Meet Our Team

Dr. James Hoffmann

Dr. Hoffmann received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1990 from the University of Missouri - College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing as an associate in Murray, Kentucky and Greenbrier, Arkansas, Dr. Hoffmann moved to Searcy and opened Westside Veterinary Clinic in 1992.

In 2011, Dr. Hoffmann became Board Certified in Canine and Feline Practice by the ABVP (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners). His professional interests include internal medicine, diagnostic testing, and preventative care.

Dr. Gela Nelson

Dr. Nelson is a 1987 graduate of Conway High School. She received a Bachelors degree in Biology from UCA in 1991. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and has been a vital member of our clinic since 2002.


Office Manager / Veterinary Assistant

Crystal has been a member of our clinic since 2001. She does a variety of work for us ranging from veterinary assistant work to managing inventory. She graduated from UCA in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Crystal is married with two boys. Her family has a passion for horses. They enjoy competing in and attending horse shows and rodeos. Crystal has many pets including horses, cats, and dogs. She likes working in a field that allows her to make a difference in the quality of life for animals.


Veterinary Assistant

Susan has been a member of our clinic since 2011. She has two dogs- Stella and Sable. Susan likes to read, spend time with her family and dogs, and has a special interest in animal behavior. Susan graduated from the Victoria Stilwell Dog Trainer Academy in 2016 and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program. Building relationships with our patients is her favorite part about working at our clinic.


Animal Care Specialist

Nathan has been a member of our clinic since 2012. He is married with 3 children. His family moved to Searcy from Batesville to pursue another branch of ministry. Nathan is pastor of a local ministry outreach. He is passionate about music and can play 5 different instruments. He has 3 pets, a dog, Daisy, and two cats, Noah and Max. Nathan loves a variety of things about his position, including patient care and client interaction.


Animal Care Specialist

JoAnn has been a member of our clinic since 2014. She is married with one daughter and a step-son. She moved from Maine to Searcy, but spent time in Florida where she raised and showed silver Persian cats. JoAnn has many pets, including 3 cats- Pooh, Feetz, Lucy, a tortoise named George, a cichlid named Gunner, a beta named Dominic, and a snake named Conan! JoAnn enjoys staying at home, cooking, and watching movies. She has always been interested in working at a veterinary clinic. She is very passionate about all animals and enjoys caring for them and interacting with our clients.


Animal Care Specialist

Shauna was previously employed at our clinic from 2000-2010 and has since worked for us beginning in 2015. She is married with 2 children. She enjoys spending time with her family doing a variety of outdoor activities—their favorite being camping. She loves singing and is the worship leader of her church. Shauna has many pets including cats, dogs, and horses. Shauna loves the diversity of patient care performed at our clinic.


Certified Veterinarian Technician

Paige has been a member of our clinic since 2018. She graduated from ASU-Beebe with an Associates in Veterinary Technology. She became a board certified Veterinary Technician in August 2018. Paige loves spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives on a farm and has 3 dogs- Blazer, Cutie, Bella, 2 cats- Smokey and Banjo, 1 horse- Cash, and many cows. Paige enjoys client interactions and providing patient care.


Registered Vet Tech

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