Our Team

Our Team

February 2022 Staff Picture, standing in front of the building

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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Kristina Douthett, DVM
Kristina 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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Corisa Cheston, DVM
Corisa Cheston, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Corisa Cheston spends most of her free time at home on her farm with her husband, two kids and their chocolate lab, Brody. She would love to have more animals at home and is planning to get ducks this summer…

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MANAGERS

Kimberly
KimberlyPractice Manager
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...

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Beth
BethPet 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

Laurin
LaurinMedical Supervisor
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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Joie
JoieRegistered Veterinary Technician
I became a RVT in 2017 and have a special interest in working with senior pets. I also work part time as a consultant for an animal toxicity service...

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Jeremi
JeremiRegistered Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon!

Rishjaun
RishjaunVeterinary Nurse Assistant
I have been working for Dogwood for a few months now and it has been such a great experience. Before working in the veterinary field, I worked at Duke University for about six years. I plan on going back to school soon so I can become an RVT...

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CLIENT SERVICES TEAM

Jordan
JordanClient Services Supervisor
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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Aiyja
AiyjaClient 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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Grace
GraceClient Services Specialist
Grace is a 26 y/o Carolinian that lives with her feline fur baby Olivia. Grace loves taking day trips to the beach and increasing her massive sea shell collection...

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Diane
DianeClient Services Specialist
Bio coming soon!

Anyelin 'Angie'
Anyelin 'Angie'Client Services Specialist
Angie loves working at 
Dogwood because it gives her a chance to help and get to know our clients pets, as well as play with them...

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PET STYLISTS

Heather
HeatherPet 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
KristenPet Stylist
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

Alyssa
AlyssaPet Resort Coordinator
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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MaKenna
MaKennaPet Resort Specialist
All her life, MaKenna was surrounded by animals of many different sizes. Her grandparents owned a small farm with horses, chickens, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, ducks, fish, and dogs that she would help to take care of. MaKenna and her family moved to Mebane, North Carolina in 2016...

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Cadence
CadencePet Resort Specialist
Cadence grew up surrounded by animals and currently has a dog, two cats, and is in the process of adopting a leopard gecko. After graduating high school in Spring 2022 with an Associate's in Science, Cadence plans to enroll in CCCC's Veterinary Medical Technology program with the hopes of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician...

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Justin
JustinPet 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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Katerina
KaterinaPet Resort Specialist
Katerina is from New Jersey and she is a senior in high school. She loves all types of animals and has a dog, a cat, a guinea pig, a hedgehog, and a horse. Katerina hopes to go to school to become a Veterinary Technician...

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Phoenix
PhoenixPet Resort Specialist
Phoenix was born and raised in Pittsboro, North Carolina. She is currently a Junior studying biology at UNC Chapel Hill...

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Avery
AveryPet Resort Specialist
Avery was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina. She lives on a farm with 3 dogs, a cat, goats, chickens, and a pig. After being surrounded by animals her life, she was hoping to find a job working with them, when she came upon Dogwood...

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Halina
HalinaPet Resort Specialist
Bio coming soon!

Jill
JillPet Resort Specialist
Bio coming soon!

Chase
ChasePet Resort Specialist
Chase is a Resort Specialist with a love for all animals! Chase attends an early college high school and is working on her Associates of Science before transferring to a UNC...

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