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 our CSR and has been working in the industry for 24 years. She went to Saddleback College, and she enjoys educating clients and being able to help them provide better care for their pets. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, sewing, crafting, and spending time with one very sweet husky.
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 prides herself on her compassion and helpful nature with both the clients and her coworkers. She enjoys getting close and building relationships with both. In her free time, she likes to quilt, garden, cook, play with her 5 dogs, and camp when she can.
Crystal loves RVH, their clients, and their patients. Since she’s been here for so long, she’s seen patients from puppy and kittenhood until their senior years, as well their families. She loves talking and getting to know all of her clients and pets. She enjoys reading, watching wrestling matches, and napping in her free time.
Stephanie’s favorite part of working at Reynolda Veterinary Hospital is the TLC given to the patients! She always tries to make sure any patient who comes in feels as safe and secure as possible. Stephanie is always trying to learn what any specific patient’s preferences are and what methods they respond best to. She also prides herself in her desire to learn all she can about veterinary medicine.
Whitney Tate went to UNCG and prides herself in being able to be a voice for the voiceless. She sees every day as a learning experience and an opportunity to strengthen her skills and knowledge; she loves using those skills/knowledge in ways that helps our furry friends.
Maggie entered the field of veterinary medicine because she loves animals and has a passion for taking care of those who cannot take care of themselves. She prides herself in loving and supporting her team so that they can take care of the awesome patients and their families. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her 2 kids, Spencer and Claire, her husband Josh, and her house full of animals. She also enjoys gardening, shopping, and reading.
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 takes pride in her ability to provide compassionate care to what can be scared or anxious patients. In her free time, she enjoys taking photos, going to the movies or lake with her husband and dogs, and getting together with her friends.
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 prides herself in loving her patients and learning new things. She particularly enjoys surgery and taking care of feline patients. In her free time, she likes reading, going to K-pop concerts, and taking care of her chickens.
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Jessica loves caring for pets, and loves calming and cuddling nervous patients. In her free time, Jessica likes to read murder mysteries and thrillers, listen to true crime podcasts, and eat new food. She also enjoys walking her dogs – Rosebud, Waddles, and Eddie.
Paola’s patients are the reason she practices veterinary medicine. She loves developing a relationship with them and practicing in a fear-free environment. It is a joy to show compassion to her patients and learn new things everyday. In her free time, she loves painting, spending time with her husband, Taylor, traveling, and caring for her pets – Hurley, Haru, Keiko, Honey Lemon, Yuki, and Mei.
Donna prides herself on showing compassion and kindness towards her patients- especially during blood draws, cystosomies, and all the the medical procedures. In her free time, she likes to shop, hang out with her grandchild, Mackenzie, her pups, Lily and Teensy, and spending time at the beach.
Rebecca prides herself in being a registered veterinary technician who is ultrasound and echo trained. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband Andrew, and two girls, Alaina and Natalie. Rebecca likes to be outside and play in the water, and loves going to the beach and reading. She also loves her dog, Koda, and two cats (Whiskey and Wine).
Megan Burtnett Johnson, DVM
Dr. Burtnett grew up near St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Webster University and a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. She is also Fear Free Certified—a certification to prevent fear and anxiety in pets during veterinary visits. Her passions include surgery and ultrasound. She and her husband moved to Winston-Salem in 2019, and in their free time, they enjoy fishing, hiking, and camping with their two dogs, Penny and Kona. They welcomed their first daughter, Mia, in August 2022.
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.