Our lively team’s goal is to be the very best we can be by providing exceptional service.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
Our Leading Staff
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.
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.
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.
- Don, Caretaker
- Charles, Caretaker
- Zack, Caretaker
- Alli, Caretaker
- Rose, Caretaker
- Kim, Caretaker
- Jim, Caretaker
- Shannon, Caretaker
- Shy, Caretaker
- Onika, Caretaker
- Elijah, Caretaker
- Jasmine, Inventory Coordinator
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
- Amanda, Receptionist Lead
- Maddie, Receptionist Lead
- Becky, Receptionist
- Julia, Receptionist
- Makayla, Receptionist
- Kim, Receptionist
- Ashley, Receptionist
- Anna, Receptionist
- Victoria, Receptionist
- Kaylyn, Receptionist
- Daniella, Receptionist