Dr. Julie Moodoyan
Dr. Julie Moodoyan graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Her family is originally from Live Oak, Florida, although she grew up abroad, as her parents were in the U.S. Air Force. She received her BA at Florida State University before attending veterinary school at UF. She and her husband Mike have one daughter, Olivia, and 3 sons: Ryan, Judah, and Julian. They also share their home with 7 Ball Pythons and 3 beautiful cats named Bunny, Pi and Squishy. Dr. Moodoyan has a particular interest in feline medicine, dentistry, and client education.
Dr. Sondra Brown
Dr. Sondra Brown, comes from a small town in Kansas where her family raised and showed English Setters. Dr. Brown graduated from Kansas State University College of veterinary medicine in 1993. She then returned to KSU to earn a Masters Degree in Veterinary Pathology. She worked as a veterinarian in Manhattan, KS then lived in Montreal, Canada before settling in Tallahassee. Dr. Brown is married and has three children. She shares her home with three dogs (Golden Retriever, Miniature Schnauzer and Shetland sheepdog) and three cats (1 Domestic Short hair, 1 Bengal and 1 Burmese). She is a member of the Northside Rotary Club, and 2007 President of the Bid Bend Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Brown’s primary interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine and behavioral medicine.
Dr. Kevin Brumfield
Dr. Kevin Brumfield, a 1997 Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, is originally from Ocean Springs, MS. In addition to his dog and cat patients, Dr. Brumfield has a special interest in exotic animal medicine. He also has a strong interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, as well as dentistry. After finishing two externships in exotic animal medicine at Care Animal Hospital in Brandon and Long Beach Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA, Dr. Brumfield joined Northwood Animal hospital in July, 1997. He and his wife, Lauren own three dogs (two Labrador Retrievers and one Miniature Pinscher). The Brumfields’ welcomed a daughter, Avery, in January 2006.
Dr. Sherri Kasper
Dr. Sherri Kasper, a 1998 graduate from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, is originally from Warren, NJ. She has a strong interest in ultrasound and has pursued this through numerous ultrasound and echocardiogram conferences. Dr. Kasper completed several externships in both small and large animal medicine, include emergency medicine before arriving in Tallahassee. She has been a part of the Northwood Animal Hospital team since February 1999. Dr. Kasper is married and has a son. As for pets, she has 1 DSH cat and 3 dogs (Lab mix, Catahoula mix, and a cocker mix).
Dr. Alicia Smith
Dr. Smith graduated from NCSU in 2004 after starting her animal career in 1994 in a no-kill shelter in Boston. She started working at Northwood Animal Hospital in 2004 and moved to The Animal Hospital and Pet Resort at Southwood in 2012. When not at work, she can usually be found covered in paint, glue or dry-wall compound from her many adventures in home improvement. She shares her house with 3 hypoallergenic cats, 1 shelter dog, 1 ex-racing greyhound, 1 human ten year old child and her husband of 20 years (who loved her enough to find hypoallergenic cats).
Dr. Mary Carson Gwynn
Dr. Mary Carson Gwynn graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017, having completed her clinical year at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her BS from the University of Florida in 2011. Go Gators! Originally from the Tallahassee area, Dr. Gwynn is proud to practice medicine in the area her family calls Home. Dr. Gwynn has a special interest in ophthalmology and internal medicine. She shares her home with her two dogs Lucy and Maggie, and her cat Callie.
Susan Rodgers worked twenty years as a certified Veterinary Technician before becoming a practice manager. We were lucky enough to snatch her up in 2010 and she has been managing our practice since. She loves animals, and currently resides in Georgia by her numerous cats, dogs, horses, and rabbits.
Emily Hooker, is from Livonia, MI and has been a technician and The Animal Hospital at Southwood, since 2003. She graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a degree in Biology and a specialty certificate in Marine Biology. She has three cats and a man at home (Bono – tuxedo, Nibbler – brown tabby, Inara – orange tabby munchkin, and Jerris – electrical engineer). In her free time, she plays ultimate Frisbee, and enjoys reading, camping, and watching hockey (go Red Wings!).
