Meet Our Veterinary Team in Winston-Salem, NC
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Reynolda Veterinary Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Our Practice Manager
Our Technicians and Assistants
Lilly Thornburg, RVT
Lilly, an experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), has a deep passion for animal care. With five years of dedicated practice under her belt, Lilly currently lends her expertise to the team at Reynolda Veterinary Hospital.
Lilly takes immense pride in her unique ability to turn routine veterinary visits into positive and stress-free experiences for her patients. Her compassionate approach and genuine concern for the well-being of animals set her apart in the field of veterinary medicine.
Graduating from Central Carolina Community College in the class of 2022, Lilly’s academic foundation laid the groundwork for her successful career. Beyond her professional endeavors, Lilly cherishes her free time. She finds joy in the company of her boyfriend and adorable twin babies, creating wonderful memories together. Her active lifestyle is reflected in her love for gym sessions and friendly disc golf matches, showcasing her well-rounded and adventurous spirit.
Dr. Tamashiro was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received both her bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy science (2016) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2023) from Mississippi State University. Dr. Tamashiro recently moved to Winston-Salem to join the Reynolda Veterinary Hospital team. While she loves all her patients, she holds a special place in her heart for felines. Dr. Tamashiro has four cats (Aiko, Tsuki, Nana, and Alani) and one dog (Clover). She enjoys hiking, exploring new places, eating, and reading in her free time.
Dr. Gilbert went to Purrkley College for his Bachelor’s degree and attended Purrrdue for Vet School. He has been in the Vet field since 2021. His favorite kind of food in catnip treats (bacon when Dr. Burtnett is not looking). He enjoys sleeping during appointments and people-watching. His dislikes are large dogs and any type of over-affection.
Liz is a veteran in the veterinary industry with experience in grooming, veterinary assisting, and customer service. She joined the Reynolda Vet team in August of 2021. Liz was excited to join the team at Reynolda Veterinary Hospital and use her skills to educate and help clients.
In her free time, Liz enjoys cooking, sewing, crafting, and spending quality time with her husky. She loves using her creative skills and knowledge of animal care to help pet owners make the best decisions for their four-legged friends. Whether it’s talking about the latest recipe or helping a client find the right type of medication, Liz is passionate about making sure all animals receive the care they need.
Ella came to us in September of 2023 with three years of experience as a veterinary receptionist. She has been a positive and energetic part of the team since day one. She is currently a student at Forsyth Tech pursuing her associate degree. Ella prides herself on her upbeat attitude and sympathetic outlook that allows her to empathize with our clients and make them feel welcome in our practice.
When Ella is not at RVH, she enjoys spending her free time reading, playing video games, and experiencing new adventures traveling with her friends.
Chloe joined RVH as a veterinary assistant in October 2023, bringing with her experience in the veterinary field starting from 2019. After beginning her career working as a kennel assistant, she quickly moved into the role of veterinary assistant. She finds joy in learning something new in veterinary medicine every day. At home, she lives with her two cats, Georgia and Moonie, and a handsome black standard Poodle named Grover. During her free time, she indulges in sewing, crafting, baking, and reading.
Shannon prides herself on having a great ethic, and always being positive and helpful. She loves to help her coworkers and clients and works very hard to go above and beyond. Outside of work, she loves being a mom to kids and dogs. She also enjoys hiking and trying new foods.
Jeanne is our lead Customer Service Representative. She has more than 12 years of customer service experience and joined RVH in January 2018. Jeanne is a dedicated professional who understands that customer service is about more than just solving problems; it is also about establishing relationships with clients and providing them with an enjoyable experience. Jeanne is eager to demonstrate her helpful nature and compassion with her clients.
When she is not working, Jeanne loves spending time with her five dogs. She also enjoys quilting, gardening, cooking, and camping in the great outdoors.
Crystal has been a valued member of the RVH team since 2006. She is our Front Office Manager as well as our Inventory Manager, so Crystal does a lot of work behind the scenes to keep RVH running smoothly. Crystal’s favorite part of her job is seeing and welcoming all our clients and their furry friends. Crystal is dedicated to providing the best possible customer service experience for everyone who comes into our clinic.
