Dr. Cheryl Adkins, D.V.M. (picture coming soon)
Dr. Cheryl Adkins is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated high school from St. Joseph’s Academy in 2001. Her undergraduate studies in Animal Science were done at University of Missouri-Columbia before she was accepted to the Veterinary College at the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated in 2008. She was hired right out of veterinary school in 2008 and has been here ever since.
When she is not at work, Dr. Adkins is a voracious reader, hiker, movie watcher, and she plays video games with her husband. Her children, 2 dogs, and 4 cats keep her entertained at home.
Dr. Megan Hillard, D.V.M.
Dr. Megan Hillard is a 2010 graduate from LSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally a home town girl from here in Fort Smith, Arkansas, she completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas in 2006. She spent 2011 in Orlando, FL for intense training at a specialty hospital. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, surgery, and neurology.
She joined the Labahn team in 2013. During her free time she enjoys being a mom to one beautiful little boy, reading, going to movies, and hanging with friends and family at Lake Ouichita. Dr. Hillard has a cat named Georgia.
Dr. Amanda McCasland, D.V.M.
Dr. Amanda McCasland graduated from Owasso High School in Oklahoma. After graduation, she attended Oklahoma State University, focusing on ruminant nutrition. In 2008, she attended Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico and completed the Spanish Language Program for Foreigners. She completed her undergraduate and veterinary studies at Oklahoma State University. Dr. McCasland joined our team in 2015. In 2017, she completed the Parker University program for animal chiropractic and earned AVCA certification in animal chiropractic.
Her special interests are chiropractic care for animals, exotic animal medicine, and using the Spanish language in the clinic. In her free time she rides Dressage horses and dances. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Austin, two cats, two horses, two dogs, and five geckos.
Practice Manager Dani
Dani has been with Labahn since 2006. You’ve likely seen her working in all areas of the hospital, but she has recently accepted the position of Veterinary Practice Manager. Dani may spend less time with your pets now but will stay busy training staff, assisting the practice owners, and helping to provide excellent customer service.
If you have any compliments, questions or concerns please ask to speak with Dani and she will be happy to assist you.
Kristen has been at Labahn since 2010. She works part time and when not at work spends her time looking after her children, 3 dogs and 3 cats. Her main hobby when not spending time with her family is gardening. If you have cat questions she is the one to call.
Leslie joined the Labahn team in 2015. She graduated from Northside High School in 2010 and then from UAFS in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She brings an avid desire to meet and get to know all who walk into our office, regardless of species. She is able to offer assistance in both English and Spanish. When not at work she enjoys looking after animals and reads extensively.
Surgery Technician Jeff
Jeff graduated from UAFS in 2014 with his degree in surgical technology and was hired at Labahn that same year. His primary role here is to assist the doctors during surgery, but you can also see him in exam rooms assisting. He has two cats named Panzar and Bear, whom are very spoiled but very loved. He is hoping to add a dog to the mix in the near future. In his time off he likes doing P90X to stay healthy. Overall he says, “I enjoy my job because you never know what you’ll see from one day to the next, and I enjoy learning and helping people”.
Assistant Loren (picture coming soon)
Loren is very excited to be working at Labahn. She loves meeting the clients and learning new things every day. Loren is pursuing a biology degree at UAFS and she hopes to attend veterinary school after she graduates. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dogs Marley, Bella, and Annie.
Nurse Jessica (picture coming soon)
Jessica recently joined our team as a pet nurse. She grew up in Mountainburg and has 2 German Shepherds named Bosco and Stella. Jessica enjoys riding motorcycles and crafting at home, in addition to her love of cooking.
Receptionist Destini (picture coming soon)
Destini is a new addition to our receptionist team. She is newly married and is delving into the veterinary experience for the first time. The days she does not work she teaches dance class in Fort Smith. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her baby nieces and her 2 dogs.