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, as this played a big part in her getting started in veterinary medicine. She has also served on our AVTA board as our past treasurer. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, motorcycle riding, hiking, reading, and hanging out with her husband, Todd, and their dogs Sadie and Otis
CAROL WAGNER, CVT
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.
Jolane Williams, CVT
She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 10 years. She has earned an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from ASU Beebe in 2010, an A.A. in Accounting from University of Maryland University College in 2007 and a B.S. in Nursing from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2018. She has started in the field as a receptionist and progressed in roles up to medical supervisor. She enjoys working with all species in both general practice, disaster and emergency medicine. She believes education and open-mindedness is the key to providing a high standard of care, increasing our awareness for better advocacy of our patients, and enhancing our leadership roles in the veterinary technician profession. She currently works in the emergency department at Arkansas Veterinary Emergency and Specialists and at Arkansas Children’s Hospital as a Burn nurse. When not at work she enjoys spending time kayaking, skydiving, hiking and traveling. She has 2 cats, 1 dog, 5 freshwater planted tanks and a coop full of chickens and turkeys.
Currently enrolled in ASU Beebe veterinary technology program. I have worked at Southwest Drive Animal Clinic in Jonesboro AR. for about 3 and a half years. I love doing all things outdoors and spending time with family, friends, and my 2 dogs!
NAVTA STATE REPRESENTATIVE/
Elyse Beard, CVT
She was the acting President of the Arkansas Veterinary Technician Association since March 2017. Now she is the district NAVTA rep for Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. She has earned her Associates degrees in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College and her Bachelor’s from St. Petersburg College. She graduated from San Juan College in December 2013, and she graduated from St. Petersburg College with a B.A.S. in May of 2019. She worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician at the Little Rock Zoo for two years and is now currently working at Vilonia Animal Clinic
STEPHANIE JACKSON, CVT
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.
Interested in becoming a board member for the NWAVTA chapter please email us at infoarkansasvta.com. Positions available: President, District Representative, and Treasurer. If any of these positions interest you, please contact us for more details!
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 1135
Conway, AR 72033