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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 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! 

For After Hours Or Emergency Care Please Call One Of The Following Options

  1. Carolina Veterinary Specialist in Greensboro -- (336)632-0605 -- 501 Nicholas Road, Greensboro, NC 27409
  2. After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic --  (336)851-1990 -- 5505 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410
  3. Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic -- (336)288-2688 -- 2936 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408
  4. Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Winston Salem -- (336)896-0902 -- 1600 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 2710
  5. NC State CVM – Emergency Services -- (919)513-6911 -- 1052 William Moore Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
  6. Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital in Holly Springs -- (919)973-5620 -- 2120 Werrington Dr., Holly Springs, NC 27540
  7. Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital in Durham -- (919)489-0615 -- 608 Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 2770

Meet Our Staff

  • Rebecca M. Slivka,
    Owner / Medical Director

    Office Days*: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

    Callbacks are attempted to be completed within 1-2 business days from the time of the call.  Calls received after 1 PM EST, are considered received as of the next business day.

    In case of an emergency contact your closest animal emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

    Education: Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 13

     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

    Office Days*: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.


    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 9

    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 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.  In his spare time, Jonathan loves to spend time outdoors with his wife Dr. Rebecca Slivka, and their 4 dogs, Hokie, Raina, Saffron, and Tar Heel.

  • Christine R. Clodfelter,
    Senior Associate Veterinarian

    Office Days*: Thursdays Only

    Callbacks are attempted to be completed within 1-2 business days from the time of the call.  Calls received after 1 PM EST, are considered received as of the next business day.

    In case of an emergency contact your closest animal emergency veterinary clinic.

    Education: Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 24

    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. 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.

  • Kathryn J. Smith,
    Associate Veterinarian

    Office Days*: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    Callbacks are attempted to be completed within 1-2 business days from the time of the call.  Calls received after 1 PM EST, are considered received as of the next business day.

    In case of an emergency contact your closest animal emergency veterinary clinic.

    Education: Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    Dr. Kathryn Smith was born and raised in Greensboro, NC, and attended Dudley High School. After graduating, she attended North Carolina A&T State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Animal Science. She also pledged her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 2009. She then went on to attend Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM in 2015. Dr. Smith practiced in Dunn, NC for 2 years and after marrying her husband, Johnathan, in 2017, they moved to Atlanta, GA.  She continued to practice in Atlanta. Dr. Smith and her husband have two beautiful girls – Addison (4) and Ellie (1). After the birth of her youngest daughter, Dr. Smith and her husband decided to move back to NC to be closer to family and friends. Dr. Smith has a cute, feisty Chihuahua, Buttercup whom she adores. In her off time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her family, resting, hanging out with her best friends and being involved in her church.

  • Melissa Linderer
    Associate Veterinarian

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 13

    Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Linderer has wanted to be a veterinarian since she learned to spell the word in the 2nd grade. She received her bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science with a minor in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska and went on to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with a clinical year at Oklahoma State University, where she met her husband, Scott. They are excited to relocate to Kernersville with their Newfoundland, Groot (found on Facebook and Instagram @Grootapotamus), Calico Domestic Shorthair, Nelle and their son they welcomed in 2022. When Dr. Linderer isn't at work, she enjoys hiking, video games, gardening, home improvement projects, and travel, both international and domestic to state and national parks. She hopes to be able to check the last continent (Antarctica) off her list soon.
    Dr. Linderer's favorite parts of being a veterinarian are animal behavior, client education, and new puppy/kitten visits.

  • Devon A.
    Hospital Manager, RVT

    Education: International Business College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 10

    My name is Devon. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician, and I
    am also the Technician Team Manager. I pride myself on providing exceptional
    care to my furry patients – as well as serving the community through client
    communication and education. I enjoy all aspects of my job, but I especially
    enjoy anesthesia and nursing care. I have also become certified in the Fear
    Free program which taught me how to help relieve any fear, anxiety, and stress
    my patients may experience during their veterinary visit. My husband Gene and I
    have 4 beautiful indoor cats: Henly, Smitty, Bojangles, and Jax. We enjoy
    traveling and outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and kayaking. I
    can’t wait to meet you!

