Meet Our Trusted Team


Our lively team’s goal is to be the very best we can be by providing exceptional service.

Our Doctors

Dr. Jack Herring

Veterinarian and Owner

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.

Dr. Shannon Wright


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.

Dr. Amie Hanson


Dr. Hanson 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. Hanson 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. Hanson 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.

Dr. Taylor Rolland


Dr. Lindsey Woods Erby


Dr. Lindsey Woods Erby is a 2012 graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. She was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas and she recently moved back home from Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband James. They have a dog named Jake, a cat named Tux, and a leopard gecko named Stuie. Since graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Erby has completed two post-graduate specialty internships in avian, exotic pet, wildlife, and zoological medicine. Her first internship was at The Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis under Dr. Angela Lennox, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ECZM. There, she learned both basic and advanced exotics internal medicine and surgery techniques.

Her second and most recent internship was completed back at OSU CVHS in Avian, Exotics and Zoological Medicine under multiple mentors. Each of these mentors at OSU taught her to build on her already solid foundation of medical and surgical skills to graduate to a more advanced level of patient care. During each of these internships, she grew more confident and skilled, learning constantly, and making lasting relationships with her clients and their pets.

For the past 3 years, Dr. Erby has been practicing exclusively on exotic pets at Wasatch Exotic Pet Care in Salt Lake City. There, she was the only Associate Veterinarian, which entailed practicing full time, overseeing two separate interns, and managing all of the clinical duties, including medical and surgical cases on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Erby is looking forward to developing her new relationships with the clients and staff here at the Wedington Animal Hospital. She is always looking to take on complicated medical challenges, develop her surgery techniques, and meet new clients and their interesting pets! Please feel free to call the office, bring your exotic pets, and come say hello to Dr. Erby!

Dr. Gale Raymond


Dr. Gale Raymond was born and raised in Fayetteville. She received her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Arkansas. She then received her doctor of veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University in 2012. She practiced at small animal hospitals in Las Vegas and Denver before returning to Arkansas. Her special interests include preventive medicine, internal medicine, and dermatology. Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and biking. She has three cats, Brianne, Sam, and Podrick.

Dr. Emily Hickman


Dr Emily Hickman is an Arkansas native. She grew up in Northeast Arkansas. She knew at the age of 7 she wanted to become a veterinarian while volunteering at the local Humane Society, and has worked in veterinary clinics since high school. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received a Bachelors’ degree in Animal Science. She then went on to graduate from Louisiana State University of Veterinary Medicine. She has interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, and providing the compassionate lifelong care your pet needs. Dr Hickman is excited to be back in Northwest Arkansas after working and living in Houston, TX the past 4 years. She enjoys the outdoor activities the area has to offer including running, biking, hiking, and camping. She has 3 pets. Her Terrier Mix Sandy was adopted after being spayed by an LSU vet school classmate. Her 2 cats Watson and Holmes were each adopted from the clinics where she has been a veterinarian. She is very excited to meet you and your furry family members and provide the quality care your pet deserves.

Dr. Ashli Draney


Dr. Draney is originally from Wyoming; however, she spent most of her life in the Utah. She completed her undergraduate studies at Central Wyoming College and Utah Valley University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Continuing with her education she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University. While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Draney has a special interest in preventative medicine, small animal surgery, exotic animal, and pocket pets. Outside of the clinic, you can find Dr. Draney spending time with her husband hiking, fishing, or playing a variety of different sports. Dr. Draney is excited to explore the beauty of Northwest Arkansas and be a part of the Wedington Animal Hospital team.

Dr. Viola Folsom


Dr. Viola M. Folsom was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She completed her bachelor’s in Animal Science and Industry at Kansas State University, and then went on to obtain a doctorate of veterinary medicine from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Folsom worked as a veterinary assistant for 8 years at a small animal and exotics veterinary clinic in Kansas City, where she found her passion for veterinary medicine.

Dr. Folsom has a particular interest in exotics; she enjoys the challenges they bring to the table and the ever present learning that occurs in order to give them the care they deserve. Dr. Folsom also enjoys being able to educate clients on the proper care of these exotics; it makes her smile to see how willing clients are to learn more, and to improve the lives of their unique pets.
In her spare time, Dr. Folsom enjoys painting, horseback riding, reading, and hiking. She currently has a german shorthaired pointer-boxer mix named Lillian, a basset-pittie mix named Felix, two cats named Malachi and Birdie, a Crested Gecko named Valkyr, and three horses named StarLight, Zephyr, and Kovu. Dr. Folsom is excited to join the Wedington family and to give the best possible care to the wonderful clients and pets of Wedington Animal Hospital.

Dr. Kelly Fagan


Born in California, Dr Fagan moved to Siloam Springs, AR at the age of 8. She did her undergraduate work at Washington University in St Louis and received her DVM from the University of Missouri. Dr Fagan feels more graceful on horseback than on her own feet. She currently has one expensive shelter dog named Ripley. She enjoys hiking, gardening, photography, graphic art, bird watching, movies and working. She lives in Lowell. Her special interest’s include:  dentistry, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery.

Our Leading Staff


Practice 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, nine grandkids, Leilani, Legend, Piper, Remi, Riley, Kashdyn, Khaleesi, Romeo & Miles. In her spare time Cindy enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.



Tiffany grew up in the Fort Smith area and started working in veterinary medicine when she was 17. She moved to Pensacola, FL after high school to obtain a degree in Veterinary Technology. She earned her degree and passed her VTNE in 2017 gaining her title as a Certified Veterinary Technician. After moving back to Northwest Arkansas, she married her husband Ben and moved to Siloam Springs. With over 15 years of experience in Veterinary medicine, she decided to progress into management. She started at Wedington in November of 2021 and is the Floor Manager of the CVTs, Veterinary Assistants, and Receptionist staff. When she isn’t working, she enjoys fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, and anything else outdoors.


Caretaker Supervisor

Barbara has been a member of the Wedington Animal Hospital team since the fall of 2003. She worked in landscaping 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.

Our Groomers



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.

Learn More



Rustic Line

Our Caretakers

  • Don, Caretaker
  • Charles, Caretaker
  • Zack, Caretaker
  • Alli, Caretaker
  • Rose, Caretaker
  • Kim, Caretaker
  • Jim, Caretaker
  • Shannon, Caretaker
  • Shy, Caretaker
  • Onika, Caretaker
  • Elijah, Caretaker
Rustic Line


  • Jasmine, Inventory Coordinator
Rustic Line

Our Veterinary Assistants

  • May, Veterinary Assistant
  • Robert, Veterinary Assistant
  • Mary Claire, Veterinary Assistant
  • Cornelia, Veterinary Assistant
  • Jamie, Veterinary Assistant
  • Jessica H., Veterinary Assistant
  • Jessica S., Veterinary Assistant Lead
  • Jody, Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Amanda L., Veterinary Assistant Lead
  • Trisha, Veterinary Assistant
  • Jordan, Veterinary Assistant
  • Carmen, Veterinary Assistant
  • Autumn, Veterinary Assistant
  • Lexi, Veterinary Assistant
  • Madison, Veterinary Assistant
  • Matt, Veterinary Assistant
  • Alyssa, Veterinary Assistant
  • Leah, Veterinary Assistant
  • Abigail, Veterinary Assistant
  • Caden, Veterinary Assistant
  • Mary Beth, Veterinary Assistant
  • Karen, Veterinary Assistant
  • Eli, Veterinary Assistant
  • Courtney, Veterinary Assistant
  • Dawn, Certified Veterinary Technician
Rustic Line
Rustic Line

Our Receptionists

  • Amanda, Receptionist Lead
  • Maddie, Receptionist Lead
  • Becky, Receptionist
  • Julia, Receptionist
  • Makayla, Receptionist



  • Kim, Receptionist
  • Ashley, Receptionist
  • Anna, Receptionist
  • Victoria, Receptionist
  • Kaylyn, Receptionist
  • Daniella, Receptionist
Rustic Line