Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Veterinarians


KEVIN BRUMFIELD, DVM </br> Veterinarian and Owner photo

KEVIN BRUMFIELD, DVM
Veterinarian and Owner

Originally from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Dr. Brumfield has been a veterinarian at Northwood Animal Hospital since 1997 and a co-owner of the hospital since 2000. He graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 (War Eagle!). His special areas of interest include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, exotic animal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, and emergency medical care. In his free time, he enjoys spending time and traveling with his family. He also engages in all types of outdoor activities, including running, weight training, biking, gardening, kayaking, scuba diving, and snowboarding. Dr. Brumfield has two dogs, a Labrador retriever mix named Toby and a Dachshund/Boston Terrier mix named Cooper, both rescues. Professionally, he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the FVMA, and sits on the Boards of the Leon County Humane Society and Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor (CARE). He also founded Rescue Relief,  an annual fundraiser for Tallahassee area pet rescue groups. As of today, this cause has raised over $250,000 in donations for local pet rescue groups. 

SONDRA BROWN, DVM </br> Veterinarian and Owner photo

SONDRA BROWN, DVM
Veterinarian and Owner

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 and then returned to earn a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Pathology. She started working at Northwood as an associate veterinarian in 1997 and became a co-owner of the hospital in 2000. In addition to being married with three children, she also shares her home with 4 dogs (Lab mix, Miniature Schnauzer mix, a Boxer mix, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and 2 Domestic shorthair cats. All but one of her pets were adopted from the hospital’s non-profit rescue, CARE (Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor). Dr. Brown is a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee Northside, having served as president, as well as being long term Committee Head of the club’s Daddy Daughter Dance. Annually, she spearheads the hospital’s free veterinary clinic as part of the annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down. Her primary interests in veterinary medicine include her work with CARE, preventative medicine, and behavioral medicine. She also leads the Tallahassee Animal Blood Bank which is run out of our sister hospital, The Animal Hospital and Pet Resort at Southwood. 

Kathleen Cavell, DVM </br> Associate Veterinarian  photo

Kathleen Cavell, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Born and raised in southeast Michigan, Dr. Cavell worked at several small animal practices, including an emergency practice, gaining over seven years experience as a veterinary assistant prior to and during veterinary school. She attended Michigan State University for undergraduate studies and veterinary school, graduating in May 2006. During school she focused on surgery, emergency medicine, ultrasonography, and exotic pet medicine (all of which remain relevant interests in her career). She participated in exotics externships in San Francisco and at UC Davis, CA. Dr. Cavell’s interest in exotics extends to her home life – she has owned many rats over the years. She has also owned lizards, snakes, birds and rabbits. Her current pets include four orange cats (Oliver, Azathoth, Monte, and Gygax), and a rescued tripod German Shepherd named Tycho. She is currently living in Tallahassee with her husband, Mathieu, who works for Leon County. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog, strength training, cycling, archery, board games, volunteering for local pet rescues, and raising orphaned baby squirrels for St. Francis Wildlife.

Jennifer Smith, DVM </br> Associate Veterinarian  photo

Jennifer Smith, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer L. Smith originally comes from San Pablo, California, with stops in New York and Georgia on her journey to Florida. Always fascinated by all types of animals, she worked in multiple animal related fields for 9 years prior to attending veterinary school. She obtained her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and then went on to earn her MBA from the University of North Alabama in 2008, while working full time as an emergency veterinarian. Dr. Smith has worked in both small animal and mixed animal practices over the last two decades, joining Northwood in October of 2012 as a relief veterinarian and transitioning to full time in 2014. She enjoys general medicine and surgery but has a soft spot for feline medicine. She also has a particular interest in the human-animal bond, obtaining advanced certification in 2020. She is currently studying to obtain advanced certification in pet nutrition. Just before the beginning of vet school, she fell in love with Bullmastiffs and they have been part of her rather large family ever since. When she’s not at work in the hospital, she is often working at home on her small farm, staying busy with her horses, dogs, cats, chickens, pheasants, peafowl, and honeybees! 

ALICIA SMITH, DVM</br> Associate Veterinarian  photo

ALICIA SMITH, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Alicia 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, while still practicing medicine at Northwood a couple of days a month. 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 two hypoallergenic cats, 1 shelter dog, 1 ex-racing greyhound, 1 human child, and her husband of 20 years (who loved her enough to find hypoallergenic cats). 

