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Our Mission:

To promote the profession of Veterinary Technology by maintaining ethical behavior within our profession, offering continuing educations opportunities, aiding in the education of the public and encouraging quality patient care.


Meet our Board Members

Board Members

Kaitlin Frakes, CVT 

She is a graduate of the ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology program. She is currently one of the two CVT’s at Morrilton Veterinary Clinic. Her favorite part of the practice is surgical assistance. She has also served on our AVTA board as our past treasurer. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, reading, and hanging out with her husband, Todd, and their dogs Sadie and Otis.

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Vice President
Courtney Shere, CVT 

Courtney is a 2018 graduate of Crowder College Veterinary Technology Program in Neosho, MO. She is currently the Lead Veterinary Technician at Oak View Animal Clinic in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Her passion lies in patient care, large animal medicine and client education. In her free time, she enjoys camping and riding trails with her husband. Courtney currently resides in Anderson, Mo with husband Zach and son Jackson.

NAVTA State Representative
Aleah Davis, CVT

Aleah graduated in 2016 from Heritage College with her associate in Veterinary Technology. She works at Kiehl Avenue Animal Clinic as their lead surgery tech. Her favorite surgery cases are orthopedic surgeries. She is Currently Specializing in Anesthesia and Analgesia, as well as finishing her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her fiancés and their son Luke. They enjoy being outdoors horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and working on their farm. They have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 Guinea pigs, 2 horses, 2 dairy cows, 2 pigs and 9 chickens.

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Amanda Wright, CVT

Amanda is a 2019 graduate of the Veterinary Technology Program at Arkansas State University Beebe. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science Program through Penn Foster. Amanda enjoys performing dental prophylaxis cleanings and providing nursing care to hospitalized patients. In her free time, she enjoys taking naps with her rescue dog, Maverick. Her other hobbies include exploring new cities, spending time with friends and family, and re-watching "Friends" as often as possible. 

Breyanna Smith

Breyanna is currently attending her first year at ASU Beebe's Veterinary Technology Program. When she graduates, she plans to enter the world of wildlife rehabilitation. She enjoys cooking for her family, reading and spending time with her son. 


Stephanie Jackson works at Morrilton Veterinary Clinic. She has worked there since 2010 and has 20 years of veterinary experience. She graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2009 with a degree in veterinary technology. She and her husband Matt have been married since 2006. They have two children Addison and Easton. They also have two dogs, two cats, and three horses. They enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, riding horses, and being at the softball field. They also enjoy family time and hanging out with their close friends.


Media/Marketing Director

She is a 2007 graduate of Crowder College in Neosho MO. She has worked at Sugar Creek Animal Hospital since September 2007.  When she's not working she enjoys hanging out with her 3 dogs (Hazel Jean, Abby-Gail, and Cedar) and 1 cat (Tweak), and going to her family's farm in Missouri to spend time with her mother and grandmother.  She also volunteers her spare time helping out at Oak Grove Riding Club. She is very passionate about geriatric, hospice, end of life care for all pets.


The AVTA is a non-profit organization geared towards uniting Veterinary Technicians in Arkansas. Our board members work very hard all year long to put together the best of the best for you.  From continued education, fund raisers, events, all the way up to the winter meeting . 




PO Box 1038

Morrilton, Ar 72110





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