Chenal Valley Animal Hospital

The founders of Chenal Valley Animal Hospital ( CVAH ), Dr. Kim Miller and Dr. Bob Hale began with the vision of providing gold standard veterinary care for every pet within West Little Rock and surrounding areas. After years of planning and long hours of careful thought, CVAH opened its doors August 9, 2004. We have a knowledgeable and caring hospital staff who will go above and beyond to ensure each pet receives the very best treatment, while under our care. CVAH has a grooming salon on site, staffed with dedicated, well trained, and highly experienced Professional Pet Groomers to make your pet look and feel great. We also have a wonderful boarding facility with loving, caring, and experienced kennel techs, whose goal is to provide the best experience for pets during their stay with us.


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00AM-5:30pm
  • Sat: 7:00AM-Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency? Call 501-955-0911 or 224-3784
  • Dr. Kim Miller, DVM, Owner

    I am a native of central Louisiana. I was a chemist for 10 years and at the age of 34 went back to veterinary school. I graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and then practiced small animal and emergency medicine in Lafayette, LA for 3 years before moving to Arkansas!

    I have several dogs and cats (all rescues), so I don't have much free time to enjoy camping, fishing, now skiing, and flying planes, though I try when I can. I enjoy working with several rescues. I am interested in wildlife medicine & rehabilitation and have raised dozens of birds, opossums, squirrels and raccoons.

    Dr. Bob Hale and I opened Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in August 2004. I believe in practicing the very best medicine and surgery, and am happy to refer my patients to specialists when necessary.

    I feel so lucky to look forward to each day at work. I have the most rewarding career, and cannot imagine having more fun than practicing veterinary medicine. 

    NOTE:   Dr. Miller sees patients Tuesday thru Friday and alternates Saturday’s with our other doctors. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1996
    Education:
    LSU
    Interests:
    Small Animals, Reptiles, Avians and Wildlife
  • Dr. Stacey Smith, DVM

    I am originally from the charming town of Batesville, AR.  I grew up in the country and was raised around a variety of family pets.  Like so many of us veterinarians, for as long as I can remember I have known that I wanted to work with animals. It’s now difficult to imagine a life in which I didn’t work with them daily. 

    I joined the staff at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in June of 2010 after graduating from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. I did an externship at both Briarwood Animal Hospital and Chenal Valley Animal Hospital during my last year of veterinary school, and I absolutely loved my time at both.  I now feel so blessed to get to work with such an awesome team.  Each and every day there is something new to learn. Over the years, I have cherished developing relationships with our patients and clients. 

    My husband and I have a full house!  We are the proud parents of two incredible children who keep us on our toes and are our joy in life. Our family would not be complete without our sweet rescue dog and our two cats. Most of our free time is spent outdoors with friends and family. 

    NOTE:  Dr Stacey sees patients Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday and alternates Saturday’s with our other doctors. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2010
    Education:
    Universtity of Arkansas, Louisiana State University,
    Interests:
    Small Animals
  • Dr. Bob Hale, DVM, Owner

    I grew up in the wonderful southern town of El Dorado, Arkansas. As a young child my parents let me have a variety of pets: raccoons, fox squirrels, flying squirrels, a squirrel monkey, a parrot, a boa constrictor, tarantulas, and of course a few cats and dogs. My desire to work with animals started at a very early age, thanks to my parents.

    When I graduated from high school in 1970, I was unsure of what I could do and moved toward a business degree. I graduated from University of Arkansas in 1976 and went to work for Roadway Express Trucklines for two years. The next three years, I worked in Brazil, South America for a shipping company called Offshore Logistics. It was during this time I reflected on my real "calling" in life-- to work with dogs and cats.

    I returned to the University of Arkansas to "repeat" my sciences for two years, applied to LSU Veterinary School, and graduated in 1987 as a doctor of veterinary medicine.

    At the present time, I have a wife, four children, five dogs, two cats, and one parrot. Everyday I wake up and think about my veterinary mission and how fortunate I am working with wonderful pet lovers, great employees, and doing what I was intended to do.

    NOTE:  Dr Bob sees patients at Briarwood Animal Hospital Monday thru Thursday.


