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

Pet Emergency? Call us right away 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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Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm



Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • DR.

    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.
    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 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 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 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 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.

  • Sydney Jennings

    My name is Sydney Jennings.  I have lived in Mountain Home most of my life.  As a little girl, my dream job was always to work with animals and I have gotten to do that since 2015!  I started at Baxter County Animal Clinic in 2018.  These four legged, furry animals can make any day better!  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, and our two dogs, Cooper and Indy.  I am also one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and enjoy going in my ministry work.  I'm also a huge football fan.  Go Cowboys!

  • Katharina Friedland

    My name is Katharina and I am Native to the Twin Lakes Area. As much as I enjoy traveling there is no where else I'd rather call Home. I was fortunate to have had various experiences with animals growing up.  Dr. Snodgrass happened to come into my life with a big thanks to my Mother.  He spent a lot of time with my family through my childhood helping with “Snow White's” rehabilitation projects along with our family pets.  At ten years old I began volunteering with the Rabies Clinic for 'The 4H Easy Riders Club.'  When I became a senior with Mountain Home Career Academies, I interned under Dr. Snodgrass.  I decided the animal field was the only field I wanted to pursue.  I continued my education for Agriculture Business with a minor in Animal Science at ASU-Beebe.  I officially joined the BCAC Team in 2013.  My job varies, which I immensely enjoy. I have worked almost every position, however, I prefer being a Kennel Technician.  I set my heart on trying to make sure each and every patient receives the best quality of care.  My goal is to keep a safe and enjoyable environment to suite the needs of each animal that comes through our doors.  I strive to help Baxter County Animal Clinic be a place where not only our clients enjoy coming in, but our patients want to come back.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Fruit Loop

    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.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Personalized service. No being bounced around to 20 different newbie vets in the office. Very caring and empathetic staff. Dr. Snodgrass has been my family's vet since he opened the practice and Dr Troutman is truly and asset to the office. My fur babies don't mind going there and I am absolutely comfortable with the advice I am given."
    Darla F.

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