Jennifer Fleck, DVM</br> Associate Veterinarian  photo

Jennifer Fleck, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Dr. Fleck is a proud Leon High School and FSU graduate. Despite graduating from the University of Florida of veterinary medicine in 2016, she remains a diehard Seminole. Dr. Fleck has been with Northwood since graduating in 2016 and lives in Tallahassee with her husband and toddler. Her fur-children include her two rescues, a golden retriever, and a Great Dane. Dr. Fleck’s veterinary interest is nurturing and facilitating the amazing bond between humans and their animals. Dr. Fleck keeps herself busy by running after her toddler and doing yard work with her husband. Her favorite things are a good cup of coffee and puppy snuggles. 

MARY CARSON GWYNN, DVM </br> Associate Veterinarian  photo

MARY CARSON GWYNN, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Dr. Gwynn graduated from Leon High School and received a degree in Animal Science from the University of Florida. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Gwynn's veterinary interests include ophthalmology, ultrasonography, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys taking her dog Maggie to the beach.

Alex Baumgartner, DVM</br> Emergency Associate Veterinarian  photo

Alex Baumgartner, DVM
Emergency Associate Veterinarian

As a Tallahassee native and graduate from Rickards High School and Florida State University, Dr. Baumgartner graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. He began his veterinary career at Northwood Animal Hospital shortly after. His veterinary interests include emergency medicine, surgery, and ultrasonography. When he’s not at work, his hobbies are attending sporting events, golfing, kayaking, and most other outdoor activities with his German Shepherd, Stella. You can find him at Doak in the fall - Go Noles!

Kandace Roberts, DVM </br> Emergency Associate Veterinarian  photo

Kandace Roberts, DVM
Emergency Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Roberts grew up in southern Illinois and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 2008. She then graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and completed a one year, small animal rotating internship at a private practice referral center, Nashville Veterinary Specialist, where she realized her passion for emergency medicine. She began working as one of Northwood’s emergency veterinarians in 2020, adding to her 14 years of veterinary medicine. Her professional interests include feline medicine, which also happens to be her favorite species to treat. She also enjoys surgery, emergency medicine, and ophthalmology.  Her family includes 3 cats:  Ian, Stanley, and Kiki. Her interests outside of work include running, reading, cooking, and watching movies. 

Jamie Hively, DVM, MRCVS  photo

Jamie Hively, DVM, MRCVS

Bio coming soon!

MANAGEMENT


SUSAN, RVT, MBA</br>  HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR photo

SUSAN, RVT, MBA
HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR

Susan joined Northwood Animal Hospital in 2010 as our Hospital Administrator. She had been a veterinary technician for over 20 years and sought an advanced degree in order to pursue a career in veterinary management. She has a small hobby farm in Monticello, with American Paint Horses, chickens, cats, and one Chocolate Lab. She also has a Basenji and Toy Poodles to round out her furry family. Susan has 2 sons, Christian and Liam.

Kadee </br> Business Manager photo

Kadee
Business Manager

Kadee began her veterinary career in 2013 as a kennel technician. She started working at Northwood as a veterinary assistant in 2015 and is now the Business Manager of the hospital. She has an Associates Degree in Business from Georgia Military College, and an Associates Degree in Veterinary Nursing from St. Petersburg College. She’s currently enrolled in the University of South Florida’s Accounting Bachelor’s program and is studying to take the Veterinary Technology National Exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her free time, she owns and operates a local crochet company, scuba dives, and works out at the local powerlifting gym. 

Nicole, CVT </br> Inventory and Technician Manager photo

Nicole, CVT
Inventory and Technician Manager

Nicole has been working at Northwood since 2001 and since then has become a Certified Veterinary Technician and a manager. She enjoys learning as much as possible about pain management and surgery and loves a challenge when it comes to calming nervous cats. She is a Tallahassee native and lives with her wife and family. She has a dog and an ever-growing number of cat children. 

Amanda </br> Kennels Manager photo

Amanda
Kennels Manager

Amanda, the kennel manager, joined the team at Northwood in 2019. She has been in the customer service industry since 2002. She grew up with animals and is excited to.finally be working with them. In her free time, this Tallahassee native enjoys anything outdoors!

