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Meet the friendly staff at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital!

  • Dr
    Bob Hale
    I grew up in the wonderful southern town of El Dorado, Arkansas. As a young child my parents let me have a variety of pets: raccoons, fox squirrels, flying squirrels, a squirrel monkey, a parrot, a boa constrictor, tarantulas, and of course a few cats and dogs. My desire to work with animals started at a very early age, thanks to my parents.
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    Kim Miller

    I am a native of central Louisiana. I was a chemist for 10 years and at the age of 34 went back to veterinary school. I graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and then practiced small animal and emergency medicine in Lafayette, LA for 3 years before moving to Arkansas!

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    Stacey Smith
    I am originally from the charming town of Batesville, AR. I grew up in the country and was raised around a variety of family pets. Like so many of us veterinarians, for as long as I can remember I have known that I wanted to work with animals. It’s now difficult to imagine a life in which I didn’t work with them daily.
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    Rebekah Lee

    Dr. Rebekah Lee was born and raised in El Dorado, AR. She grew up with Dr. Devin Hays, a veterinarian at our sister clinic Briarwood Animal Hospital. Growing up, with the support of her loving family, she would rescue all sorts of animals. She would take in dogs, cats, turtles and even a few chickens. She quickly learned that not only did she love animals but she loved taking care of them and helping them.

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  • Ashli Hale
    Practice Manager

    Ashli came to Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in
    2008 as a Veterinary Nurse, she left for a short time in 2014 to care for her
    ailing grandmother. She came back in 2017 as a receptionist and was promoted to
    Office Manager in September. She has 3 dogs Edelbrock, Amber and Capex and also
    2 cats Artemis and Cleocatra. Ashli grew up competing in several equestrian
    events and when she wasn’t on a horse she was found camping, hiking,
    spelunking, and floating the buffalo. In her free time…. LOL she has no free

  • Candy Speer Johnson
    Front Desk Staff

    Candy joined the Chenal Valley Animal Hospital

    family in 2008. She has two children and three grandchildren that all keep her
    on her toes. She enjoys gardening and reading in any free time that she gets.

  • Houston Hale
    Front Desk Staff

    Houston joined the family at Chenal Valley
    Animal Hospital in 2011 in kennels. In 2014 he went to Briarwood Animal
    Hospital, our sister clinic, where he worked in kennels until 2017 when he came
    back to Chenal Valley Animal Hospital as part of our front desk team. He lives
    in Little Rock with his dog Chica. Houston is a former Marine and enjoys his
    spare time playing fetch with Chica, cooking, camping, hiking, and floating the

  • Sandy McClelland
    Front Desk Staff

    Sandy joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in
    2017. She currently lives with her fiancé and their dogs, Bentley, Callie,
    Cash, and Gracie. Sandy has worked in retail and customer service for several
    years before she decided she wanted a change of scenery but could still use her
    customer service skills and could incorporate her love of all animals.

  • Amy Stephens
    Front Desk Staff

    Amy came to Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2017. She was a front desk team member at Briarwood Animal Hospital for 2 years before coming to Chenal. Amy lives in Little Rock with her two children. She has a true love for all animals, especially wildlife including opossums. She enjoys spending time with her girls in her free time.

  • Anna Tures
    Front Desk Staff

    My name is Anna Tures. I was born in Florida, however, when I was 2 years old, I moved to Little Rock Arkansas with my family and have lived here ever since. I have always loved and adored animals since I was 4 or 5 years old. They are quiet but still have so much love and passion for you. They always make me feel comforted. I knew I wanted to work at an Animal Hospital. I used to work at Starbucks and Dr. Hale came in to get coffee one day and saw my work ethic. I guess he like it because he offered me a job and I was hired the next day. I have two dogs and one cat. My dog’s names are Rue and Zeus and my cat’s name is Marmalade, better known as Marms. Rue is 6 years old and the sweetest dog ever. She is very obedient and loves to perform tricks for you. Zeus is my other dog and he is a year old. Everyone says Zues and I look alike. He is the biggest cuddle bug. Marms is my cat and is the sweetest little thing but very curious about everything in life and love to cuddle at night. All of my animals were rescues and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel privileged to be working with Chenal Valley Animal hospital to help animals in need.

