Lorna McLeod, DVM
Dr. Mcleod earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1996 and has practiced in Winston-Salem and the surrounding Triad since 1997.
Dr. McLeod is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and serves as Secretary of the Forsyth County Veterinary Medical Association.
She is also a member of the Animal Association of Feline Practitioners.
She volunteers with Aarf, FFF, TGRR and FCAP. She also enjoys traveling, antiquing, gardening and spending time with family.
Christine Kline, DVM
Animal Health and Wellness Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Christine E. Kline has joined our team. A native of New York, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Kline brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from working as an emergency/critical care and relief veterinarian for 17 years at over 100 different veterinary practices. She and her husband, an equine veterinary surgeon, have relocated to Davie County, North Carolina. She is looking forward to spending many years with us at Animal Health and Wellness Hospital.
John Polnak, DVM
Dr. Polnak received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University in Grenada, and completed his clinical year of Veterinary Medicine at Georgia University in Athens, GA. He has special interests in surgery, ultrasound, and acupuncture; and attends several medical and surgical conferences throughout the year to stay on top of the newest techniques so he can offer thorough and compassionate care to each of his patients. Dr. Polnak currently resides in Advance, NC, with his wife and 4 children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking from old family recipes, and exploring what NC has to offer. Dr. Polnak also has a taste for adventure and is scuba certified and loves traveling.
Sarah Bendorf, DVM
Dr. Bendorf is another native Tennessean who moved to the Triad area in 2015. Her greatest love is exotic pet medicine and personally owns several reptiles, parakeets, spiders, invertebrates, axolotls, and 2 cats! Her education includes a B.S. in Animal Science from University of Tennessee at Martin in 2002 and her DVM from University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2006. Her hobbies include gardening and taking care of her mengerie of pets.
Lane Anderson is from Texas Hook Em Horns where she started her career working with animals on a cattle ranch after graduating high school. She developed an interest in veterinary medicine after reading all of the James Herriot books when she was young. Lane enjoys reading, cooking, relaxing and fishing at the coast when she has time.
Bethany is a 15 year veteran of the animal health industry. She has been taking care of the pets of Animal Health and Wellness for 6 years. A native from Winston-Salem, she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful kids. She also shares her home with 2 dogs, Lettie and Glock, and Pete the cat.
Jacob has joined our team as an assistant to our veterinary nurses. He enjoys music, video games, and mixed martial arts in his spare time, although his favorite hobby is playing with his dog “Brodie”.
Mekayla is from Pinnacle, North Carolina and a graduate of West Stokes High School. She joined us at Animal Health and Wellness Hospital in May of 2019. She too is an avid hiker. At home, she cares for three Blue Heelers, cattle herding dogs which hail from Australia.
Allyson is a true Winston-Salem native. She has lived here her whole life except when she attended UNC Wilmington and received her B.S. in Biology and Marine Biology. When she is not working as a veterinary nurse, she enjoys cooking, gardening, painting and video games.
Samantha is our true outdoor enthusiast. She lives on a farm with chickens and cows and enjoys hunting with her dad. On Saturdays you will find her angelic voice as part of her church choir.
Dayna is one of our few “born and bred” Winston-Salem natives! Writing and reading are some of her favorite past times as well as spending time with “Zoey” and “Ollie” – her dogs, and Carmen her cat. She brings unique skills and six years of experience working with animals to our practice. Let’s welcome Ms. Dayna
Michelle joined Animal Health and Wellness Hospital in 2018, bringing with her 25 years of experience with animals both large and small. She earned her bachelor’s degree in equine science from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol and maintains a lifelong passion for pet care. Her other interests include riding her motorcycle through the Forsythe countryside, collecting antiques, and helping the homeless.
Groundskeeper and Maintenance
We don’t know what we would do without Robert here at Animal Health and Wellness Hospital. He has been with us since the very beginning helping to keep the place going. Born and raised right here in Rural Hall, he lives with his wife and spoiled Shih Tzu. Give him a wave next time you see him!
We are honored here at Animal Health and Wellness Hospital to live in Marko’s world. Since he came to us a few months after we opened in 2013, he has become a fixture here and even has his own Facebook page. His demands are simple- canned food and catnip. Sorry ladies, he is taken- he only has eyes for his roommate, Miso.