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: With Compassion and Integrity, our Northwood family is dedicated to providing quality veterinary medicine, service, and education to our community.

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.

Our Values: Compassion, Integrity, Dedication, Quality Care, Service, Education, Family, Growth, Benefits All.

Our Strengths: Community Outreach, Caring, Family Culture, Continuous Learning, Sharing Knowledge, Passion, Engagement.



  • Rebecca M. Slivka
    DVM
    Owner / Medical Director

    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!

  • Kari H. Traxler
    DVM
    Senior Associate Veterinarian

    Education: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 4

    Dr. Traxler is from Lexington, NC. She received a B. S. in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University. She obtained her DVM from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following this she completed a 1 year internship at Animal Medical Hospital 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 dogs, cats, and a talking parrot.

  • Christine R. Clodfelter
    DVM
    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. 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.

  • 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 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, Oliver, and Tar Heel.

  • Jessica B.
    Hospital 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 baby (Brenna).  

  • Tiffany B.
    Social Media Specialist

    Education: Greensboro College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hello there, my name is Tiffany. I have worked at Northwood Animal Hospital for over 2 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!

  • Reagan P.
    Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    My name is Reagan, and I am super excited to start my journey with animals at Northwood! I have lived in North Carolina my whole life where I grew up always having dogs. Because of that, ever since I was little, I have known that I wanted to work with animals in some kind of way. I also enjoy working out and dog sitting so that my dog, Tanner, has some playmates to hang out with! I’m so excited to get started, and I am looking forward to getting to know you and your pet!

  • Jessica J.
    Customer Service Representative

    Education: SUNY Adirondack & Randolph Community College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hello!  My name is Jessica, I am so excited to be part of the NAH team.  A little bit about me, I was born in the Bronx, NY, when I was about 5 years old, my family moved to upstate NY in the beautiful, Adirondack mountains where I was raised, and my family still live. The winters were never my cup of tea, so true to my word, after college I moved south, to Kernersville NC. There, I started my first full-time job at Walkertown Veterinary Hospital, my love for animals and their families blossomed.  Since that time, I have moved to High Point, NC, and have worked in the non-profit world for many years, and had 2 children, whom I adore my daughter Lily and my son Maxwell.  I also have a schnauzer mix (son) Arnold, we discovered each other at the shelter about 5 years ago. 

  • Bethany B.
    Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hi, my name is Bethany. I was born and raised in Winston-Salem. I graduated from North Davidson High School in 2014 and started as a kennel attendant. I have played many roles in the animal industry. From reception to being a veterinary assistant. I love every aspect of the “vet world”. I have two dogs, willow and Sampson. I also have a cat named chunk. In my free time, I love to spend time with my 10-month-old daughter, Scarlett, who always keeps me busy! So excited to be a part of the NAH team.

  • Courtney C.
    Customer Service Representative

    Education: The University of Florida

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 18

    Hello, my name is Courtney and I am upper excited to be 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 2-1/2 half years. 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! 

  • Taylor H.
    Customer Service Representative

    COMING SOON!

  • 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.

  • Devon A.
    Veterinary Nurse Manager, RVT

    Education: International Business College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 4

    Hello NAH family! My name is Devon and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I pride myself on providing exceptional care to my furry patients - as well as serving the community through client communication and education. I am so excited to be part of such an amazing team of veterinary professionals and look forward to meeting all of you and your fur-babies! My husband, Gene, and I have 5 indoor cats: Kit-Kat, Henly, Smitty, Bojangles, and Jax. We enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and fishing! 

  • 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/Inventory Specialist

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

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    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!

  • Ali G.
    Vet Assistant

    Education: USC Columbia and Penn Foster 

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    Hello NAH Family! My name is Ali. I was previously a music teacher and opera singer and just happened to discover my talents for working with animals when I took a summer job in a kennel facility. I have worked in the veterinary field for 7 years now and have spent the majority of that time in emergency and specialty medicine. Critical surgery, emergency cases, and providing nursing care are my biggest passions. In my spare time, I still love making music, following fashion, learning about the newest veterinary advancements, and spending time with my husband and our 4 dogs and 3 cats. I am so excited to be a part of the Northwood Family and to bring my emergency experience to help better care for our clients and patients.

