Veterinarian Emily Hickman is joining St. Francis Animal Hospital in Springdale, and the facility will now also open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon.
The facility, located at 121 Virginia St., is also holding an open house from 8 a.m. to Noon on June 14.
Originally from Jonesboro, Ark., Hickman begins her career at St. Francis Animal Hospital. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and DVM from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests are in soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, medicine and preventative medicine.
“I am excited to put my knowledge into practice and begin working with St. Francis’ furry patients and their families,” Hickman said.
Opened in December of 2009 by Veterinarian Dr. Kate Williams, St. Francis Animal Hospital services include medicine, surgery, wellness plans, vaccines and therapeutic medical laser treatments. The hospital staff now consists of two Veterinarians, two veterinary assistants, one veterinary technician, two Receptionists and an office manager. Spanish interpreters are available.