Our Veterinarians

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.

Dr. Sondra Brown

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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).

Dr. Kevin Brumfield

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Cavell was born and raised in Wyandotte, 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 studies and veterinary school, graduating in May 2006. During school Kathleen focused on surgery, emergency medicine, ultrasound 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. Kathleen’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. Kathleen’s current pets include three orange cats (Cthulhu, Azathoth 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.
Dr. Kathleen Cavell

Michigan State University Veterinary School

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.

Dr. Alicia Smith

North Carolina State University

Dr. Jennifer Smith originally comes from San Pablo, California, with stops in New York and Georgia on her way 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 graduated 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 full­time as an emergency veterinarian. Dr. Smith has worked in both small animal and mixed animal practices over the last decade. She enjoys internal medicine as well as emergency medicine/surgery, but has a soft spot for feline medicine.

The year before beginning vet school, she fell in love with Bullmastiffs and has raised and shown them ever since. When she’s not at work in the hospital, she is often working at home on her small farm, trying to convince herself she loves gardening. She stays busy with her 5 horses (4 Paint horses and 1 Tennessee Walking Horse), 4 dogs and many cats.

Dr. Jennifer Smith

University of Georgia

Dr Jennifer Fleck

Dr. Jennifer Fleck

University of Florida

Dr. Rachel Kuhar is originally from a small town in southern New Jersey. She attended her first year of veterinary school at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland before transferring to Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2018. Dr. Kuhar enjoys anything outdoors including running, kayaking, hiking, camping, and traveling. She currently shares her home with her pit bull, Daizy, who joins in on all the adventures. Dr. Kuhar’s primary interests in veterinary medicine include emergency medicine and ultrasonography.

Dr. Rachel Kuhar

Mississippi State

Dr. Alex Baumgartner bio coming soon!

Dr. Alex Baumgartner

Auburn University

Dr. Jay Barrett

Dr. Jay Barrett

Northwood Animal Hospital/PETS Emergency is the premier 24 hour veterinary emergency care facility in the area.