Associate Veterinarian – Malvern, AR

Associate Veterinarian Needed – Part time or Full time – Malvern, AR

Hughes Animal Hospital in Malvern is seeking a part time associate veterinarian to work 2-3 days per week or a full time associate to work 4.5 days per week. We are in a newly constructed 4800 sq. foot spacious facility. We offer digital radiography and in-house laboratory, along with our other services. We have a great office and support staff.


  • We strive to practice quality medicine in a small town environment. Visit our website at to preview our practice.  Contact Dr. Ricky Hughes or Myra Hughes, Office Manager at 501-337-7387 or by email at for more information.
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Dr. David Oates names 2017 Veterinarian of The Year

Dr. Charles David Oates of Russellville, AR was named Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association’s 2017 Veterinarian of the Year while attending the winter meeting in Hot Springs, AR on February 10, 2018.

Dr. Oates grew up in Russellville where he graduated high school and then attended Arkansas Tech University, after which he was accepted into the 7th graduating class at LSU-School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1983. He was recently awarded an honorary bachelor’s degree by Arkansas Tech University.

He has served as director of Pope County Conservation District; he is a member of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation and the Yell County Wildlife Federation. Dr. Oates is a member of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association. In 2003, Dr. Michael Thames appointed Dr. Oates to research and locate a school suitable to start Arkansas’ first program in Veterinary Technology. He has served as Chairman of ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology Program advisory committee since its inception in 2007.

Dr. Oates established Russellville Animal Clinic in 1986 where he continues to practice today. He lives on the family farm, established in 1850 near Pottsville, with his wife Tonya and their six fur babies.

The Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association is honored to have Dr. David Oates representing the veterinary profession! He is an honorable, outstanding, dedicated man. I am honored to call him my friend. We congratulate Dr. Oates on an award well deserved! You are an inspiration of all veterinarians and the veterinary profession. Congratulations!

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President’s Letter: Spring 2018

Dear Colleagues,

     I am honored to serve as your ARVMA President this year.  Born and raised in the Fort Smith area, I’ve practiced for 27 years there in a busy companion animal practice.  I graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1985 and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.  My husband Kevin, of 32 years, is a Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Biologist and Regional Supervisor.  Our son Tanner and his wife are both college students in nursing school.  In my free time I love to travel and also love outdoor activities like lake sports, kayaking and hiking. 

    Following in the footsteps of those who have gone before will be a challenge, but I accept that challenge with relish! Since I’ve served on the ARVMA board, I have seen the steady hand of past presidents – Dr. Karen Sherman, Dr. Archie Ryan, Dr. Rusty Henderson, Dr. Kate Williams, and Dr. Andrea Shaw. It is truly a learning process and none of us realize what our State Association does behind the scenes until we get involved. We are fortunate to have our wonderful Executive Director Maggie Milligan.  She deserves our thanks and praise for her efforts on our behalf. Our role at the state level is a small part of the bigger picture addressed by the AVMA at the national level. We are well served by our Delegate, Dr. David Blount and alternate Delegate Dr. Lindy O’Neil who represent each of us.

     I would like to highlight a few things that your state organization has been working on for the past few years. First and foremost are the effort and funds we have put forth to improve relations and to reach out to younger veterinarians and new graduates. Your ARVMA has worked with Paul Vitale now for several years to improve our branding and social media presence. We have produced spot ads to improve our public image as veterinarians and to encourage participation of all veterinarians in the state. We are implementing the “Power of Five” to directly involve five new graduates in our organization. We are sensitive to the challenges that younger veterinarians face with things like astronomical student debt as well as job security and career counseling.

     In a similar vein, your ARVMA teamed up with Dr. Heidi Ward, our U of A Extension Veterinarian, as she developed the 4-H Veterinary Science program in 2017. Dr. Ward is like the “Energizer Bunny” as she guides this impactful program to reach out to the youth of Arkansas. Targeted to the ages 6-19, the program is designed to have participation in real-world science related career exploration. Many of your Arkansas Veterinary colleagues have and will continue to volunteer their time to put on this 4-H based program with hands-on labs and training for kids.

     We continue to support the Veterinary Technician program at ASU Beebe as well as the schools of veterinary medicine most Arkansas students attend.

     Of course quality continuing education with our state meetings and encouraging each trustee to help host more local CE meetings is always important to your ARVMA. Dr. Natalie Cooper-Towns, your current President Elect, is already hard at work planning the speaking agenda for the 2019 Winter Meeting. Please reach out to her with your suggestions.

