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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 / 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
    DVM
    Senior Associate Veterinarian

    Education: Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 21

    Dr. Christine Clodfelter | Associate Veterinarian | 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.

  • Kari H. Traxler
    DVM
    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.

  • Joshua D. Foster
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Education: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    Dr. Joshua Duke Foster is from Ruffin, North Carolina. He graduated from Bartlett Yancey High School and then went to receive a B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. In May 2013 he obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Even though Dr. Foster put in 7 long years at North Carolina State University, he still remains a diehard Tarheel fan. Dr. Foster lives at home with his four-legged family which includes: two Domestic Shorthairs: Patches and Puddi; two English Bulldogs: Ellie and Maddie. Dr. Foster enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time riding his ATV around on the farm.

  • 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 18 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

  • Samuel M.
    Senior Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

     Hi, my name is Samuel and I’ve been with Northwood for about one year. I grew up in Winston-Salem and have always loved pets. My wife Nora and I recently adopted a rescue kitten. I’m excited to be a part of a veterinary business that is so active in the local community.  My wife and I love traveling to visit old friends as well as new places. We hope to take a European trip soon!

  • Dannette G.
    Customer Service Manager

    Education: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    Hi!  My name is Dannette G., and I am extremely proud to be part of the NAH family!  I am a native Hawaiian but moved to the mainland as a 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.   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!

  • Amanda V.
    Customer Service Representative

    Education: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    Hola! My name is Amanda. I’m really happy to be part of the NAH Community. I came to NC around five years ago from Cuba where I was born and raised. I started as a Kennel Assistant, worked it for 8 months and for the past 9 months I’ve been helping in the Customer Representatives area which I love and enjoy doing. Next
    time you are here please allow me to  meet you and your pets!

  • Reagan Pizzino
    Customer Service Representative

    Education: 

    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 was a competitive cheerleader for 16 years, and I am thankful NAH has given me the opportunity to start a new chapter of my life with them. In my spare time, I coach a cheer team of 3-6 year olds. 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!

  • Morgan F.
    Customer Service Representative

    Education: Greensboro College

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    Hello I am Morgan. I have a biology degree from Greensboro College. I have almost 6 years of veterinary experience.  I have 3 children. 1 daughter, 1 pitbull puppy, and 1 fuzzy white kitty. I love working with and taking care of furry children. I look forward to getting to know all of the wonderful clients and patients. I am excited to be joining the NAH team.

  • 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.

  • Cintia R.
    Senior Vet Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 6

    Hello, my name is Cintia I come from Brooklyn, New York. I moved to High Point in 2013 and never thought my life would consist with new beginnings. I was given the chance to grow from kennel assistant to certified veterinary assistant. I've always been passionate about assisting people but grew to love and care for animals and I’m loving every second of this journey. One fun fact I am Bilingual in both English and Spanish.
    I hope to get the pleasure to meet you and your pets soon. Adios!

  • 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 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 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!

  • 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. 4 years I met the love of my life and I now have a 2 year 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 2 dogs Bella and Honda and 2 bearded dragons who 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 from here in High Point. I have
    recently become NC State University Alumni with a major in Biological Science. I intend to return as a student in the DVM Program. Growing up, I have always
    been surrounded by animals. My family has 3 adopted furbabies. (Fun Fact: Our youngest pup is blind!) I am proud to be working here at NAH and look forward
    to meeting you and your furbabies!

  • Jason P.
    Kennel Assistant

    Education: High Point University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

    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!

  • Sarah M.
    Kennel Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    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.

  • 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.

  • ​Emma S.
    Kennel 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 .

  • "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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