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Welcome to Baxter County Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Mountain Home,AR
Call us at 870-425-4525

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If you live in Mountain Home or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Doctors Sarah Shedenhelm and James Snodgrass are licensed Arkansas veterinarians, treating all types of small animals. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Baxter County Animal Clinic is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Mountain Home veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 870-425-4525 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Mountain Home veterinary office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Mountain Home pet owners.

At Baxter County Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Sarah Shedenhelm
Mountain Home Veterinarian | Baxter County Animal Clinic | 870-425-4525

200 Bomber Blvd.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Shedenhelm
    DR. SARAH SHEDENHELM DVM

    Dr. Shedenhelm is a Baxter County native who attended Cotter Schools from kindergarten through graduation.  She then attended both ASUMH and ASU Jonesboro as an Animal Science major.  After receiving her DVM from Louisiana State University, she and her husband Brian moved back to Mountain Home to plant their roots.  She looks forward to meeting and treating your small animal friends.  When not at the office, Sarah and Brian enjoy playing with their three little girls and relaxing in country life.

  • Dr. Snodgrass
    Dr. James B. Snodgrass D.V.M., P.A.

    Dr. Snodgrass received his D.V. M. from the University of Missouri. He began his practice in Mountain Home, Arkansas in 1971 with Dr. Ed Riley D.V.M.

    James then started his own practice at his present location in 1973. James had a mixed practice until 2000, then he conceded to small animals and has worked with them since. When not at work James and Merilyn spend time with family.

  • Kristie
    Kristie Cotter

    My name is Kristie Cotter. I have been working at BCAC full time since 2005 as Dr. Snodgrass's assistant. I have lived in Mtn. Home most of my life. I graduated high school here in 1994 and received an Associate of Arts degree from ASU in 1997. 

    I currently have 4 cats & 2 dogs of my own and love working with animals.

  • LaQueta
    LaQueta Smith

    My name is LaQueta Smith and I have been an employee of Baxter County Animal Clinic since 2012.  Before that I used BCAC for all of my veterinarian needs.  My role at BCAC is primarily that of a receptionist.  I enjoy my job, our clients and all of our four legged friends.

  • Samantha
    Samantha Walker

    My name is Samantha Walker. I have been in the veterinary field since 2005 and started at BCAC in 2015. I love animals of all kinds very much and caring for them on a daily basis is wonderful. I also enjoy horse showing, barrel racing, and team roping with my husband, Tom. I hope you enjoy this clinic, the doctors and the staff as much as I do.

  • Bethany
    Bethany Drake

    My name is Bethany Drake. I started working at Baxter County Animal Clinic in 2016 as a kennel tech and eventually moved to working the front desk.  I have always loved working with animals and received my Bachelor's in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2006.  My husband and I met when we were both working for the SPCA in Raleigh, NC.  After getting married, my husband joined the Army, which took us from NC to NY to MO and then to TX.  After spending 8 years moving wherever the Army wanted us, we decided it was time to settle down.  My husband is from Mountain Home and it seemed like the perfect place to raise our boys.  When I'm not working, I spend time with my husband and two sons, who luckily all love animals as much as I do.  In my spare time, I enjoy running, usually with my dog, and have completed several races including 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons.

  • Stacy
    Stacy Jenkins

    I've always loved working with animals.  I worked with Dr. Snodgrass when I was in high school and loved it!  I've been in Nursing for 20+ years and decided I wanted a change.  I wanted to work with animals again.  I love spending time with my family and anywhere there is water.

  • Karen
    Karen Hoeppner

    My name is Karen Hoeppner.  I started working in 2015.  I work the kennel on weekends and holidays.  I have 3 dogs and 2 cats of my own and they are spoiled rotten.  When your furbabies are with us, I treat them and love them like I would my own furbabies.  I've got the BEST JOB EVER!

  • Lily
    Lily

    Lily is our official door greeter!  She wants to make sure that everyone who enters the clinic feels welcome.  When she's not greeting clients and patients in the lobby, she is assisting Dr. Shedenhelm with her appointments.  In her off time, Lily loves cuddling and playing with her three little girls at home.

  • Casey
    Casey

    Casey was abandoned on the road but found a new home with BCAC!  You can almost always find her wherever Dr. Snodgrass is, whether she's sleeping outside the surgery room, or trying to assist with appointments.  When she's not working at the clinic, she spends her time with Doc and Marilyn at their home.

  • Fruity
    Fruit Loop (Fruity)

    Fruit Loop is a permanent resident around the clinic.  She has been diagnosed with Cerebellar Hypoplasia which affects her coordination.  She typically spends her days curled up somewhere around the clinic, but can be seen occasionally begging for treats.

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Office Hours

Monday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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