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Northwood Animal Hospital Tallahassee, Florida – Veterinarians

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 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 (one DSH, one Bengal and one Burmese). She is a member of Northside Rotary club. Dr. Brown’s primary interests in veterinary medicine include preventative care, internal medicine and behavioral medicine.

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Dr. Kevin Brumfield

Dr. Kevin Brumfield , Dr. Kevin Brumfield , a 1997 Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine graduate, is originally from Ocean Springs, MS. He started at Northwood Animal Hospital in 1997 and has been an owner since 2000. He is one of our primary soft tissue and orthopedic surgeons, and performs a number of advanced surgical procedures. In addition to dog and cat patients, Dr. Brumfield has a special interest in exotic animal medicine. He also enjoys dentistry, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Brumfield serves as a board member of the Leon County Humane Society and of CARE (Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor). In his spare time, he enjoys running, triathlons, basketball, and anything outdoors. He is married (Lauren) and has an eight year old daughter. The Brumfield family also has three dogs, all rescues- Baxter (Golden/Lab mix), Ack (Miniature Pinscher), and Toby (Lab mix).

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Dr. Kathleen Cavell

Dr. Kathleen Cavell was born and raised in Wyandeott, Michigan. Prior to and during veterinary school she worked at several small animal practices, including an emergency practice, gaining over seven years experience as a veterinary assistant before becoming a veterinarian.

She attended Michigan State University for undergraduate work and veterinary school, graduating in May 2006. During school Kathleen focused on surgery, emergency medicine, ultrasound and exotic pet medicine. She participated in exotics externships in San Francisco and at UC Davis, CA. Kathleen’s interest in extoics extends to her home life – she has owned many rats over the past eight years. She has also owned lizards, snakes, birds and rabbits. Kathleen’s current pets include three orange male cats (Cthulhu and Azathoth and Gygax), an epileptic male German Shepherd rescue named Pavlov, and a shepherd mix rescue from Northwood named One-Eyed Jack.

She is currently living in Tallahassee with her husband, Mathieu, who is attending FSU for a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, painting, sculpting, disc golf and other outdoor activities.

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Dr. Alicia Smith

Dr. Alicia Smith graduated from North Carolina State in 2004. She is particularly interested in Neurology, and Dermatology. She has a retired racing greyhound, two Devon Rex cats, and a three year old toddler! In her off time she can be found in paint-stained coveralls, renovating her 1939 house.

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Dr. Monica Azzolini

Dr. Monica Azzolini graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and has just moved to Tallahassee. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up mostly in Mobile, AL. She is excited to become part of the team at Northwood Animal Hospital and looks forward to some exciting nights as the new Emergency Veterinarian. In addition to emergency medicine her interests include soft tissue surgery and client education. In her spare time she enjoys all types of dancing, reading, hiking, and social loafing. She currently has two cats, Harley and Davidson.


Dr. Amy Schwerzel

Dr. Amy Schwerzel was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She is a proud “double dawg” – earning both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Amy enjoys many facets of the animal medical field and has gained experience in multiple small animal practices, a mobile ultrasound practice, Zoo Atlanta, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Her special veterinary interests include preventative medicine, surgery, and ultrasound. Amy spends her free time planning her November wedding, baking, and exploring the Tallahassee area with her fiance, Tripp, and rescue dog, Dory. She is excited to meet you and work together to keep your furry family members happy and healthy.


Dr. Morgan Guoan

Bio coming soon…

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