Cardinal Animal Hospital

Cardinal Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital. We can also provide our patients with complete digital radiology services and are able to consult with a board-certified veterinary radiologist quickly via telemedicine, if needed.

Our laboratory allows us to run our diagnostic tests in-house providing almost immediate results. We are also able to provide ECG, and have a full pharmacy on site. Full- service boarding and grooming are also offered with specialized care at your request.

We know how important your pets are and believe they are part of the family! We strive to provide our patients with the best possible medical and surgical care in a compassionate and caring environment. Veterinary medicine changes every day and we actively pursue any future advancements to better serve our patients.


Meet Our Staff


Dr. Paula Jones

Dr. Paula Jones was born and raised in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Jones knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian and was always driven in the pursuit of her future career.

She did her undergraduate work in biology and chemistry from Missouri State University, graduating with honors, in 1996. She then went to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate in 2000.

Upon graduating, she worked in a mixed animal practice near Fayetteville, NC seeing mostly dogs, cats and horses. In 2004, she moved to Greensboro with the intention of finding a practice to purchase. She started doing relief work in and around the Triad area with several places becoming regular scheduled days. She started working at Cardinal Animal Hospital in September, 2006.

Finally, in September of 2018, her dream became a reality and she purchased Cardinal Animal Hospital. Dr. Jones lives with her supportive husband, Ralph, and their two cats in High Point. In her free time, Dr. Jones is an active runner and triathlete and loves to compete in local races. You may see her running or biking if not working!


Dr. Deanna Lindsey

Dr. Lindsey was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has a B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University and graduated from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.

She is married with two teenage daughters and shares her home with a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, two rescued Dachshunds and a rescued Labrador puppy!


Emily G

Emily is our hospital administrator and is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). She has almost 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry including experience as a kennel attendant, veterinary assistant, and receptionist. She is very passionate and dedicated about the well-being of our clients, their pets, and our staff. Emily is attending UNCG to obtain her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources.



Heather has been with Cardinal Animal Hospital since 2003. She started at Cardinal as a kennel attendant and was later promoted to being a veterinary assistant and receptionist; she is cross trained to do everything and is great at everything she does! She strives to treat all patients like they were her own pets. Heather’s personal interests include ancient history, collecting artifacts, gardening, and reading.



Krystal has worked at Cardinal Animal Hospital since 2003 as a veterinary assistant! While she was in College, before joining Cardinal, she began her training at the emergency clinic and at Southwoods Animal Hospital in Greensboro. After Graduating college in 2002, she moved to Florida where she did an internship at the Nature Conservancy in wildlife rehabilitation. In 2005 she married her husband and now has two children and 3 dogs. When her boys are not playing soccer or lacrosse, she spends most of our free time camping or going to the beach. Krystal loves a good adventure!

Emily C
Emily is our Office Manager. She joined our team in September of 2022. She has been in the veterinary industry since 2012, with a broad knowledge and experience as a veterinary assistant. She has a strong compassion for patient care and staying up to date with the standards of veterinary medicine. She strives to surpass customer experience and expectations by providing clients and owners with education and assistance. She is devoted to the well-being of her colleagues. When Emily is not at work, she is spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys ATV riding, kayaking, cooking, and gardening.


Tiffany started as a vet assistant/ receptionist/ kennel attendant in 2000; it was then that she fell in love with animal health advocacy. After several years as a veterinary assistant, she came as a receptionist to Cardinal and has been with us since 2011! Tiffany has 3 dogs and 3 cats. She enjoys day trips on her motorcycle, traveling, going to concerts, theme parks, karaoke, and eating out!



Josh has been working at Cardinal Animal Hospital since 2008. Josh started as a kennel attendant and was later promoted to be a veterinary assistant. He has had over 30 years of experience with small animals, potbellied pigs and birds.



Sonya has 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine with 10+ years of lead surgical assistant experience. She loves veterinary medicine and has a passion for caring for all pets. She currently has three dogs and two cats. Sonya enjoys spending time with her husband and her son. She loves to learn new things a enjoys a good challenge! She is very excited to join our team and meet all of our wonderful clients and their pets!

Joy joined our kennel team in August 2023 and has worked with animals for six years. She took many classes in small and large animal behavior and nutrition and ensures every pet has an enjoyable time while they are here with us. She spends most of her free time baking, gardening, and spending time with her dogs, Koe and Molly, and her cat, Judas.


Antonia joined our team in July of 2019 as a kennel attendant and is now a client service representative at our front desk! She is attending school online to become a licensed Vet Tech. Her passion has always been animals and the well-being of them. In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her pets.



Mikaela has been a part of the Cardinal kennel team since July 2021 and is our assistant kennel manager. She also has a side business where she makes boutique-style dog treats! Mikaela has 6 dogs and 3 cats. She's been working with animals for about 10 years. In her free time, she is taking online classes for animal behavior and nutrition.


Melissa is part our wonderful veterinary assisting team but also enjoys helping wherever she is needed in the hospital. She is currently pursuing her certification as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has a passion for exotic pets! She loves spending time with her dog, Ori.


Stacey has been with us since April 2021 and is our kennel manager. Stacey loves dogs and is wonderful with all of our patients here! She is talented in handling our day campers and is a great team-player and asset to our team.


Sam joined our front desk team in July 2022 and we are so lucky to have her on our team! She loves spending extra time with the Break the Chain Kennel Kru dogs while they are here. She has a dog named Luke and enjoys reading and going to concerts. Sam graduated from UNCG in 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Classical Studies. 

Emily H
Emily has been in the veterinary field for 20 years! She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and has called North Carolina home since 2007. Emily currently has five cats, one dog, two ducks, and one Arabian horse. In her free time, Emily enjoys going to concerts and camping with her family.

Nicholas, RVT

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