Our Team

When your pet needs care, we’re here to help. Hillcrest Animal Hospital is staffed by a team of nurturing professionals, committed to the health and wellness of animals in Little Rock. We are dedicated providers of wellness care, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and more.



Mary has been a part of Hillcrest Animal Hospital since 1998. She graduated from Midland High in 1995 and attended ASU – Batesville for two years. She and her husband live in Conway with their three dogs. 


Jenny was born and raised in Little Rock and has lived in Hillcrest for over two years with Punkin, her seventeen year old Spitz. She is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s and UALR, and started working for us in December 2012.


Amber - is from Helena, Arkansas and moved to Conway to study journalism & communications at the University of Central Arkansas. In her free time she enjoys reading, cuddling with her dog, Chapo, and tending to her plants.


Angela - was born and raised in Arkanas and graduated from UCA with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. After 10 years of system developments, she decided she wanted to spend her time everyday doing something she loves, working with animals. Outside of Hillcrest, she is an active HGTV watcher.


Brittany was raised in NLR and started at Hillcrest in July 2008 as a part time receptionist while attending UCA. She graduated with a B.S. in December 2010 and currently works full time for us.


Danielle - was born and raised in Monterey, CA. She has 2 little girls and another due in March! Her favorite things to do in her free time are bake and cuddle with her Chihuahua, Doja.


Brooke - was born and raised in Little Rock. She recently became engaged, and is getting married in May. When asked what best described her, she replied ‘May the Fourth be with you.”

Veterinary Assistants


Alex - started her service to animals at Hillcrest Animal Hospital in 2011. She is currently our surgery assistant and assists Dr. Larry Nafe with his procedurs.She has always had an avid love for animals. She and her husband share two kids, Jaxson and Raelee, along with two german shepherds, Nala and Luna, and a cat, Tika. She is an active member at the Little Rock Community Church.


Erika - started as a kennel assistant with us in 2014. Since then, she has also taken on duties as a veterinary assistant and reception. She has always been animal lover and has a background in pocket pets. She has 2 dogs, Chapo and Diamond.


Jonta - Jonta joined our Hillcrest Team in November. Her husband is in the Air Force and they just relocated to Little Rock from San Antonio, TX. She was a dog groomer before moving to Little Rock. She loves animals, food, and movies.

Kyrsti & Kaitlyn

Kyrsti & Kaitlyn - are veterinary assistants. They compete and train their own rescue barrel horses. They have 2 dogs, Remi and Scout.


Brad - is 26 years old and was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has two german shepherds, Belle and Kaiser. In his free time, you can catch him on the river in his boat, fishing. He also likes snowboarding and anything outdoors.

Kennel Assistants


Tyler - joined our team after his french bulldog, Luca, sustained a bad fracture to his elbow. During Luca's recovery, Tyler found his passion of helping animals. He joined our team and has been a great asset. He is now pursuing a veterinary technician degree at ASU- Beebe.


Jake - has been here for 8 years and is our Kennel Manager. He plays in a band and likes to skateboard. He and his wife have 2 boys.


Jon - has been with Hillcrest since 2012. He helps in our treatment and boarding suites. Outside of work, he spends most of his time hiking or rock climbing. He also enjoys wood working and hanging with friends.


Noah - has been a team member for 3 years. When he is not at work he enjoys video games and reading.