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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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
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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Jeremi
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Michelle
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Brittany
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Rishjaun
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Stacy
StacyRegistered Veterinary Technician
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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JoieRegistered Veterinary Technician
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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
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Anyelin 'Angie'
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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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MaKennaPet Resort Specialist
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CadencePet Resort Specialist
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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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KaterinaPet Resort Specialist
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PhoenixPet Resort Specialist
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AveryPet Resort Specialist
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HalinaPet Resort Specialist
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JillPet Resort Specialist
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