Our Staff

All professionals at Northwood Animal Hospital maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Our Mission Statement: At NAH we strive to kindly and compassionately provide the best possible animal health care resources for pets, humans and our community. 

NAH strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to High Point, North Carolina and surrounding areas, while providing enrichment opportunities to our employees, our business partners and the communities we operate.

Our Commitment: NAH is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Our Goals: NAH's goals are to keep your pets happy, healthy, pain-free and living as long as possible.


Rebecca M. Slivka, DVM

Rebecca M. Slivka, DVM

Owner / Lead Veterinarian

Years in Practice: 8

Education:
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Email: marquez@northwoodah.com

Dr. Rebecca "Reba" Slivka grew up in Danville, Virginia.  She studied Animal Science at Virginia Tech and remained there to earn her DVM degree from The Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2009.  Dr. Slivka enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with specific interests in medicine, nutrition and behavior.  An avid runner, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jonathan Marquez, her paint horse Scout, her 4 dogs Hokie, Tar Heel, Oliver and Raina and cheering for the Virginia Tech Hokies. 

 

Chrstine R. Clodfelter, DVM

Christine R. Clodfelter, DVM

Senior Associate Veterinarian

Years in Practice: 19

Education:
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Dr. Christine R. Clodfelter graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, and also has an MBA from Colorado State.
Her and her husband moved from northern Virginia to High Point in 2010 to be close to family. She has 3 fabulous children, a Labrador, a Drahthaar, a Guinea pig, a miniature horse, and 4 goats. All of whom do their level best to keep life interesting.  Dr. Clodfelter also enjoys horseback riding, reading, gardening, and baking. 


Dr. Brooke N. Clark, DVM

Brooke N. Clark, DVM

Junior Associate Veterinarian

Years in Practice: 1

Education:
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Dr. Clark is from High Point, North Carolina. A Davidson County native, Brooke graduated from Ledford High School and earned her B. S. in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University, graduating magna cum laude. In May 2016, she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with her family and playing with Harper, her Collie. Her other interests include enjoying cinema and traveling.


Janice S. Truemper, DVM

Janice S. Truemper, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Years in Practice: 35

Education:
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary University

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Dr. Truemper currently resides in Salisbury, NC, She brings over thirty years of experience as a veterinarian to NAH. Early in her career she performed extensive general surgery, including orthopedics.  Dr. Truemper strives to provide the best and most appropriate veterinary care to her clients and patients.  Dr. Truemper has completed coursework and is Certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and is eager to start working in this new area of veterinary medicine and offering this to our clients. 


Jonathan Marquez

Jonathan Marquez

CFO/Business Manager

Years in Practice: 4

Education:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interests:
Accounting, Management, Marketing, Client Management, Business Development

Email: marquez@northwoodah.com

Jonathan brings several years in customer service, marketing and business management to Northwood Animal Hospital.  Jonathan’s primary focus here at NAH is to develop new client relationships, strengthening existing client relationships and to develop marketing strategies for our practice, as well as increasing our community outreach programs thru community events.

Jonathan’s experience allows him to keep our social media sites constantly up-to-date (Facebook, YouTube, Demand Force, Google, Yelp, Pinterest, Instagram).  Jonathan is also a key factor in brainstorming, planning and carrying out the social events at our practice.  His involvement in the High Point community has allowed him to network with other great institutions in our area that benefit our 4 legged friends, as well as our 2 legged friends. Institutions such as The YWCA of High Point, The Hartley YMCA, United Way of Greater High Point, The High Point Chamber of Commerce, High Point University to name a few.

Jonathan graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bryan School of Business and Economics, with an Accounting Degree.  On his spare time Jonathan loves to spend time with his wife Dr. Rebecca Slivka and their 4 dogs Hokie, Tar Heel, Oliver and Raina. He also enjoys boating and golfing when time allows.


Kathi

Kathi

Senior Customer Service Representative

Years in Practice: 13

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hello, I am Kathi, and I am originally from New Jersey, I have been in the veterinary industry for 18 years.  I have been with Northwood Animal Hospital for 12 years now.  I love all of our patients as much as I love my 2 babies, Jericho and Luke (Dogs) and 4 cats Rena, Amera, Mugsy and Max.  I love spending time with my family, friends and pets.


Amanda

Amanda

Senior Customer Service Representative

Years in Practice: 2

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hello! My name is Amanda Farrell and while working mainly in the banking industry for the past ten years I am excited to venture in to the field of my passion. I live near High Point with my dogs Darren & Spike along with my three cats Tigger, Socks, and Peppers. On top of them I have my blue and gold macaw, Bella. Needless to say I love animals of all kinds!! I could not imagine a more loyal and loving team than here at Northwood!! I hope to meet you and your furry family members soon!!. 


