Our Doctors

veterinarian little rockDr. Brian Barron

Dr. Brian Barron received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University in 2007.  During his academic career at LSU he was awarded the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation Outstanding Student Award ( ’07), The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association Outstanding Student Award, and graduated with honors.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas in 2001; where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  He is also a graduate of Little Rock Catholic High (’97). His membership associations include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association, and Central Arkansas Executives Association.

Dr. Barron spent his first year practicing medicine in Bastrop, LA before returning to Little Rock in 2008.  Prior to purchasing Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Earl Smith on March 1, 2014, he worked as an Associate Veterinarian at Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic since May 2008.

Dr. Barron has two sons; Jackson (8) and Owen (4) with his wife Catherine.  He and his wife grew up in Little Rock and enjoy being involved in the community.

Education & Interests:

  • Louisiana State University – School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – 2007
  • University of Arkansas
  • Bachelor of Science – Animal Science Degree – 2001

earl smith little rock veterinarianDr. Earl F. Smith

Originally from New Albany, MS, Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Zoology and Chemistry from Mississippi State University in 1968, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University in 1972. Dr. Smith opened Shackleford Road Veterinary on
December 31, 1982.

He and his wife, Carolyn, have two children, Tiffany and Nathan, along with five grandchildren.  Dr. Smith is a  member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association.

Education & Interests:

  • Auburn University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – 1972
  • Mississippi State University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Zoology and Chemistry – 1968

sara pilgrim little rock veterinarian

Dr. Sara Pilgrim

Dr. Sara Pilgrim has had a deep love for animals from an early age, and she has a special interest in small mammals, reptiles, and other exotic pets. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2016 from Louisiana State University. She graduated with honors and is a member of the Phi Zeta Society. Prior to her veterinary education at LSU, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Harding University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Pilgrim lives in Conway with her husband, Joshua, who is a mechanical engineer with Southwest Power Pool. They share their home with their beloved dogs Jasper and Terra, cats Phoenix, Ember, and Snowdrop, and a bearded dragon named Abby.

Education & Interests:

  • Louisiana State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – 2016
  • Harding University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – 2012

When she is not busy caring for animals, Dr. Pilgrim loves running, camping, and hiking with her husband and dogs, and she has quickly fallen in love with all the beautiful trails Arkansas has to offer!