     Our monitoring of the Arkansas State Legislature through our paid lobbyists as well as our Legislative Liaison Dr. Chad Towns and Dr. Paul Jenkins continues as we attempt to stay “in the know” and protect veterinary and animal related interest in the state. I have already heard from several veterinarians in the state with concerns about the Senate Bill 553 (Embryo Transfer). To update you, the Arkansas Veterinary Examining Board is currently working on the requirements to recommend to the Governor’s Office. The Bill unfortunately did not go the way that veterinarians wanted, but you were represented on the Legislative floor by several of your colleagues.

     Dissemination of legislative information is very important. Your ARVMA is trying to find ways to better communicate with veterinarians in the state. You can do your part by forming positive relationships with your Representatives and Senators and contacting them when veterinary related items come up. We are trying to be proactive and anticipate things coming down the line. Legislative items and hot topics to watch for are:

                Opioid Crisis and Prescription Monitoring Program – Veterinarians feel that we need to be a part of the solution even if we, as a whole, are not directly part of the problem. Monitoring of controlled substances is an important part of controlling this huge problem in our state and nation.

                Animal massage – Licensed Massage Therapists have reached out to the ARVMA and we have formed a committee to work on our position.

                Naming Convention of CVT  - NAVTA is supporting a national change to the terminology of “Registered Veterinary Nurse” to replace CVT, RVT, LVT, etc. We are reaching out to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Arkansas Nurses Association to avoid conflict and objection.

               Your ARVMA is hard at work to support veterinarians in our state. Your input and comments are welcome as we move forward. I invite each of you to get involved with your association on the local, state and national level. Several Trustee positions need Alternates at this time and we welcome you to join us!

     Maggie or I are available for more  information and if you haven’t checked out the AVMA website lately, it is a wonderful resource.



Laura M. Lynch, DVM


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Mixed Animal Hospital Ownership Opportunity – Northeast Texas

Mixed Animal Hospital Ownership Opportunity


Considering 'spreading your wings' from an associate to enjoying the benefits of practice ownership? This is a great opportunity for mixed animal veterinarian looking to own a well-established "haul-in" mixed practice with a client base 'trained' so well that the owner DVM is only working 40 hours week! Open five days week from 8-5. After hour emergencies are referred to nearby emergency hospital. Large animal caseload is haul-in exclusive, but market exists to expand hours and services if desired to increase income.

Seller would be willing to work a short time to assist the buyer with the transition. Practice is well equipped with multiple exam rooms, doctor’s office, treatment area, surgery suite, upstairs apartment with kitchen and bath, stained concrete floors, roughly 35 kennels, outdoor playground, crematorium, and covered livestock facilities with a hydraulic chute. Sits on 5 acres of land at an intersection of two highways. Staff of 5.5 employees is well trained and have been with the hospital long term.

Located in a small progressive community in northeast Texas with low cost of living and low crime rate. There are rivers and lakes, 88-acre park with baseball fields and hiking trails, country club, award-winning school system, hospital and municipal airport. A confidential agreement is needed for more information.

Please contact Jeannie Bellsmith at (859) 324-5462 for more information.



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Associates Wanted – Little Rock, AR

Interstate Animal Clinic
Enthusiastic, energetic part time or full time associates wanted with a positive attitude and a fun spirit to join our team of doctors covering 24 hours a day, 365 days a year between two offices (one emergency after hour office and one daytime clinic).  We are well equipped but are open to exploring equipment in which you are interested.  We practice high quality medicine but want you to help us define that.  We have a great staff and want someone who adds to that.  In addition to available mentors, we also offer regular in office CE opportunities to prepare for commonly seen challenges in emergency work, and we always have a doctor on call to help with anything that comes up.  Flexible hours, daytime, nighttime, weekends, holidays - work a little or work a lot.
If you could use some extra cash or if you are just wondering if there is life out there past atopy and ear infections Call or email me - Dean Hunter 501-920-1612,
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Full Time Veterinarian Wanted – Jonesboro, AR

Yes, it is possible to work for a high quality practice and have a life. Are you interested practicing high quality medicine? We are the practice for you! Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital is located in a great college town with many recreational activities to choose from. We are looking for the right person to join our expanding team. Our practice is committed to providing quality veterinary care to our patients and clients in a clean and friendly environment. We are an American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospital that strives to practice Fear Free medicine.

