Associate Veterinarian Wanted – Hot Springs, AR

Associate Veterinarian Needed:
Located in beautiful Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, Lake Hamilton & Hot Springs Animal Hospitals are currently seeking a full-time / part-time associate to join our energetic team. All associates can expect to be part of an established, family owned organization with over 30 years of veterinary service to the community with a solid reputation of treating both team members and pets like family. We are looking for a team member to join our 25 member staff who is committed to client education, patient care, and being the best veterinarian they can be.

Compensation Package Includes:
Excellent Salary
Health Insurance Compensation
Partner Buy-In Potential
IRA Plan
Highly Generous Pro Sal Bonus Program
Paid Vacation
Paid Dues

Our hospital sees approximately 10% exotic, 60% canines, and 30% felines. We have two clinics, Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital and Hot Springs Animal Hospital within minutes of each other. Services we offer at our clinics include, (but not limited to), internal medicine, surgery, orthopedic surgery, dentistry, boarding, grooming, LIMITED emergency service for qualified associates.

We encourage you to reach out and see what we have to offer. Qualified and motivated applicants can send resume to: or call Melissa Nickles at 501-617-1026.

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Associate Veterinarian – Nashville, AR

Wanted – Associate Veterinarian for a busy, 2 veterinarian mixed animal practice in Nashville, AR. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and team oriented new associate. The ideal veterinarian is one who is comfortable with beef production medicine and ambulatory work as well as small animal medicine. A new graduate that is bright and motivated to learn new skills would definitely be considered.

Our practice is approximately 75 % small animal, 20% bovine, 3% equine and we do see a small percentage of pigs and goats. The clinic is well equipped with x-ray, mobile ultrasound, endoscopy, in-house blood chemistry and cbc machines, service trucks and a tilt hydraulic squeeze chute. We are well staffed with an office manager, 2 receptionists, 2 veterinary assistants and a kennel attendant.

Nashville is a rural community in southwest Arkansas with a population of approximately 6000. We are the only veterinary hospital in the community. We also service several other smaller communities in the region. If outdoor activities are an interest, Nashville is surrounded by ample lakes and hunting lands.

If you feel like you are a good fit for our practice and enjoy working with a highly proficient, dedicated, hard working staff, contact Russ Smith, DVM or Robert Bonner, DVM. (870)845-1122 or e-mail us at

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Associate Veterinarian Wanted – Rogers AR

Rogers, AR – Immediate opening for Associate Veterinarian. We are seeking a confident, compassionate, highly skilled full-time veterinarian to join our health care team.  You will be free to utilize your extensive diagnostic capabilities since our nurses are highly trained and used to their fullest potential. We are looking for a self-starter who is dependable, energetic, and willing to teach, learn and excel. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent client service and communication skills are required. Our multi-doctor practice provides a bond centered environment that is exciting, fast paced, and professionally challenging while keeping the service to our clients and their pets at the center of our focus. Through the use of ultrasound, endoscopy, radiology, multi-model anesthetic monitors for every patient under anesthesia and extensive orthopedic and soft tissue capabilities, we are able to provide exceptional care for clients who desire this level of care. In general, our
clientele is well educated and expects the best for their pets. We provide an attractive compensation and benefit package.

Please contact Missy Richards at

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Associate Veterinarian Wanted – Mountain Home, AR

Spring Park Animal Hospital

D. Scott Smith, DVM

404 Hwy. 201 North
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 425-6201   FAX (208) 379-5598
Cell 870-404-1093
WEB PAGE:  www.

Companion Animal Practice

POSITION:                  DVM


AREA: Located in north central Arkansas we offer excellent outdoor activities with 2 huge lakes and the best trout fishing in the country.  This is a retirement area and is one of the top 3 growth areas in Arkansas.  Our public schools are excellent and score above state and national averages.

Recently voted best place in America to live for sportsmen by Outdoor Life Magazine


We have low crime and great quality of life.


TIME: Hospital is open 5 Days per week 7:30am-5:30 pm, no weekends


Salary/Benefits:  Base Salary plus incentives


Practice Manager: Full time Practice Manager handles client issues, personnel and inventory.


Staff: Exceptional staffing to allow you to practice your best.

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President Message – Summer 2014

Hello, my colleagues…..We have certainly had an emotional 2014 and I hope you and yours are all well. The Arkansas veterinary community suffered a huge loss with the death of Sherry Glover. She has been an integral part of veterinary practice for as long as I can remember. Always happy to answer questions and incredibly knowledgeable on all things continuing education and Arkansas Veterinary Examining Board related, I am so saddened at her passing.

Central Arkansas also suffered through recent tornadoes. I am so proud of our profession and how well veterinarians worked together to help lives –both human and animal. Our executive director, Maggie Milligan, worked tirelessly to contact veterinarians in the affected areas and to offer help. She coordinated communication between Vilonia veterinarians and state government officials to make sure relief was available and to facilitate improved responses the next time disaster hits Arkansas. Please consider giving the Arkansas VMA your cell phone number (it does not have to be published) so we can reach you in times of emergency.