  • Tiffany B.
    Social Media Specialist

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 4

    Hello there, my name is Tiffany. I have worked at Northwood Animal Hospital for over 4 years. You can usually find me walking around with a camera in my hand. When not at Northwood, you can find me playing with my two rescue dogs, Jack and Mica. I enjoy traveling, photography, and learning new skills. I absolutely love my NAH family and I know you will too!

  • Courtney C.
    Customer Service Representative Manager

    Education: The University of Florida

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    Hello, my name is Courtney and I love being a part of the NAH team! I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Wildlife Conservation. I have always had a passion for working with animals and have worked in the vet world for some time now. In my free time, I am an amateur photographer and have a love for nature and animal photography. My muses for my photography are my 3 pups; Bella (dachshund/beagle mix), Tally (3-legged Chiweenie), and Penelope (Golden Retriever). I can’t wait to meet you and you Furbabies!

  • Arlene L.
    Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    My name is Arlene, I have worked in pet care for the past 2 years. I have a huge passion for animal care and have four fur babies myself. Two cats: Finley and Lilith, and two dogs Emma and Laya.  During my free time, you can find me outdoors with my partner Tristen and our dogs. I also enjoy reading, listening to music, and spending time with my family. I am thrilled to be part of the Northwood Animal Hospital family, and I can’t wait to meet you and your pets! 

  • Angelina C.
    Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    Hi there! My name is Angelina, and I’ve been working with and around animals for the past 3 years! I have always loved animals, all animals from a slithery snake to a fluffy dog! I have five fur babies that are a bundle of joy and chaos, all in one. I have three cats, two 5-month-old kittens, Gimley and Rafiki, and a two-year-old cat, Reamus. Then I have two dogs, Nala Rae and Scooby. I love to hang out with my pets, whether that is at home or going on a nice hike. I also love to propagate plants and tend to my already large number of plants in my free time. 

  • Jessica F.
    Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    My name is Jessica. I have been working with animals for the past 2 years. I am a mom to two awesome and crazy kids and a huge animal lover. I hope to have a fur baby in the near future, but for now I have Buddy the Ball Python to love. I am super excited to be working with you and your fur babies and helping keep them happy and healthy!

  • Yesica S.
    Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hello, my name is Yesica. I was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is my joy to make people smile and help them whenever I can. I am a mom of four dogs, three huskies, and a German shepherd. I graduated with an associate degree in science from Forsyth Tech Community College. Next, I will attend UNCG to complete my bachelor's degree. During my spare time I enjoy going for walks, visiting local dog parks, and spending time with my loved ones! I am honored to be a part of the NAH Family and to provide a service to the community.

  • Bailey R.
    Vet Assistant/Assistant Manager

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    Hello! My name is Bailey! I was born and raised in Moore County, NC. I graduated from Campbell University in 2015, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, but ultimately decided to follow my passion for Vet Med. I have always loved animals and ensuring they get the love, care, and respect they deserve. Outside of work, I can be found chasing my three kiddos, Kasen (5), Kennedy (4), and Kohen (3) with my wonderful husband, Seth. I look forward to building relationships with clients and their fur babies for years to come. 

  • 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.

  • Hannah F.
    Senior Vet Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    Hello! My name is Hannah. I was born and raised in Davidson County and have lived in High Point for the past 5 years. I have been working in the veterinarian field since 2013, animals are my passion. I attended and graduated from Ledford Senior High School in 2015. Family is very important to me. I have three brothers and one sister with 12 nieces and nephews, with a beautiful daughter named Lillian as well.  I am very excited to be part of the NAH Family and I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

  • Flavia S.
    Inventory Manager

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 

    Hello, I'm Flavia, and I'm Thrilled to Be a Part of the Northwood Animal Hospital Family! My journey in the world of veterinary medicine began back in 2014 when I enrolled in Unifenas Veterinary School in Brazil. Little did I know that this would be the start of a lifelong passion for caring for our four-legged friends. In 2017, life took me on a new adventure as I moved to the USA. It was here that I took my first step into the American veterinary scene, landing a job as a veterinary technician in an Emergency Vet clinic. Those fast-paced, high-pressure days taught me invaluable lessons and honed my skills. By 2019, I was ready for a new challenge, and that's when my journey in veterinary general practice began. It's been a fulfilling path, and I've cherished every moment of it. When I'm not at the hospital, I have a world of hobbies that keep me busy. Rock climbing, hiking, and pickleball are my adventurous escapes, but nothing beats the joy of spending quality time with my beloved family.

  • McClarghty T.
    Vet Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    My name is McClarghty and everyone here calls me Mac or Mac & Cheese. I am currently enrolled at San Juan College to get my degree in Veterinary Technology to become a Registered Vet Tech. I have always had a love of animals and have helped rehab opossums, mice, and rabbits. I have one sweet furry lion head mix rabbit named Barnabus. I love traveling, fishing, and pet sitting. I am super happy to be apart of the NAH family.

  • Colie H.
    Registered Vet Tech

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    My name is Nichole “Colie” and I’m a registered veterinary technician. I attended Athens Technical College for veterinary technology and did my rounds and rotations at the University of Georgia. GO DAWGS! I enjoy working with dogs with behavior issues and gaining their trust. My fiancé Josh and I are always looking for a new adventure on trails with our two dogs Raza and Sobie. I enjoy running with High Point Athletic Club and my dogs as much as possible, but I won’t say, “No” to a good time at a brewery either.

  • Kaylyn S.
    Vet Assistant

    Education: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 5

    Hello! I am Kaylyn! I just moved to the High Point area coming from the North Charlotte area where I lived for 25 years. I have 4 fur babies: 1 lil chihuahua Taco, and 3 cats: Momo, Jiro, and Yumi. I also recently acquired a beta fish as well! I have a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, but I decided to follow my passion in helping animals live better lives. My hobbies include video and PC games, puzzles, and concerts/music festivals. I am so excited to be joining the NAH team!

  • Andrew J.
    Vet Assistant

    June 16, 2002 - September 1, 2023 

    Andrew unexpectedly passed away on September 1, 2023. Andrew was a a ray of sunshine not just at Northwood Animal Hospital but everywhere he went. Andrew loved his family, friends, and his music, but had a special passion for his rescues, Cassie and Harley.  Andrew was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend who will be greatly missed by so many.

    You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our hearts.

  • Lily P.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hello NAH family! My name is Lily and I am super excited to be part of the NAH family. I was born and adopted from Far East Russia. I have 4 years of Kennel experience and I can't wait to learn more from NAH Kennel staff. I have a cat named Shelbie. I love drawing, baking snacks, crocheting, and going on hikes in my free time.

  • Anijia M.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hello! My name is Anijia. I have been at NAH for 2 years as a Kennel Attendant and it is absolutely amazing. I am a sophomore at Wingate University, Majoring in Biology (pre-vet). I aspire to become a veterinarian in the future. I am grateful for all the skills and knowledge Northwood has provided for me and excited to play and work with all of your fur-babies!

  • Eron W.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hi! My name is Eron. I am from High Point, NC. I am super excited to be part of the NAH family. I’ve always had love animals! I can’t wait to learn more from the Nah kennel staff.

  • "
    Flicka "
    Computer Inspector and Perimeter Patrol

    Education: GCAS

    Years in Practice: 7

    My name is Flicka.  I am 8 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 to 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: 2

    Hello! My name is Mulan. I am an 8-year-old domestic longhair and I am as beautiful as my namesake. I love to relax people with my mesmerizing 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 to 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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