To assist you in practicing high quality medicine, we offer the best in equipment:

  • Digital Radiology
  • Elaborate in-house laboratory
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser Therapy

Our vision is to find an associate that will support our philosophy and become a part of our wonderful practice. Excellent opportunities exist for a compassionate individual to develop long-term professional relationships with an excellent staff and clientele.

You can practice smarter, not harder. The successful candidate is focused on quality care, and excels at assuring client satisfaction. The associate will practice general medicine and surgery. An interest in exotic medicine is a plus. Some weekend and evening work required. New graduates are welcome to apply!

Full-time Benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Guaranteed base salary, plus a percentage of production
  • All licenses paid & continuing education allowance
  • Health insurance allowance
  • Paid time off
  • Plus additional benefits

Visit our web site at

Contact us at with your resume if you are interested in joining our world class, dynamic team.

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Mixed Animal Veterinarian Wanted – El Dorado, AR

El Dorado Animal Hospital in El Dorado, AR is looking for a highy motivated and dependable professional who would like to practice quality veterinary medicine in a mixed animal practice.  If you like seeing a variety of animals and procedures then this is the place for you.  All experience levels will be considered.  We can offer a very competitive salary with health insurance benefits, paid two week vacation, CE allowance, professional licenses paid and membership dues paid.
Currently, we are a one doctor clinic primarily seeing small animals with a focus on surgery, preventative, and emergency care for companion animals.  We are well equipped with a digital xray, ultrasound and in house labs.  Please feel free to contact Dr. Casey Mitchell directly at 870-314-4523 to inquire more about the available job postion.  Resumes can be sent to 
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Countryside Animal Hospital – Associate in Hot Springs, AR

Countryside Animal Hospital – Associate in Hot Springs, AR


Countryside Animal Hospital in beautiful  Hot Springs, AR is looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our growing practice!  Our hospital provides primary and surgical care, referral/specialty services, boarding, and limited emergency services for our existing clients.  Founded in 1984, we have been providing our clients with superior care and progressive service for over 30 years!  Our hospital staff is versatile, experienced and passionate about their jobs!  Our ideal candidate values client communication and enjoys working in a team!  More information


  • Large building including: 4 spacious exam rooms, large reception area, pharmacy, treatment area, laboratory, Idexx, surgical suite, kennel, isolation, feline ward, etc.
  • A progressive pain management service using multi-mode therapies supported by a pain therapy laser and acupuncture services.
  • Use of external, full-service clinical and pathological laboratories for special testing needs.
  • Blood donor program with canine and feline transfusion capacities.
  • In-house orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
  • Ultrasound equipped with 3 probes.
  • Endoscopy, ligasure for internal dissection/sealing and division, laser pain management, digital radiology and digital dental radiology.
  • Isoflourane anesthesia, electrocautery/Ligasure, high speed ultra-sonic dental equipment.
  • Surgical monitoring capabilities at 3 sites including ECG, SpO2, NIBP, ETC02, core T with two patient warm air systems.
  • Complete pharmacy – large inventory of established pharmaceuticals and many of the latest developments.
  • Newest version of AVImark


We offer competitive base salary, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation, sick and holiday pay, CE allowance, opportunity for growth, in-house training, etc. 


If you are looking for an excellent practice, with unmatched growth potential, we want to hear from you!  All inquiries remain confidential.  Please email your resume to Stina Carter 

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Full/Part Time Veterinarians Wanted – Harrison, AR

VetIQ is seeking full- and part-time Wellness Center veterinarians in Harrison, Mountain Home, Van Buren, and Batesville. Salary, sign-on and production bonus, benefits, 401(k) with matching, CE/licensing stipend. Relocation assistance available.

VIP Petcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For details, visit:

Contact Jesse Thomason at


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Associate Veterinarian (Full or Part Time) – Conway, AR

Chestnut Small Animal Clinic in Conway, AR is searching to hire an associate veterinarian (FT/PT) that shares a similar practice philosophy of providing a very high standard of medical and surgical care for our patients. We are a fast pace small animal/exotic hospital that strives to offer our patients the highest level of medicine, client education, and client services. We are equipped with in-house laboratory equipment, digital radiology, CO2 surgical laser, ultrasound and a well trained technical staff. Salary is competitive and includes all dues, CE, insurance, etc. We encourage recent graduates to apply. Send your resume to Chestnut Small Animal Clinic, 612 Chestnut Street, Conway, AR 72032 or Email us at:

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