About TVSS

TVSS is a mobile surgical practice, designed to provide excellent surgical care for your pet without disturbing the client-referring veterinarian relationship.

Our team performs a variety of orthopedic and soft tissue procedures in your animal hospital’s operating room. This allows for continuity of care as your veterinarian will be performing the post-op treatment on your pet. Our surgeons also perform follow-up care on selected procedures and are always available if concerns arise.

To learn more about us, and why we do what we do, please view our video.

The Best Care for your Best Friend

Our core values:

  • We are passionate about what we do- we are honored to do it and will strive to do the best job possible every day.

  • We will conduct ourselves in every interaction with the utmost level of integrity.

  • We will provide an exemplary customer experience – to deliver more than what is expected to our patients, owners and veterinarians.

  • We will work to have strong and long lasting relationships with our customers – we will strive to be part of each hospital’s team.

Team Members

Rebecca TudorDVM, DACVS
Dr. Rebecca Tudor graduated from the North Carolina State, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She completed an internship at the University of Georgia, and then returned to NCSU for her surgery residency.

She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. Dr. Tudor is one of five veterinary surgeons in the world who is double boarded in both small and large animal surgery. Dr. Tudor established founded Tarheel Veterinary Surgical Specialists with the purpose of delivering the surgical excellence and personal, compassionate service she would want for her own pets.

Dr. Tudor, her husband, son and daughter reside in Louisburg, NC. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, working out, reading and cheering on the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders.

Patrick LoftinDVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Dr. Patrick Loftin is a North Carolina native and graduated from the NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed an internship at Louisiana State University, and then completed his surgical residency and Master’s of Science at Kansas State University. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016.

Dr. Loftin is very excited to be back in Raleigh with his wife and sons. He loves being outdoors biking, hiking, and of course cheering on the Wolfpack!

Sean Bowman
Sean BowmanSurgical Assistant
Sean is a native North Carolinian who grew up in Raleigh. He has been involved in the veterinary world his entire life since both of his parents are veterinarians. Sean graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2012 and has been working in the veterinary field since that time.

Sean lives in Durham with French Fry, his French bulldog. When he’s not working, Sean enjoys spending his time riding bikes and doing yoga. He is also on a traveling bike polo team which competes around the country.

Logan Hurd
Logan HurdSurgical Assistant
Logan is a surgical assistant who currently attends Wake Technical Community College with aspirations to attend the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and eventually become a small animal surgeon. He has always had a love for animals, especially horses, dogs, and cats though his favorite animals are binturongs and kinkajous. Logan was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Holly Springs. When Logan is not working at TVSS he enjoys hanging out with friends, volunteering, and working on his car.
Caroline Kornegay
Caroline KornegaySurgical Assistant
Caroline is a veterinary assistant that graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science with a concentration in Veterinary Bio-Science in December 2019. She has been working in the veterinary field since middle school in multiple practices including exotic, equine, and small animal medicine. Her goal is to continue her education at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in the near future. Caroline has a specific interest in specializing in surgery after vet school.

Caroline was born and raised in Raleigh. She grew up riding, competing, and caring for sport horses. In her free time she enjoys riding and competing with her horse, Adoration, aka Dori. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as conducting research with NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jennifer Roda
Jennifer RodaSurgical Assistant
Jennifer is an experienced small animal veterinary technician with over five year’s experience within the field. She was born and raised in Tonawanda, NY. Jennifer moved to NC in 2008 and has settled in Wilson, NC. She is excited to be part of the Tarheel Veterinary Surgical Specialists team! Jennifer has six fur children; Juniper Rose (Chorkie), Landon Lukas (Terrier Mix), Pixel Rae (Chihuahua Mix), Sonnie Bono (Papillon), and two ferrets (Lil Bit and Emma). In her spare time, Jennifer loves spending time with her fur children, going to the gym, reading, painting, photography, traveling, and relaxing with Netflix in the evening.
Jacob Terrigno
Jacob TerrignoSurgical Assistant
Jacob is a veterinary assistant who currently attends NC State University with the goal of attending NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine to become a small animal surgeon. He has worked with animals since high school including kennels and various small animal practices. Jacob was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up there until moving to North Carolina. When he is not working, Jacob enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, and learning about cars.
Jeff Wheless
Jeff WhelessDirector of Operations
Jeff is the Director of Operations for TVSS. He supports the TVSS surgery team’s conviction of delivering exemplary customer experience and handles the behind the scenes tasks that help TVSS run smoothly. Jeff has both a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s from NC State University. Jeff comes to TVSS after working 20 years in various industries and has vast experience in project management, process engineering, maintenance, and personnel management.

In his off hours, Jeff enjoys hanging out with his wife and two kids, playing with his pack of three bulldogs and one Labrador, and agonizing over NC State athletics.

Marilyn Druley
Marilyn DruleyOffice Manager
She hails from Ohio and spent a number of years working in a local animal hospital before joining TVSS in August, 2010. She helps keep TVSS running smoothly!

In her spare time she enjoys walking with her two Australian cattle dogs, Tess and Callie. Marilyn also loves working in the yard, doing crafts and refinishing furniture as well as spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.