Meet the friendly staff at Bel-Aire Veterinary Hospital!

Dr. PackardJulie Packard, DVM

• 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

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 lives on a small farm in Brown Summit with her husband and 2 boys 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.

Years in Practice: 18
Northwest High School, Rockingham Community College
Living in the country, sharing time with her family, decorating, cooking, 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 part time while 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
Family, animals

Jean Reischman
Bio coming soon...

Ashley MartinAshley Martin

Veterinary AssistantReceptionist

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
Veterinary Assistant Certificate 2010

Tarra RisleySarah Davis

Veterinary Assistant

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 has now moved on to vet assistant. 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
Northwest Guilford High School, GTCC, Penn Foster

Miriam FaleyMiriam Faley

Kennel Technician

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 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.

Years in Practice: 8

Art, music, cats, food (Mediterranean), VW Bugs, & Dr. Who

Adiana Brown

Kennel Technician

Allison Bacelli


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