Besides caring for our clients, spending time with her family, particularly her husband, Walter, and her three dogs and two cats, is important to Crystal. When she has some free time, she loves reading books, watching wrestling matches, and napping. Her positive attitude and dedication to service make her an invaluable asset to our team. She is always ready to assist anyone who needs her help.
Whitney is a veterinary assistant who has been working in the veterinary industry since 2018, and we were lucky enough to have her join the RVH in March of 2023. She attended school at UNCG, where she learned to effectively take on the responsibilities that come with being an animal healthcare professional, and has since made it her mission to be a voice for the voiceless. To Whitney, every day spent helping animals is a learning experience that brings joy no other job can equal.
In her spare time, Whitney loves spending time with her nieces and nephews, as well as her two dogs, Jack and Cloven, and her beautiful wife. There is nothing more important to her than the relationships in her life, which is why she takes so much pride in being able to take care of pets.
Maggie has worked in the veterinary industry for 15+ years and joined our team in April of 2022 as our Practice Manager. Maggie has worked in all areas of the hospital throughout her career, from the kennel the front desk, as a veterinary assistant, and now management. This allows her to jump in and help her team wherever needed throughout the day. Maggie believes in continuous learning and is currently working towards her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification. As a Fear Free Certified professional, she feels strongly about making each patient’s visit with us the most stress-free and positive experience that it can be. Maggie prides herself in loving and supporting her team so that they can provide the best care for our awesome patients and their families.
When she is not at RVH, Maggie is enjoying mom life with her two beautiful children, Spencer and Claire, and spending time with her husband, Josh. She is a true animal lover and has her own dogs, cats, bunnies, and birds to care for at home. She also loves gardening, reading, and shopping. Maggie is passionate about helping pet owners and their beloved animals and believes that every pet deserves the best quality of life and all the love they can get!
Angie prides herself in providing the best customer service possible. She loves witnessing happy clients leave and arrive, knowing their pets are receiving the best care possible. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her husband and two boys. She loves going to the beach and enjoys going on nature walks with her dogs, Kraye-zee and Chewie. When she’s not doing anything, she likes to relax on her couch with her Maine Coon, Poe.
Christine has been a part of the RVH team as a Veterinary Assistant since March of 2021. As a Fear Free Certified Professional, Christine loves being able to provide compassionate care and comfort to scared or anxious pets during their appointments.
In her free time, she enjoys taking photos, going to the movies, and spending time outdoors with her husband and their three dogs.
Makayla is enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician program, Fear Free Certified. She prides herself in learning new things and loves building relationships with her patients and making them laugh. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her kids, skate, and visit water parks during the summer.
Rhianna is a passionate Veterinary Assistant who has been an integral part of the team at RVH for the past two years. She is enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program through Penn Foster to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is also Fear Free certified. Her love for her patients and eagerness to continuously learn makes her a valued member of our team. She has a particular soft spot for our feline friends and really enjoys surgery.
When Rhianna is not at RVH caring for patients, she loves indulging in a diverse range of hobbies. A self-confessed K-pop enthusiast, she also raises chickens, engrosses herself in good reads, and enjoys trying different foods. Her multifaceted personality and commitment to her role make her a cherished member of the RVH family.
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Melanie has been a member of our team at RVH since August 2023. With her experience in the veterinary field dating back to 2021, she has grown in her role from a customer service representative to a veterinary assistant. As a Fear Free Certified Professional, Melanie’s philosophy is simple – to treat all patients with the same love and care she would give to her own pets. She is committed to ensuring that every client feels comfortable and satisfied with their experience at RVH, treating everyone with the utmost care and respect. When she isn’t providing excellent care for our furry friends, Melanie indulges in her hobbies such as reading, watching movies, as well as listening to music and going to concerts.
Jessica joined our team in September 2018 and has 17 years of experience in the veterinary industry, so she has a lot of knowledge about taking care of patients and making sure they feel comfortable. She loves calming and cuddling nervous patients and earned her Fear Free Certification to gain more knowledge on how to make patient visits less stressful. Jessica is passionate about animals and always goes above and beyond when it comes to caring for them!
When she isn’t working, Jessica enjoys reading murder mysteries and thrillers, walking her dogs, Rosebud, Waddles, and Eddie, listening to true crime podcasts, and trying out new foods.
Paola is a dedicated Veterinary Assistant who has been a valued member of the RVH team since 2015. She has her bachelor’s degree in biology an associate degree in science, and is also a Fear Free Certified Professional. Paola says that her patients are the reason that she is in veterinary medicine. She loves providing outstanding, fear-free care to her patients and forging deep and meaningful relationships with them along the way. Her genuine compassion and big-heartedness always shine through in her work with her patients and coworkers. Paola also has a passion for marketing and does a fantastic job as our social media champion and takes the lead on event planning for the hospital.
Outside of her professional life, Paola enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband, Taylor, and new baby girl, Maeve, and her beloved pets, Hurley, Haru, Keiko, Honey Lemon, Yuki, and Mei. She is also a talented artist and loves painting.
Donna has been a Veterinary Assistant at RVH since October 2017. She has over 18 years of experience in the industry and takes immense pride in her technical skills. She has honed her skills to perform intricate tasks such as cystocentesis and drawing blood with precision and care. More than her technical expertise, Donna takes pride in the compassion she showers on her clients, ensuring they feel comfortable and cared for.
Outside her professional sphere, Donna immerses herself in the warmth of family life. She cherishes spending time with her beloved granddaughter, Mackenzie, and playing with her pups, Lily and Teensy. A festive spirit at heart, she holds a special affection for everything related to Christmas.
Rebecca is an experienced and dedicated Registered Veterinary Technician at our practice. She has worked in the industry for over ten years after completing her education at Sanford Brown College. She joined RVH in January of 2017 and, after several years, was promoted to be our technician and veterinary assistant team supervisor. She continued her professional growth by becoming Fear Free certified and certified in ultrasonography and echocardiograms. She has a warm and friendly attitude, is dedicated to her team, and always puts our patient’s best interests first.
In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, Andrew, and two daughters, Alaina and Natalie, take trips to the beach, read books, or cuddle up with her dog, Koda, or her two cats, Whisky and Wine.
Janin Post, DVM
Dr. Post grew up in central Pennsylvania, where she attended Bucknell University. Following graduation, she joined Teach For America. She spent the next eight years teaching high school biology and chemistry near Phoenix, AZ, while also earning a Master’s degree in both Secondary Education and Education Leadership. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Post volunteered in the veterinary clinic associated with the local animal rescue group.
What started as walking dogs, feeding cats, and folding laundry developed into a passion for veterinary medicine. In time, Dr. Post earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. She spent the next year completing a one-year internship with the Denver Animal Shelter before relocating to Winston with her husband, Collin, two cats (Mako and Oscar), and a slobbery Mastiff (Sin). They welcomed a daughter in September of 2022.
Kristin O’Callaghan, DVM
Dr. Kristin O’Callaghan grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended LSU for both undergraduate and Veterinary School, graduating in 2006. With her husband, Aaron, and her two dogs, Francis and Zeezoo, she moved to the Winston-Salem area from Louisville, Kentucky. She has a special interest in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her family, traveling to visit her in-laws in Ireland, and watching college football.
Emily Collins, DVM
Dr. Collins also graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She has been with Reynolda Veterinary Hospital since the Fall of 2007. She has two dogs, Phoebe and Sebi (pictured) and enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters – especially when they go to Disney.
Eric Taylor, DVM
Dr. Eric Taylor received a Bachelor of Political Science from North Carolina State University in 1989 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.
Dr. Taylor grew up in Greensboro and attended Page High School. As a teenager, when not playing guitar in a rock band or driving a school bus, Eric worked for the Natural Science Center in Greensboro. At this job, he enjoyed caring for and learning about a variety of animals, both wild and domestic. After college, Eric worked with Young Life in Winston-Salem and continues to be involved with high school ministry.
Dr. Taylor pursued his dream of working in companion animal medicine and loves every aspect of it. He has a special love for small animal dentistry, orthopedics, and exotics, but is more than willing to tackle any pet issue that comes his way. Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and the Forsyth County Veterinary Association.
When he’s not improving the lives of companion animals in the triad, he likes to spend time with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children. The Taylor family has a few additional entertainers in the family, including a Maltese named CeCe, a Chiweenie named Cooper, a Bernie Doodle named Gabby, and their three cats- Opie, Thelma Lou, and Chessie.