Meet Our Staff

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Top Row: Malin, Becca, Theadra, Kristen, Dasiah, Isaiah

Bottom Row: Jessie, Ian, Brook, Abby



Heather Wilson

Heather started working for Dr. Hokett in 2005 and is the clinic’s Administrative Assistant. She has an 11-year-old Dachshund named Madison.




Malin Behrendt- Office Manager

Malin started at Best Friends in January 2012.  She graduated from the U of A with a degree in Animal Science.  She is our administrative and receptionist manager and capable of working any position in the hospital.  She is an excellent trainer and our troubleshooter with technological problems.  She has two cats named Mo and Franny who like to chase her dog Gabby and a horse named Felipe.  She recently acquired an orphan kitten, Bear, whom she bottle-fed since 2 days of age.



Kristen Cockerham- Head Technician

Kristen has worked at Best Friends since May of 2012.  She is the head veterinary technician who worked her way up from the kennels.  She can do it all!  She lives in Fayetteville with multiple kids, dogs, and cats.



Theadra Barnes

Theadra has worked at Best Friends since the beginning of 2013.  She currently handles much of the administrative work, as well as ordering product, but she is capable of working any position in the hospital. She has a beloved dog Batman, who is a lab and collie mix and a Chiweenie named Snuggles.  She also has 2 cats, Link and Buddha.



Dasiah Barnes – Head Technician

Dasiah started working at Best Friends in June of 2014.  She is a head technician. She has two dogs and a cat; a Boxer-Pit mix named Swayzi, a young Australian Cattle dog mix named Fay, and a black domestic shorthair, Stevie.


Chloe Harris – Technician

Chloe started at Best Friends during summer 2016 and has aspirations to become a certified veterinary technician. She lives in Fayetteville with her 5 cats Norman, Ein (pictured), Penelope, Crystal, and Magenta, her rabbit, Dessa, and snake, Oksana.



Becca Ingram- Technician

Becca has worked at Best Friends since June 2012 as a veterinarian technician.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science and Psychology degree and got a great job at WalMart.  We are so proud of her!  She now only works with us once weekly.  She has five dogs: a Bull Terrier mix named Ozzy, an Australian Shepherd named Dixie, a three-legged Chihuahua named Ranger, a long-haired dachshund mix named Wylie, a terrier mix named Louann.  She also has a Siamese mix named Hunter and a Maine Coon mix named Hayes.  She also spends time training dogs with behavioral problems.