Katie

Katie

Customer Service Representative

Years in Practice: 3

Education:
High Point University

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hi, my name is Katie! I am from Hickory, North Carolina. I graduated from High Point University in 2016, with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Electronic Media Production. Ever since I was very young, I have had a strong passion for taking care of all types of animals. My position as a Customer Service Representative at Northwood Animal Hospital allows me to ensure your furbabies are properly cared for during their visits away from home. My hobbies include comedy performance, videography, traveling, and continuing to learn more about different types of animals. I hope I have the pleasure of meeting you and your pets soon!. 


Bri

Bri

Lead Vet Assistant / Patient Care Coordinator

Years in Practice: 16

Education:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

My name is Brianna, and I have worked at Northwood Animal Hospital for about 15 years.  Northwood is my home away from home.  I am a huge animal lover, and a self-proclaimed cat lady, but I love dogs and all kinds of other animals.  I have a Biology degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.  I currently live in Jamestown, NC with all my fur children.  Come see us at Northwood Animal Hospital!  We would love to make you and your pets part of our Northwood Family!!!

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judge by the way its animals are treated." ----Mahatma Gandhi 


Veterinary Technician, RVT

Don

Registered Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 3

Education:
Central County Community College

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hello, my name is Don Lohr.  After graduating from NC State with a degree in zoology, I spent most of my life in the construction, real estate, and apparel industries.  When circumstances changed, I decided to enter the field of veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician.  After graduating from Central Carolina Community College, I became a Registered Veterinary Technician in September 2013.   I love taking care of pets, and more importantly, teaching clients how to properly care for their best friends.  When away from the office I enjoy cooking and watching sports.  I also like spending time with family and friends.  Family includes Kara, my 7 year old cavachon, who reminds me daily how much pets enrich our lives.


Heather

Heather

Vet Assistant

Years in Practice: 10

Education:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Email:frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hi! My name is Heather Hunt! I've been at Northwood Animal Hospital since I was 16 years old so to be exact I have been working here for 7 wonderful years. My areas of interest consist on anything that involves working closely with animals. My role here at Northwood Animal Hospital is to tend to our lovely clients in the kennel area, providing excellent care and treatment while they are away from home.  My hobbies include hiking, camping, spending time with my husband Ethan and of course playing with my wonderful dog family which include my two dogs Sydney, a terrier black lab mix which I rescued from the streets of High Point and Moose my great Dane chocolate lab mix.  I hope I get the chance to meet all of you soon! 


Cintia

Cintia

Vet Assistant

Years in Practice: 4

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hello, my name is Cintia, and I grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  I am bilingual in Spanish and English.    I have three lovely daughters and an amazing husband who loves to cook.  We also have 2 Pomeranian furbabies that bring much joy to our family.  As a family we love to spend time going fishing, playing volleyball and gardening vegetables.  I hope I get the pleasure to meet you and your pets soon.  Adios!


Sidney

Sidney

Vet Assistant

Years in Practice: 1

Education:
Forsyth Technical Community College

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hello! I am Sidney Worden and I’m excited to be joining Northwood Animal Hospital and taking care of your pets. I have always been passionate about animals and taking care of them. I have been a pet owner for twenty-five years including birds, cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, and fish. I truly believe they are more than pets, they are part of our families. I am looking forward to continuing my studies in the veterinary field. The veterinary field is growing and discovering new and better ways to ensure a healthy lifestyle for our pets. I am looking forward to sharing that knowledge with you at Northwood Animal Hospital.

I have been a resident of North Carolina for 18 years. I live in Clemmons with my husband David, son, two wonderful “bonus” daughters, and two fantastic dogs, Zoe and Zeus. I am currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Assistant program at Forsyth Technical Community College. When I am not at NAH, I enjoy being outside, working out, and spending time with my family.

In addition to my passion and background as a veterinary assistant, I have many years of professional experience providing outstanding customer service, training and mentoring, and supporting my customers and my colleagues in ways that enrich their lives.

Soy bilingue en Español e Ingles!


Monica

Jessica

Vet Assistant

Years in Practice: 1

Education:
NC State University

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

Hello, my name is Jessica. I am originally from Florida but have spent most the last 12 years in North Carolina. In 2012, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Biology and Genetics with a brief period spent living in Botswana to study south African wildlife. After a couple years of studying endangered species in a conservation reproduction lab in Virginia, I began graduate school at North Carolina State University in 2014. My master’s degree thesis research focused on stress hormones in captive elephants. Now that I’ve graduated and moved back home to High Point, I’ve been given the unique opportunity to be a part of the Northwood Animal Hospital family and I am very excited to see what the future holds for me.

