Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr. Christian Bolz
Dr. Christian Bolz spent most of his childhood in Kentucky and Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University and his veterinary degree from Tuskegee University (class ’98). After several years of gaining experience as an associate small animal veterinarian in New Jersey and Massachusetts, Dr. Bolz moved to North Carolina to be closer to family and warmer weather. For over three years, he practiced at Animal Emergency and Trauma Hospital in Wilmington, broadening his skills in emergency medicine, surgery, and critical care before opening Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital in 2009. When not working, Dr. Bolz can be found on the golf course, at CrossFit, spending time with family, or enjoying his favorite craft beer.
Dr. Debbie Bolz
Dr. Debbie Bolz received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1991. She attended veterinary school at Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine (class ’98) and went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following her internship, Dr. Bolz practiced as an associate veterinarian in New Jersey and Massachusetts. After moving to Wilmington, North Carolina, she was a relief veterinarian for several local animal hospitals before opening Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital in August 2009. Dr. Debbie Bolz spends her free time carpooling her kids around, exercising at CrossFit, reading, and spending time with family.
Dr. Colleen Peat
Dr. Peat received her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology in 1992 and her DVM in 1996 from North Carolina State University. She practiced small animal medicine and surgery and emergency medicine in Fayetteville and Asheville, NC before relocating to Wilmington in 2006. While in Asheville, Dr. Peat also taught at the veterinary technician program at AB Technical Community College. During her years of practice, Dr. Peat became interested in alternative and integrative medicine and in 2011, began studying at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. She completed both the basic and advanced acupuncture courses and is currently continuing her education in Chinese Herbal medicine. Dr. Peat joined Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital in 2013 after providing relief veterinary services for several local animal hospitals. She enjoys her free time by watching her husband, son, and twin daughters play soccer. She has two dogs, Lucy and Rosie.
Dr. Dan Houlihan
Dr. Dan Houlihan grew up outside of Philadelphia and received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee in 2010. He then attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2014 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in small animal practice since. He has lived in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, and most recently, Athens, Georgia, although he considers North Carolina his home. Dr. Houlihan joined Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital in 2017. His interests include client education, ophthalmology, and dermatology. When he’s not working, he enjoys fishing, woodworking, and collecting early U.S. coins. He currently lives in Wilmington with his husband, Brett, two cats (Hops and Barley), and a Golden Retriever puppy, Tuna.
Dr. Rebecca Cozart