Best Friends Pet Clinic

1820 Wheeler Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901



Karen has been at Best Friends since April 1996.  She has had the opportunity to master many skills while working here.  She is well trained in patient care, surgical assistance, and client relations.  Karen has 3 dogs, Dorie, Pipa, and Harvey. Karen and her husband have a son, and they enjoy camping, and family time.


Laci has been working at Best Friends since 2002. She works well with the clients, and their pets. She is trained as a surgical assistant, and receptionist. She is well trained in diseases and medicine of the older cats and dogs.  She can answer most any question you may have concerning preventive care for your pet. Laci has 3 dogs, Randy, Aaden, and Elwood. She also has 3 cats, Bob, Princess Stella, and Oliver. She is married and has two daughters.  Laci enjoys spending time with her family and camping.


Dawn started at Best Friends in 2007. She assists in the rooms, reception, X-ray, and lends a hand in the treatment room area when needed. Dawn also works in the kennels taking care of our boarders. She handles the bookkeeping, our website, and our facebook page. She has 3 dogs, and a cat. Dawn enjoys spending time with her children & grandchildren, and reading.

Natalie joined the Best Friends team in November, 2015. She has proven to be a huge asset to our staff. She assists in the exam rooms, in surgery, and X-rays. She enjoys learning the ins and outs of our clinic, and the animal health field. Natalie and her husband have a dog. She enjoys video games, reading, and spending time with her family.

Cassidy joined our staff in March of 2016, as one of our receptionists.  She earned her Bachelors Degree in Theatre in 2015 from The University of Arkansas, Fort Smith.
Cassidy love animals of all kinds, and has 2 cats, Cherokee and Osage, 2 dogs, Ruby and Siku, and a 5-line Skink named Tuco.
She enjoys being a dog/cat/lizard mom, and is engaged to be married.
In her free time, Cassidy enjoys performing on stage, cooking, gardening, watching Netflix, going to concerts, doing make-up, and crafting.

Sarah joined our staff in June of 2016 as our Groomer. She has been working with animals for four years, and considers it a goal in life to promote animal welfare.
Sarah has one dog named Dexter. She enjoys collecting VW memorabilia and antiques, and supports local musicians an artists whenever possible.