Our Clients Rave About Our Care

Check out these testimonials from Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic clients:

Rating of  Average of 5 on a total of 107 Ratings

My dog gets very scared when we pull up to the office like he knows where he is going! the staff met me at the door to help me get him inside. They all took time to listen and answer questions. always friendly and efficient and caring.

T. Carr

I have seen a lot of changes since I have been a client at Shackleford Veterinarian Clinic since 1996. The best change of all was when Dr. Barron started. You will not find a better veterinarian or staff!

– C. Mayfield, Little Rock

Great Clinic!

SRVC answered all of my questions and even allowed me to come back after my appointment to update and add information to my pet's health certificate. I would highly recommend this vet to anyone. They go above and beyond expectation.

– Tiffany Williams, Little Rock

They Go Above and Beyond

I will forever be thankful that Dr. Barron was recommended by my neighbor! My pets have been treated at several different veterinary clinics, but no one has ever compared to Dr. Barron. The front desk staff and vet techs could not be kinder!

Ashley Hurst

I have used SRVC for many, many years, and I and my pets have always received the very highest quality of care. My pets are like family to me, and I am so glad you agree with that perspective. I recommend SRVC to others frequently for that reason.

Sara Oliver

Veterinarian did a great job. Good bedside manners.


Have not had a problem with their services nor with scheduling an appointment. They are open until 6pm which gives me enough time to get there after I'm off work.

Pet Lover

This was our first visit as we have switched vet clinics. We had a great experience and were treated very well and felt welcomed.


Always the best Vet!


Very nice visit for Duke and myself!


I've been going to another vet for awhile so I wasn't a regular client. They were closed and I was worried about my cat's shoulder. But y'all saw Zoe within the hour of me calling about her injury. That's phenomenal.


Thanks for taking a personal interest in our pet's health and well-being during her 10 day stay at SRVC.


Staff was very friendly. We were seen in a decent time frame. Doctor that saw coco explained the service she would receive. Overall we were very happy with staff. Thanks SRVC!


Dr. Barron is simply THE BEST! He cares about the pet owner's feelings just as much as he cares about our “kiddos” . He updated us daily on our cat's condition and we could tell that he truly cared about her. THANK YOU DR. BARRON!


Dr. Barron and his staff are EXCEPTIONAL! He goes above and beyond every. Single. Time. Gabi loves him and so do we! We will always travel an hour to see him! Her well being is worth it! He takes extra time to explain everything & answer ?'s !


My cats have always received exceptional care at Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic. Dr Smith, Dr Barron and Dr Pilgrim have all provided compassionate care. I am physician and appreciate their practice of veterinary medicine. I recommend them often.


SRVC is the best!! The entire staff is always very caring and shows such great compassion.


Everyone was nice ” ¦ and I loved how Dr. Pilgrim took time to answer all my questions ” ¦ I was also impressed how she was perfectly fine getting down on her knees with Khloe ” ¦ none of my previous vets ever did that.


Great staff! They fit us in that day when our morning appt had to be moved to later that day because of a sick vet. Very caring to our little puppy!!!


Love Dr. Barron and feel that he cares about his customers and getting them answers to their concerns and questions.


Dr. B has tended to all four of our Pommies. He is absolutely wonderful to them all! I would never hesitate to recommend him, and his staff, to anyone for any reason. Our babies are treated the way I want them treated!


Y'all have taken great care of our family members (pets) for 35 years. We have had laughs and tears with sad moments. It's our choice on who to give our money to and we've never been disappointed in the compassion, service and staff of SRVC.


My new kitten broke his leg I called 10 vet offices including my regular vet and couldn't get him in anywhere. The staff at SRVC made time for us even though we are not regulars.


Louie is our first puppy and he was quite the center of attention while we were there! The staff loved him!! The clinic came highly recommended and we can see why. Everything was perfect!


My new kitten broke his leg I called 10 vet offices including my regular vet and couldn't get him in anywhere. The staff at SRVC made time for us even though we are not regulars.


