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 and then returned to Little Rock in 2008 to work at Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian. He purchased Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Earl Smith in 2014.

Dr. Barron has two sons, Jackson and Owen, with his wife Catherine. He and his wife both grew up in Little Rock and enjoy being involved in the community.


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

little rock veterinarianDr. Courtney Hemeyer

Dr. Courtney Hemeyer has had a deep love for animals from an early age and has a special fondness for treating all feline patients and golden retrievers. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2017 from Louisiana State University. Prior to her veterinary education at LSU, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ouachita Baptist University, where she graduated in 2013.

Dr. Hemeyer lives in Little Rock with her cat, Remy, whom she adopted just before starting veterinary school. When she’s not working, she loves hiking, traveling, spending time with her family, and hanging out with Remy!


  • Louisiana State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – 2017
  • Ouachita Baptist University, Bachelor of Science in Biology – 2013

Mike Dugan DVM Little Rock VeterinarianDr. Mike Dugan

Dr. Dugan earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 from Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies, after completing his clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University. Prior to entering the veterinary profession, he received a Bachelor of Science, Marketing from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA.

Dr. Dugan has practiced veterinary medicine in Ohio, Louisiana, and, most recently, Texas. He comes to us from Premier Vet Care Animal Clinic in Rowlett, TX. He’s a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Dugan and his wife Sherri recently moved to Little Rock from Dallas with their furry child named Indi. During his off time, Dr. Mike enjoys cycling and golf. He and Sherri look forward to experiencing all that Little Rock has to offer.


  • Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – 2006