Michael Schindler, VMD

Owner/Lead Veterinarian

Dr. Michael Schindler was born and raised in Phoenixville, PA. He attended Connecticut College for his undergraduate degree, majoring in Zoology. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced small animal medicine for ten years in Allentown, PA, southern California, and York, PA. He has been the owner and main veterinarian of North End Veterinary Clinic since 2014. His areas of interest include practice management and dermatology.

Customer Care Representatives

Carrington Scott

Adopted 2021

Joshua Oxendine

Adopted 2019

Born in Pembroke, Joshua has a love for animals as well as his community. Joshua is a 2018 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he received his Bachelors’s in biology with a concentration in Zoology. He plans to continue his education in the future by obtaining his Master’s degree in Marine Biology.

Candace Taylor

Adopted 2021

Kennel Assistants/Attendant

Christian Rhyne

Adopted 2021

Brayden Lamb

Adopted 2021

Maurice Blackmon

Adopted 2021

Veterinary Assistants/Tech

Ashley Duran

Adopted 2020

Brianna Meares

Adopted 2018

Hello, my name is Brianna. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve wanted to work with animals. My mom was a Vet tech as well and would always take me to work with her. Ever since then I knew this is what I wanted to do. I love working with animals and making my mama proud!

Makenze Blanks

Adopted 2020

Charity Hunt

Adopted 2020

Alana Davis

Adopted 2021


Natalie Harper

Adopted 2015

A North Carolina native, Natalie Harper joined the North End Veterinary Team in 2015. She works as the clinic’s certified pet groomer, in a department, she named “Lucky Dog Day Spa”.

You may have seen her face before. She managed the local Outback Steakhouse and Ruby Tuesday in between obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UNCP and a Groomer’s Certificate from The Raleigh Grooming Academy.

She lives in East Lumberton with her husband, Chris; their Son, Luke; And of course, their dogs.

Brianna Anderson

Adopted 2017

Howdy, my name is Brianna. I am currently one of the bathers for grooming and in training to become a groomer. I have been an avid horse rider ever since I was a little girl and used to barrel race as well. I have 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses and a bunny. I am very friendly and get along with everyone.

Mandi Parker

Adopted 2020

Groomer Assistants/Bathers

Brittany Beard

Adopted 2019

Brittany is quite the busy bee when she’s not at work you can find her at school. She is currently enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke as a full-time student, majoring in Nursing. She is also enrolled at Robeson Community College as a part-time student getting her CNA’s.

Not much time is left between work and school but when it is she enjoys time with her family and three dogs. She has Wrangler a Pitbull, Nala a Basset Hound, and Ginger an Australian Shepard mix.

Mika Deese

Adopted 2020

Practice Management/Coordinators

Tammy Taylor

Adopted 2017
I’m a mother of two girls with four grandsons. I have three dogs and one kitten, all of whom are very spoiled. I have always had a passion for animals and have rescued and fostered many over the years. After 20yrs in banking, I am following my dream of working with animals and I love it.

Karen Paul


Jessica Norris

Adopted 2009Inventory Manager

With over 10 years of veterinary experience in large and small animal, emergency care, exotic/zoo, and wildlife, Jessica Edwards is a valuable player on our team. She has been a vet assistant at North End since 2009 and is currently enrolled in RVT school.

Managing inventory doesn’t leave her too much spare time, but when she finds some, Jessica enjoys painting, playing video games and bartending. Also spending time with her fiancé and their 4 fur babies, Nermal, George, Jasper, and Ooige – all rescues!