Dr. Vicki Soares has had the desire to take care of animals since she was 6 years old. Growing up on a farm exposed her to the life and death of animals causing her to develop an appreciation for the special bond between animals and people. It has been her life goal to keep that bond strong. Helping people learn how to take care of their pets, so they can live long healthy lives, is not only good medicine for the animals, but also helps the owners have healthier lives also.
Dr. Soares graduated from Michigan State University with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1994.
Jessie joined our practice in November 2011. Her interests include dentistry, surgery, and anesthesia. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and eating Mexican food. Jessie is from Person County and still lives here with her 3 dogs and 1 cat. Jessie is working towards her Veterinary Medicine degree, and hopes to become a Veterinarian soon.
Tabitha joined our practice in February 2013. She has worked in Veterinary Medicine for over 15 years, and has a strong passion for animal welfare. She is currently enrolled in San Juan College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has strong interests in anesthesiology, surgery, radiology, and wildlife medicine, and is always striving to increase her knowledge and skills in the veterinary field. Tabitha is the OSHA Safety Officer, Inventory Manager and Radiology Coordinator for Woodsdale. Tabitha lives on a farm in Leasburg with her husband and 2 young sons, as well as her German Shepherd Remi, and cat Red.
Amanda is one of our technicians, and comes with 11 years experience in the veterinary field. She was a previous employee at Woodsdale, and returned in September 2015 after a short break selling insurance. Her passion is surgery. Amanda is very cheerful, and loves to make people smile and laugh. Her favorite dog breeds are Boston Terriers and Pomeranians. Amanda has 5 cats. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her son, and going to see local bands.
Courtney has been a member of the Woodsdale team since September of 2012. She has an interest in animal health and welfare across the board. She has had many experiences that have helped her gain knowledge in many different fields of animal health. Courtney grew up on a beef cattle farm here in Person County. She traveled to South Africa in the summer of 2015 to study exotic animals through the Eco-life organization. She is currently a senior at NC State University majoring in Poultry Science and minoring in animal science. She has a Beagle who she adopted after falling in love with her during her recovery at Woodsdale in 2013. Outside of work and studies, she enjoys spending summer days outdoors and on the lake!
Brittany C.Veterinary Assistant
Brittany C. joined our team in July 2014 after graduating from N.C. State with a degree in Animal Science. She is from Roxboro and loves animals. She currently shares her home with 7 cats. Brittany is a vital team member, and can be seen in all areas of the hospital, working as a Receptionist, Kennel Attendant and Veterinary Assistant.
Beverly has been with our practice since 2011. Beverly is one of our receptionists, and is also our Billing and Accounts Receivable Specialist. She keeps the front desk organized and running smoothly. She enjoys meeting new people and pets, and loves to make people laugh. There is never a dull moment when Beverly is here! She has a Dachshund named Otis, a cat named Walker, a granddaughter named Kinsley, and enjoys stock car racing and going to the beach.
Tiffany joined our team because of her love of animals. She has been with us since September 2012 and enjoys keeping the pets happy and comfortable. She is originally from Texas and now lives on a farm in Rougemont with her husband and young son as well as their goats, chickens, horses, cats, and dogs.
Brittany W.Kennel Assistant
Brittany W. joined our team as part of our Kennel staff in June 2015. Brittany graduated NC State University in 2017 with a degree in Animal Science, and plans to pursue Veterinary School soon. Brittany has 2 dogs and multiple cats. In her free time, Brittany enjoys selling Mary Kay Cosmetics, riding horses, and spending time with her friends.