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!

Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville: 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 and a sister to Jessie.

Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville: Jessie

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: 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: Becca

Becca, Nurse

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.

Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville: Emily

Emily, Receptionist/Nurse

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, Teeto and Banjo.

Carlie: Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville

Carlie, Nurse/Receptionist

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Tiffany, Nurse

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.


Bailey, Receptionist

Bailey began her Best Friends journey while still in school in 2016. She left for a couple years and finished her bachelor's degree in December 2018, majoring in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas. She came back to work for Best Friends in January 2019 as a receptionist, and helping out wherever she can.

Advocating for the well-being and proper care of animals is her passion. She is very interested in animal behavior and therapy work, and aspires to one day operate a non-profit benefiting animals and people in need. Bailey is from Atlanta, GA, but has called NWA home for the past 5 years. She has a few rescue pets at home that she loves spending time with, especially outside on a pretty day. In her free time, she cares for other's pets as well through pet and house sitting.

Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville: Jessica

Jessica, Nurse

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.


Cailey, Nurse Assistant

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).

Veterinary Staff in Fayetteville: Jacki

Jacki, Groomer

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.


Brittany, Nurse

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!

Kennel Staff

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.

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!



Miles joined Best Friends in February of 2020 as a kennel technician. Having moved to Fayetteville from Virginia where they had their own pet care business for two years. Before that, they've volunteered at several animal shelters and adoption centers across the country and has even spent a year working with horses.

At home, they have a Siamese mix cat named Bae and live with their three roommates who have two dogs; a German Shepherd/Husky mix named Amelia and a Great Pyrenees mix named Ship. When they're not at the vet, Miles is a freelance artist!



Sarah started working at Best Friends as a kennel technician in October of 2019. She is currently working towards getting her associates at Northwest Arkansas Community College.