Katy is our practice manager and has been with AMC since April 2020. She grew up here in NWA and has been in the veterinary field since 2003. She attended the University of Arkansas and has a bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science. She and her husband live in Springdale with their two kids, two cats, and two dogs. Katy enjoys spending time with her family, riding her bike on NWA's bike trails, crocheting, and having fun with her amazing coworkers!
Heather joined our practice in February of 2019. She is fear-free certified and supervises all of the technicians at our Pinnacle location. She attended Petra Allied Health to become a certified veterinary assistant and has been in the veterinary field since 2015 and has a special interest in surgery and client education. In her free time, she likes to go hiking and camping with her husband and twin 3 year old boys. They have 3 dogs: Rigby, Penny, and Ellie; and 1 cat: Bruce. Heather looks forward to caring for your fur babies while they're here for surgery!
Jessica has always had a love for animals, and knew from an early age that she wanted to be in the veterinary field. She started her career as a receptionist in 2012 at a large veterinary clinic in Fayetteville, where she was also trained as an assistant. She started working at Animal Medical Center in August of 2020 as a receptionist and now she supervises all of the receptionists at our Pinnacle location. She enjoys interacting, and educating clients on different types of preventive care, and of course loving on all the fur and furless babies that she gets to see daily. All of her pets have been rescued from the streets, and now enjoy a peaceful life. She has a St. Bernard named Beethoven and a Pitbull named Arlo, and 3 cats named Midnight, Moli, and Panther. She enjoys spending her free time with family, and her favorite past times are geocaching, disc golfing, hiking, taking pictures and making different types of craft projects for friends that range from sticker books to t-shirts.
Emma has worked at AMC since November 2020 and currently work as an outpatient technician at our Pinnacle location as well as supervising the boarding kennels and team. She has two dogs she loves dearly: Dolly and Jolene. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and exercising horses in her free time. She cannot wait to meet and assist you and your pets!
Chase has been with us since 2014 and in that time he has worked in every area of the clinic. Currently he works at the Midtown location, taking care of your pets when they come in for surgery. His favorite part of the job is helping all of his patients to live their healthiest lives. He has two dogs at home: Izzy, an aussie mix, and Lucas, a pit bull. He enjoys going to the lake during the summer, wakeboarding, hiking, hanging out with friends, and lots of gaming.
Sara has been with AMC since 2017. Growing up she was always around animals, of all kinds. She has 7 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 birds and treats all of the pets staying in our kennels as if they were her own. She loves to spend her free time reading, thrifting, sewing, and traveling to see her 14 grandkids!
Taylor has been with AMC since May 2020. She started as a kennel assistant but is now a top notch veterinary technician at our Midtown location. She has wanted to work with animals since she was little, and truly loves what she does. When she's not at work she's chasing around her son, Wyatt. She and her husband like to spend the weekends going out to do fun activities as a family. They have a 1 year old German Shephard/ Rottweiler named Nyra and a cat named Manson.
Karen started at AMC in June 2020 and has been working in the veterinary field for over 12 years. Currently, you'll find her in greeting clients and pets and answering phones at our Midtown location. She loves working will all of the fur babies and has 7 of her own! She lives in Rogers with her husband, 5 dogs, and 2 cats and spends her free time with them and her grandson.
Ashley started at AMC in July of 2020. She began working in the veterinary industry at the age of 14, in 1996, and she has a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas. She's worked in all areas of our hospitals but you'll currently find her in reception at our Pinnacle location. Her proudest pet moment is taking her beloved cavalier Riggs to Japan for mitral valve repair surgery in 2018 (it's the only place in the world they provide this surgery). He was the 6th American dog to ever go! It was one of the greatest experiences of her life! In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family and 4 dogs Archer, Posey, Georgia, and Minnie. Ashley has particular interests in animal behavior, puppy training, low stress pet care, and rescue.
Kaila joined our team in November of 2020. She previously worked as a vet assistant before coming to Animal Medical Center, but now she takes care of all of the surgery patients at our Pinnacle location. She received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Communication and Leadership from the University of Arkansas in May 2021. Kaila has a Golden Retriever named Ryder and they love to be adventurous together! She has a very special interest in anesthesia and orthopedic surgeries. Her favorite part about working at AMC is the loving bond she creates with all the pets!! She cannot wait to meet and care for your animals.
Melinda started at AMC in May 2021 and has 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She cares for all of our hospitalized patients at the Pinnacle location. She has 3 cats she loves dearly: Frank, Joe, and Odin. When she's not working, Melinda enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.
Mykelle has worked at AMC since May 2021. She started as a kennel assistant but these days she's working as an outpatient technician at our Midtown location. She graduated from the University of Arkansas this past December with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Her favorite part of the job is getting to meet all the sweet pets and owners. She has one 3-year-old shih tzu mix named Louie. In her free time she enjoys cooking, working out, and traveling. Mykelle will be attending vet school in August 2022!
Tosha started in June of 2021 as a receptionist at our Pinnacle location. She has two cats, Lucy and Daphne, who she loves. She also enjoys spending time with her son at the park or trails and anything outdoors.
Desiree started at AMC in July 2021. She came to AMC as part of the merger with Animal Clinic of Rogers and we're so lucky to have her! You’ll find her behind the scenes assisting the doctors with surgeries and performing dental cleanings at our Midtown location.
Steven came to AMC in July 2021 as part of the merger with Animal Clinic of Rogers. He has been in the vet field for over seven years and currently works as an outpatient technician at our Midtown location! Despite being in this field for so long, he is currently studying in hopes of one day becoming some sort of writer. Outside of work and school, he's more than likely just locked in his room wasting time! At least until he has to chase one of his four dogs who keep him busy with their rambunctious personalities.
After moving to Northwest Arkansas in 2016, Hannah studied and received her veterinary assistant certification from Petra Allied Health before joining Animal Clinic of Rogers in 2019 as a veterinary technician. When they merged with AMC in 2021, she joined us at our midtown location. A valuable member of our team, she assists the doctors during appointments, and has experience with reception and assisting in surgeries. She really enjoys getting to snuggle all the cute little puppies that come in to see us. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys baking, relaxing with her cat Geezer, playing with her two dogs Mollie and JoJo, and spending time with her husband DeShon.
Mattie graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a degree in Animal Science. She graduated from Lone Star College in 2016 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Mattie has been a licensed veterinary technician for 6 years and is working on becoming licensed in the state of Arkansas. Mattie moved from Texas in October of 2021 and joined Animal Medical Center's Pinnacle location shortly after! Mattie loves helping with surgeries and monitoring patients under anesthesia. Mattie enjoys spending the weekends exploring her new home in NWA with her husband Benjamin.
Myriam started in November 2021 as a kennel assistant. She currently works in our Pinnacle location's boarding facility and she loves keeping your pets happy and entertained during their stay. But she's training to be an outpatient technician and hopes to help you during your pet's appointments in the near future! She owns one dog, Nairobi, that she adores! In her free time, she enjoys reading and traveling to new places.
Uriely has worked at AMC Midtown since January 2022 as a kennel technician and receptionist. Her dream has always been to work with animals. Growing up she had an ostrich, peacock, turkeys, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, and of course cats and dogs. She is an avid cat lover. She currently has three fur babies: Lucy the cat, Jackson the doodle, and Eros-sol the yorkie. Animals aside, she is an aspiring seamstress and enjoys playing the electric guitar. Her favorite thing about working at AMC is meeting and bonding with all the fur friends.