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Meet the friendly staff at Bel-Aire Veterinary Hospital!


Dr. PackardJulie Packard, DVM

Veterinarian
• 1973 Graduate of NCSU with B.S. in Conservation
• 1978 Graduate of Rapid City Regional Hospital School of Nursing and worked in Surgery as an R.N. for 10 years
• 1988 Cum Laude Graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
• Worked as Associate Veterinarian for Reidsville Veterinary Hospital for 2 years, then opened Bel-Aire Veterinary Hospital with her partners
• Member of NCVMA, AVMA and CCVMA since 1988
• President of Central Carolina Veterinary Medical Association for 2 years
• North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association District Representative for 4 years
• North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association 2003-2004 Vice President.
• North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association 2005-2006 President.
• North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association 2006-2007 Immediate Past-President
• Loves living in the country with her husband and 6 cats.
• Science fiction, old movies, sewing and gardening are some of her pastimes.
• 2007 NCVMA Veterinarian Of the Year Award Recipient
• Alternate Delegate to the AVMA for North Carolina from January 2008 to July 2011
• Reporter for Veterinary News Network
• Worked with the Oak Ridge Horse Show since 1992
• Volunteers with Feral Cat Assistance Program for spaying and neutering once a month for over 10 years
• Involved with Triad Golden Retriever Rescue in various capacities since 1984

Years in Practice: 30
Education:
BS in Wildlife Conservation from NCSU, 3yr Nursing Diploma from St Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
Interests:

Living in the country with her husband & cats, sewing quilts, classic movies



Dr. Emily Westmorland, DVMDr. Emily Westmoreland, DVM

Dr. Emily T. Westmoreland has relentlessly pursued veterinary medicine as a career since she got her first cat as a family pet, when she was just 5 years old. She grew up in Reidsville, NC and was a recipient of the Park Scholarship to NC State University. She graduated magna cum laude with a BS in biochemistry and minor in Animal Science in 2010, and entered NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine that same year. Graduating vet school in 2014, Dr. Westmoreland returned home to join a veterinary hospital in Eden, NC, but quickly felt like she could be doing more to address chronic pain in her patients. She completed a veterinary medical acupuncture course through the CuraCore Integrative Medicine & Education Center in Fort Collins, Colorado in early 2017, learning not only scientifically validated methods of acupuncture, but also techniques in laser therapy and medical massage. She joined Bel-Aire Veterinary Hospital shortly thereafter, and loves the friendly staff, progressive medicine, and learning from Dr. Packard.


In her spare time, Dr. Westmoreland enjoys volunteering for the Park Scholarships as well as within her local community. She enjoys organic gardening, spending time with her 2 dogs and 5 cats, as well as aquarium keeping. Dr. Westmoreland is passionate about all things veterinary medicine, but special interests include chronic pain management, feline medicine, geriatric medicine, and exploring scientifically validated “alternative” medical methods. She loves to talk to and educate clients, so feel free to ask her anything!





Kristin SmithKristin Smith

Office Manager

Kristin started with us as a veterinary assistant and kennel manager. She grew up in the area, graduated from Northwest High School and completed 1-1/2 years of computer science at Rockingham Community College. She started work here about 8 months before she married her husband, Brian. They have two happy and handsome sons who have practically grown up at out hospital, . Her experience with computers has been a great help to us. She has become an integral member and is proficient in customer service, ordering, assisting the doctors in medicine and surgery. We depend on her greatly. Kristin has many interests including family time, cooking, decorating, horseback riding, church activities, camping, and enjoying her house in the country.

Years in Practice: 18
Education:
Northwest High School, Rockingham Community College
Interests:
Living in the country, sharing time with her family, church activities, and horseback riding


Ruth JeacomaRuth Jeacoma

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Ruth started working here when she was in high school. She has worked her way from the kennels to being a versatile employee throughout the hospital. She is detail oriented and loves to please the clients and their pets. She is only working on Mondays because she is busy taking care of her 3 young children. We are counting on her coming back when the kids are in school.

Years in Practice: 14
Interests:
Family, animals


Ashley MartinAshley Martin

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Ashley started with us as a kennel assistant in August 2008. She quickly worked up to veterinary assistant/receptionist. She spent her childhood on her family's horse farm in Madison, NC. Her love for animals guided her into the veterinary profession. She obtained her veterinary assistant certificate in 2010. Ashley lives In Stokesdale with her husband and son. They have 3 dogs and a horse. In her spare time she enjoys camping, horseback riding, church activities, and spending time with her family.

Years in Practice:10
Education:
Veterinary Assistant Certificate 2010
Interests:
Camping, Horseback riding, Church Activities, spending time with her family


Tarra RisleyTarra Risley

Veterinary Assistant

Tarra joined us in August 2016 when she moved from New Jersey to be near her parents in Summerfield, NC. She has 14 years of experience in small animal veterinary hospitals in New Jersey. She complete two years of Criminal Justice Curriculum at Atlantic Community College. She was more interested in working with animals and started working at an animal shelter. Tarra met a veterinarian that trained her to work in her practice as an assistant in medicine and surgery. SHE LOVES HORSES. Tarra spends most of her free time with her 3 horses and 2 dogs.

Years in Practice: 1
Education:
Atlantic Community College in Criminal Justice
Interests:
Anything with Horses, Tattoos, Target Practice


Tarra RisleySarah Davis

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Sarah started here after graduating early from Northwest Guilford High School. Growing up in Colfax, her family has been bringing their pets to see us since '94, so she was thrilled to join a practice that was so familiar. Sarah started working as a kennel assistant and with training, has now moved on to vet assistant and receptionist. Currently in school to become a registered veterinary technician, she is motivated and always eager with each patient. We enjoy helping her with her degree and she is excited to learn alongside Dr. Packard and staff. She is very nurturing and detail-oriented.

Years in Practice: 4
Education:
Northwest Guilford High School, GTCC, Penn Foster
Interests:
Animals!



Miriam FaleyMiriam Faley

Kennel Manager

Miriam moved with her family to North Carolina from Pennsylvania in 1975. She has adapted well to the southern way of life and sometimes breaks with a little southern drawl. She graduated from high school in 1988 and attended UNC-G in the late 80's and early 90's. She has worked in animal care for over a decade. She likes to get to know all the animals that board with us and their individual quirks. Miriam has a great love for art and music. She is responsible for many of our arts and crafts projects. She does our message board and did the paintings in her photo that hang in the kennel area. She LOVES Dr. Who, her 2 cats, and VW Bugs. Miriam is a foodie and particularly loves Mediterranean food.

Years in Practice: 8
Education:
UNC-G
Interests:

Art, music, cats, VW Bugs, & Dr. Who



SamSamantha Gillis

Kennel Technician

Samantha is a full time student at Northwest High School. When not working after school she goes to either Greensboro Aquatic Center or Tumblebees to train in diving. With an extemely high GPA she aspires to be a Veterinarian in the military. She lives at home with her parents, twin sister, younger sister, brother and dog, Hollie.

Years in Practice: 1
Education:

Northwest Guilford High School



Miriam FaleyPam Hand

Groomer

Pam started her phenomenal work here as our groomer in January 2010. With her calming demeanor she wins the hearts of her clients both human and furry. She tries to perfect every groom she touches.

Years in Practice: 8
Education:
B.S.B.A from Central Michigan University
Interests:
Church, croqueting, horseback riding, reading, traveling

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Office Hours

*Drop-offs for grooming and surgery as early as 7:30 am

Regular Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed