Our Team

Our Team

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DOCTORS

Linda Sands, DVM
Linda Sands, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Linda Sands grew up in the South, spending most of her childhood in Florida. She attended UGA, where she met and married her husband, Steve, and has been married to him for over 30 years.

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Michelle Pineda, DVM
Michelle Pineda, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Pineda is one of the founding owners of Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort. Dr. Pineda has a love of cutting-edge medicine and soft tissue surgery.

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Dr. Douthett, DVM
Dr. Douthett, DVMVeterinarian
While growing up in a small town in Western North Carolina, Dr. Douthett realized that she had a deep love and respect for animals, whether she was caring for her family pets or for stray animals in the neighborhood.

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Rachel Herwehe, DVM
Rachel Herwehe, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Rachel Herwehe was raised in Tennessee and moved to the Triangle in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, spending time outside, and cooking.

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MANAGERS

Kimberly Harman
Kimberly HarmanPractice Manager
Kimberly Harman was born and raised in Northern Virginia where she attended George Mason University and graduated with a BA in English. Her professional career in animal care began 20 years ago when a stray dog wandered into her yard...

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Beth Lupold
Beth LupoldPet Resort Manager
Beth came to Dogwood in October 2010 as a Pet Resort Specialist, and has since moved up to Pet Resort Manager. She has a passion for all animals and couldn't ask for a better place to call her second home.

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MEDICAL TEAM

Stacy Cheek
Stacy CheekRegistered Veterinary Technician, Medical Supervisor
I was born and raised in Raleigh. Growing up I had many different animals including dogs, ferrets, geckos, and several snakes. I began working at an animal hospital while still in high school.

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RaeLynn Lowham
RaeLynn LowhamRegistered Veterinary Technician
RaeLynn has always had a passion for working with animals and got her first job as a kennel attendant in 2010. Since then she worked her way to becoming a tech by first attending a vet tech program at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada graduating in 2014.

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Ivy Morgan
Ivy MorganVeterinary Nurse Assistant
Ivy was born and raised in Chapel Hill. She is graduating from UNC Greensboro in May '16 with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

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Emily Martin
Emily MartinVeterinary Nurse Assistant
Emily grew up in central Maryland and relocated to North Carolina in 2018. She received her bachelors degree in biology from Bates college and in the ensuing eight years she worked with wildlife, handling everything from elephants to the quail of Fort Bragg.

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Jessa De Jesus
Jessa De JesusVeterinary Nurse Assistant
Jessa De Jesus grew up in Florida near the beach. She always felt she wanted to be closer to the mountains and moved to Wake Forest in 2017. She now lives in Raleigh with her boyfriend, mixed breed dog, Bear, and Haitian tree boa named Drako.

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Joseline Romero
Joseline RomeroVeterinary Nurse Assistant
Joseline's bio coming soon!

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CLIENT SERVICES TEAM

Laurin Underhill
Laurin UnderhillClient Service Specialist
Laurin was born in New Jersey but has spent most of her life in North Carolina, from the sands of North Topsail Beach to the verdant forests and hills of central NC.

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Jordan Burr
Jordan BurrClient Service Specialist
Jordan is a graduate from UNCW with her bachelors degree in Business Administration and a focus in Entrepreneurship. She has worked with animals since the age of 17...

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Aijya Campbell
Aijya CampbellClient Service Specialist
Aiyja is from Maryland, but occasionally enjoyed strolling the busy streets of Washington D.C. She grew up around various breeds of dogs and loves all dogs...

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PET STYLISTS

Heather Pope
Heather PopePet Stylist
Heather grew up in Hickory, NC, surrounded by pets. As the daughter of a veterinarian, she enjoyed a childhood with dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, horses, geese and goats.

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Kristen Martin
Kristen MartinGroomer
Kristy recently moved from Michigan to North Carolina with her husband of 10 years, her Shih Tzu, Walter, and her cat, Lentil. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Arts Education.

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RESORT SPECIALISTS

Kristy Galbavy
Kristy GalbavyPet Resort Coordinator
Kristy was born and raised in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She recently moved to North Carolina with her boyfriend Bill, who is attending law school at NCCU.

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Alyssa Reives
Alyssa ReivesPet Resort Specialist
Alyssa was born and raised in Pittsboro, North Carolina. She has a basset hound and two cats named Max, Amos, and Socks...

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Ben Stieren
Ben StierenPet Resort Specialist
Ben grew up in Illinois and has spent the last several years living in Oregon. He recently moved to North Carolina to be closer to family and is going to school for business administration.

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Blake Dunkak
Blake DunkakPet Resort Specialist
Blake is an NC native, born and raised in Durham. Although he’s never had his own pet, (family allergies) Blake has always loved animals, especially dogs.

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Cristy Howell
Cristy HowellPet Resort Specialist
Cristy grew up in southern Florida but now calls Pittsboro, NC home. She has a passion for working with horses but loves the smaller four legged furry friends just as much.

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Sara Stewart
Sara StewartPet Resort Specialist
Sara grew up in Durham, North Carolina and moved to Pittsboro about 3 years ago. She has a passion for all animals, but especially has a love for dogs. Sara...

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Justin Minor
Justin MinorPet Resort Specialist
Justin was born in North Carolina. He is currently attending Central Carolina Community College. Justin has been in boy scouts all of his life and earlier this year...

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Madalyn Marino
Madalyn MarinoPet Resort Specialist
Madalyn grew up in Fairview, NC, and is now studying English and Film at UNC Chapel Hill. She has cared for a variety of animals...

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Brooke Moran
Brooke MoranPet Resort Specialist
Brooke is a sixteen year old junior who attends Northwood High School. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and moved to North Carolina when she was six....

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