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Welcome to our Practice

Do you remember how your son's eyes lit up when his new puppy licked his face for the first time? Or how careful you were to choose just the right kitten for your daughter's birthday? Everyone at Northwood Animal Hospital has a special memory about a favorite pet, and we understand exactly how important that relationship is to you and your family. As fellow animal lovers, we are committed to ensuring the highest level of support, information and service to give your companion the best life possible.

Our Web site is full of valuable information about treatment options; advice for maintaining your pet's health; and even a complete Pet Care Library with detailed resources about animals and their care. On this site you also will find specifics about our practice, including office hours, driving directions, new client information, appointment scheduling and an introduction to our highly trained staff. Giving your pet the best possible care is our first priority. We hope you will
contact us at our High Point office with questions, or to schedule an appointment . Thank you for visiting our site! 

Meet Our Staff

  • Rebecca M. Slivka
    Owner / Lead Veterinarian

    Education: Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 10

     Dr. Rebecca 'Reba' Slivka grew up in Danville, Virginia.  She earned her DVM degree from Virginia Tech in May 2009.  An avid runner, you may see her around town running with her Standard Poodle, Hokie, and Chiweenie, Raina. Reba also enjoys spending time with her husband, Jonathan Marquez, her paint horse, Scout, and her dachshund Tarheel. Reba loves cheering for the Virginia Tech Hokies, look for her in our Virginia Tech themed exam room!

  • Jonathan H. Marquez
    CFO / Business Manager

    Education: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    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 graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bryan School of Business and Economics, with a degree in Accounting.  On his spare time Jonathan loves to spend time outdoors with his wife Dr. Rebecca Slivka and their 4 dogs, Hokie, Raina, Oliver and Tar Heel.

  • Christine R. Clodfelter
    Senior Associate Veterinarian

    Education: Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 21

    Dr. Christine Clodfelter graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 after receiving her MBA from Colorado State University in 1992.
    She moved to High Point in 2011 with her husband, Fred, and their 3 children, to be closer to family in Asheboro. Her four legged family also includes one Cavalier, two Drahthaars, and one Thoroughbred, all of whom work very hard to keep life interesting. Dr. Clodfelter enjoys horseback riding, baking, reading, gardening, and sleeping when time permits.

  • Brooke N. Clark
    Associate Veterinarian

    Education: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    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’s veterinary interest include dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with her family and playing with Harper, her Collie. Her other interests include cinema and international travel to learn about different cultures.

  • Kari H. Traxler
    Associate Veterinarian

    Education: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 4

    Dr. Kari Henderson Traxler is from Lexington, North Carolina. She graduated from North Davidson Senior High and then went on to receive a B. S. in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University, graduating magna cum laude. In May 2015 she obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following this she completed a 1 year private practice general and emergency small animal medicine internship at Animal Medical Hospital, a 14 doctor 24/7 practice, located in Charlotte, NC. After her internship, Dr. Traxler happily moved back home to live on her family farm with her husband, Christian. Together they have many fur babies including their two dogs: Fergie and Jade, two cats: Lieutenant Dan and Flat Stanley, two guinea pigs: Penny and Petunia, Congo African Grey parrot: Chopper, two retired American Saddlebreds: Ruby and Athena, and a small flock of chickens. Dr. Traxler's veterinary interests include surgery, reproduction, and dentistry with a strong emphasis on the importance of preventative care. In her spare time, Dr. Traxler enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, and learning to play the violin. She is also an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast.

  • Tiffany B.
    Social Media Specialist / Blogger

    Education: Greensboro College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hello there, my name is Tiffany. I am from Mebane, NC. After graduating high school, I moved to Greensboro to attend Greensboro College. After receiving my Bachelor's Degree, I pursued my career in health care. After the birth of my son 2 years ago, I decided to become his primary care giver. During my spare time, I began to video edit and blog regularly. Shortly after that I found Northwood Animal Hospital. I have been here for a little over 1 year and I have never been happier with a company. They have been one of the best choices I have ever made! Northwood Animal Hospital will be the best choice for your pet too!