TECHNICIANS AND TECHNICIAN ASSISTANTS


Anastasia</BR> Veterinary Technician photo

Anastasia
Veterinary Technician

Anastasia has been working at Northwood since 2018 as a veterinary technician. In 2016, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Florida A&M University. Her interests in veterinary medicine include general practice, caring for the ICU patients, and assisting in surgery. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, playing the drums, and singing. 

Ashley C. </BR> Emergency Veterinary Technician photo

Ashley C.
Emergency Veterinary Technician

Ashley has been in veterinary medicine for 4 years and began working at Northwood in 2020 as an overnight emergency technician. She graduated from Southern Regional Technical College in 2016 with an associate in veterinary technology. While she loves everything veterinary related, she really enjoys exotics and surgery. In her free time, she reads books, learning new things, and any activities related to nature. She has a variety of pets at home including dogs, cats, cows, and chickens. 

Brianna </Br> Veterinary Technician photo

Brianna
Veterinary Technician

Brianna recently came on board with Northwood in 2020. She originally started off as a 911 dispatcher for Leon County until she decided to follow her true passion: animals! She started working at St. Francis wildlife as a wildlife technician in 2014 and followed that by working at another practice as a veterinary technician. She loves working in all parts of the hospital, but really enjoys caring for the critical patients in ICU. She is currently in school working on her Bachelor's degree in Biology at St. Petersburg College, with the goal of one day becoming a veterinarian. She spends her days off with her husband, two kids, one fluffy dog, a leopard gecko, and a giant rabbit who all keep her busy!

Christal </BR> Emergency Veterinary Technician photo

Christal
Emergency Veterinary Technician

Christal has been working with Northwood Animal Hospital since 2018 and is currently one of our emergency veterinary technicians. She is originally from Broward County, Florida. Christal has an associate degree in pre-vet studies and is graduating Spring of 2021 with her bachelor of science degree in Veterinary Technology from Florida A&M University. She plans on attending the University of Florida graduate school to get an MS degree in Forensic Science in Veterinary Medicine. In Christal's spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog, Spirit.

Crystal </BR>  Lead Veterinary Technician photo

Crystal
Lead Veterinary Technician

Crystal graduated from Florida State University with a Master’s in Library and Information Studies 2008 and started working at Northwood in 2009. While they worked as an overnight emergency technician for 8 years, Crystal now works during the day where they enjoy surgery and caring for the patients in ICU. Outside of work, Crystal likes to spend time with their partner, Lauren, and their 3 dogs and 4 cats. They watch horror movies, read dystopian fiction and patronize local coffee shops. 

Erin </BR> Emergency Veterinary Technician photo

Erin
Emergency Veterinary Technician

Erin originally started working at Northwood as an emergency technician in 2017, and again in 2020 after taking some time off to care for her baby boy. Erin has worked in the veterinary industry since 2013 and enjoys working in Emergency medicine. She has 2 cats (Henry and Triton) and 2 dogs (Mac and Kahlan). 

Evelyn </BR> Veterinary Technician photo

Evelyn
Veterinary Technician

Evelyn has been working at Northwood since 2020 as a veterinary technician. She has been involved in the veterinary field since 2018 and her favorite part of the job is working with ICU patients. It’s particularly rewarding for her to be involved with nursing patients back to good health so they are able to return home to their families. She has two cats of her own as well as one dog which she recently adopted from our CARE program here at the hospital. When not at work, she enjoys playing video games and hanging out with her pets.

Heidi </BR> Veterinary Technician photo

Heidi
Veterinary Technician

Although Heidi began her veterinary career in 2001, she joined the Northwood team in 2018 as a veterinary technician. This Tallahassee local has a dog and cat at home, both of which are seniors. She enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, Dean, and going to the beach to watch the sunset. She has two sons. Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, emergency, and exotic medicine. 

Jessica B.</BR> Veterinary Technician photo

Jessica B.
Veterinary Technician

Jessica is originally from South Florida, where she began her career in veterinary medicine in 2013. She moved to Tallahassee in 2017 and started working at Northwood in 2018 as a veterinary technician. She has a special interest in surgery and emergency medicine. Her favorite species to work with our dogs (especially the ones with wrinkles) and birds. She is currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College where she studies Veterinary Technology. When she is not at work she enjoys kayaking, running, going to the beach, and hiking with her dog, Fargo.

