Northwood Animal Hospital

We all love our furry friends, but no one loves the moment when your pup or kitty starts feeling under the weather. While we hate to see our pets sick or injured, we’re thankful that when it does happen, we have stellar veterinarians in High Point to take them to. Northwood Animal Hospital serves our pets well, making sure all their medical needs are tended to. And they don’t just provide medical care – they even provide our pooches with a dog park. Read below to learn more about how Northwood Animal Hospital contributes to our community.

Q. Tell us about your company in about 10 words.

A. We are a small animal veterinary clinic committed to client satisfaction and patient care.

Outdoor shot of the Northwood Animal Hospital.

Q. Why was it started and what was the vision?

A. Northwood Animal Hospital has been open since 1940, but we took over in 2013. Our vision is to create a veterinary clinic that stands out from the rest through excellent customer service, high quality patient care, and service to our community.

Two Northwood Animal Hospital veterinarians stand outside of the Northwood Animal Hospital entrance.

Q. What do you love about your work?

A. We love helping our patients be happy and healthy, and making veterinary visits a positive experience for our clients, thus improving the bond between owners and their pets.

A vet staff members leans down to kiss a dog at the Northwood Animal Hospital.

Q. What is one thing people would be interested to learn about Northwood Animal Hospital?

A. That we are the home of High Point’s first dog park.

Q. What are the highlights of working in High Point?

A. The High Point community is committed to the success of the city. Perks include the opportunity to be involved with the community through the High Point Chamber, the High Point Rockers, High Point University, local animal rescue groups and participating in local events.

A dog jumps on its hind legs under a spray of water.

Q. Why did you choose to locate your business in High Point?

A. While we didn’t choose the location, we couldn’t have asked for a better one. We are in the central part of an excellent community. The clinic is close to shops and businesses that are essential for our operation, and the people of the community have been essential to our success.

Dr. Slivka stands with a vet tech over an exam table at the Northwood Animal Hospital.

Q. How has High Point changed since you started Northwood Animal Hospital?

A. The people of High Point are more committed to making the city a great place to live and have fun, through the opening of more restaurants, shops, the baseball park and even expanding the Greenway.

Q. What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?

A. Running a business with little time to prepare and no prior experience. We overcame it though reaching out to others for guidance and expertise, building a team that believed in our vision, and not being afraid to take a chance and do something that we have never done.

Veterinarians stand besides Northwood Animal Hospital sign.

Q. How have the citizens and community of High Point supported you?

A. They have embraced the changes that we have brought to the company. They support our community events that we put on such as the annual fall festival, Spooktacular.

Q. If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out in High Point, what would it be?

A. Reach out to the Chamber of Commerce. It is a great place to network and meet other community partners which could become a great asset to your company.

Dr. Silvka stands smiling at the camera, wearing a Northwood Animal Hospital coat.

A beagle looks at the camera.

Q. What are you excited about for High Point’s future?

A. The new businesses that will open around that baseball stadium and the events that will be held at the baseball stadium.

A veterinarian from Northwood Animal Hospital smiles at the camera.

A woman holds a small black puppy, while someone pets its back.

Q. How can the HP Discovered audience find you online?

A. They can reach us at our website, Also social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Keep Discovering our High Points,

The HPD Team