  • Bri S.
    Inventory Manager / Administrative Assistant

    Education: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 18

    My name is Brianna, and I have worked at Northwood Animal Hospital for about 16 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 at 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 judged by the way its animals are treated.' ----Mahatma Gandhi

  • Dannette G.
    Customer Service Manager

    Education: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    Hi!  My name is Dannette, and I am extremely proud to be part of the NAH family!  I am a native Hawaiian but moved to the mainland when I was just a little girl.  I grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and settled in Charlotte, NC after college.  I began my career in the veterinary field 7 years ago and soon realized my passion for animals and client care.  I absolutely love what I do!  I recently moved back home to Winston-Salem, and soon after, I was accepted to be the Customer Service Manager for Northwood Animal Hospital.  NAH has already become my second home, and everyone has welcomed me with open arms, including our wonderful clients!  I have 2 beautiful children, Daniel and Kendall, and a handsome lil' Chihuahua/ Pekingese mix named Oliver.  In my spare time I enjoy staying active and being outdoors, and I love drawing, painting and doing anything that allows me to use my creative side!

  • Samuel M.
    Senior Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hi! My name is Samuel and I consider myself still new to animal care! I grew up in Winston-Salem and have always loved pets. My wife Nora and I would love to add a rescue dog to our family in the near future. I’m excited to be a part of a veterinary business that is so active in the local community. I’ve been involved in customer service for ten years and hope to bring a personal touch to each visit. I am so looking forward to getting to know each of Northwood’s clients and “pet patients”! My wife and I love traveling to visit old friends as well as new places. We hope to take a trip to Europe before growing our family!

  • Amanda V.
    Customer Service Representative

    Education: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hola! My name is Amanda Valdes. I am really happy to part of the Northwood Animal Community and! So far my experience has been awesome. I came to North Carolina around three and half years ago from Cuba where I was born and raised. Growing up I had 2 pet dogs, 2 cats, a turtle and a bird. Unfortunately, they were not able to come with me to the USA but I know that my grandparents are taking great care of them! I currently have an adorable puppy. He is a hyper 1 year old whom I love being around because he always keeps me busy. When my friend, Karen, told me about her wonderful job as a Kennel Assistant here at Northwood I immediately became interested in working with animals. I worked as a Kennel Assistant for 8 months and for the past three months I have been helping in the Customer Representatives Area which I love because I get to know our patients more. I am very glad she shared her experiences here at NAH with me.  I am ready for new experiences every day and excited to care for your pets! Next time you are here please allow me to say hello to you and your pets!

  • Jessica B.
    Vet Assistant Manager

    Education: NC State University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    Hello, my name is Jessica. I am the veterinary assistant manager here at NAH.  I have been at NAH for about 2 years but have approximately 10 years animal care experience.  When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family & my furry babies (Scrappy and Brenna).  

  • Don L.
    Senior RVT / Veterinary Equipment Specialist

    Education: Central County Community College, NC State University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 9

    Hello, my name is Don L.  After graduating from NC State with a degree in zoology, I spent most of my career in other industries.  I’ve been an RVT since September 2013.   I love taking care of pets, and teaching clients how to properly care for their furry companions.  When away from the office I spend time with family and friends.  Family includes Kara, my 11 year old cavachon, and Honey, a 3 year old pit/shepherd mix, who reminds me daily how much pets enrich our lives.

  • Monica S.
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Education: Stautzenberger College, Maumee, OH

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    Hello. I'm Monica Smith and I am originally from Ohio where I received my education as a veterinary technician. I have previously worked general practice in Ohio and emergency medicine in North Carolina.

    My husband and I moved to North Carolina shortly after we married in 2013. We have two amazing children, Joey and Lincoln, who are 3 and 2 years old. We also have two rambunctious and loving dogs, Bart and Auggie.  They keep me busy at home being a stay at home mom during the week.  I happy to be joining NAH and am excited to return to the field I love.

    I was a client at NAH recently and was very impressed with how helpful and pleasant they are.  Now I am thrilled to be a part of that team.

    I am very passionate about veterinary medicine and am excited to share continuing advancements and treatments to create the best life for your animals.  I can’t wait to see everyone and their furbabies and provide the best care available.

  • Cintia R.
    Senior Vet Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    Hello my name is Cintia and I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and move here to High Point North Carolina since 2013. I was giving the opportunity to start working in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant  and work my way up to a veterinary assistant. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I have received my Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1 certification from Texas Veterinary Medical Association. I have the passionate about assisting clients and their pets in maintaining optimal healthcare and love a positive working environment at Northwood Animal Hospital has to offer, which consists of a team that resembles the closeness of a family. My personal family include my amazing husband Marco who loves to cook, my daughter Carolina that goes to High Central High School and is in the ROTC Program, Christine that is a Supervisor at a Book Publishing Company in NYC, Yesenia a Medical Assistant at Summit Medical Group in New Jersey, have two beautiful granddaughters Sophia and Stephanie and lastly we have three Pomeranians mixed furbabies, Mason, Roscoe and Luna that bring much joy to our family. As a family we love to spend going fishing, hiking at the mountains and gardening vegetables every year. I hope to get the pleasure to meet you and your pets soon. Adios!

  • Sidney W.
    Vet Assistant

    Education: Forsyth Technical Community College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    Hello my name is Sidney Worden, I been working at NAH for almost 2 years. I love animals and this is one of the reasons I love my job. I have been a resident of NC for 20 yrs. I live in Clemmons with my husband David, my son Ahmed, daughter Adeliah, and Zeus, Zoe, Ottis and Pusheen (my fur babies). I have completed Veterinary Technician programs at Forsyth Community College and Animal Care Technologies (ACT); receiving my Veterinary Technician Assistant certification. I’m currently continuing my education online thru Penn Foster, ACT, VSPN & NAVC. I enjoy hiking, working out and spend time with my husband and kids. I’m currently taking care of Hills Science Diet prescription in NAH, so if you have a question about your fur baby’s best diet let me know I will be glad to help with it.

  • Kendelle F.
    Vet Assistant

    Education: NC State University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hello, I'm Kendelle! In 2017 I graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in Zoology and a minor in Animal Science. I am a certified veterinary assistant, and started here as a kennel assistant in 2015. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Ryan and my labradoodle, Roxy and cat, Bindi. I look forward to building a strong relationship with you and your pet!

  • Madison G.
    Vet Assistant

    Education: Averett University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    My name is Madison. I graduated from Averett University with a major in Equine Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. I just began a program for Veterinary Forensic Medicine. I have worked at NAH on/off during school breaks and summers.  I plan to attend vet school next fall but want to obtain as much knowledge beforehand. I have 2 dogs and a horse, Tucker, River, and Ghost.  Looking forward to seeing your furbabies!!

  • Kayla B.
    Vet Assistant

    Education: Elizabeth City State University and The University of NC at Charlotte

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hello! My name is Kayla Brown. I am a former student from the illustrious Elizabeth City State University and The University of NC at Charlotte, majoring in biology and minoring in biochemistry/pre-dental. I have been in the animal industry for almost 6 years and have met so many wonderful fur-babies! This field has opened up a ton of opportunities for me. I have volunteered at a tiger world during my stay in Charlotte, worked in shelters and even had the opportunity of working with whales/dolphins at Sea World along side of my very good friend in Florida! Before switching over to general practice, I was working at a high paced emergency clinic down in Charlotte. Even though I miss the face pace and interesting cases coming through the hospital, There is so much more I can learn in general practice, and also get to know my clients and patients on a more personal level. I am exited to see what NAH has in store for me!

