Twila A. Whitefield, VMD, Owner
Veterinarian and hospital owner Dr. Twila A. Whitefield received her B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College in 1984 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. She said she was inspired to become a veterinarian by “multiple family members”, including her mother, a nurse, and her father, who loved nature and wildlife. She said her grandmother was “very progressive for her time because she owned and ran her own flower shop.” During high school, she volunteered at a large animal veterinary hospital in Pennsylvania and a small animal clinic in New Jersey. During college, Dr. Whitefield lived above a veterinary hospital and answered the phone after hours.
Following her veterinary studies, she was awarded an internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford in Rochester.
With professional interests in internal medicine, Dr. Whitefield particularly enjoys developing long-term relationships with clients and their pets. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society.
During her leisure time, Dr. Whitefield enjoys woodworking, creating designs in stained glass, and stamping. Other hobbies and activities include photography, hiking, cooking, playing basketball, and gardening.
She has a German Shorthaired Pointer named Baxter, four cats, and two turtles, Pebbles, and Bam Bam, that she was cared for over 30 years!
Dr. Whitefield was married to John W. Whitefield, DVM, the original owner of Hudson Highlands Veterinary Medical Group. She is committed to honoring his legacy of compassion, integrity, and dedication.