Meet Your Pet's Veterinary Staff
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, as well as ordering products, but her extensive experience means she is capable of working any position in the hospital.
At home, she has a son named Oliver with her partner, Ian Reynolds, who also worked with us for three years. She also has a beloved dog, Batman, who is a Lab and Collie mix; a Chiweenie named Snuggles; and a chocolate Lab named Riley. Theadra’s fur family also includes three cats, Link, Buddha, and Gremlin. A fun fact is she is a cousin to Dr. Mandi Shearhart.
Jessie, Front Office Manager
Jessie joined Best Friends in June 2015. She started here as a kennel technician, and she started training in reception soon after. She is now our Front Office Manager and takes care of most needs regarding our front office.
At home, she has three dogs and two cats including a female Boxer mix, Swayzi; a female Cattle Dog mix, Fay; a female Teacup Yorkie, Janis; a Domestic Shorthair female, Stevie, and the only male in the house, Hagrid, a Domestic Longhair cat. Jessie regularly does house/pet sitting and dog walking in her spare time away from the clinic.
Kristen, Head Technician
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.
Chloe, Head Technician
Chloe started at Best Friends during the summer of 2016 and has aspirations to become a certified veterinary technician. She lives in Fayetteville with her five cats named Norman, Ein, Penelope, Crystal, and Magenta, her rabbit, Dessa, and snake, Oksana.
Becca has worked at Best Friends since June 2012 as a veterinary technician. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and also has a great job at WalMart. We are so proud of her! She now only works with us once a week.
At home, 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; and a Terrier mix named Louann. She also has a Siamese mix named Hunter and a Maine Coon mix named Hayes. In her free time, Becca trains dogs with behavioral problems.
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, Technician/ Receptionist
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 one cat, Teeto.
Brianna, Technician/ Receptionist
Brianna started working at Best Friends in April of 2017. She is currently a Junior studying Animal Science at the University of Arkansas and aspires to go to Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She has three dogs and two cats, including Brinkley, a Golden Retriever that Brianna has had since she was four years old.
Danielle is a student at the University of Arkansas studying animal science with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine and a minor in agricultural business. She also plays for the university’s women’s rugby club. Ever since she knew what a veterinarian did, she wanted to be one. Danielle hopes to be a mixed practice veterinarian in the future.
Breanna, Kennel Supervisor/ Receptionist
Breanna has worked at best friends since January of 2018. She loves to be the one caring for boarders and making sure that our boarding feels like home away from home. Breanna’s favorite part about her job is seeing her relationship with your animal grow, so that this can be an enjoyable environment for your pet.
Breanna has two dogs at home. She has the sweetest old man, Baxter, a Labrador mix. She also has a younger pup, Paisley, who is a Catahoula Leopard mix dog. She enjoys taking them out camping, as well as swimming whenever she can. She looks forward to meeting you and your pet!
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Holly started at Best Friends in January 2019 but has been active in the animal rescue community since moving to NWA in 2012. She graduated from the U of A in 2014 with a degree in animal science. She has previously worked as a veterinary assistant and for the Humane Society of the Ozarks.
Holly has two dogs, Mudd Puddles, the Rat Terrier, and Baxter, the bully mix.
Bailey, Receptionist/ Technician
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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.
Jessica, Technician/ Kennel
Jessica started working at Best Friends as a kennel technician in August of 2018, but she started cross training to be a veterinary technician soon after. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with an animal science degree in 2018. Jessica has one dog named Banshee and a rabbit named Nestle.
Emily started working at Best Friends as a kennel technician in November of 2018, and she is currently cross training as a veterinary technician. She is a sophomore student at the University of Arkansas majoring in Animal Science with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine, and a minor in Agricultural Business. She aspires to be a small animal veterinarian in the future. She has a 5-month-old cattle dog mix named Layla (pictured on the right).
Cailey started working at Best Friends in January of 2019. She is currently a freshman at the University of Arkansas studying animal science with a pre-veterinary concentration. She has two dogs (a Labrador named Elmer and a Jack Russel named George) and two cats (a Manx named Marvin and a calico named Lily).
Emma started working at Best Friends as a kennel technician in January 2019 and had previously worked as a kennel manager in Dallas, TX for a year and a half. She is currently studying animal science at the University of Arkansas and hopes to attend veterinary school after graduation in 2020. She has three dogs: Magic, Sandi, and Reba.