Katie D. </br> Veterinary Technician photo

Katie D.
Veterinary Technician

Katie began working at Northwood in 2017 as a kennel technician and is now a veterinary technician. She has been in the field since she was 15 years old when she began interning at different animal hospitals. She has 2 cats, Miko & Alien, one of which has no eyes and was adopted from Northwood’s CARE program. She also has a domestic rat named Ratticus Finch. Outside of the hospital she loves to spend time outdoors, reading, or doing something artistic. She’s currently attending Florida State University to complete her bachelor's degree in Biology and is in pursuit of becoming a veterinarian.

KC </br> Lead Emergency Veterinary Technician photo

KC
Lead Emergency Veterinary Technician

KC has worked at Northwood since 2016 but started working in veterinary medicine in 2013. She has worked in various areas of the hospital as a veterinary technician but has found herself enjoying the overnight emergency shifts the most.  Although she works in veterinary medicine, she has always volunteered for other animal-related projects like the ASPCA and the Tallahassee Museum. She has a dog and a cat at home.

Kylie </br> Veterinary Technician Assistant photo

Kylie
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Kylie started in 2019 as a kennel technician at Northwood and is now a technician assistant. She has worked in the field since 2014. She has a dog named J-Lo. Outside of work she likes to kayak, kickbox, and practice fine arts. Her favorite species to treat would be dogs, the bigger the better. She’s originally from Valdosta, GA, and attended both VSU for a bachelor's degree in fine arts and Southern Regional Tech for veterinary technology. 

Natalie </br> Veterinary Technician photo

Natalie
Veterinary Technician

Natalie is from Miami, Florida, and has been a veterinary technician at Northwood since 2019. She really likes being a surgical technician as well as triaging urgent care and emergencies. Her favorite species to treat and handle at Northwood are reptiles, especially snakes. She has continuing education certificates in triage, hematology, dental radiology, and dental prophylaxis. At home, she has a domestic shorthair tuxedo cat and a Malinois pitbull mix. While not at the hospital, she likes to go hiking, camping, running, and going to the beach. Natalie is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Florida State University.

Nick, RVT </br> Emergency Veterinary Technician photo

Nick, RVT
Emergency Veterinary Technician

Nick began working as an emergency Certified Veterinary Technician at Northwood in 2019 after moving to Tallahassee from St. Louis, Missouri.  Nick has been in the veterinary industry since 2010. He has 2 dogs, Severus and Lily, and likes to spend time outside doing yard work and exploring nature. He graduated in 2016 with an associate degree in veterinary technology at Jefferson College in Missouri.

Nikki M. </br> Veterinary Technician Assistant photo

Nikki M.
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Nikki has been a member of the Northwood team since 2019 but grew up in the veterinary industry at a family veterinary practice. She started out working as a client services representative and is now a technician assistant. Nikki studied music at Virginia Commonwealth University and intends to pursue a degree in veterinary technology. In her free time, Nikki enjoys caring for her cats Dandelion, Alice, Buddy, Skully Cat, Kali Mama, and Alita as well as her 12 reptiles.

Steven </br> Emergency Veterinary Technician Assistant photo

Steven
Emergency Veterinary Technician Assistant

Steven began as a kennel technician at Northwood in 2017 and is now an emergency technician assistant. As Northwood is a drop off location for St Francis Wildlife, he especially loves caring for the wild animals that the community brings in for help. When Steven is not working, he enjoys volunteering and scuba diving in Panama City. Steven graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2019 and is a current veterinary school applicant where he plans to specialize in wildlife medicine.

Susan P. </br> Veterinary Technician photo

Susan P.
Veterinary Technician

Susan’s father encouraged her to begin her journey into veterinary medicine when she was 12 years old and he was a manager at the Tallahassee Leon County Animal Shelter, where he enlisted her to care for sick or injured animals in their home. She started managing a kennel in 1988 and began training as a technician in 2001. She joined the team at Northwood in 2018. Although she has a love for all animals and enjoys learning about how to help and treat them, she has a soft spot for dogs and has extensive training in dog behavior.