  • Nicole Neustrom
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Nicole is one of our Certified Veterinary
    Technicians. She graduated in 2016 from Heritage College. She lives with her
    boyfriend and they are expecting their first child in the Spring of 2018. They
    also have 1 cat and 1 dog.

  • Megan Batek
    Veterinary Nurse

    Megan joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in
    2017. She moved back home to Arkansas from Washington State to be near family.
    She worked on a ranch in Washington that handled rescued mustangs and also volunteered
    at WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) helping to teach kids
    about a more conscious way of living. She currently lives in Little Rock with
    her boyfriend and little boy. In her free time, she enjoys family time in the

  • Ginni Miller
    Veterinary Nurse

    Ginni joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in
    2017. She lives with her two kids, her mastiff Tank, and two horses. She
    started volunteering at 10 years old at a horse stable and fell in love. She
    has worked at an equine event center and has trained horses for years. She
    loves all animals and enjoys spending free time with her kids and her horses.

  • Maria Bondoc
    Veterinary Nurse

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  • Sherry Powell
    Veterinary Nurse

    Sherry was born in a beautiful seaside town called Portsmouth, NH. She grew up moving around the country. She went to high school and college in Texas and moved to Little Rock 6 years ago. She is active in several rescue organizations. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, daughters, and several cats and dogs. All of her pets are rescues from bad circumstances. When not at Chenal she loves to work out and enjoys cooking. 

  • Cassidy Thompson
    Veterinary Nurse

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  • Shanna Willis
    Professional Pet Stylist

    Shanna was born in Little Rock. She always had a love for animals and knew from an early age that she wanted to work with animals. She started at Briarwood Animal Hospital in 2002 and started training to become a groomer. She was with Briarwood Animal Hospital until Spring of 2017 where she came to Chenal Valley Animal Hospital. With over 15 years’ experience, she not only loves what she does but is very skilled in all breeds and gives personal attention to each and every one. 

    She lives in Little Rock, where not only her mother lives with her but also several furry babies. She has a Rottweiler Dallas, two Olde English Bulldogs Sampson and Caesar, Miniature Schnauzer Lacy, and Tyson who is a Paws in Prison rescue.
    When she is nor grooming she enjoys reading, walking, playtime with her fur kids, and learning and teaching the gospel. 

  • Krissy Smith
    Professional Pet Stylist

    Krissy began her grooming career as a bather at
    PetSmart. Shortly after becoming a bather, she was presented the opportunity to
    further her career and was offered a table in their accredited groomer's
    training academy. She accepted and was sent to one of their academy training
    store locations. There she learned gentle handling skills and the basics of
    grooming a variety of dog breeds.

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  • Lauren Carroll
    Professional Pet Stylist

    Lauren was born in Fort Worth, TX. She grew up in a large family and always had several pets. She became a groomer through her love of animals and enjoyed being able to use her creative side. Lauren has been a groomer for 13 years and loves not only a simple haircut but also loves to be creative too. She has done several color designs and specialty haircuts ranging from mohawks to patterns. Lauren is always up for a new challenge in grooming, so bring on the ideas! She currently lives in Little Rock with her daughter, Cheyenne, and her fat cat, Beyoncé. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her daughter listening to music, cooking, going to movies, and dancing. 

  • Natosha Hulsey

    Professional Pet Stylist

    Natosha started following her passion as a groomer in 2003. She will treat your pet as if they are her own, with love and compassion.

  • Lupe De Santiago
    Kennel Staff

    Lupe joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in
    2005. Lupe moved from California to Arkansas in 2004. She has been part of
    Chenal’s family ever since. She lives with her two kids, her mom, and her two
    dogs Poppy and Josie. She loves animals and treats every pet just like one of
    her own.

  • Alexis Stephens
    Kennel Staff

    Bio coming soon...

  • Romjules
    Office Cat

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