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About Us

History of Forsyth Veterinary Hospital in Winston-Salem

Forsyth Veterinary Hospital was established in 1953. Through the years there have been several owners. The practice was bought in July of 2005 by Dr. Ruth Gillis. She is the primary veterinarian and owner. As the neighborhood around us continues to grow, so does the hospital. At the present time, Dr. Gillis has two veterinary colleagues working with her (Dr. Beth Eubanks and Dr. Christian Anderson) to help keep all of the patients at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital in the best of health. We are a dedicated team and our goal is to provide your animals with the best care!

Dr. Ruth Gillis

Dr. Gillis earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science degree from Tuskegee University. She began practicing small animal medicine in upstate New York and moved to Winston-Salem, NC in 2001. Dr. Gillis has been in practice since 1985 and feels that veterinary medicine is the most rewarding profession. “I feel I have the best of both worlds, I am able to help our furry companions directly and in doing so, help the people that love and care for them.” She is dedicated to preventative medicine, and educating people on how to provide good quality health care. Dr. Gillis purchased Forsyth Veterinary Hospital in 2005. She employs a faithful, dedicated and compassionate staff. Dr. Gillis is a mother of two children. She adores her extended family of one dog, two cats, and tank of tropical fish. There is always an open invitation to meet Dr. Gillis and the staff at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital.

Jill: Receptionist/Client Manager

Jill has a great respect and admiration for all animals. She has worked at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital since November of 2005, but previously had some experience at 2 other animal hospitals. Not only does she enjoy the animals, but she adores the clients she gets to work with as well. Jill has had some experience with dog training and in the past taught puppy classes.

Carla: Technician

Carla has been a veterinarian technician for 19 years. She has 2 adult children. Her furry family is made up of all rescued animals and consists of 3 dogs, 1 cat, and a horse. She enjoys all aspects of animal care.

Rachel: Technician

Rachel has been working in the veterinary field since 2001, and is a certified medical assistant. She has lived in North Carolina for a total of 7 years, but grew up in Delaware. Rachel enjoys working with all animals, but has a special interest in exotics. She is very good with the animals and enjoys helping the clients with their furry family members. Rachel is a mother to 1 son, a dog, 3 cats, 2 goats, and 1 horse.

Kym: Kennel

Kym moved to North Carolina in 2006. She is originally from Chicago. Kym is married and has 1 child. Her other 4 legged family consists of 3 cats and 2 dogs. She has trained her dog Mystery in basic obedience and he is a certified therapy dog. Kym loves all animals and is very thankful to be working here at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital.