Meet Our Team
Dr. Hancock was raised in Siloam Springs, AR where he grew up with multiple pets including dogs and cats and various other “critters” including ducks, quail, pigs, etc. He graduated vet school in 2000 from Oklahoma State University. He strives to continue his philosophy of providing a patient/client centered veterinary practice to meet the individual needs of the community’s four legged friends and family members. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three beautiful children.
Dr. Hargis is a native of Northwest Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas and graduated with an Animal Science degree and then obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. She is happy to be back in Northwest Arkansas with her husband and two dogs, Jack and Julep.
Dr. Brandi Whittemore grew up on a small farm with cattle and horses in northwest Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Poultry Science degree before attending veterinary school at the University of Missouri. Dr. Brandi lives with her cat, dog, and boyfriend and enjoys spending time in the outdoors or on her parents’ farm during her free time.
Dr. Hope Knoedl is a South Arkansas native who graduated from LSU Veterinary School in 2018 alongside Dr Jessie Hargis. She spent a lot of her childhood in a veterinary clinic where her Mother worked. She loved helping out with the care of pets and watching the surgeries. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry and Biology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Dr. Knoedl has a husband of three years, Cole, and a soon-to-be two year old, Mia. She also has two precious pups: Chopper and Naya, along with two purrfect kitties: Gandalf and Radagast. She enjoys biking, painting, kayaking and spending time with her family. The Knoedls are very excited to settle in NWA and help take care of your pets!
Jacqueline is our hospital manager. She has been in the veterinary field for nine years. She has always had a passion for animals and has 6 of her own fur children at home. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and being a professional mermaid. Jacqueline has been with us since April of 2021.
Rachel has been a team member at Hancock Veterinary Services of Bella Vista since August of 2019. Rachel is a veterinary assistant at Hancock Veterinary Services. She lives in Bella Vista with her husband. They have two beautiful girls in college. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, boating, and camping.
Stephanie is a registered veterinary technician. She is a graduate of Crowder College, where she received two degrees (agricultural business and veterinary technology degree). When she's not at work, she enjoys bowling in leagues/tournaments, baking, and spending time with her niece and nephew. Stephanie has been with us since August of 2020.
Callie is going to school to become a registered veterinary technician. She lives on a family farm. She spends her free time antique shopping, kayaking, hiking, and hanging out with her friends and family. Callie has been with us since March of 2021.
Dasia has been working alongside animals for about six years and has an undying passion for animals of all kinds. She has two cats and one dog and hopes to expand one day. She particularly loves Dobermans, Bernese Mountain dogs, and really anything over 100 lbs. Dasia has been with us since June of 2021.
Mireya has been in the animal field for four years now and really enjoys working with animals. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, binge-watching shows, and spending time with her 5 fur babies (a Pug, 2 Bulldogs, a Shih Tzu and her Calico cat). Mireya has been with us since July of 2021.
Codi has a passion for helping others and animals. In her free time, she likes to be outside with her family and two dogs. She also has 4 cats that she likes to curl up with to read a good book or watch a movie. Codi has been with us since August of 2021.
Kailyn has been in the veterinary field for three years and moved here from Florida in June of 2022. She has always had a passion for caring for animals. She has four dogs and one cat at home. In her free time, she enjoys going out with friends, and family and traveling. Kailyn has been with us since August of 2022.
Rebekah is new to the veterinary field but is no stranger to animals. She has one fur baby of her own and grew up with many dogs and cats. They have always been a special part of her life. Previously, Rebekah was a preschool teacher for over six years, but she draws many parallels in her new role. Both animals and children need a lot of attention and love, and she enjoys getting to help them every day. Rebekah has been with us since August of 2022.
Amelia is from San Diego, CA, and has been working with animals through work and volunteer organizations for eight years now. She has 3 fur babies at home who always keep her on her toes. She spends her free time with family and friends, watches the newest shows, and plays various types of games! Amelia has been with us since February of 2022.
Sydni has been an admirer of the veterinarian field for many years. She has always had a passion for animals and has two cats of her own at home. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking with friends. Sydni has been with us since August of 2022.
Katarina is a native of NWA. She is the mom of 6 fur babies and a new mom to a beautiful baby girl. She enjoys swimming, hiking, camping, and the outdoors in general. Katarina has been with us since August of 2022.