacey worked as an Investigator for a local casino and an EMT. In addition to her human babies she is proud momma of 3 dogs and 9 cats, 3 of whom are special needs as she is always cheering for the underdog (or cats in this case).
In her free time (she openly laughs at the term"free") she takes every opportunity to take a nice mind clearing run, get lost in a really good book or plan her next adventure with her family.



Kate has always had a love for helping animals since a young girl. She grew up in Florida and has a huge love for Marine conservation. She started her career at a boarding facility, and then grew into working at a veterinary hospital. Goal driven to learn more, she transferred to an emergency hospital where she spent 6 years. During those 6 years, she also had the opportunity to work with the Orthopedic surgeon. Even though she loved the fast pace of the emergency world, she missed the relationship that come with general practice.
In her spare time, Kate loves to spend time on the beach, or anywhere that has to do with water! Along with her on her adventures, is her golden retriever, Gabby.