Dr. Chris Ward grew up in Louisiana, where he discovered his passion for caring for animals after getting a job in college working for a veterinarian. He decided to become a veterinarian and graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
After graduation, Dr. Ward moved to Arkansas, where he met his wife, Amy, and they have lived here ever since!
Dr. Ward loves to fish, freshwater or saltwater, and duck hunt. He and Amy stay busy at home with three dogs, Izzy, Paislee, and Brinkley, five cats, three horses, five chickens, and multiple raccoons that have been rehabilitated and released but still visit every night.
Dr. Ward is committed to providing the best care for our community’s beloved fur babies!
Dr. Eric received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Biology from the University of Findlay, where he also pitched for the baseball team! In 2022 He graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a deep-rooted passion for helping people by caring for their beloved pets. He is excited to be a part of our team and to further his skills.
Dr. Eric loves fishing and rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals! Being from Ohio, he is a long way from home, so make sure to give him and his 7-year-old Rottweiler, Wesson, a warm southern welcome when you see him!
Amanda Springer is a Vet Technician and has been in the field since 2014. She prides herself in patient care. In her free time, Amanda enjoys riding horses and spending time with her kids.
Bethany Hodge is a Vet Assistant at Greenbrier Animal Hospital. She has been with the practice In the vet field for eight years and here for 5. She prides herself in being able to care for the “no voice” and be their voice of care. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and cats.
Hannah Hunt is a Vet Assistant at Greenbrier Animal Hospital. She has been with the practice for about four months, going to Penn Foster. Hannah enjoys seeing our patients feel better and reaching her goals in her career.
In her free time, she likes spending time with friends, reading, and going to the pool, lake, or river.
Melody was born in Conway and has lived in Greenbrier all her life. She has been in the medical field for about 17 years but has only worked in the animal world for one year. She enjoys helping people and animals. Melody is a mom of two boys, Hunter, 17, and Ashton, 16.
Melody is a breast cancer survivor, and the experiences have made her not take things for granted and to appreciate the small things. She loves to take rides with her fiancé in their Jeep in her spare time and look at this beautiful land and wildlife God has given us.
One of her daily goals is to make someone she doesn’t know smile.
Becca Friedland is a Vet Technician at Greenbrier Animal Hospital. She has been with the practice since 2017. She prides herself on seeing the Spark come back into an animal’s eyes. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV/movies, playing video games, seeing her nephews, going to the day park, and seeing friends.
My name is Jessica. I’ve been in the veterinary field for 9 months. What I love most about my job, is getting to help animals as well as their parents. There is always room to learn in this field, it’s constantly evolving and changing. In my free time I love to be with family and friends. I also love to hike and be outdoors.