I felt very fortunate to meet with some of our state representatives the other day. The Arkansas VMA PAC was able to contribute to a representative who has fought hard for us on the teeth floating issue. While there, I met several other representatives and was once again honored at how highly regarded our profession is by others. When not in session, they are beef cattle producers and acutely aware of the need for food animal veterinarians in the state and how vital our profession is to the health of the animals, public, and economy. Please help us help them by contributing to the ArkVMA PAC. We have decided not to have a summer meeting this year and to encourage everyone to attend the SWVS in Fort Worth, Texas. Arkansas is a partner in this wonderful conference and receives a portion of the proceeds. It is a fantastic opportunity to get superb continuing education within driving distance. Please join us!!

Lastly, have fun this summer! I had the opportunity to kayak down the Buffalo River over the holiday weekend and was in awe of the beauty of this state. I hope you enjoy your work but don’t forget to take time to enjoy your life too.

All my best,
Andrea Shaw, DVM

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Associate Veterinarian Wanted- Hot Springs, AR.

Enthusiastic veterinarian needed to join a busy, 3-doctor small animal practice in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas. We are a 30+ year old, progressive practice with an excellent, caring staff. Our toys include an in-house Abaxis  lab, digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, high speed dentistry, therapy laser, and the list goes on. We have great nearby specialists and are less than 1 hour from playing in Little Rock if you get bored of our great outdoors! Our package includes health insurance, CE, relocation assistance, and up to  $15,000.00 signing bonus. All experience levels are encouraged to apply. Please send resume to

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Sherry Glover Obituary

Below is the link to the obituary for Sherry Glover. Please take time to sign the online guest book or send her sister a card. The address is in the obituary.

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In Memory of Sherry Glover

It is with deep sadness to inform you that Sherry Glover, from the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, passed away this morning. (June 14, 2014) She was admitted to the hospital at the end of this week due to COPD and she passed away this morning.

Sherry was very dedicated to the veterinary profession and also to the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association. She and I worked well together and she was always promoting the Association. She worked for the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Licensing Board for over 35 years.  She will greatly missed!!

Per Sherry’s request, there will be no service or memorial. If you wish, you may donate to the charity of your choice or to the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation.

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Nicholas Finn, DVM – 2013 Veterinarian of The Year

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During the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association’s winter meeting in February, Dr. Nicholas Finn was presented with the distinction and honor of being named the 2013 Veterinarian of the Year.

Dr. Finn has been a small animal practitioner for 32 years. After graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978, he began practicing veterinarian medicine at Bellevue Animal Clinic in Little Rock, AR, where he remained until 1984. He then opened a practice, Maumelle Animal Clinic, in Maumelle, AR, with fellow veterinarians, Drs. Doug Winter and Tad Marvin.

Dr. Finn has been a proponent of improving animal health and advancing the veterinary medical profession throughout his career. He currently is serving as the President of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation, and holds memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pulaski County Veterinary Medical Society, and the American Animal Hospital Association. In the past he has served the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association in the offices of President, Vice President, and Treasurer.

Dr. Finn’s civic activities include membership in Maumelle Chamber of Commerce, and serving as Community Group Leader, and as a member of the Traffic Team at Fellowship Bible Church. He also donates his services to stray and injured animals. In the past, Dr. Finn served in the Army National Guard from 1971 through 1978, and was a member of the Maumelle Chapter of Kiwanis International, and Maumelle Friends of the Animals.

Dr. Finn has been has been married to his wife, Marsha, for 42 years. They have three daughters and one granddaughter, Ava. Also making up his family are his three dogs. His daughter Sarah, is following in his footsteps and will be graduating soon from LSU with her degree in veterinary medicine.

Thank you Dr. Finn for your support of the veterinary profession and your dedication to the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association and the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation! Your dedication and service is appreciated by all and we are so proud to have named you 2013 Veterinarian of The Year!

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Spring 2014

Spring has finally sprung and the pollen is filling the air. Winter ended with a fabulous Winter Meeting in Hot Springs. Dr. Andrea Shaw put together a great program and we had record attendance. We also need to remember our sponsors and all the exhibitors. Without them, our meeting would not be as successful and we would not be able to keep our fees at a minimum. Thank them when they come to your clinic and let them know how much we appreciate them! Encourage them to participate in the 2015 Winter Meeting. Mark your calendars for February 6-8, 2015 in Hot Springs.

Dr. Nick Finn was awarded 2013 Veterinarian of The Year. An honor well deserved. Dr. Finn is owner of Maumelle Animal Clinic in Maumelle, AR. He is the President of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation and has served in many roles in the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association. (See story on Page 1). Congratulations Dr. Finn on an award you so deserved!! It has been an honor for me to work with you over the past years. You are truly an exceptional example to the veterinary profession!

Dr. Wayne Roberson, of Treasure Hill Animal Hospital presented the Pet of The Year award to Zoe. It was such an honor to watch the award be presented. The awards like that are what the veterinary profession is all about. How animals AND the veterinarians literally change peoples lives.  It was a very heartwarming award. Thank you Dr. Roberson for nominating Zoe as 2013 Pet of The Year.   She is truly a winner, in our eyes and the eyes of many, many children.

I would like to thank Dr. Kate Williams for her leadership during 2013. It was a great year and she continued leading the Association in a positive direction. Thank you for your leadership and friendship. It was truly a pleasure working with you! As Dr. Williams passed the gavel to Dr. Andrea Shaw, feel confident that your Association is in great hands. We are off to a great 2014 and I look forward to working with Dr. Shaw during 2014.

As always, the Association is here for you. If you ever need anything or have questions, please call or email me. I am here for YOU!


Maggie Milligan

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