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

    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!

  • Courtney J. Haley,
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Office Days*: Wednesdays, Thursdays 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.

    Education: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 4

    Dr. Courtney Haley originally grew up in New England.  She received a B.A. in Biology from Wake Forest University during which time she fell in love with the Triad area. She obtained her DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Zach, 3 dogs, Zoey, Theo, and Maisie, and 3 cats Bagels, Sushi, and Sashimi.  She also enjoys riding and competing in dressage with her horses, Tempest and Effie.

  • Kathryn J. Smith,
    DVM
    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: Iowa State 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.

  • Christine R. Clodfelter,
    DVM
    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.

  • Jonathan H. Marquez
    CFO / Business Manager

    Office Days*: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Education:

    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.

  • Jessica L.
    Hospital Manager

    Office Days*: Mondays - Thursdays

    Education: NC State University

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 8

    Hello, my name is Jessica. I am the Hospital Manager here at NAH.  I have been at NAH for 5 years but have approximately 10 years animal care experience.  When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family & my furry baby (Kyon).  

  • 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!

  • 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! 

  • 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!


  • Angelina C.
    Customer Service Representative

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    BIO COMING SOON!

  • 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! 

  • 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.

  • Madison G.
    Senior 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!!

  • 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!

  • 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. From 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.  

  • Latasha T.
    Vet Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 15

    Hello!! My name is Tasha and I am excited to have joined the NAH family. I was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. I have been in Vet med for a little over 15 years and counting. I got my passion for animals came after I rescued a kitten when I was 8, and it has been a joy for me ever since. Outside of work I enjoy crocheting, video games, and spending time with my kids Jeremiah, Keith, and Nevaeh. Nothing makes me happier than to be able to help and love all animals. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and being a part of something great!!

  • Bailey R.
    Vet Assistant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hello! My name is Bailey! I was born and raised in Moore County, NC. I graduated from Campbell University in 2015 with a degree in Criminal Justice, and since then I’ve worn a variety of career hats, but I’m excited to be back in the world of veterinary medicine. Outside of work, I can be found chasing my three toddlers, Kasen (4), Kennedy (3), and Kohen (2) with my wonderful husband, Seth, or working on my next degree! I’m excited to become part of the NAH family, and I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies! 

  • Emily T.
    Vet Assistant/Inventory Specialist

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

    Hello, my name is Emily. I am from Shelby, North Carolina. I have been working in the veterinary field for seven years. I started with an internship in high school, and my love for working with animals grew from there. I have two dogs, Lucy and Barney, a cat named Thomas O’Malley, and a chicken named Louise. I enjoy hiking with my dogs, traveling, and baking. I am looking forward to meeting and working with everyone and their fur babies!

  • Jennifer W.
    Kennel Manager

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 12

    Hi, my name is Jenny! I’m so excited to be a part of the Northwood Family! I started working with animals at a veterinary practice over 12 years ago and grew my love and knowledge for animal care ever since. I have three elementary-aged boys that love animals just as much as I do, which encourages me to do what I do and love every day! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my boys, and our 5 animals (3 dogs & 2 cats). 

  • 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.

  • Ashayla w.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hello NAH Family, My name is Ashayla! I am from Fayetteville, NC but I moved to Greensboro, NC to study veterinary medicine at North Carolina A&T State University, where I will be graduating in December 2022 with a degree in Animal Science. I am a proud parent of two beautiful kitties, Blu and Ace! Also in my free time, I love cooking, traveling, and just spending time with family and friends. I’ve always had a true passion for animals, and I am very excited to be starting this new opportunity!

  • 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!


  • Austin F.
    Kennel Attendant

    Years in Veterinary Medicine: 1

    Hello! My name is Austin. I have been working with animals for the past year in both a professional and educational setting as I am a Zoo Science and Technology major at DDCC. In my free time, I enjoy going on walks with my pocket-pittie, Apollo, sewing, baking, and reading. I am incredibly excited to continue my journey here at NAH and can't wait to meet your furry friends!

  • "
    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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