Very professional and willing to work with me and my concerns!


I felt compassion and professionalism when I first walked in the door. Very friendly and helpful! Love you guys!


Dr. Barron and the staff at SRVC are the best. Provide excellent compassionate care. Obvious that they all love our pets too. ?


I had a great first visit and was very impressed with the facility, treatment and value. Thanks!


Very pleased with the service we received! Will definitely recommend to others!


I love the staff at SRVC! They always take care of my pets like their own!

Happy Pet Owner

I have been a client previously but moved to NWA and Benton. I am back in WLR now and there was no question about coming back. Dr. Smith cared for my animals previously. My sister and mother rave about Dr. Barron. I saw Dr. Pilgrim and she rocked!

Melissa Carr

Have been coming here for years and my pets have been taken great care of.

Melissa Shepherd

I was having trouble with Nikita since she is not leash trained and everyone was very patient and helpful.

Nancy Frevert

The best vet ever!!!!

Cheryl Winkler

The location, hours, staff and facilities were all very professional and made the visit great.

Jerod Purcell

I couldn't have had a better experience. I came in with my very sick dog for a 2nd opinion. Hope and I are both better now!

Pat Dillahunty

Very professional!

Tonia Powell

Great vets.

Charles Handley

Always kind and loving to my pets. I appreciate the phone calls to check up on them afterwards.

Lane Scott

We love Dr. Barron. He is always so attentive to our dogs and makes us all feel comfortable.

Happy Pet Owner

Great service! I would bring my animal back here for services.

K. Williams

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I immediately felt welcomed and comfortable when we walked into the lobby. Dr. Barron was very knowledgeable and had great tips for my dog.

Happy Pet Owner

Best vet clinic I've ever taken my dogs to! Everyone staff member is kind and patient with my skittish dog.

Kaitlyn Bryant

Love all the vets!

Pam Wood

This is the best veterinarian clinic in West Little Rock! Love the staff and all the doctors.

Happy Pet Owner

The staff and the veterinarians are terrific!

Andrea Herrmann

I felt very comfortable with the staff and the veterinarian and really enjoyed my first visit there.

Brenda Guinn-Phillips

I've been coming to Shackleford Rd for years (Lucy is the third pet). They have always been courteous & caring!

Happy Pet Parent

We really like Dr. Barron. We drive from Sherwood to Little Rock because he is very good with our family pets. Thank you!

Angela Chambers

My dogs are very lucky to have such dedicated doctors care for them for their entire lives. The care and compassion shown by the vets and staff made the hardest thing I've ever had to do a little more bearable. Thank you so much. Dr. B is my hero.

Erin Cassinelli

Dr. Smith was awesome! Zoe is difficult to handle – she is very fearful, but Dr. Smith was able to work with Zoe and keep her calm. We were back home within 18 minutes of our appointment time. Thank you for making our visit so easy!

Burgess A Dell-Wilson

Very good service – 10 out of 10!

Cindy Byrd

I've been coming to Shackleford Rd. for years (Lucy is the third pet). They have always been courteous and caring!

A Happy Patient

We were very concerned about our 8-year-old female dachshund who was having problems with vomiting and digestion. We found Dr. Barron and his staff very kind, as well as Dr. Barron who was knowledgeable about her issues.

Linda Chupik

You just can't beat Dr. Smith! He's pulled a lot of family pets through some sort of crisis, and he treats your pets with love! Dr. Barron is awesome as well!

Elizabeth Carter

Dr. Barron and the staff were great! He was very nice and informative. Everyone we encountered on our visit was very nice and courteous. I feel like we have found a new vet for our fur babies! Thank you!

Tierra Ward

I've been coming to SRVC since 1986 and my pets have always received excellent, compassionate care first with Dr. Smith, now with Dr. Barron. We've been through pancreatitis and cancer together with favorable outcomes. I can't imagine going anywhere else.

Carole Hamon

Dr. Brian Barron is the best vet ever!

Becky Dennis

Warmth and true caring for all the fur babies we have had the pleasure to call family.

