Dr. Dan Nordland, the practice owner of Yadkin Park Animal Hospital in Southen Pines, NC., received bachelor degrees in Animal Husbandry and Dairy Husbandry from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in Doylestown, Pa. in 1979. He then came to North Carolina and worked in the swine industry for N.G. Purvis Farms in northern Moore County for 9 years. In 1988 he began his veterinary training at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He received multiple honors and scholarships during his years in veterinary school including induction into the exclusive honor societies of Phi Zeta and Phi Kappa Phi. He graduated in 1992 with the highest grade point average in the class of 1992 and multiple offers to work as a veterinarian in the swine industry.
Dr. Nordland chose to move back to Moore County after veterinary school and go into small animal medicine due to his love for his own pets, and the satisfaction he derived from giving individualized care to these loving pets. He was hired as an associate veterinarian at Yadkin Park Animal Hospital in July of 1992. By 2007 he became the sole owner of the practice.
Dr. Nordland loves what he does in all respects, but his favorite areas of medicine include orthopedic surgery, soft-tissue surgery and cancer chemotherapy. He regularly does hip, knee and elbow surgeries. His chemotherapy areas of expertise include mast cell tumors, lymphosarcoma, skin tumors in general and many more. He also enjoys endoscopy when it is needed. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Nordland lives with his wife, Terry and their dog Remy, a mini Aussiedoodle, in West End. He enjoys hunting and fishing, blues music, throwing boomerangs, working out at the gym and has just begun playing the guitar.
Dr. Jenny B. Powers has been practicing at Yadkin Park Animal Hospital in Southern Pines, NC since 1995 after graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Dr. Powers received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and graduated magna cum laude from Meredith College in 1988.
A native of Roanoke, Virginia, the daughter of a physician and a medical technologist, and the youngest of 6 children, Dr. Powers grew up caring for animals and spending a lot of time at a goat farm tucked away in the hills of Southwest Virginia. There she worked alongside and was inspired by a mixed animal veterinarian, later volunteering in his clinic and joining him on farm calls. After graduating from college and before attending veterinary school, Dr. Powers worked for three years as a research technician at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Department of Cell Biology and also worked as a wildlife intern at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Dr. Powers enjoys the everyday excitement and variety of practicing veterinary medicine and feels that people are the most important part of veterinary medicine. Her interests include internal medicine, dermatology, wound management, and feline medicine. Her professional passions include public health and zoonoses, and the One Health/One Medicine initiatives.
Currently living in rural Chatham County with her husband, Dr. Powers has two cats, seven chickens, and dreams of having a herd of goats one day.
Dr. Johnston graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and prior to that, in 2005, received her pre-vet bachelors of science degree with a minor in chemistry from the University of Findlay.
Dr. Johnston moved to North Carolina In 2009 and with the help of several well-established small animal practitioners in Fayetteville transitioned from Equine medicine to Small Animal medicine. Her clinical interests include wound management, lameness evaluation and treatment, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Johnston is certified in the practice of veterinary acupuncture.
Dr. Johnston currently lives in the county with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys horseback riding and training ex-racehorses to be hunter/ jumper prospects. She also enjoys tennis, hiking, camping, arts/crafts, and traveling.