     

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1987
    Education:
    University of Arkansas, LSU
  • Dr. Rebekah Lee

    Welcoming our new Dr on June 5, 2017!
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 20, 2017
  • Ashli Hale

    Office Manager

    Ashli came to Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2008 as a Veterinary Nurse, she left for a short time in 2014 to care for her ailing grandmother. She came back in 2017 as a receptionist and was promoted to Office Manager in September.  She has 3 dogs Edelbrock, Amber and Capex and also 2 cats Artemis and Cleocatra. Ashli grew up competing in several equestrian events and when she wasn’t on a horse she was found camping, hiking, spelunking, and floating the buffalo.  In her free time…. LOL she has no free time. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 18, 2008
  • Candy Speer-Johnson

    Lead Receptionist

    Candy joined the Chenal Valley Animal Hospital family in 2008. She has two children and three grandchildren that all keep her on her toes. She enjoys gardening and reading in any free time that she gets.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Houston Hale

    Front Desk Team

    Houston joined the family at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2011 in kennels. In 2014 he went to Briarwood Animal Hospital, our sister clinic, where he worked in kennels until 2017 when he came back to Chenal Valley Animal Hospital as part of our front desk team. He lives in Little Rock with his dog Chica. Houston is a former Marine and enjoys his spare time playing fetch with Chica, cooking, camping, hiking, and floating the Buffalo. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Sandy McClelland

    Front Desk Team

    Sandy joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2017. She currently lives with her fiancé and their dogs, Bentley, Callie, Cash, and Gracie. Sandy has worked in retail and customer service for several years before she decided she wanted a change of scenery but could still use her customer service skills and could incorporate her love of all animals. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Amy Stephens

    Front Desk Team
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 12, 2017
  • Nicole Neustrom

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Nicole is one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians. She graduated in 2016 from Heritage College. She lives with her boyfriend and they are expecting their first child in the Spring of 2018. They also have 1 cat and 1 dog.  

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 11, 2017
  • Shelby Ryals

    Veterinary Nurse

    Shelby joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2017 and is currently working on her Veterinary Technician Degree with special interest in Wildlife Observation. She has 2 dogs Cannenn and Cinch and also a horse Spur. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, fishing, boating and horseback riding.   

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 11, 2017
  • Megan Batek

    Veterinary Nurse

    Megan joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2017. She moved back home to Arkansas from Washington State to be near family. She worked on a ranch in Washington that handled rescued mustangs and also volunteered at WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) helping to teach kids about a more conscious way of living. She currently lives in Little Rock with her boyfriend and little boy. In her free time, she enjoys family time in the outdoors. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 20, 2017
  • Ginni Miller

    Veterinary Nurse

    Ginni joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2017. She lives with her two kids, her mastiff Tank, and two horses. She started volunteering at 10 years old at a horse stable and fell in love. She has worked at an equine event center and has trained horses for years. She loves all animals and enjoys spending free time with her kids and her horses.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 16, 2017
  • Sherry Powell

    Veterinary Nurse

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 16, 2017
  • Maria Bondoc

    Veterinary Nurse
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 12, 2017
  • Lupe De Santiago

    Kennel Team 

    Lupe joined Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2005. Lupe moved from California to Arkansas in 2004. She has been part of Chenal’s family ever since. She lives with her two kids, her mom, and her two dogs Poppy and Josie. She loves animals and treats every pet just like one of her own. 

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 13, 2005
  • Randi Butler

    Kennel Team
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 13, 2017
  • Krissy Smith

    Professional Pet Stylist

    Krissy began her grooming career as a bather at PetSmart. Shortly after becoming a bather, she was presented the opportunity to further her career and was offered a table in their accredited groomer's training academy. She accepted and was sent to one of their academy training store locations. There she learned gentle handling skills and the basics of grooming a variety of dog breeds. After completing the initial academy training, she went on to complete the practical training at her home store. Krissy passed with flying colors and received a grooming certification via PetSmart. She continued as a groomer with them until she decided that grooming in a retail store was just not what she wanted to do with the valuable grooming skills she had learned.

    Krissy quit PetSmart then soon after was hired as a groomer at Briarwood Animal Hospital, which is CVAH's sister clinic. At the time, CVAH was a young, growing business with only one groomer. Eventually, a second groomer was desperately needed, so Krissy took on the challenge of moving to CVAH. Over the years, she has worked hard through the challenges of maintaining her own large grooming client base and taking on new clients as well.

    She is the only original groomer left at CVAH and can be credited with setting the standard for the outstanding service that our grooming clients love and respect. Krissy is also well-known and sought out by goldendoodle owners in the area for her exceptional doodle grooming skills.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    PetSmart Certification in pet grooming
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  • Shanna Willis

    Professional Pet Stylist
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 05, 2016
    Education:
    Certified Pet Groomer
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  • Lauren Carroll

    Professional Pet Stylist
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 12, 2017
  • Natosha Hulsey

    Professional Pet Stylist

    Natosha started following her passion as a Groomer in 2003. She will treat your pet as if they are her own, with love and compassion.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 12, 2017