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.
Kimberly 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.