Meet Your Pet's Veterinary Support Staff in Fayetteville, AR

The staff at Best Friends Animal Hospital are a dynamic, talented group of animal lovers who always come together to meet your pet’s individual needs. Their goal is to serve you and your pet with the best veterinary medicine and the highest-quality client service. Learn more about our fantastic team below, and make an appointment soon to meet us all in person!



Theadra Practice Manager

Theadra has worked at Best Friends since the beginning of 2013. She handles much of the administrative work, and her extensive experience means she is capable of working any position in the hospital.

At home, she has a two sons named Oliver and Ira with her partner, Ian Reynolds, who also worked with us for three years. Her household has many pet babies including 4 dogs, 3 cats, a gecko, and a snake. A fun fact is she is a cousin to Dr. Mandi Shearhart.

Kristen: Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville

Kristen Head Nurse

Kristen has worked at Best Friends since May of 2012. She is one of our head veterinary technicians who worked her way up from the kennels. She can do it all!

Kristen lives in Fayetteville with multiple kids and cats.


Kim Head Nurse

Kim is a Northwest Arkansas native who lives in Springdale with her husband, four dogs, two cats and a Red Argentine Tegu with a bad attitude. She loves hiking, fishing, kayaking and bicycling. She is currently completing her associate’s degree in Veterinary Nursing. She began working for Best Friends in February of 2020.

Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville: Callie

Callie Kennel Manager

Callie’s love affair for animals started as a young child and continues to this day. Callie started at Best Friends in March 2017. She has a passion for senior dogs and spent three years working for the Fayetteville Animal Services.

Callie has three dogs at home named Birdie, Daphne, and Nugget, and they all came from local shelters.


Emily Front Office Manager

Emily is a versatile employee, able to work any position in the hospital, but primarily works as a receptionist or technician. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2018 with a degree in animal science. Emily has three dogs: Bentley, Belle, and Bruiser, and two cats, Banjo and Autumn.


Bailey Website & Social Media Manager

You may recognize Bailey from back in 2016! She returned after finishing her Animal Science degree in December 2018, from the U of A. Advocating for the well-being and proper care of animals is her passion. Bailey is from Atlanta, GA, but has called NWA home for the past 5 years. She has a couple rescue pets at home that keep her busy while not at work! She does also care for other pet’s as well through pet and house sitting.




Carlie started working for Best Friends in February 2019. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, camping, and hanging out at the river with her pawfect canine companion, Opal. When she isn’t loving and caring for patients, you can find her tending to her many plants and succulents as well.



Jennifer is a NWA native who now calls Fayetteville home with her husband and 2 dogs, Max and Olivia. She has been in the veterinary field for 5 years. She is currently working on her associate's degree in veterinary nursing! She has been a nurse at Best Friends since November of 2020, she loves assisting with our surgeries as one of our surgery nurses!



Tiffany has been a nurse at Best Friends since July of 2019. She has two precious boys at home ages 5 and 3. While working full time, she is also in school majoring in Criminal Justice, in hopes to one day go to law school.



Brittany has been a nurse at Best Friends since February 2020, she has worked in this field for about 2 years. While working full time her goal is to finish school to obtain her Veterinary Technician Certification. Her goal is to eventually work at a Zoo! She has lived in NWA her entire life! When not working she loves to hangout with her cat, Z and do anything that involves being outdoors!



Cailey started working at Best Friends in January of 2019. She is currently at the University of Arkansas studying Animal Science with a pre-veterinary concentration. She plans to graduate in 2022. She has a Labrador named Elmer and a Jack Russell named George and a Manx cat named Marvin and a calico cat named Lily.



Marissa is a newer resident to NWA, she moved here July of 2020 after graduating and getting married! She has worked for 6 years in the veterinary field, and received her Bachelor's degree in Pre-Veterinary Science in Agriculture from Southern Arkansas University. She enjoys spending her free time with her dog Oakley and new puppy, Echo!




Amy started working at Best Friends in January of 2020. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fall of 2019 where she received a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She has 3 dogs, Zoya, Pebbles, and Koga



Sadie has worked at Best Friends since July of 2020. Sadie has lived in Fayetteville, AR her whole life and now attends the University of Arkansas and majors in psychology. She is working towards becoming a receptionist along with working in kennels. She is a cat person, she has three cats named Carlos, Dora and Martini!




Jacki was born in Maryland but lived in Hattiesburg, MS for the majority of her life. She just moved to Fayetteville in April of 2018 and already loves it here! She has been grooming for over four years. She has a long-haired dachshund named Stormie (pictured) and a short-haired domestic cat named Kelso.




Lex started working at Best Friends in July 2020. She enjoys reading and traveling in her free time while not at work. She has 2 pets named Mac the fish and Meeko the kitty. She is Pre-Vet at U of A and hopes to be a veterinarian one day!

Shy-Anne: Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville


Shy-Anne has worked as a kennel technician since May 2019.   She moved here from Canada five years ago.  She is just finishing high school and has five dogs at home: Jimmy, Callie, Domo, Liam, and Kona!



Brooke is from Picayune, Mississippi and moved here in 2009. Brooke is currently attending the University of Arkansas and majoring in Animal Science with a pre-vet concentration. Brooke started working at Best Friends in August of 2020. Brooke has 4 bunnies (Sparrow, Cornelius, Bugsy, and Lola) and a cat named Macee Gray! In Brooke’s free time she is either doing homework or taking a nap.