Nikki Q.  photo

Nikki Q.

Gisella  photo

Gisella

Support Staff


Shelby </br> Kennel Technician photo

Shelby
Kennel Technician

Shelby began working as a kennel technician in 2020. She has just embarked on her journey to vet school by enrolling at TCC. She has three dogs, all of which are rescues. She’s known from a young age that she wanted to be in veterinary medicine and is excited for the adventure Northwood brings!

Brandie </br> Client Services Representative  photo

Brandie
Client Services Representative

Brandie joined the team at Northwood in 2020 as a client services representative. This is her first time working in veterinary medicine but is interested in continuing her education in the veterinary industry. She graduated from Texas State University in 2018 with her bachelor's in business management. While she’s new to Florida, she still enjoys attending music festivals, spending time with her family, and caring for her pitbull, Grizzly Bear.

Ashley A. </br> Lead Client Services Representative  photo

Ashley A.
Lead Client Services Representative

Ashley moved to Tallahassee from Central Florida in 2008 and started working at Northwood Animal Hospital in 2018. She is currently a lead client services representative. Ashley really looks forward to seeing all the different exotics that come in the clinic and helping the clients feel at ease with the care of their pet. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her children and her crazy kitty that she adopted from Northwood’s CARE program. She also enjoys refurbishing and building furniture. 

Talia </br> Kennel Technician photo

Talia
Kennel Technician

Talia started at Northwood in 2020 as a kennel technician with the hopes of moving up to gain more experience. She enjoys photography and does photoshoots for her friends. She is currently enrolled at FSU to pursue her degree in veterinary medicine.

Shanicia </br> Client Services Representative  photo

Shanicia
Client Services Representative

Shania moved from Key West FL and started working for Northwood in 2020 as a client services representative. She currently has 3 pet hermit crabs and loves to fish, hike on the nature trails, and spend time with her boyfriend and step-son. In 2014, she graduated from Florida A&M University with a bachelor's in political science. She is a huge dog lover and enjoys cuddling all the puppies that come into Northwood.

Jessica D. </br> Kennel Technician photo

Jessica D.
Kennel Technician

Jessica is one of our kennel technicians and has been working at Northwood since 1997. She is known for doing a little of everything around the hospital. She enjoys making our patients and clients happy as she wants everyone to have the best possible experience here at Northwood. 

Trevor </br> Kennel Technician photo

Trevor
Kennel Technician

Trevor started working at Northwood in 2019 as a kennel technician while attending Florida State University. Although he originally lived in a town in Alabama, two miles from the state line, with his two dachshunds, he made the drive to be part of our team. He enjoys taking care of all breeds and species that stay in the hospital, but especially the pets of his fellow employees. Trevor is currently in the process of applying to veterinary school and is looking forward to the adventure. 

Takoya </br> Lead Client Services Representative  photo

Takoya
Lead Client Services Representative

Takoya started at Northwood in 2018. She is currently one of the client services leads. She particularly enjoys taking long walks, shopping, spending time with her family, and baking! She is well known for her love of coffee and for bringing laughter to the everyone in the hospital with her pranks.

Jamie </br> Kennel Technician photo

Jamie
Kennel Technician

Jamie became a kennel technician at Northwood in 2020, after gaining experience as a kennel technician for several years at a different practice. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster where she studies veterinary technology. She has three dogs and a bearded dragon. In her free time, she enjoys anything that involves the outdoors! 

Sara </br> Kennel Technician photo

Sara
Kennel Technician

Sara, a Tallahassee local, has been a Northwood team member since 2009. Her passion in life is helping the animals and being with her friends at work. She has two cats and has many interests, but writing stories, cooking, travelling, and helping out in the yard are her favorite. 

Victoria  photo

Victoria

Gabe  photo

Gabe

Christie  photo

Christie

Northwood Animal Hospital

1881-B North Martin Luther King Blvd.

Tallahassee, FL. 32303


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(850) 385-8181 or (850) 385-7387(PETS)
Email: nahfrontoffice@gmail.com
Fax: 850.385.3501 & 850.385.2491

Please feel free to reach us through the PetDesk app but if you have an emergency please call the clinic directly.



Regular Business Hours
(Open 24 hours for emergencies)

Monday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed