Get to Know Us

Meet Our Team

Meet the caring and skilled team at Northwood Animal Hospital, dedicated to being your trusted partners in exceptional pet care.

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Get to Know Our Team!

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 Veterinarians

Rebecca M.

Dr. Rebecca M. Slivka

DVM, Owner / Medical Director

Email: marquez@northwoodah.com

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, Tar Heel. Reba loves cheering for the Virginia Tech Hokies, look for her in our Virginia Tech themed exam room!

Kathryn J.

Dr. Kathryn J. Smith

DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

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.

Christine R.

Dr. Christine R. Clodfelter

DVM, Senior Associate Veterinarian

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

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.

Our Veterinary Technicians

Don L.

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. My 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.

Colie H.

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.

Devon A.

Devon A. | Hospital Manager, RVT

Email: dadams@northwoodah.com

Education: International Business College

Years in Veterinary Medicine: 10

My name is Devon. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and am also the Hospital Manager here at Northwood Animal Hospital. 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!

Our Veterinary Assistants

Bailey R.

Bailey R. | Vet Assistant

Technician Team 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.

Hannah F.

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 Northwood Animal Hospital family and I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

McClarghty T.

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 lionhead mix rabbit named Barnabus. I love traveling, fishing, and pet-sitting. I am super happy to be a part of the Northwood Animal Hospital family.

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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 Northwood Animal Hospital team!

Andrew J.

Andrew J. | Vet Assistant

June 16, 2002 – September 1, 2023

Andrew unexpectedly passed away on September 1, 2023. Andrew was 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.

Our Managers

Jonathan H.

Jonathan H. Marquez | CFO

Business Manager

Email: marquez@northwoodah.com

Office Days*: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Education: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Years in Veterinary Medicine: 9

Jonathan brings several years of experience in customer service, marketing, and business management to Northwood Animal Hospital.

Jonathan’s primary focus here at Northwood Animal Hospital is to develop new client relationships, strengthen existing client relationships, and develop marketing strategies for our practice, as well as increase our community outreach programs through 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.

Flavia S.

Flavia S. | Inventory Manager

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 at 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.

Tiffany B.

Tiffany B. | Social Media Specialist

Email: tbrito@northwoodah.com

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 Northwood Animal Hospital family and I know you will too!

Our Customer Service Representatives

Courtney C.

Courtney C. | CSR Manager

Email: cculler@northwoodah.com

Education: The University of Florida

Years in Veterinary Medicine: 7

Hello, my name is Courtney and I love being a part of the Northwood Animal Hospital 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 your Furbabies!

Jessica F.

Jessica F. | CSR

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.

Yesica S. | CSR

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 Northwood Animal Hospital family and to provide a service to the community.

Arlene L.

Arlene L. | CSR

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.

Angelina C. | CSR

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.

Our Kennel Team

Lily P.

Lily P. | Kennel Manager

Years in Veterinary Medicine: 5

Hello Northwood Animal Hospital family! My name is Lily and I am super excited to be part of the Northwood Animal Hospital 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 Northwood Animal Hospital Kennel staff. I have a cat named Shelbie. I love drawing, baking snacks, crocheting, and going on hikes in my free time.

Anijia M.

Anijia M. | Kennel Attendant

Years in Veterinary Medicine: 2

Hello! My name is Anijia. I have been at Northwood Animal Hospital 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!

Clinic Pets

Flicka

Flicka

Computer Inspector and Perimeter Patrol

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

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 walk the halls and desks daily 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

Mulan

Resident Purrer

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

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

Coco

Security Supervisor

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

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 Northwood Animal Hospital.

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

Elsa

In Training

Email: frontdesk@northwoodah.com

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!