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Dr. Stuke was born and raised in Valley Center, Kansas. She completed her bachelor's degree in biology at Wichita State University in 2012. From there, she went to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas to complete her doctorate of veterinary medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic in Wichita, Kansas.
Outside of the clinic Dr. Stuke enjoys hiking, fishing, biking, and boating. She has a boxer lab mix named Rue that she adopted a couple years ago, who also enjoys outdoor activities. Dr. Stuke enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially enjoys getting to interact with her clients and patients. She is beyond excited to be a part of the Wedington team, and cannot wait to build lifelong relationships with you and your furry family.
Jack Herring, DVM
Dr. Herring graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He worked at an emergency clinic in Springfield, MO his first year out and then moved to Clarksville, TN where he worked in a multi-doctor practice. In 1993 he relocated to Fayetteville, AR to purchase what is now known as Wedington Animal Hospital. From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Herring provided medical care for L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement and Detection), a program that trained police dogs to sniff out drugs and explosives. He also instructed classes for the dog's handlers about health related topics. In 2000 he received certification as an official law enforcement instructor. He is currently the veterinarian for the City of Fayetteville Police Canine Department and the Washington County Canine Police.
Dr. Herring has helped the community in many ways. He works closely with several different rescue groups as well as the Humane Society of the Ozarks. He has been on numerous cruises with Disabled Individuals as the veterinarian for their service dogs. Dr. Herring has been voted Favorite Veterinarian by the Reader's Choice Awards for the past 7 years.
Dr. Herring is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association.
Shannon Wright, DVM
Dr. Wright graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM in 1991. In 1993 she joined the North College Animal Hospital, aka Wedington Animal Hospital, full time. In 1999 Dr. Wright worked closely with the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. She was instrumental in the ordering of supplies and medication as well as developing protocals for the clinic when their surgery clinic was built. She was the first official shelter veterinarian hired. During the course of this year, she divided her time between North College Animal Hospital and the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. After the clinic was established, she returned to North College Animal Hospital full time.
Dr. Wright's special interests include orthopedics. She keeps up to date on orthopedic procedures by attending continuing education in this field every year. She resides in Fayetteville with her husband Richard. They have three children, Christine, Robbie and Billy. Their household is rounded out by three dogs, three cats and a pigeon.
Kyle Fugett, DVM
Dr. Fugett was born and raised in Muldrow Oklahoma. He aspired to be a veterinarian from the young age of 5, and has worked in the veterinary field for 17 years. He attended Northeastern State University and Oklahoma State University for his undergraduate studies. He attended Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences for veterinary school where he graduated in 2011. Directly after graduation he was the new graduate delegate on the Arkansas State Veterinary Board. Dr. Fugett has a strong interest in internal medicine, radiology/ultrasonography, and client communication. He currently lives in Lowell with his son Jackson, and his Boykin Spaniel Murphy. Dr. Fugett looks forward to meeting you and your four legged family and forming a long lasting relationship.
Charles Blomberg, DVM
Dr. Blomberg graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary medicine in 1989. He work at a small animal medical clinic in Fayetteville, AR upon graduation and practiced veterinary medicine for three years. He then pursued a career in poultry industry for 20 years. During this time he was very active with local animal shelters, volunteering for vaccination clinics, advising on construction of facilities, providing relief work and taking emergency calls.
Dr. Blomberg is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association. He is active with several committees that aide in the welfare of animals in Fayetteville. He is a Board Member of FFAS (Friends of the Fayetteville Animal Shelter) and the ASAB (Animal Services Advisory Board) for the city of Fayetteville.
Antonio Lombeida, DVM
Dr. Antonio N. Lombeida graduated from Hendrix College in 2001 with a BA in Biology. After graduation Antonio studied oil painting in Florence, Italy and assisted with a research project on the Galapagos Islands. Upon returning to Arkansas, Antonio turned his gaze toward the study of veterinary medicine and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Lombeida then practiced in Oswego, Illinois for the next 6 years until he returned to Arkansas in 2013. Currently, Dr. Lombeida enjoys practicing small animal medicine and surgery as well as exotic medicine and some minor exotic surgeries. Dr. Lombeida also takes pleasure in spending time with his wife, practicing the banjo, hiking, and hanging out with their two dogs (Daisy and Dempsey) and cat (Riley).
Amie Stuke, DVM
Carol has been a professional groomer for more than 20 years. She started her grooming career in Little Rock grooming show poodles and bichons. She also grooms different types of cats. Carol grew up in North Little Rock and has lived in NWA for 5 years now. She loves grooming dogs and cats of all sizes and is always trying to make pets look their best.