 


Christine

Christine

Vet Assistant

Years in Practice: 1

Hello! My name is Christine Rendon and I'm originally from New York City, New York. Before moving from the big Apple to North Carolina, I was working for a book publishing company for 2 years. It was fun but I wanted a new scenery and wanted to something out of the ordinary. When I first started at Northwood, it was a different experience but I enjoyed the wonders of how an animal hospital works and I was mesmerized and admire how everyone in this hospital gives their hundred and ten percent on each client that walks through that door. I'm proud to be part of this family and continue to grow as a whole. I am a dog lover and an owner of 3 dogs; Mason, Roscoe & Luna. 

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

 


Monica

Monica

Lead Kennel Assistant

Years in Practice: 3

Hello, I am Monica, I am originally from Mexico.  I have three young beautiful daughters who mean the world to me and are the reason I wake up each day and give it my all to my work and career. I also have two doggies, one named Snoopy and the newest addition to the family Duke. When I first started working for Northwood everyone welcomed me with open arms and thought me so many things.  I now have the opportunity to care for your fur babies when they stay with us for boarding, or when you bring them for a bath it is me who usually takes care of that.  I do it with my utmost pleasure and words cannot describe how thankful I am to call Northwood my second home.  If you happen to see me next time you come in, please say Hola!


Joe

Joe

Kennel Assistant

Years in Practice: 2

Hello, my name is Joe Ward and I am coming to Northwood Animal Hospital after numerous tenures with various non-profit Animal Shelters in the Greensboro and High Point area. I was born and raised here in High Point, and I can't wait to join this talented team of Veterinarians and Vet Techs here at Northwood. As a Kennel Assistant, my job is to ensure that your loved ones have as comfortable of an experience as possible and that's what I aim to do. I'm extremely excited to bring the knowledge that I have obtained over the years here to Northwood and to get the opportunity to meet all of the Northwood regulars and your lovely four-legged friends. 


Karen V.

Karen V.

Kennel Assistant

Years in Practice: 1

Hello everyone, my name is Karen Villa and I am new to the team here at Northwood Animal Hospital. I was born and raised in Texas and moved to North Carolina in 2012 where my love for animals began to grow. When I became interested in the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, I realized how important it is to protect our planet and the amazing animals that roam it. I am currently attending DCCC and planning on transferring to NC State to complete a degree in Biology and then possibly attend Vet school if all goes as planned! I am so happy to be working alongside this wonderful group of people who share the same love for animals as I do. There is no doubt that your pets will receive all the love and care that they deserve!


Bird

"Bird"

Security Supervisor

Years in Practice: 7

Education:
The North Carolina Zoo

Interests:
Giving Kisses

My name is Bird, also known as Ahab.  I am an Alexandrine Parrot.  I am around 13 or 14 years old and have called Northwood my home for around 3 years.  I love any kind of junk food and I'm a fan of coffee.  If I hear any rattling paper I will ask "is that good", or if I want to get out I'll say "wanna get out,right now!!!".  I often give out kisses and whistle! I cannot be left unattended while out of my cage though because I like to tear up files and anything I can get my beak on.  Come see me and my new little parakeet friend, Princess Buttercup, here at Northwood Animal Hospital!  


Princess Buttercup

"Princess Buttercup"

The Entertainer

Years in Practice: 4

My name is Princess Buttercup.  My job at Northwood is "the entertainer"!  I constantly whistle and tweet to keep the environment cheerful and happy.  I also like to ring my bell for extra food!  In my spare time, I often help Bird with the security here at Northwood, and sometimes we even lift weights to stay buff!  I am a princess, but I like to stay in shape.  Come listen to me sing at Northwood! "As you wish!" (Princess Bride)


Pretty Kitty

"Pretty Kitty"

The Boss

Years in Practice: 4

My name is Pretty Kitty, also known as "The Boss".  I was left at Northwood in a carrier out in the side parking lot, covered in fleas and declawed.  The Doctors think I am around 8 years old, but being a lady I will never tell my age.  My hobbies include, but are not limited to, sleeping in one of my many soft beds, eating, begging for treats, being petted and bossing these humans around.  My favorite task is walking on the computer keyboard and "accidentally" printing out hundreds of papers to confuse the humans.  I'm glad to have a safe home at Northwood with lots of love!  Come see me and my humans at Northwood Animal Hospital!!!!   MEOW!!!!! 


Flicka

"Flicka"

Computer Inspector and Perimeter Patrol

Years in Practice: 3

My name is Flicka.  I am 3 years old and have been keeping Northwood in control ever since I was adopted from the animal shelter.  My main jobs here at Northwood include Perimeter Patrol and Computer Inspector.  I daily walk the halls and desks, stalk-I mean protect Princess Buttercup and make sure there is no funny business.   I'm really good at my job as a Computer inspector!  I make sure the computers are kept warm and have plenty of fur to help them have optimal performance.  You can come see me at Northwood Animal Hospital and possibly have to the privilege of petting me.   Can't wait to see you! Meow!