  • Dana R.
    Vet Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    My name is Dana. Originally from Atlanta, I started my career here in the veterinary field 7 years ago, starting as a kennel assistant. I worked my way up to become a vet tech, and have been honing my skills over the years, working in various clinics throughout Atlanta.  I moved to High Point, and got this great opportunity to work at Northwood, where I enjoy meeting all of you and your fur babies!

  • Kaitlyn G.
    Kennel Manager

    Education: Guilford College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    My name is Kaitlyn J. Grimes and I am static to be NAH’s Kennel Manager. I have been working with pets for over 3 years, specializing in dog behavior and training. I have helped train service dogs for veterans and also dogs for personal pets. I love being around animals and making them happy and keeping them safe and healthy. I am a mom of 3 very busy children. When I'm not with dogs, I'm at tumble, baseball or coaching volleyball with them. I have two personal pups. A Dalmatian named Empress and a Bichon named Falkor. I am excited to be a part of the Northwood team and to be here for clients when their pets need a place to stay and play! 

  • Yenisey "Yeni" Z.
    Kennel Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hey my name is Yenisey Zorrilla, but everyone at NAH calls me Yenni to tell you a little bit about myself. I’m from Havana Cuba and I came to the USA when I was 7 years old. A year and a half ago I met the love of my life and I now have a 7-month-old baby boy who is my world. He’s always keeping me on my feet! I grew up around all kinds of animals I currently have an Iguana and two bearded dragons, which I love because they always keep me company, my Iguana is about 2 years old he Is not friendly to anyone but myself. He will bite and whip you with his tail, on the other hand, my bearded dragons are the most friendly pet you could have. When I first started working at NAH everyone welcomed me with open hands! On my second day there it was my birthday and they threw my a little surprise party it was so nice. I will be taking take of your fur babies when you bring them in for bath or boarding. I’m really excited to get to know you and your furbabies.

  • Caitlin A.
    Kennel Assistant

    Education: NC State University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    Hello! I’m Caitlin! I am a kennel assistant here at Northwood Animal Hospital. I was born and raised here in High Point. After attending UNCG for two years, I transferred to NC State in the Fall of 2016 where I am currently an undergraduate senior. I intended to get my Bachelors in Biological Sciences with a pre-vet concentration. Upon graduation from the NC State Veterinary School of Medicine, my plans are to focus on small animal rehabilitation and holistic medicine. At home, I have three cuddly furbabies, of which the youngest is blind (who, along with a previous pet who was deaf/blind, which was part of my inspiration to help other like them!). I have had a passion for helping animals since I was very young and absolutely love and take immense pride in my job here at Northwood looking after your loves while you are away! I look forward to meeting you and your four-legged children soon

  • Jason P.
    Kennel Assistant

    Education: High Point University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hi, my name is Jason! I am currently attending High Point University studying for my Bachelor degree in Organismal Biology with a minor in Business. After High Point University I will be continuing my education in graduate school for my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in hopes of one day becoming a Veterinarian. I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but plan on staying in North Carolina after graduation. My prior experience involves volunteer work at animal shelters such as Guilford County Animal Shelter, and pet stores such as PetSmart. I originally found out about Northwood Animal Hospital when I got my first puppy and was in need of a good veterinarian. Northwood Animal Hospital was so helpful and kind when I came in that I knew I wanted to be a part of their team. After a short time of volunteering, I was offered this great opportunity as a Kennel Assistant and I have enjoyed every second of it! I am excited to continue to learn and work with this amazing team of people every day and hope I get the chance to meet both you and your adorable pets!

  • Sarah M.
    Kennel Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hey you guys, I’m Sarah Miller I was born and raised here in the High Point/Thomasville area and I am currently at Guilford Tech studying my Associates in Biology and I plan to transfer to a four year university after I finish with my first two years, I have always wanted to go to school to be a Vet. I have always had a love for animals since I was young, I have also always had many animals. At the moment I have five dogs and two cats who I absolutely adore. NAH has been very welcoming since I have started working with them and I can say that I love it here, everyone is so nice and the facility is so nice. I believe that you would love it too and so would all your furbabies, I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and your furbabies and getting to know them.

