Meet our dedicated team.

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We provide kind and honest care that goes the extra-mile to ensure the health and happiness of your furry and feathered friend(s), anytime you need us. You can trust that our team of experts will provide respectful care, education and support for your pet’s unique needs.

Powered by passion and love for animals.

Dr. Bob Hale

DVM, Owner

I grew up in the wonderful southern town of El Dorado, Arkansas. As a young child my parents let me have a variety of pets: raccoons, fox squirrels, flying squirrels, a squirrel monkey, a parrot, a boa constrictor, tarantulas, and of course a few cats and dogs. My desire to work with animals started at a very early age, thanks to my parents.

When I graduated from high school in 1970, I was unsure of what I could do and moved toward a business degree. I graduated from University of Arkansas in 1976 and went to work for Roadway Express Trucklines for two years. The next three years, I worked in Brazil, South America for a shipping company called Offshore Logistics. It was during this time I reflected on my real “calling” in life– to work with dogs and cats.

I returned to the University of Arkansas to “repeat” my sciences for two years, applied to LSU Veterinary School, and graduated in 1987 as a doctor of veterinary medicine.

At the present time, I have a wife, four children, five dogs, two cats, and one parrot. Everyday I wake up and think about my veterinary mission and how fortunate I am working with wonderful pet lovers, great employees, and doing what I was intended to do.

NOTE: Dr Bob sees patients at Briarwood Animal Hospital Monday thru Wednesday.

Dr. Irene Toll-Schacter

DVM

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Chai Latte

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Corgi

Dr. Irene Toll-Schacter joined our team of doctors in the spring of 2022. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Originally from Northwest Arkansas, Dr. Irene moved to Little Rock, and worked at two area hospitals. Dr. Irene is happily married to Tanner, who is a programmer at USAA. They have a 3-year-old daughter named Avi, who is absolutely adorable, as well as, two cats, Tesseract (Tess) and Kai, and a Pitbull mix named Sheba.

Her favorite memory during Vet School was going to South Africa to work with a game preserve veterinarian, doing field work with lions, cape buffalo, zebras and rhinos. Even more interesting than that, she has taken a helicopter ride to the top of Mount Doom, rode in a Uhaul with a bear, and went cage diving with great white sharks! Dr. Irene’s favorite animals are big cats and small insectivores, like hedgehogs, anteaters, porcupines, etc. You can definitely count on her to see just about any animal you have!

Dr. Kimberly Sadler

DVM

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Black coffee ​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Doberman

Dr. Sadler obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and her Doctorate degree from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining our team at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital, she worked as an Associate Veterinarian in Fort Walton, FL. Dr. Saddler is inspired at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital by the caring and fun natured people she works with and clients that have a strong love for their pets. Her favorite things to focus on are preventative care, dentistry, and client education. Her and her husband have one fur baby named Jameson, a Gold Retriever puppy. Dr. Saddler also loves dinosaurs and will always accept chocolate chip cookies!

Dr. Sarah Kline

DVM

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Cafe Vanilla Frappuccino, no whip​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: A mixed breed

Dr. Sarah Kline achieved three degrees from Texas A & M-her Bachelors, her Masters, and her Doctorate. Prior to working at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital, she was the Little Rock Zoo Veterinarian for over six years and has a background in emergency medicine, as well as general practice. She is invigorated by how passionate her teammates are for animal medicine and care. Her specialty areas are exotics, end of life care, and soft tissue surgery. She has a farm of animals- 3 dogs named Ruby, Artemis, Homerdon, 2 cats- Uno and Doc, multiple chickens, and 1 Sulcata Tortise named Dug. One of Dr. Kline’s most memorable career achievements is when she went to Africa and worked on big game animals for two weeks.

Lauren Reames

Practice Manager

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Peppermint Mocha​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Great Pyrenees

Lauren moved to Arkansas in 2017, originally living in Tennessee prior to. She has a Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Veterinary Heath Sciences from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She worked for one year in Tennessee as a licensed veterinary technician before moving to Arkansas to work for Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists as their Surgery Department Coordinator for 3 years. Lauren joined the team at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital in 2021 as the Practice Manager. Her passion is training her teammates to be leaders and ready to move up in the profession when the opportunity presents itself. She owns a 9 year old black lab named Remi, a 6 year old Pomeranian Mix named Rosie, and a 4 year old Maine Coon Mix named Rocky. In her free time, you can catch her working on her Masters Degree with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, helping with her church’s activities, or hiking.

Maddie

Veterinary Assistant

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Strawberry Refresher ​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: A Beagle

Alex

Veterinary Assistant

Favorite Starbucks Drink: White Chocolate Mocha​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Pittie

Alyssa

Kennel Attendant

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced Caramel Macchiato​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: An English Bulldog

Sarah

Veterinary Assistant

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Strawberry Refresher​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Boxer

Lauren

Groomer

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Gingerbread Latte​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Dachshund

Jessi

Groomer

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Chow Chow

Alyssa

Lead Client Service Advocate

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Caramel Macchiato​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Pit Bull

Kennedy

Client Service Advocate

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced Matcha Tea Latte​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: A St. Bernard

Meredith

Client Service Advocate

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced Matcha Latte​

What Dog Breed Would You Be: Irish Wolfhound