Briarwood Animal Hospital

 Briarwood Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients, and the best possible service to our clients. We look forward to partnering with you to keep your pet happy and healthy!

From your new pet's first visit, to their senior health exam, we will work with your family to ensure the health and wellbeing of your four-legged family member, and nurture the bond you share.

We are open to your questions and concerns, and pride ourselves on comprehensive care, focusing on preventative medicine, and client education. 

Plan a visit to our clinic today, and we'll show you the Briarwood difference!
  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am-5:30pm
  • Sat: 7:00am - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Bob Hale

    Veterinarian, Practice Owner

    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.

    When I graduated from high school in 1970, I was unsure of what I could do and moved toward a business degree. I graduated from University of Arkansas in 1976 and went to work for Roadway Express Trucklines for two years. The next three years, I worked in Brazil, South America for a shipping company called Offshore Logistics. It was during this time I reflected on my real "calling" in life-- to work with dogs and cats.

    I returned to the University of Arkansas to "repeat" my sciences for two years, applied to LSU Veterinary School, and graduated in 1987 as a doctor of veterinary medicine.

    At the present time, I have a wife, four children, five dogs, two cats, and one parrot. Everyday I wake up and think about my veterinary mission and how fortunate I am working with wonderful pet lovers, great employees, and doing what I was intended to do.

    NOTE: Dr. Bob sees appointments Mon-Wed each week.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1987
    Education:
    Louisiana State University
    Interests:
    Outdoor Enthusiast
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  • Dr. Kelsey Jacks

    I am from Camden, a small town in southern Arkansas.  I have fond memories of growing up surrounded by animals. They were more than just pets; they were family members too. I knew from a very young age that becoming a veterinarian was my dream job. 

    I received my undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University majoring in biology. I went on to receive my veterinary degree from Louisiana State University.  

    Currently my own family consists of four members: my husband, Jacob, and I share our home with Max, a Boston terrier, Charlie, a Husky, and DiNozzo our cat.

    I feel very fortunate to have a career that is a true calling. As a veterinarian, I can share my love of animals with others, as well as providing quality health care for the animals that so many people consider part of their own families.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Louisiana State University
  • Dr. Whitt Bell

    I was born and raised in Hickory Plains, AR; just around 15 miles southeast of Beebe, AR. I attended school in Beebe until I graduated from High School. As most people in this profession, I have always had a love and passion of all animals. I knew from an early age that I wanted a career centered on the care of animals. I then continued my education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. While I was at U of A, I was part of the Pre-Veterinary Club, D.E. King Equine Program, and the U of A Horse Judging Team. I was very fortunate to be part of the first U of A Horse Judging team. I graduated at U of A with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a minor Equine Science.

    In 2016 I was awarded one of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarships. I graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. I was blessed to start working at Briarwood Animal Hospital after graduation. I have loved being part of this family and community of compassionate and knowledgeable veterinarians and staff. I enjoy surgery and learning new techniques.  

    I currently live in Little Rock with my two dogs Bo, a border Collie, and Hank, Redbone Coonhound. I enjoying spending time with my family, as the oldest of four, our family gatherings can be quite lively. On my spare time I enjoy anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. I have a strong passion towards training and showing cutting horses. Cutting is a western style competition where you work with a team to maneuver select cows from the herd. I have won several awards in this style and I am a Two-time Reserve World Champion in AQHYA.

    NOTE: Dr. Bell sees patients on Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and every other weekend. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    Louisiana State University
    Interests:
    Outdoors, fishing, and hunting
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    Jana Carter

    Practice Manager
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Penn Foster - Veterinary Practice Management
    Email:
  • Teddie Sibert

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1991
  • Laura Aymond

    Grooming / Boarding Receptionist

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Houston Hale

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    USMC
    Interests:
    Outdoors
  • Anna Tures

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Jasmine Robertson

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 22, 2019
  • Tracy Speer

    Veterinary Nurse
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
  • Millie Struckman

    Veterinary Nurse
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Mackenzie Nunnally

    Veterinary Nurse
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Jessica Martindale

    Veterinary Nurse
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Sylvia Leach

    Groomer
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
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    April Venable

    Groomer
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Holly Davis

    Groomer
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Martha Colon

    Kennel
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Lamonica Smith

    Kennel
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018