Our Veterinary Doctors
Our Kennel Staff
Dr. Krista Shinew, DVM
Dr. Krista Shinew earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from VMRCVM. She specializes in emergency medicine and orthopedic surgery. She takes pride in delivering the best possible care to every one of her clients. Beyond her veterinary work, she enjoys tending to her hobby farm with Clydesdales, Belted Galloways, bees, and chickens, and spends quality time with loved ones. A fun fact about Dr. Shinew: she is a former concert organist. Her beloved pets include two Clydesdales (Tessa and Karla), a small herd of Belted Galloway cows (all of them have names), a goat named Bella, a donkey named Wilbur, four barn cats (Mickey, Minnie, Nala, Simba), and a Ragdoll cat named Winston, who reigns over the entire farm.
Dr. Geneczko, DVM
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Dr. Harell, DVM
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JoLynn Althop is our resident groomer. She was raised in Wisconsin. In 2001, she chose to leave the cold weather and head south to N.C. She has been with our team for the past 6 years. Jolynn got her start in grooming over 20 years ago with her own show dogs. Being in the show circuit has afforded her the opportunity to continually learn and better hone her grooming skills and knowledge from some of the worlds top breeders and handlers. Not only does she have a natural talent for grooming, but she also has the patience and compassion needed to work with our beloved pets. She strives to make the pet’s experience comfortable and non-stressful. Her vast knowledge and ability to train dogs (she has helped numerous dogs receive obedience titles) is instrumental in making their grooming experience here at Reidsville Veterinary Hospital an enjoyable one.
On a personal note, JoLynn breeds and exhibits champion Irish Setters. She has also recently started working with English Setters. She is an active member of the Irish Setter Club of America and the Central Carolina English Setter Club.
JoLynn is a cherished member of our team. She recognizes that grooming is a routine part of owning a pet and should be done regularly to keep them happy and healthy. She also firmly believes that brushing a pet can be a rewarding and bonding experience for owners and their pets.
Anita, Kennel Manager
Anita has been with RVH since 1994 and takes personal pride in the exceptional treatment of our patients receive while in our care. Anita has a way with even the most difficult dogs and knows the likes and dislikes of our frequent visitors by heart. Rest assured if your pet is boarding with us – Anita is watching over them like her own.
Kathe, Office Manager
Kathe came to Reidsville in 2004 as a receptionist. It didn’t take long for us to see her talent and promote her to the Office Manager position. Kathe has many years of experience in the veterinary field. She has been a veterinary assistant and held management positions in major retail companies. She earned her degree in accounting and uses her skills to keep our client accounts in good order. Kathe loves all animals but holds a special place in her heart for kitties!
Dr. K is a highly experienced veterinarian with an impressive 43-year tenure in the field. Having graduated from the renowned Cornell University, his dedication to veterinary medicine is evident through his long-standing commitment to Reidsville Veterinary Hospital. With a strong passion for enhancing his skills and knowledge, Dr. K ensures that he is always at the forefront of advancements in veterinary care. This commitment allows him to provide the best possible care to his patients, earning them the trust and respect of both pet owners and fellow colleagues. In his free time, he enjoys riding horses, traveling, and cooking.
Dr. Wisk-Carroll, DVM
Dr. Wisk-Carroll graduated from Virginia Tech as an Animal Science Major in 1990. In 1993 she graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. During this time she was an active member of Block and Bridle, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta and Student American Veterinary Medical Association.
After graduation, she worked at a mixed animal practice in Stuart Virginia. In 1996 she relocated to Reidsville, NC with her husband Scott and started focusing exclusively on small animal medicine and surgery. She was instrumental in starting the laser surgery department and helped develop the wellness programs at Reidsville Veterinary Hospital. She is most interested in soft tissue surgery.
In her spare time Dr. Carroll and Scott compete in the American Endurance Riding Conference with their Arabian horses, some of which have been born and raised on their own farm. They also keep a multitude of stray dogs and Border Collies that help keep the horses entertained and protected.
Dr. Kinnarney, DVM, MS
Dr. Kinnarney graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Shortly after, he began his career at Reidsville Veterinary Hospital practicing mixed-animal medicine. Served well by his skills and dedication, he quickly gained a partnership that lead to majority ownership, and now exclusively practices small animal medicine. While keeping up to speed as a general practitioner, his primary interest is small animal surgery, especially enjoying complex orthopedic cases. In addition to his surgical case load, show dog breeders from coast to coast demand his attention, as he also holds an MS in Reproductive Physiology.
In 1995, Dr. Kinnarney’s black Scottie, Champion Gaelforce PostScript, better known to her fans as Peggy Sue, was crowned Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Her progeny lives on and stamps her mark on the breed in the show ring and the homes of families who entrusted this gifted breeder. His private breeding program, Jovial Kennels, excels in producing quality Scottish Terriers and Miniature Schnauzers.
Dr. Kinnarney’s competitive spirit started with horses during his childhood. He particularly enjoys exhibiting in English Pleasure. To date, his Arabian Horses wear the rose garlands from over 15 US and Canadian National Championships.
Professionally, his intense interest in improving the quality of veterinary care attracts the attention of his peers time after time. His professional awards include:
- 1991 Veterinarian of the Year, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association;
- 1999 – 2001 Vice-President, American Veterinary Medical Association and Student Liaison;
- 2006 Distinguished Veterinarian Award, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s highest honor awarded
- 2007 – 2013 Board of Directors, American Veterinary Medical Association.
He is also a board member of FNB Southeast Bank, a Paul Harris Fellow and Past President of the Reidsville Rotary Club. He serves on multiple community improvement and planning committees that bring progress to Rockingham County, NC.
On a personal note, Dr. Kinnarney is a passionate wine connoisseur and world traveler. He has two sons, Joseph and Jeffery, two grandchildren and too many dogs, cats and horses to name.