Meet The Staff

Dr. George KahdyDr. George Kahdy is the founder and co-owner of Riverwood Veterinary Clinic; he has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 40 years. Most of his career has been spent at Wake Veterinary Hospital in Knightdale. He now enjoys working side-by-side with his daughters, Kathryn and Kristin. Dr. George and his wife, Martha, have been blessed with two daughters (Dr. Kathryn Kahdy and Dr. Kristin Kahdy Broadwell). Their daughters grew up on a farm with cattle, horses, goats, and donkeys in Shotwell. They learned from their experiences as well as from Dr. George’s love for animals. Dr. Kahdy is a 4th degree black belt in Karate and a 1st degree black belt in Ju-Jitsu. He also teaches a women’s self defense class at Rex Health Care to contribute to the community.

 

 


Dr. Kathryn KahdyDr. Kathryn Kahdy is the other co-owner of Riverwood Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Her aspirations to become a veterinarian started when she was a child helping on the family farm and going on large animal farm calls with her father, Dr. George Kahdy. Dr. Kathryn practiced at Wake Veterinary Hospital her first year out of veterinary school, then took a job in Massachusetts for 2.5 years, and has been at Riverwood since November 2011. During her work experience, Dr. Kathryn has developed a personal interest in educating clients on preventative and wellness care for their pets, and also has a strong interest in Internal Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt and son, Mallie, their dog, Chip and two cats, Wahoo and Ozzy. Some of Dr. Kathryn’s hobbies are competitive powerlifting, cooking and traveling.


Dr. Kristin Kahdy

Dr. Kristin Kahdy grew up loving all animals naturally following in her father’s and sister’s footsteps. There were many occasions where she frequented her father’s veterinary practice growing up, and her love and passion for medicine grew out of admiration of her father’s work. It was not until she adopted her first dog “Duke,” learning how strong the human animal bond was, that she made the decision to attend veterinary school herself. Dr. Kristin graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, and then furthered her education by completing a one year Emergency and Small Animal Medicine rotating internship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Kristin returned to the Raleigh area in 2012 and has been enjoying the preventative care, and soft tissue surgery components of veterinary medicine.

She is now excited to join her father and sister in the family practice at Riverwood Veterinary Clinic!


Maria Pepper Maria Pepper has recently joined Riverwood Veterinary Clinic in October as our new Practice Manager. Being new to the veterinary field, Maria brings an extensive background in Leadership and Operations Management from her long career with Lowes Home Improvement. Maria enjoys spending her free time staying active in the gym, out bike riding, and spending time with her 8yr old Boxer, Manny Fresh.

 

Nicole Gonzales Nicole Gonzales joined Riverwood Veterinary Clinic in 2014 as a fulltime Veterinary Assistant. She started working with animals in 1994 with Dr. George Kahdy at Wake Veterinary Hospital. Nicole worked there until 2003, and then took a job at Veterinary Medical Supply. In 2008, she made the decision to become a stay at home mom. She has 2 sons, Hunter 15 and Holden 11 and her dogs and cats. Nicole enjoys spending her free time with her family, playing with her dogs, and reading.

 

Brandi Prosser Brandi Prosser is a part-time Veterinary Assistant at Riverwood Veterinary Clinic. Brandi will greet you in reception, as well as assist Dr. Kahdy with your pets. Her concern with client education and taking time with each patient assures a positive experience. Brandi worked for Dr. George Kahdy at Wake Veterinary Hospital for four years after graduating high school. She then became a stay at home mom of two girls, ages 14 and 9. Ten years later, in 2012, she came to back to work for Doctors George and Kathryn at Riverwood. Brandi stays very active with her husband and kids. They enjoy working out as a family; both daughters are active in cheer, dance, and tumbling. Her family has two dogs, Chewy and Journey, and a cat named Aspen.

 

Corey Sorrell Corey Sorrell is Riverwood Veterinary Clinic’s full-time, cross-trained Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist whom also assists with many of the managing responsibilities at the Clinic. She has been at Riverwood since the day we opened, and has really enjoyed being a part of the growing business. Corey has a deep passion for animals as you will see, and she makes a point to remember you and your pet from visit to visit. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing outdoor activities. She has two 4-legged babies of her own, a very spoiled English Bulldog named Bentley and a German Shepherd named Whiskey.

 

Dr. Kris Kellermeyer is originally from Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication followed by a decade in business and marketing. After a pet turtle

’s near death experience, she was led to follow her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian, and graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine followed by an Internship at VSH of the Carolinas. She has lived in Clayton for 15 years, and enjoys family time with her husband, daughter, and multiple dogs, cats, and turtles. She also enjoys hands-on projects of all kinds including drawing, puzzles, building, sculpting, painting, construction, and home improvements. 

As a small animal veterinarian, she is dedicated to working with clients and helping them through the entire life of their beloved pets, through the good times as well as the tougher times. The human-animal bond has been a strong influence in her life, and she strives to promote and preserve that bond for other owners, ultimately enriching their lives.

 

 


Allison Harris has been a veterinarian technician for over 15 years. She moved to Clayton in 2008.  She joined the Riverwood Team in January 2020. 

She enjoys photography, traveling, and is learning to make metal jewelry.  Allison has 2 cats (Lester and Desi) and a Blue Tick Coonhound named Thurston, and a husband named Aaron! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jimmy Bruni joined the Riverwood Team in July 2020.  He comes to us with 15 years experience as a veterinarian technician.  Jimmy and his wife have a daughter that will being playing soccer for Mt. Olive and they has 2 Huskies.  He enjoys soccer, cooking and grilling out. 

 

 

 

 

 


Alisha Aadland recently joined Riverwood Veterinary Clinic. She has been in the veterinary field since 2013. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida ( Go Bolts! ) and moved to the Raleigh area in 2018 with her husband. She has a 14 year old Blue Heeler named Bo and a kitty named Thackery Binx. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meet Megan!  She has recently joined Riverwood as our new receptionist.  Megan has been in the animal field for over 7 years.  When not at work Megan enjoys watching movies with her husband and baking up some new recipes.