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!

SUPERVISORS

Theadra

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.

Emily

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.

NURSES

Kim

Kim

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.

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Brittany

Brittany has been a nurse at Best Friends since February 2020, she has worked in the veterinary field since 2018. 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 dog, Athena, take care of plants, and really do anything that involves being outdoors!

Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville: Callie

Callie

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 two dogs; Birdie and Daphne, and two cats; Milo and Dilly. They all came from local shelters.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Tiffany has been a nurse at Best Friends since July of 2019. She has two precious young sons. While working at Best Friends she met her current boyfriend Liam!

She loves spending time with her family, especially going camping and SxS trail riding with them. She's a fan of local music, so there's a good chance if she's not working or attending one of her son's activities, you'll catch her at a local concert/festival or other fun activities around Northwest Arkansas!

Carlie

Carlie

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 companions, Opal and Jasper. When she isn’t loving and caring for patients, you can find her tending to her many plants and succulents as well.

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Rachel

Rachel began working for Best Friends Animal Hospital in April of 2021. She found her passion for animal care after volunteering for Save Korean Dogs, where she helped to intervene in the dog meat trade. Rachel's home life is filled with animals to care for as well, as she has three cats and two ferrets!
She has spent a large amount of her life in NWA, and she loves the compassionate culture and outdoor activities. Rachel recently completed her Fear Free certification, which displays her commitment to ensuring that the best standard of care is experienced by all of our clients.
Joseph

Joseph

Joseph has been with Best Friends since January 2022. He and his family moved here from Louisiana. He has many years of nursing experience since he started in 2013. In that time he has pursued other careers such as Welding. Joseph and his wife, Cristen, share two dogs and one cat together. He is currently in school to pursue his goal to become a computer programmer.

Lynsey

Lynsey

 Lynsey has been a member of the Best Friend's family since June 2022. She is an Arkansas native from Searcy, AR. and moved from Searcy AR. Lynsey graduated in 2022 from the UofA with a bachelors animal science degree. She has three cats at home that she adores: Kyla, Kira, and Artie.

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Haley

Haley has been a BFAH team member since June 2022. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2018 and has a veterinary assistant certification. She has one dog named Willow. When she is not working she enjoys hiking, watching movies, reading, and baking.

Afton

Afton

Afton has been a member of the Best Friend's team since July 2022. She is currently attending the U of A for Animal Science, pre-professional with intent to pursue vet school. In her free time she enjoys reading, journaling, and riding horses. One day she would like to own an equine facility for boarding and training. She also has two wonderful pets, a dog Piper and a cat Basil.

RECEPTION

Breanna

Breanna

Breanna may look familiar because she worked for Best Friends a few years ago! She missed working with animals so much that she rejoined the team in May of 2021! She loves being able to serve her community doing a job she loves, and we couldn't be happier to have her back! 
 
She has three dogs, Baxter, Paisley, and Abbi! Breanna and her husband live in Hindsville. She loves the outdoors canoeing, camping, hiking, fishing. There really isn't anything she doesn't like to do outside!
Shane

Shane

Shane is a newer face around Best Friends! She was born and raised in Fayetteville, and is currently a freshman at the U of A majoring in Pre-Professional Animal Science.
She loves dogs and being outside, so naturally one of her favorite things to do is to go hiking with her dog, Mack. She also has a cat named Alice.
Kaylyn

Kaylyn

Kaylyn joined the Best Friends family in July of 2022. She originally is from southeast Arkansas, but has fallen in love with Northwest Arkansas since moving in 2020. She loves anything to do with Razorback sports and loves spending her time hiking, finding a good concert, and enjoying adventures with her fur babies, Dixie, Bonnie, and Clyde.

GROOMER

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Jacki

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


KENNEL ASSISTANTS

Alyssa

Alyssa

Bio coming soon.

Lindsey

Lindsey

Lindsey has been with Best Friend's Animal Hospital since January of 2022. She is a Fayetteville Arkansas native. She has three cats at home named Snoop, Spike, and Kaya. Her hobbies include hiking and making art. She aspires to open a boarding facility / rescue on a beautiful piece of land one day.

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Ashton

Bio coming soon.

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Keara

Bio coming soon.