Small Animal Hospital For Sale, Mississippi College Town

Small Animal Hospital for sale in east central Mississippi college town. Well equipped with dental x-ray, Dentalaire dental equipment, ultrasound, CR digital radiography, in-house Idexx lab equipment, gas anesthesia. 3500 square foot free-standing building on approximately 2.5 acres . Grossing 375K asking 625K for business, equipment and real estate. Owner financing for right person. Work Monday thru Friday 8:00 - 5:00 no call back, no weekends. Email ClaytonVDoc@                                                                                                                        

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Associate Veterinarian – Conway, AR

Chestnut Animal Clinic is looking for a new Associate Veterinarian at our practice in Conway, Arkansas. Serving Conway for over 40 years in our downtown location, our multi-doctor practice serves primarily small companion animal and exotic patients. Looking for compassionate, flexible, and dependable AR licensed applicant who is willing to learn and help us expand our market offerings in the future. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding standard of care to our patients at an affordable price utilizing evidence based medicine and current technology including, in-house laboratory, digital radiology, surgical laser, ultrasound, and a well trained staff. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Pay rate is competitive and determined by experience. Additional perks including health insurance, dues reimbursement, and CE reimbursement are available.
Send resume' to:
Chestnut Animal Clinic
Attn: Lauren
612 Chestnut Street
Conway, AR 72032
or email:
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Veterinary Assistant/Technician-Little Rock,AR

Veterinary Assistant/Technicia

Busy small animal, Veterinary hospital looking for experienced Veterinary Assistant/Technicians. Job duties include caring for patients, Assisting doctor with various tasks, use of Avimark, and client communication. Please apply in person at 18 Rahling Circle, Little Rock AR. 72223. Fax: 501-821-3943.

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FULL Time Associate – Ft. Smith, AR

Fast paced veterinary practice in the Arkansas River Valley, seeking motivated FULL time associate. Salary based on experience. No on-call or emergency. Other compensation includes: health insurance premiums paid, half of monthly dental premiums paid, HSA(health savings account) contribution, 1 week paid vacation the first year-two weeks there after. Once CE conference up to $1000 paid. If interested please email resume to 

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President’s Letter

Colleagues & Friends,

Welcome to another year in the ArVMA.  I am thankful to be serving as President for our great association this year.  Raised in southwest Missouri, my family lived simply, on a small farm, which began my interest in the health of all animals.  After moving to Northwest Arkansas, I attended U of A in Fayetteville.  Later I was accepted to LSU-SVM where I finished my degree in 1990 and returned, to the small town of Pea Ridge, to spend the entirety of my career in mixed animal practice.

One of the first inspiring veterinarians I met was Tim Woody.  He has been a continuous mentor with vision for serving in many ways with the ArVMA, AVMA, and our local NWARVMA.  I was fortunate to attend the Leadership Conference in Chicago this year and it was driven home to me the reasons we must remain united and in contact with other veterinarians and other support personnel for this ever evolving profession.

This year is a very active legislative one.  With the help of Bill & Bradley Phillips, our lobbyists, we hope to work, for the bills and against the bills, which change the scope of practice for veterinary medicine, in the state of Arkansas.  As your President this year, I hope to stay aware and reach out to all the veterinarians interested in keeping abreast of the events happening with our association.

Finally, our executive directory, Maggie Milligan, has had some serious health issues handed to her last year and again with new ones to begin this year.  We want to offer her our support and prayers as she goes through treatment and begins to heal throughout 2017.  Along with Maggie, we will do the best we can to keep timely responses to any questions or needs you may have.  Please join together in support of Maggie this spring and summer.

In closing, let me say how honored I am to serve my profession and your state association as President.  Rest assured we are doing many things to keep the ArVMA evolving to meet the needs of the current membership, as well as the needs of the newest members to the association.

