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April realized her passion for the veterinary medicine field at a very young age when she was running around playing veterinarian with her various pets, such as, chickens, ducks, cats & dogs. She started working in the veterinary field in 1999 and has experience with small and large animals. She has been a kennel worker, a receptionist, veterinary technician and surgery assistant. She is, now, a permanent part of the AVS Harrison, AR team as the office manager. She enjoys quiet evenings at home with her husband, 2 dogs, 4 cats and aquatic animals.
Jessie grew up around a menagerie of animals as a child and continues to live in their presence as an adult. As a small child she found that she enjoyed their companionship and wanted to learn more about them and, someday, work with them. This lead her to enroll in college for 4 years earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Sciences. During her time off, she enjoys spending it with family, horseback riding and spoiling her fur babies.
Even as a child, Kenda was always her happiest when she was around animals. She is fond of learning about and caring for her furry friends and has always hoped to work with them. Her furry, and spiky, family is composed of 6 ferrets and an albino hedgehog. In her free time, Kenda enjoys spending time with family, working on crafts, and cooking.
Rachel is no stranger to the Ozarks. She has grown up here. She has always had a love for animals and dreamed of working with them for as long as she can remember. Her four legged, in some cases, legless family members consist of 3 dogs, 4 cats, 1 bearded dragon & 13 snakes!!! In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing & taking road trips with her 5 children and significant other.
Before joining the AVS family, Crystal worked as a caregiver for the elderly for 9 years. She had always been looking for the opportunity to work with animals and finally got her foot in the door with us. Growing up, Crystal lived the farm life and had many different kinds of animals surrounding her daily; cows, horses, turkeys, cats, dogs & a parakeet. Today, Crystal has 2 Basset Hounds, Charlie and Reba. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Chris for 11 years. When she’s not working, you can find her helping with cattle or any other farm related jobs at her parents’ house. If she has free time, you can bet she’s “Gone Fishin’”.
Holly fell in love with the Ozarks at a young age while visiting grandparents and eventually moved to the area at the age of 17. She loves all animals but has a special love for cats. Holly has 5 cats & 1 dog. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, camping and spending time outdoors with her son.
Dr. Pack works as an off-site Board Certified Radiology Consultant for our clinic. In particularly complex cases, we are pleased to have her on our team!
Dr. LeeAnn Pack grew up in Northeast Arkansas and worked as a human radiology technologist before entering veterinary school. She received her DVM from Louisiana State University, and completed a one-year large animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Dr. Pack then completed a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Georgia in 2001. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR).
After the completion of her residency, she moved back to Canada to again work at the Atlantic Veterinary College as a radiologist for 15 years. She acted as service chief of the diagnostic imaging section and residency director for the ACVR resident training program. She has received multiple awards for her teaching excellence.
Dr. Pack has been an invited speaker for multiple veterinary conferences nationally and internationally as well as published multiple peer reviewed scientific papers.
Dr. Pack is owner and CEO of Southland Vets, a mobile ultrasound and teleradiology company based in Northeast Arkansas. She also provides imaging locum support for the veterinary teaching hospitals in Missouri, at Cornell and Oregon which allows her to stay on the cutting edge of imaging. In her spare time, Dr. Pack enjoys photography and traveling. She has a patchwork Catahoula with blue eyes named Quid. She actively trains her in obedience.