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Jim D Guntharp, DVM
DVM, Louisiana State University, 1978
BS, Arkansas State University, 1975
Owner and Operator, Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital, 1979-present
Osceola Animal Hospital, 1978-1979
Dr. Guntharp grew up in the Jonesboro area. He is married to Kurtiss Guntharp, has four sons, Daniel, Joshua, Jacob, and Luke, and is a very proud grandfather. The Guntharps' other family members include many pets, including a dog, Joy, 4 cats, Chloe, Frisky, Oreo, and Shadow, and an African Grey Parrot named Jericho. Dr. Guntharp is active in his church and has gone on mission trips to Lima, Peru.
Everett Rogers, DVM
DVM, University of Missouri, 1975
BS, University of Arkansas, 1971, Agriculture
Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital, 1995-present
Rogers Animal Clinic, 1975-1995
Dr. Rogers grew up in the Paragould area. Married to Sandy Rogers, with three sons, Mike, Brian, and Casey, he is also a very proud grandfather. He owned his own practice in Paragould for many years before selling it and coming to work with us. Dr. Rogers is a past board member of the Arkansas Veterinary Review Board.
Gary Strickland, DVM
DVM, Tuskegee University with Honors, Alabama, 1986
BS, Arkansas State University, 1979, Zoology
BS, Arkansas State University, 1986, Animal Science
Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital, 1986-present
Dr. Strickland grew up in Lepanto. Married to Lisa Strickland, with one daughter, Savannah. The Strickland's other family members include 1 dog, Cruiser, and 2 cats, Gabriel and Cheese. Dr. Strickland is a past board member of the Arkansas Veterinary Review Board.
Erin Culpepper, DVM
DVM, University of Tennessee , 2012
BS, James Madison University, 2005, Biology
Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital since 2014
National Aquarium Baltimore, Internship in Zoo and Aquatic Medicine, 2013-2014
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX - Internship in Avian and Exotic Medicine, 2012-2013
Walt Disney World, The Seas at Epcot, Orlando, FL - Aquatic Veterinary Intern, 2006-2012
Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Orlando, FL - Pathology Assistant, 2007
Dr. Culpepper grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and has a special interest in exotic animal medicine. She completed externships with Disney’s Animal Programs (FL) and the Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic of Roanoke (VA). During her internships at the National Aquarium Baltimore (MD) and Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (TX), she received specialized training in veterinary care for many different species, including ferrets, rabbits, rodents, birds, frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes, and fish (even sharks and stingrays)! Dr. Culpepper has achieved several veterinary awards, including the Excellence Award for her work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; and the Dr. Hyram Kitchen Memorial Award for her clinical service to exotic animals at the University of Tennessee. In her spare time, Dr. Culpepper enjoys yoga, watching movies, and spending time with her cats Chester, Mister Miaggi and Skittles. Dr. Culpepper married William Nichols in April 2016.
Danielle Barnes, DVM
DVM, St. George's University , 2015 (magna cum laude)
BS, Arkansas State University, Animal Science
Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital since 2015
Dr. Barnes was born into a military family and didn't settle in one spot until her family moved to Calico Rock. She moved to Jonesboro to attend Arkansas State University. She has worked at the Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital in every position here while in college and during the summers since 2004. She has several dogs and cats in her fur family. She and her husband Shannan are the proud parents of a baby girl, Charleigh.
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