Until next time,

Karen Sherman, DVM

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Full Time Veterinarian – Bella Vista, AR

Village Pet Hospital is looking for a full time veterinarian to join our growing Bella Vista hospital. We are a well established, small animal practice that was started in 1987. We moved into a newly built facility in 2010. 
We offer exceptional support staff, dedicated clients, and competative wages. Our ideal candidate would be an enthusiasic person who is friendly and a team player. 
Our location is perfect for outdoor activities such as bicycling, boating on the many area lakes, hiking, golf, and tennis. We are walking distance to Blowing Springs Park that has caves, waterfalls, springs, cliff riding, and miles of award winning bicycle trails. We are located on the southside of Bella Vista which is very convenient to the interstate and the Bentonville/Rogers area. 
Dr. Harper 
Village Pet Hospital
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Vet Tech/Vet Assistant – Little Rock, AR

Companions Spay & Neuter Clinic is expanding and looking for a vet tech/vet assistant to join our team.  Our clinic specializes in high quality, low cost sterilizations and affordable vaccinations.  Experience is preferred but will train the right person. Please submit resume to or call 501-679-7900 for more information.  

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CVT or Vet Assistant Wanted- Fort Smith, AR

CVT or Vet Assistant Wanted- Fort Smith, AR

We are a small animal and exotic clinic that is currently seeking an experienced CVT (at least 3 years experience preferred) or Vet Assistant with at least 5 years experience preferred. This position will be full-time, Monday – Friday and some weekends.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to: restraining animals, assist in exam rooms, giving medications and injections, surgeries, blood draws, dentals, placing iv catheters, assist in x-rays and running lab equipment.

Compensation will be based on experience.

Benefits include : Medical insurance offered after 90 days.

                             One week paid vacation after one year

                               Paid holidays.

Here at Best Friends Pet Clinic, we strive for quality customer service along with “above and beyond” pet care. If you feel you qualify, please email resume and references to or apply in person at Best friends Pet Clinic 1820 Wheeler Ave Ft Smith, AR 72901.



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Associate Veterinarian – Little Rock, AR

Hillcrest Animal Hospital provides outstanding care for dogs and cats in beautiful Little Rock, Arkansas!  The Hillcrest area is one of Little Rock’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods featuring tree lined streets, upscale shopping and countless fantastic restaurants!  We are a full service hospital with a loyal clientele, community clinic feel!  We are looking for a full-time, long-term team member who is open-minded and energetic!  Work alongside a boarded Internist and Neurologist on staff, as well as 5 seasoned Associate Veterinarians.  We are equipped with Toshiba CT with digital imaging system, Aloka Ultrasound with digital imaging system, radiology suite and stat interpretation available by board certified radiologists, a complete in-house pharmacy including a wide range of prescription diets, Avimark, ECGs and Doppler capabilities, etc.  Benefits include paid licenses, dues to AVMA/ArVMA, and malpractice insurance, CE allowance, 2 weeks of vacation, paid sick time, partially paid medical insurance and excellent compensation.  To apply, please send your resume to recruiter Stina Carter at  We look forward to hearing from you!


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Dr. Allison S. Patchell named 2016 Veterinarian of The Year

Dr. Allison S. Patchell of Little Rock, and formerly of Heber Springs, was awarded the 2016 Arkansas Veterinarian of the Year while attending the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association winter meeting in Hot Springs Feb. 10th, -12th.   Dr. Patchell began her work in veterinary medicine in West Memphis, AR in 1980, followed by three years in Conway, AR at Conway Animal Clinic. She then relocated to Heber Springs, AR where she owned and operated Patchell Veterinary Clinic for 30 years. Since selling her practice in 2013, she has been dong relief work in the Central Arkansas area.  

Dr. Patchell is a current member of the American VMA and the Arkansas VMA and has spent countless hours volunteering with the Arkansas Veterinary Examining Board stuffing envelopes, opening mail and performing carious other office jobs during the license renewal season. Dr. Patchell was appointed to the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board by Governor Mike Huckabee in 2000, where she served two 5-year terms. 

Dr. Patchell is a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR where she participates in mission work through the Pioneer Sunday School Class and also serves on the Family Promise Team to care for and feed families in need. She is also a member of the Arkansas Arts Center.

We congratulate Dr. Patchell on an award well deserved. You have served the veterinary profession well and you are an inspiration of all veterinarians.  Congratulations!!

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