Rebekah, originally from Mountain Home, Arkansas, moved to Fayetteville in 2008 to attend the University of Arkansas. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Sciences. While enrolled, Rebekah worked at a boarding facility and an animal shelter where she concluded that a career helping and working with animals was her calling. In 2013, Rebekah mentored under Kim Fitzmorris, where she learned to properly bathe and groom dogs. In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys training and competing with her three Australian Cattle Dogs and two Belgian Malinois.
Cindy, Office Manager
Cindy has been a member of the team at Wedington Animal Hospital since January 2007. Before coming to Wedington Animal Hospital she spent 16 years working for the Head Start Program in Washington County. Cindy attended the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband James. They have 3 children, Brandon, Jordan and Jasmine, four grandkids, Leilani, Legend, Piper and Remi, two granddogs, Kagan a 50 lb Siberian Husky and Quigley a 20 lb Pug. In her spare time Cindy enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Barbara, Caretaker Supervisor
Barbara has been a member of the Wedington Animal Hospital team since the fall of 2003. She worked in landscaping for 10 years prior to this. She also served in the US Army for 2 years after high school. Barbara's family has always included animals. Several dogs and cats bless her home at the present time. She has a very special attraction for old and sickly animals!
Jonathan, Receptionist Supervisor
Jonathan was born and raised in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelors in Zoology and a Masters in Biology. After a brief stint working in wildlife rehabilitation, he moved to Arkansas with his girlfriend Summer. After which, he joined with Wedington Animal Hospital. They have a Pitbull mix named Rocko that they adopted shortly after arriving in Fayetteville. Jonathan enjoys watching football, snowboarding, playing video games and eating spicy food.
Jake, Inventory Coordinator
Ashley grew up in Benton, Arkansas. In 2000, she moved to Fayetteville where she met her husband, Jeff. They now live in Elkins with their two dogs, Chewy and Chloe. Ashley enjoys going to concerts, reading and various types of arts and crafts.
Jessica C, Receptionist Assistant Supervisor
Jessica began working at Wedington Animal Hospital in 2012 as a full time receptionist. Prior to working at the clinic she studied Phlebotomy. Jessica loves working and playing with animals and loves piggies. Her favorite past time activities include fishing, hunting, geocaching and disc golf with family and friends. She has two Pit Bulls Domino and Snort, and a St. Bernard Beethoven. She also shares pets with her parents, two Parakeets named Pickle and Peanut, and a cat named Smokey.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Yvonne moved with her family to Arkansas in 1978. After graduating high school and attending college in Ft. Smith, she started a career with Lowe's Home Center as an Office/Credit Manager. In 1992, Lowe's transferred her to Fayetteville as the Administrative Manager. In 1995, after the birth of her second child, she retired to spend time at home. In May of 1996, she joined Smith Two Way Radio, Inc., as an Administrative Assistant. After 16 years of service, a layoff allowed her to travel with her husband for a few years. Yvonne joined the Wedington Animal Hospital team in January of 2016. The same veterinarians and staff who have provided excellent care for all of her family's pets for over 20 years. She has two daughters; Lauren, a college student majoring in Biology, and Brianna, a Veterinary Assistant. Yvonne enjoys reading, making jewelry, collecting artifacts and studying mineralogy. At home in Fayetteville, she lives with her husband, Harry, and their two dogs: Bazil a (rescue) lab/heeler mix and Titan a German Shepherd.
Kayla is a Fayetteville native and a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas. At the U of A, she obtained a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Music. Kayla began working at Wedington Animal Hospital in May of 2016, enjoying all of her experiences and knowledge she has gained working with animals. She has a black Lab/German Shepherd mix named Gunner and a Pomeranian named Millie. During her spare time, she enjoys playing music with her band, Mount Sonder, reading, writing short stories and running with Gunner.
Mackenzie grew up in Gravette, Arkansas on a farm with 16 horses, 24 chickens, and her dog, Dexter. She is currently a student at the University of Arkansas studying Animal Science and hopes to one day become a veterinarian. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys hunting, horseback riding, four wheeling and eating vanilla ice cream with sprinkles.
Regina, Caretaker / Groomer
Coleman grew up in Northwest Arkansas and is currently pursuing a degree in radiology. His love of animals drew Coleman to Wedington Animal Hospital and he has been with us since September of 2013. Coleman is a die-hard Razorback fan and an outdoor enthusiast.
