Dr. Rawn Gabbard, DVM

Veterinarian / Practice Owner

After growing up in central Arkansas, around animals as a young kid and with a special penchant for ‘fixing things’, Rawn Gabbard attended Central Baptist College for his associates degree. After, he attended the University of Central Arkansas for his bachelor’s in Biology, and master’s degree in Biology with a specialty in Electrophysiology. In 1997 he graduated from Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

He has been a long time member of the national and state AVMA and obtains 20 hours of continuing education per year.  Professional interests include small and exotic animal medicine and surgery with particular interests in diagnostic imaging (ultrasonography and radiology) and feline medicine/neonatal care.

When not at work, Dr. Gabbard can be found camping, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities like hunting, biking, and motorcycling. He has developed a special interest in gunsmithing as well.

“I enjoy taking care of my clients at ACVC by taking care of their beloved companions.”

Favorite Quote or Saying: ‘I’ve failed over and over again in my life…that is why I succeed.’ ~ Michael Jordan

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Alicia M.

Accounts / Inventory Manager

Alicia has been with ACVC since it broke ground! She is the cog in the machine that keeps the business turning. All of your medicine, food, and supplies are managed and brought to you by her vigilant inventory work. While you don’t see her on a regular basis, she is working tirelessly behind the scenes.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 6 kids. She and her family love the outdoors, especially searching for Arkansas’ Waterfalls and other beautiful scenery. In their “slow time”, she also enjoys getting to chill out with the family for “movie nights”. Considers her life ~very blessed~.

Favorite Quote or Saying: ‘Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past’ Isa 43:18


Kandi L.

Receptionist

Bio Coming Soon


Linnea G.

Veterinary Technician/Supervisor

Linnea first joined ACVC in 2013. She spent two years here as a veterinary assistant and kennel technician, then left to expand her experience in emergency medicine in North Little Rock. From there, she took a position as a technician in a multi-doctor, small animal practice in Sherwood, where she assisted with exotics and regular involvement with the treatment and handling of predatory birds out of the Raptor Rehab rescue group in El Dorado. She permanently returned to her “home” here at ACVC in 2019! Her technician specialties/interests include neonatal medicine, “bad” cats (all kinds of cats, really), birds, animal nutrition, geriatric care, virology, difficult cases, instructing/training veterinary assistants, and taming the wild Dr. Gabbard (her husband)! She runs a budding kitten rescue called Conway Kitten Club, and has had success in rehoming several kittens and adult cats in the past year.

When she’s not playing with your pets at the clinic, Linnea spends most of her time with Dr. G, her two perfect cats (the old man, Dorian, and the baby cat, Renfield), and her handsome German Shorthaired Pointer, Odo (Odo Beany, Beanie-Weenie, Ween…etc…). She is a fine artist who paints, does medical/natural illustration, and also creates modern political comic/posters. She engages in activism, reading/learning, electrical engineering/computer projects, watching movies, traveling, gardening, and precision shooting with Dr. G.

“I adore the client/patient relationship at ACVC. The animals are easy to love and assist, but being able to support the special bond between the pet and the owner is priceless. It’s my way of being able to give back to people’s mental health, and support the veterinary industry by validating the fulfilling relationships people are able to sustain with different species. Our clients are so wonderful it makes it that much easier.”


Austin W.

Veterinary Assistant

Austin is a vet tech/vet assistant and he’s been with us since the summer of 2019…he’s already incredibly skilled with animals and technical jobs at the clinic of all types! ACVC is his first clinical experience with veterinary work, and he’s developed a specialty with cats/exotics handling. He’s also a skilled receptionist, a great sponge for knowledge, and probably wishes we worked with marine animals (as sharks are his favorite!) Austin is incredibly passionate about people’s pets, and it shows. He’s the guy that’ll talk to your animals to eliminate their nervous energy when they walk through the doors.

Austin is a furfather to his spoiled orange and white kitty Daxter, and a ferret (whom he has much experience trying to ‘wrangle’) named Draco. When Austin isn’t at work, he enjoys the great outdoors. This includes but is not limited to camping, kayaking, and hiking. He also loves watching and talking about movies, especially the horror genre. He’s pretty good at bowling and even bowled on his school team. He considers himself quite a film enthusiast and loves a good prank, especially involving other employees…

“Working here gives me with opportunities to do things that truly matter. I like being able to learn daily and encounter unique experiences!”

 


Jessica N.

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica has been a part of the ACVC family for 3 months…but has been in the field of pet care and medicine at alternate clinics and pet stores for many years. Her duties include assisting Dr. Gabbard behind the scenes as well as prepping your pets for all procedures! We are more than lucky to have her expertise and help. You’ll often see her running between reception and rooms both. She’s one of the glues that keep the clinic together as she is versed in all areas!

After a full day’s work, Jessica comes home to a terrier mix (Faith), a teacup chihuahua (Cocoa), a brand new six week rescue pup (Morgan), and a rowdy kitten named Marshmellow. When she’s not at the clinic, Jessica likes to hike at different state parks with her son, making memories with family and life, reading, learning new information/skill about pet medicine, and going to college. She is both a veterinary technician student and a single mom…she is a hard worker! She is a big collector of all things dolphin, and enjoys spending time at her church.

I love continually seeing our regular clients and making long term relationships with them. I also enjoy learning about how ACVC operates and seeing how other clinics’ medicine compare.”

 


Cassidy C.

Kennel Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon


Holly M.

Veterinary Assistant/Veterinary Technician Student

Bio Coming Soon


Katy B.

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon


Grace B.

Kennel Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Grace is our newest member! She’s our kennel technician, receptionist in training, and quick-learning veterinary assistant! Grace has lifelong experiences with animals and has owned her own pets since she can remember. She teaches the Faulkner County Horse Knowledge 4H Group as a club leader volunteer, she’s a library of information on horses! Her role as a club leader is to prepare the pupils and horses for the District and State Horse Knowledge (Hippology) contests which run annually between June and July.

Grace does have pets of her own: an adorable speckled hound mix named Belle, and two dainty, precious cats, Boots and Fuzzy. Aside from caring for her personal animals, Grace is an active pet sitter, an artist, she trains horses, and rides on the Faith & Freedom Riders Drill and Trick Riding Team…a true multi-talent powerhouse!

Grace enjoys working at ACVC because of the “constant interactions with animals and the plethora of busywork/duties veterinary work supplies.” Her assistance is invaluable to the team!

 


Lindsay B.

Groomer

Everybody loves Lindsay! Lindsay has been a professional pet groomer with ACVC since we opened in 1998, and is truly a hair-cutting powerhouse, one woman show. She specializes in a plethora of styles for any breed of canine, as well as our feline friends! She works wonders with dogs who are uncomfortable (or a little crabby), and often forms great relationships with them and their owners. She strives to make the experience as stress-free as possible, and keeps up to date with the latest ‘do’s.