Jessica Burke, was born and raised in Tallahassee. She has been working at The Animal Hospital at Southwood since 2001. She graduated from Rickards High School in 2002. Her specialty here at the clinic is dental health and dental health awareness. She has five “kids” Prof R. J. Lupin (black DSH), Moaning Myrtle (black and white DSH), Draco Malfoy (ferret), Sally Mae (white with black ears DSH), and the newest member to the Burke Family; Kreacher an adorable Miniature Pincher. While not at work, she enjoys reading (especially Harry Potter), watching movies, and spoiling her kids!
Kaitlyn was born and raised in Quincy, FL on Lake Talquin. She began working at Southwood Animal Hospital September 2011. She started out as a kennel technician and worked her way up to where she is today. She is now a vet tech and Southwoods social media coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Archer (best mutt ever), and her Fiance, Dean. Kaitlyn and Dean are expecting their first bundle of joy, Rosie Marie, in March of 2018.
Lee Minor, a Tallahassee native who graduated Lincoln High School in 2010. Lee began working at The Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at Southwood in 2013 as a kennel technician and then worked in our pet resort for about a year. He enjoys the experience of getting to work with animals and have since become a veterinary technician. In Lee’s free time, he can normally be found exercising, spending time with his loved ones, and going on adventures with his 5-year-old Pomeranian mix, Mufasa.
Heather has always had a passion for animals from a young age and knew she wanted to work in a veterinary hospital. She graduated from Colorado State Univ. with a BS in Biomedical Sciences before attending Community College of Denver for her AAS in Veterinary Technology. Heather has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2017 and couldn’t be happier, making animals feel better. She moved here from Colorado with her 2 dogs and 2 cats to escape the cold. When Heather is not working she enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen and playing with her dogs.
Shannon has been working in the vet field for 4 years. She started working at Southwood in hopes of furthering her education. When Shannon isn’t at work, she is spending time with her daughter, Leah, and dog, Freedom. She also enjoys traveling and relaxing at home.
Amy joined our team in summer of 2013 as a member of our Client Relations team. She is a 2015 graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Literature. In her spare time, she enjoys drinking La Croix, reading, embroidery, and playing Pokemon Go. Amy has a Domestic Shorthair named Lightning, a Corgi named Tombo and a Mini Pomeranian named Huxley.
Marissa is from Tallahassee, Florida and has been a receptionist for the Animal Hospital and Pet Resort at Southwood since August 2015. She is attending Florida State University and working towards a degree in Humanities. Marissa has two fur babies; both are Boston Terriers, a black and white one named Penelope and a red and white one named Levi. She is definitely a crazy Boston Terrier lady! In her free time, Marissa enjoys reading, doing yoga, spending time with family and friends, going to parks, nature trails and the beach.
Courtney joined The Client Relations team in Fall of 2017. A current student at The Florida State University she is majoring in Statistics and will graduate in Fall of 2018. In her spare time, she loves going to the dog park with her special girl Reina, a sweet 2-year-old pitbull.
Olivia is a Tallahassee Native. She has a bachelors of Science in Psychology from Florida State University. She has three orange tabby cats, Baker, Pheonix, and Oakley, and an Australian Shepherd, Boomer. Olivia has been with the Animal Hospital and Pet Resort since October 2017.
Kim Simon, originally from New York, moved to Tallahassee in 1987. She has been with us for 10 years and works in the Pet Resort. She has one son and four dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies.
Lauren Zaremba moved from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to the Sunshine State for exactly that – the sunshine! When she isn’t taking care of her four-legged friends at the Pet Resort, she enjoys arts and crafts, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her partner, Erin. Together they have a Miniature Pinscher/ Pug Mix (Samurai) and three cats (Binx, Damien, and Donegal).
Shelby was born and raised in Tallahassee. She has a son, Brayden, who is an A-honor roll student. She is very proud of him and loves him more than anything. She has 7 pets and has been working with, and rescuing animals since 2008. Shelby loves Harry Potter, music, and her favorite thing to do is sing.