The Team at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital

Ruth M. Gillis, DVM

Owner/ Veterinarian

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.

Keiya Scott, DVM


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Office 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 connect with and the relationships formed through her work here.



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Haley started working here at FVH in 2019. She started out in Kennel and is now in Reception as well. She received her lab animal and animal science degree from North Carolina A&T State University in 2018. She lives on a farm and does dog training as well. She has pretty much every animal you are permitted to have on her farm! Animals hold a special place in her heart. She loves working here and loves getting to spend time with all the animals that walk through the door.


Resident Cat

Merle was born in 2009. He is a Himalayan/Siamese mix. He is a very special cat. We think of him as our house “grumpy cat” and we have been trying to make him a viral sensation for years! His favorite things are running water in the sink and giving people the stink eye. We all love him very much. He will brighten your day and will sure make you laugh.


Resident Cat

Scratch was born in 2008 we think. She came to us as a stray adult thought to have been hit by a car. She may be deaf, but she doesn’t let that stop her from showering anyone and everyone with love and affection as soon as they walk in the door! Her favorite things are people, dogs, sneaking the good treats, and basking in the sun on one of the lobby chairs. She steals the hearts of everyone she meets.


Head Technician

Rachel has worked in the veterinary field since 2000. She ventured into human medicine for a short time but found her heart is in working with animals. She started out in general practice and has done some emergency medicine as well. She had worked at several different veterinary hospitals before finding her “home” at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital. She is a proud mother of her son, Justin ,and five fur babies- two dogs, two cats and a crazy bird named mango.


Veterinary Technician

Catherine started working at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist in 2016 after moving to Winston Salem with her husband Jonathan. Before moving Catherine studied Animal Science at Tuskegee University, she found her passion for animals watching her dad do surgery and teach at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, so working with Dr. Gillis and Dr. Scott made home feel a little closer. In 2018 Catherine became a technician when she returned from maternity leave after having her son Archibald.


Veterinary Technician

Tricia has been with Forsyth Veterinary Hospital since 2013. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History, but her true passion has always been caring for animals. She started as a Kennel Assistant and became a Veterinary Technician in 2018. She is our resident crazy cat lady. She has 3 cats of her own and one dog, but she loves each and every animal she has the pleasure of working with.


Veterinary Technician

Daniel Pendry was born and raised in North Carolina and is the oldest of 5 children. Daniel has always had a passion for animals, which was most likely inherited from his mother. Daniel has a zoo of his own, with 3 cats and 3 dogs. He lives in Rural Hall with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and their young son, Maxson. Daniel joined the FVH Family in September of 2019, but he comes with previous experience in the veterinary field for the past 15 years which began back in his college days at NC State University where he studied and formed his degree in Animal Science. He loves what he does because he gets to form a special bond not only with a variety of pets, but Forsyth’s loyal clients.


Kennel Manager

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.


Kennel/Animal Caretaker

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Kennel Assistant

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