Saline County Animal Clinic

Saline County Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Benton, AR. The professional and courteous staff at Saline County Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for small animals.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Saline County Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Benton and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how our health care team can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • 2912 Congo Road
  • Benton, AR 72019
  • Phone: (501) 860-7288
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-5:30PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-12:00PM
  • Roger Barker, DVM

    Dr. Roger Barker was raised on a cattle and swine farm in Saline county, Arkansas. He graduated from Benton High School in 1983. He did his undergraduate studies at University of Arkansas Little Rock, while working on his family's farm. Dr. Barker attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1992.

    Following graduation Dr. Barker worked as an associate at Russellville Animal Clinic his first years out of Veterinary School. He opened Saline County Animal Clinic in the summer of 1996. He wanted to come home to Benton to raise his children and practice veterinary medicine. He is a member of Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Barker and his family attend First Baptist Church in Benton, Ar.

    Dr. Barker is married to Marsha Barker and has three boys; Brody, Jared, and Jesse. When not at work Dr. Barker enjoys attending sporting events with his children, hunting, and fishing.
    Education:
    Louisiana State University
  • Patrick Spivey, DVM

    Dr. Spivey grew up on a small cattle and horse farm in Douglas, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech University for his undergraduate degree. He graduated with a degree in animal science in 1994.  Dr. Spivey went on to Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, he graduated in 1998. After working in Louisiana for 1 year Dr. Spivey moved to Benton. He has been with Saline County Animal Clinic Since 1999. Dr. Spivey is a member of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
    Dr. Spivey is married to Dr. Susan Belt and they have one child Amelia. 

    Education:
    Louisiana State Unversity
  • Alex Bradford, DVM

    Dr. Alex C. Bradford is a native of Sheridan, Arkansas. Raised on a horse farm, his desire to become a veterinarian began at a very young age. He received his undergraduate degree in biology, from Henderson State University, while working at Saline County Animal Clinic as a veterinary assistant. Dr. Bradford then continued his education at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. While at Louisiana State University he was inducted into the veterinary honor society of Phi Zeta. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Bradford is the newest doctor at Saline County Animal Clinic, having joined in June of 2012. Having worked in the practice for more than 10 years as an assistant, his integration into the care team as a veterinarian was a smooth transition.

    Dr. Bradford and his wife, Natalie, reside in Benton and enjoy spending time outdoors, playing with their dogs Mellie and Ruby, or riding their horses. They are also active members of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton.


    Education:
    Louisiana State University
  • Nakia Ritchie, CVT

    All my life, I was interested in becoming a veterinarian, until I realized it was quite a bit of schooling. So to stay in the veterinary world, I began looking into the field of Veterinary Technology. I did 2 years undergraduate work at UALR, then in the fall of 2001, I headed off to Tishamingo, OK to attend Murray State College. There I studied Veterinary Technology for 2 years, graduating with an Associates in Applied Sciences in May 2003.

    I began working at SCAC in June 1998, I continued to work here while in school. When I graduated I returned to SCAC to work full time as their Certified Veterinary Technician. I have progressed in this practice from being the kennel assistant, to assistant, to veterinary technician, and now to the office manager.

    I'm an active member of the Arkansas Veterinarian Technician Association and the North American Veterinary Technician Association. I currently sit on the board to the Veterinary Technology program at ASU-Beebe, AR.

    I love all my animals and everyone else too. I have 3 Pembroke Welsh Corgis- Ginger, G-Puddy and Barker, 3 cats, Reno, Hisser and Curlie, and several horses. I show my horses in barrels, poles, English, and Western pleasure.

    Education:
    Murray State College
  • Allison Yarberry, CVT

    I grew up in the community of Sardis, Ar with many pets throughout the years. Unsure of my calling in life I went to Henderson State University and earned a Bachelors in Biology. Upon graduating I began working at Saline County Animal Clinic as an assistant. After working in the clinic for some time, I decided to pursue becoming a Veterinary Technician. I went to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La where I earned my my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2012.

    I returned to Saline County Animal Clinic as a full time assistant and I'm excited to fulfill my potential here as a Certified Veterinary Technician.

    Education:
    Northwestern State University
  • Ellen Ziegler, Assistant

    I have worked in the veterinary field since 1994. I began working at SCAC in 2001. I mainly assist the doctors in the exam rooms with office visits, surgery and farm calls. Almost everyday brings a new challenge. I have a white Labrador Retriever, named Troubles.

  • Peggy Moore, Receptionist

    I started work at Saline County Animal Clinic in 1996 for Dr. Roger Baker, DVM. I was employed as weekend help and continue to do so at the present time. I have always loved animals and have had pets ranging from horses, dogs, cows to even peacocks. I continue to take care of my family’s animals. Mugs is my favorite. He is a Yorkie mix with a wonderful bright personality. I am employed full time elsewhere, but my love for animals allows me to enjoy my weekends helping the clients and the doctors with the animals.

  • Hollie Wright, Assistant

    As long as I can remember, my family and I have had a variety of animals from goats to rabbits. During high school I was a member of the Saline County 4H Club, and from a young age I knew I wanted to work with and help animals. I began working at Saline County Animal Clinic in March of 2011. I have 2 pets, a dog and a cat.

  • Heather Faulkner, Assistant/Kennel Assistant

    Heather first started working here in May 2012, and is currently a full time college student at UALR. When she was younger she planned to study veterinary medicine after high school. Ever since she figured out and understood what the job meant as a young child. After a tough first year of college, she realized that she was not cut out for that much schooling, as she suspected years ago. Now she is here and loving her job and especially the people she works with. She plans to stay in the animal/medical field, but is figuring it all out as she goes along. She has a pug, named " Pebbles" and a couple of horses.

  • Trey Yarberry, Kennel Assistant

    When not at work, or working around the house I enjoy playing video games, reading books, and reading manga. At home we have 10 dogs and 2 cats that I help take care of.