Ann Marie Livengood , DVM
Dr. Ann Marie Livengood grew up in Ararat, North Carolina and moved to Mount Airy when she was 11 years old. She spent her early teens at Mt. Airy High School before her acceptance into the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where she spent her junior and senior year. After graduation, she did her undergraduate work in Zoology at NC State University and then entered into the Veterinary School at NC State University.
She spent a year in Fayetteville before joining Cobb Animal Clinic in Greensboro, NC as an associate veterinarian for 11 years. For the two years prior to the initiation of Pfafftown Animal Hospital, she worked supporting veterinary hospitals in the triad area as a relief veterinarian.
Dr. Livengood is dedicated to providing services that far exceed basic pet care while providing a warm and compassionate environment for the client. Even while running a growing practice, Dr. Livengood still finds time to play an active role in the community as well as her church.
Starting a new practice would never have been possible without the love and support of her family. Raising three children and a husband is no easy job : ) Team Livengood just wouldn't be complete without their rescue dog Max. Dr. Livengood and Max are quite the team! Not only does Max have his canine Good Citizenship Award but he has been awarded his Companion Dog AKC title.
Lori is an extraordinary veterinary assistant. She has been with the practice since March of 08. Her lively personality makes her a joy to be around. Her care and compassion is expressed every day in her interaction with your pets.
Lori moved around quite a bit growing up and came to live here in NC early February of 08. Her variety of skills, versatility, and experiences have made her a huge asset to our hospital.
Lori has a true love for cats and can soothe even some of the most anxious pets. We affectionately call her the cat whisperer. Her furry family at home includes two cats, a rabbit, and a dog.
When Lori is not at work she loves being outside and reading books.
Atalvin Zhiva, MV, RVT
Vini has been with us since the hospital opened in 2007, but his experience started a long time ago assisting his father, who is a veterinarian. Born in the small European country of Albania, he graduated from Veterinary University in 2001 and has an Albanian degree in Veterinary Medicine. When he emigrated from Albania in 2006 with his family, he began work as a Veterinary Assistant. He is currently working towards one day becoming a licensed veterinarian here in the United States.
Vini is a very skilled dental hygienist, surgical nurse, and is a wonderful addition to our staff. He is also proficient in Italian.
Outside of the practice Vini enjoys spending time with his wife Marinela and his sons Albi and Robert.
Sabra is currently a student at North Carolina State University. She is studying to be a veterinarian and works for Pfafftown Animal Hospital when she is home.
Ryan is currently a college student at Appalachian State. He is studying to be a veterinarian and works for Pfafftown Animal Hospital when he is home.
Candace is working part time at our Hospital while going to school at Reagan High School. She is a hard working and dedicated employee. She has a great personality that pets love. In her free time she enjoys playing softball and shopping.
Isabel is currently being home schooled and works for us on Saturdays and some weekday afternoons. Isabel has been a great addition to our family and loves taking care of your pets. Isabel is very involved in her church and in her spare time enjoys swimming competitively.