  • Hannah F.
    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!

  • Amber E.
    Vet Assistant

    Education: N.C. A&T University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 4

    I was born and raised in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina. Since an early age, Amber found her passion for animals through loving and caring for her family-owned pets and helping maintain the pasture. Amber earned her B.S. in Animal Sciences from N.C. A&T University and is currently working on completing her certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Amber strives to be kindhearted and is dedicated to providing the best care and support for clients and coworkers. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her Harley, spending time with her pets, or just enjoying nature and good company.  

  • Beka S.
    Treatment Assistant

    Education: Mars Hill University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hi, everyone! My name is Beka. I’m a recent graduate from Mars Hill University in Asheville with a degree in biology and environmental studies. I’ve grown up with animals all my life and currently have two cats, Sassy and Zach. I also have two dogs Belle and Cami, of my own. I’ve recently been doing work with endangered species in West Virginia but decided it was time to move back home to Davidson County. I’m excited to be here at Northwood Animal Hospital and look forward to giving your fur babies the best care that I can!

  • ​Emma S.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hi, my name is Emma, I was born and raised here in NC. I am a volunteer firefighter, I went to school at GTCC and I have a strong loving passion for animals. They are what make me who I am today . I have three guinne pigs , two girls Meredith and Calypso and one boy name Mr.Nibbs . When I am not working I will be underneath the hood of a car or with family. I am so happy to be apart of the Northwood team and the fur babies .

  • Kaitlyn J.
    Kennel Manager, Dog Trainer, CGC Evaluator

    Education: Guilford College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    My name is Kaitlyn and I am NAH’s Kennel Manager! I have 3 years of specializing in dog behavior and training including service dogs for veterans and also personal pets. I am also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. I am a mom of 3 busy children and three fur-babies, a Dalmatian, a Bichon, and a Husky. 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!

  • Sarah M.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hi! I'm Sarah Miller, I am very excited to be a part of the Northwood family, ever since I have started here I have learned so much. I have always had a love for animals and that is why I have always wanted to be a Veterinarian one day. I am currently working on my Associates in Science and plan to transfer to a four year college afterward.

  • Jason P.
    Kennel Attendant

    Education: High Point University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 3

    Hi, I’m Jason! I am a HPU student, planning to one day be a Vet! My prior experience involves volunteer work at animal shelters and pet stores. Northwood Animal Hospital was so amazing when I came with my puppy in that I wanted to be a part of their team. I now work as a Kennel Assistant and hope I get the chance to meet both you and your pets!

  • Tera E.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hi! My name is Tera Endicott, I’m very excited to be here at Northwood Animal Hospital! I’ve always loved helping and caring for all animals, I currently have one dog and a kitten and can only hope to have many more fur babies. I am very excited to start my journey here at NAH, I am sure I will be learning many new things.  I can't wait to meet you all!


  • Bayley W.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hi, my name is Bayley and I am looking forward to joining the Northwood Animal Hospital family! I’m very excited to meet each and every one of you and help make your visit the best experience possible. I have two pets, a dog named Ivy, and a cat named Sassy who I adore. This is a dream job for me, I am very thankful for this opportunity, I can’t wait to love on your pets as if they were my own! 

  • Megan L.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hi, my name is Megan, and I am very excited to start working at the Northwood Animal Hospital. I am currently a senior at Ledford Senior High School. I’m planning on going to DCCC for about two years, before hopefully going to NC State to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I have two cats and one dog. I am very thankful to have the opportunity to work at the Northwood Animal Hospital. I can’t wait to see what I will learn working here.

  • "
    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! 

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    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!

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    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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