Stephanie, Veterinary Assistant
Born and raised in New Jersey, Stephanie moved to Arkansas in 2013. Joining the Caretaking team in April 2015, she loves having the opportunity to work with animals and is proud to be a part of Wedington Animal Hospital. With a background of experience in hospitality, Stephanie is currently enrolled at Northwest Arkansas Community College with a concentration in Nutrition. She plans on continuing her education at the University of Arkansas in 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, tasting teas, watching ocean documentaries, sketching, and paper craft. Stephanie lives in Fayetteville with her two senior dogs, a Corgi mix named Lemon Meringue and a Staffordshire-Boxer mix named Taz.
Rachel, Veterinary Assistant
Rachel, a Fort Smith, Arkansas native, moved to Fayetteville in order to pursue a major in pre-veterinary animal science at the University of Arkansas. Prior to her employment at Wedington Animal Hospital, she worked at a rural, large animal vet clinic in Oklahoma. Rachel loves spending time with her five dogs, three cats, rabbits, and horse.
Susan, Veterinary Assistant Supervisor
Jenny, Certified Veterinary Technician
Breanna, Certified Veterinary Technician
Maggie, Veterinary Assistant
Brianna, Veterinary Assistant
Cornelia (aka Connie), Veterinary Assistant
Originally from Switzerland, Connie moved to the United States in 1999. She was certified in Obedience Training through Animal Behavior University out of California in 2001. She began bringing her Search and Rescue Rottweiler, "Delago", to the clinic in 2003. She made a brief move to Ft. Worth where she worked as a kennel attendant. Upon returning to Fayetteville, Connie took a job in the boarding department and now works as a part time Vet Assistant. She has a seven year old daughter, Yasmine, four kitties, two dogs and fifteen chickens.
Lydia, Veterinary Assistant
Lydia is a citizen of Arkansas and was raised in Fayetteville. She became an active participant in the Companion Animal Industry in 2002, through employment with the D.E. King Equine Program, earning a Bachelor’s in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas in 2010. Lydia resides with her husband Toby, daughter Sharron and K9, Gypsy.
Gretchen, Certified Veterinary Technician
Gretchen joined the Wedington Animal Hospital Team in June of 2013 after moving to NWA from Virginia. Gretchen grew up in the Midwest and graduated with honors from Purdue University ’s Veterinary Technology Program in 1999. Working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician she has an extensive background in trauma and critical care nursing. Over the years she has had the opportunity to work in veterinary hospitals across the nation.
Since joining the team at Wedington Animal Hospital, Gretchen has had the opportunity to share her knowledge and experiences. She values the time devoted to communicating with clients about their pet’s medical needs and most of all; treasures the relationships she has developed with our patients and their owners.
Gretchen lives in Bella Vista with her very spoiled dog (a Giant Schnauzer rescue named “Ocean”) and an assortment of cats. In the past, Gretchen raised and showed pedigreed Maine Coon cats. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, gardening, travel, swimming and horseback riding.
Jamie, Veterinary Assistant
Jamie started working with us as a veterinary assistant at Wedington Animal Hospital in July of 2014. She loves animals and enjoys spending time with her five dogs, three cats, and ten fish. Jamie loves spontaneous adventures, antique cars and motorcycles, the outdoors, and hanging out with her daughter.
Alexis, Veterinary Assistant
Ayla, Veterinary Assistant
Kyra, Veterinary Assistant
Angela, Veterinary Assistant
Erin, Veterinary Assistant
Erin is from Rockford, Illinois and moved to Fayetteville in 2006. She has been at Wedington Animal Hospital since June 2016. In her free time, Erin enjoys hiking, music, and hanging out with her four cats.
Marisol, Veterinary Assistant
Raymond, Veterinary Assistant
Ray started working with us in July of 2016. Originally from Kansas City, MO, he now attends the University of Arkansas as an Animal Science Pre-Vet Major with a minor in Spanish, which he hopes to apply to his veterinary medicine. With interests in all aspects of veterinary medicine, he especially enjoys exotics wildlife and zoological animal medicine. In his free time, Ray teaches group fitness classes for University of Arkansas Recreation. He also enjoys visual art, reading and spending time exploring the outdoors.
Rebecca, Veterinary Assistant Supervisor
Danielle, Veterinary Assistant
Angie B, Veterinarian Assistant Aide
Angie has been a part of the Wedington Animal Hospital team since January 1999. She has worked as a Caretaker Aide and is currently working as a Veterinarian Assistant Aide. Other than Dr. Herring and Dr. Wright, Angie has been with the clinic the longest amount of time. Angie assists in pharmacy and anywhere else she is needed.
Paul began working for the clinic in 2010. He lives at home with his partner Teresa and their two dogs “Shiloh” and “Albert.” As a hobbie, Paul enjoys antique machinery repairs.