  • Anijia M.
    Kennel Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    My name is Anijia Mills-Widemon. I’m 16 years old. Currently a junior at Southern Guilford High School. I am attending the academy program to study Animal Science. My dream career is to become a veterinarian and own the largest veterinary animal hospital in the world. I have been a loyal member of the National Organization of FFA (Future Farmers of America) for 3 years. Through FFA, I am proud to learn about and focus on trying to develop and promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success. I currently have my Greenhand FFA Degree. This year I will receive my Chapter FFA Degree. I remember the first time I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian. On November 21, 2013 at 1:00 am, one of my previous dogs had given birth in my room. I thought it was a very magnificent thing I ever seen and WHAT A MIRACLE!! Being apart of the NAH family, has given me the opportunity to dive into my career field in more depth. I am learning so much from my fellow team members and management. I am so grateful and humbled for being here.

  • "Flicka"
    Computer Inspector and Perimeter Patrol

    Education: GCAS

    Years in Practice: 6

    My name is Flicka.  I am 4 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, 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 furs to help them have optimal performance.  You can come see me at Northwood Animal Hospital and possibly have the privilege of petting me.   Can't wait to see you! Meow! 

  • "Mulan"
    Resident Purrer

    Education: GCAS

    Years in Practice: 1

    Hello! My name is Mulan. I am a 6 year old domestic longhair and I am as beautiful as my namesake. I love to relax people with my mesmorizing purr, but only in exchange for a head and neck rub. I excel at lounging in my bed, and have been known for sleeping on the job. But I don't worry about my work ethic, with my stunning looks and hypnotizing purr, I can get away with just about anything. I would love for you to come meet me, especially if you bring some kitty treats!

  • "Coco"
    Security Supervisor

    Education: The North Carolina Zoo

    Years in Practice: 1

    Hola! My name is Coco - named after my favorite Disney movie!  I love adventures - just like the one Miguel embarked on in the movie! I'm the 'Avian Supervisor' at NAH. My job consists of making sure everyone is doing their work correctly, especially Dr. Slivka. When I am out of my cage, you can usually find me perched on her shoulder making sure she is completing her office work properly. In between my supervising gigs, I love to sing when patients are waiting to be seen by our awesome team. Come visit us! I will be very happy to sing for you. 

  • "Elsa"
    In Training

    Education: Studying to go to HPU

    Years in Practice: 1

    Hello! My name is Elsa, because my beautiful plumage matches the color of the dazzling dress that Elsa wore in the movie 'Frozen'. I was born and raised by a local parakeet enthusiast right here in High Point, NC! I am a great example of the amazing things you can find right here in the amazing city of High Point, NC! I am only a few months old, so I am still learning to sing. But I practice every day and my awesome cage mate, Coco, is teaching me some pretty cool tunes. You may see us bickering sometimes, but it is only because we just can't agree on the best Disney Movie of all time. I'm sure all of you would agree with me that 'Frozen' is way better than 'Coco'. I mean, who doesn't just love Olaf? He is almost as cute as me! I hope to meet you soon!


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Client Testimonials

    NAH made me feel very welcome. Provided me with information about my new puppy and showed Jizzle nothing but love and care. Thank you!!!!!

    - By Pagia B. on May 22, 2019

    Tanner enjoys his visit with Dr. Clark and his bath/spa time at Northwood. They make is itchy skin feel better and make him happier! The personnel always makes you feel welcome whether it's your first time or 100th time coming to Northwood.

    - By Valerie T. on May 20, 2019

    I was very impressed with NAH. They were informative, but didn't pressure me into taking services I didn't feel were necessary.

    - By Anonymous on May 20, 2019

    The team always makes us welcome and eager to help us until the doctor can see us. If just picking up meds we don't usually have to wait.

    - By Claire R. on May 19, 2019

    We LOVE OUR VET and Jonathan is Awesome!!!

    - By The Thompsons on May 19, 2019

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