Meet The Team

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Dr. Rebecca Wingfield, DVM

Veterinarian / Chief of Staff

Dr. Rebecca Wingfield is a native of Fayette County, Pennsylvania and has lived here since the age of four. When she was just 15 years old, she obtained her first job as a veterinary technician working for Dr. James “Doc” Davidson. She continued working at Davidson’s Clinic for seven years. After her high school graduation in 1997, Dr. Wingfield’s desire and love of animals inspired her to further her education at the Pennsylvania State University and eventually West Virginia University where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Veterinary Science. While working on her degree, she went to work for VCA Animal Hospital, Castle Shannon in Pittsburgh, PA in 2001. After working on her master’s at WVU, Dr. Wingfield went on to The Ohio State University where in 2006 she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. That same year, Becky moved south where she spent a year in Wilmington, North Carolina providing care to small animals at a nationally recognized animal hospital.

In July of 2007, Dr. Wingfield then moved back to her native Fayette County, PA, where she worked for the same nationally recognized hospital in Washington, PA that she did in North Carolina. She also performed relief work for a local veterinarian. Currently, Dr. Wingfield resides in Farmington, PA with her husband Jason, 3 sons, and daughter, as well as multiple furry family members. In her spare time Becky enjoys equestrian events, such as the National Pike Wagon Train Festival, and spending time with her family.

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Maggie Burnworth

Office Manager

Maggie has been with Woodlands Animal Care Center since December 2010. Maggie first started working in veterinary medicine while in high school as a Veterinary Assistant at Dr. Davison’s Veterinary Clinic and later at Geary Veterinary Services. After earning her Medical Assistance degree and a becoming a registered EEG Technician, Maggie returned to the animal medicine field that she loved. Maggie enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Matthew and two children, Aidan and Ellie. She also loves reading, horseback riding and playing with their dogs, Bane and Gaia.

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Katie Diamond, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Katie joined Woodlands Animal Care Center in January of 2011. She accepted her Veterinary Science degree from Fairmont State and received her board certification in August 2011. She has also completed a Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program at the University of Tennessee. When she is not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, consisting of four kids, four dogs, and a horse. She enjoys outdoor activities, the beach and loves food!

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Caitlin Nichols

Veterinary Assistant/Surgery Captain

Caitlin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Social Science degree in 2004. She worked at a local veterinarian’s office for four years and as an addiction counselor for two years while she received her AACII certification. In 2012, Caitlin joined Woodlands Animal Care Center as a veterinary assistant. She was promoted to surgery captain in March of 2013 and is currently the Director of Pet Nurses since June 2018. Nemacolin awarded her as the 2017 Employee of the Year. Caitlin currently lives in Farmington, PA with her husband, Marty, her stepsons, and twins. She enjoys working with her team in the adventurous atmosphere the veterinary hospital provides. On her time off, she loves playing with her twins and encouraging her stepsons in their aspirations. Her pets include Boo, a hound mix, and Yogi, a lab mix. Caitlin’s most memoral job duty was performing a routine dental cleaning on a cougar.

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Sara Gmutza

Veterinary Assistant

Sara began working with companion animals in 2010 at Fayette Friends of Animals Shelter and Rescue.  Sara completed her Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Environmental Studies and Wildlife Biology in 2012 from California University of Pennsylvania.  She joined Woodlands Animal Care Center in August of 2013, and continues to work at the shelter as well.  Sara enjoys white water rafting and spending time with her fiancée, Ed, and her furry children.

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Neeley Anderson

Certified Veterinary Technician

Neeley began shadowing at our clinic in the summer before her sophomore year of high school. She then began working as a veterinary assistant in May of 2014. After graduating from Fairmont State University, she took her VTNE in November of 2017 to become a certified veterinary technician. Neeley is currently enrolled through the University of Tennessee, working to become a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her dogs, Ryker and Granger, and her horse Dakota.

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Hannah Lowdermilk

Certified Veterinary Technician

Hannah joined Woodlands Animal Care Center as a Veterinary Technician in February of 2019 and is a graduate of Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. She currently resides in Friendsville, MD and is a proud owner of her golden retriever, Milo. Hannah enjoys spending her free time outdoors with family and friends and playing sports.

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Wendy Penwell

Receptionist

With more than 20 years of experience working in animal shelters and veterinary hospitals, Wendy continues to work in a field she loves. She enjoys living on her “hobby” farm of rescue animals, which includes geese, ducks and two horses. Her farm wouldn’t be complete without her cat, cockatiel, four chihuahuas, and great dane. Wendy also enjoys horseback riding, hiking with Merlin (her great dane), and spending time with her husband, Robert, and their three adult children.

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Madison Festa

Veterinary Assistant/Surgery Captain

Maddy has been in the animal field for five years now, and is attending school at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. She has been with our team at Woodlands Animal Care Center for a little over a year. She enjoys caring for her dog Ruby and four horses, Ivy, Tugg, Josey and Six. She has been competing with her horses regularly since the age of 7. In her free time, Maddy enjoys spending time with all of her animals and family.

Get your pet started today!

Please request an appointment online or call to schedule direct with a Woodlands Animal Care Center associate at 724.329.2838.