Gina Orellano

I feel you care about me and my “family.”  I like the scale of experiences available to me from a veterinarian with many years of experience to a young veterinarian just out of school. Good blend of resources. Pleasant attitudes.

Ruth Allen

I love Dr. Barron and all the doctors and the staff at SRVC” ¦I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Ann Jones

Dr. Pilgrim made our vet experience absolutely wonderful. We are so excited to have found a vet clinic home.

Kaylee Pillow

Dr. Pilgrim displayed compassion/concern for my dog Ernie. Since we were new patients I expected a MUCH larger bill. Very pleased and will continue to see for Ernie's care.

Happy Pet Parent

Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic is a great place to bring my pet poodle, Sunshine. Dr. Baron and Dr. Smith are both excellent vet. doctors and Sunshine is at ease with both of them. That means everything to me. They keep her well and happy. ?

Jerre Jones

Have come to SRVC for almost 30 yrs. for our various dogs.
Great service, staff & vets!

Sharon Goodrich

We never worry about having to board our dog with you guys!
We know she is in good hands!

Heather Owen

I am happy with the personal attention and also with the teaching given in regards to my pet's health, and to my questions.

Nedra Holt

Dr. Smith was recommended to me by 2 people. My senior puppy was having health problems. I felt like a heavy burden had been lifted after our visit. He listened, was so compassionate, reviewed with me her problems, and what could be done to help her.

Ellen Pettit

Ranked a 10 plus. Great place!

Hilda Dillinger

Dr. Barron was knowledgeable and obviously an animal lover. He took time to review records and be sure Deeby had everything he needed.

Judi Hornibrook

Very friendly and compassionate staff!

Michele Shaide

Shackleford Vet worked my animal into their busy clinic. The clinic where we take our dog couldn't do that for us. Dr. Barron was knowledgable and kind.

Loran Seib

Rufus was very sick and other previous vet's office would not see us until July 11. I called and talked to Tristen and she was so sweet and helpful. She said we could come the following day. Dr. Charney was so thorough and kind. Great experience!

Debbie Finkbeinet

Dr. Barron and his entire staff are our heroes.
They saved saved our shih tzu (Gizzie's) life last Monday. I called on Monday morning and they were able to see Gizzie on Monday. Dr. Barron called to advise us that Gizzie had a 2lb mass attached to his spleen causing his symptoms. One tenth his body weight. He was able to operate with in the hour and remove the mass and the spleen successfully. Dr. Barron kept us informed ever step of the way. Even calling us at 7:30Monday night to give us an update. We received compassion and empathy from Dr. Barron and his entire staff. We are so glad we found Dr. Barron and Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic.

Jay Arbuckle

Dr. Barron and the staff are great to work with. They listen to your needs and really care about your pet.

Heath Boyd

Dr. Smith has been treating our furry children (Gracie & Sophie- cats) since the day we got them– over 13 years! He is the most gentle, kind, and caring Dr we have ever seen. And he has helped us through the loss of our second furry child and welcomed our youngest cat. We feel blessed to know him! Dr. Barron and Dr. Charney have also seen our cats when Dr. Smith is not available and are also extremely helpful. Cindy and Anna are the best at helping us get in when we are very concerned! We would never go anywhere else!

Beth & Matthew Lanagan

We've recently had to keep our grand dogs for our kids. They live out of town so if anything happens we take them to our long time vets at Shackleford Road. Our daughter's dog had to have hip surgery and Dr. Barron was wonderful about taking care of our Joey. Dr. Barron and the entire staff are fantastic. We wouldn't take our dogs anywhere else. For 17 years Dr. Smith took care of our family pet, a welsh corgi. When Dr. Smith told us it was time to put him down he was very compassionate and understood that Corky was family. These are the best veterinarians in Little Rock, in our opinion!

Mike & Pam Boyd

“I have taken my cats to SRVC since 1992. Dr. Smith operated on our cat that had a broken hip, and after, you could never tell. Dr. Barron helped extend our 21 year old cat's life by treating her kidney disease. They are respectful of all our wishes and committed to ensuring that our pets live(d) the highest quality of life. I highly recommend them.” 

Carol Nokes

Thank you so much to Dr.Smith & Dr.Barron & STAFF For caring for our Zoie pre & post surgery. We were kept well informed of her condition for the full 7 nights” ¦Even during the holiday weekend. We appreciate ALL you did for our sweet girl!! She is home and getting back to her normal playful self.

Bliss Beeman

My dog has received excellent care here since he was 6 weeks old. Dr. Barron is the absolute best.

Kasheena Peoples

Best vet clinic in Central Arkansas!

Heather Martin

Dr. Smith and Dr. Barron are “THE BEST”  vets in L.R. They love and care about animals” ¦.it's genuine. I TRUST and appreciate all they do for my babies. They were called by God to be veterinarians.

Linda Thomason Mosley

SRVC has a friendly staff who love my pets like their own. The Vets are fabulous with the pets and my pets are happy to see them as well.

Heidi Doolittle

I would trust Dr. Smith and Dr. Barron to operate on me before I would a human surgeon.

Kari Mogensen

Dr. Barron, Dr. Smith, and the entire staff continue to be the best care-givers in the business. About 11 or so years ago, i had an older mini-doxie that had been through so much and was basically “written-off”  by his previous vet. Dr. Smith was recommended to me and he saw a spark in the “old man's”  eyes and worked diligently to make him as well and comfortable as he could. That sweet boy lived a happy life for his remaining time on earth” ¦which was several years. I now bring my 2 other pets to SRVC as well and couldn't imagine taking them anywhere else. You know you and your fur babies are in excellent hands when you get a call out of the blue a couple of days after you've had a situation with one of them, and it's Dr. Barron saying he was just checking on your little one to see how they are doing. That's passion and compassion and very rare in business and people these days. Much respect to the entire staff.

Chad Kelley

Dr. Barron takes amazing care of my animals and always goes above and beyond! It's the little things, like the office staff remembering you and actually caring about your pets that make this an all around wonderful clinic!

Amy Meyer

Shackleford Vet clinic is the best in Arkansas. Everyone is is attentive and very caring. They are quick to get you in when your pet has sudden health issues and pricing is reasonable. I wouldn't use any other Vet in Arkansas.

Sylvia Gibson

Lovely clinic and staff. Gus and Oreo love the staff and veterinarians here.

Mary Margaret Tillery

Dr. Barron is awesome. He treats all the pets like family!

Jeff Akins

A friend of mine recommended Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic when I first moved to Little Rock, and thank god she did.

Dr. Barron is one of the best vets I've ever used and the staff is incredibly friendly. My dog has a rare blood disease and Dr. Barron has gone out of his way to learn as much about the disease as possible and has done an excellent job of keeping him healthy.

I am so glad I found Dr. Barron and Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic!

Tyler S.

Recently moved to area from FL and needed to find a vet for my fur babies. My lab has chronic ear infections and this visit was due to yet another ear infection. Dr. Smith went above and beyond to what I was accustomed to in regards to treatment. He got to the bottom of the ear issue that I evidently had been “band-aiding”  for years. I have spent hundreds of dollars on ear drops/antibiotics with no resolve, only to find out her eardrums were blown and causing her issues. I was very pleased with my decision to use this veterinary clinic. ALL the staff members were friendly and pleasant to deal with.

Gloria F.

I have been taking my pets to Shackleford Rd. Vet Clinic for more than 20 years. They are caring, professional, and compassionate. They have gotten me through some hard times of losing older pets and take great care of all my precious babies. I would recommend them to anyone.


Excellent vets! Dr. Smith has cared for my dogs for over 20 years. Would not trust them with any other clinic.

Sandi P.

The vets at SRVC are totally awesome! My dog had to have surgery for a torn ACL. She was terrified to be left there. The staff was very helpful and did everything possible to make sure my dog was comfortable for the process. They treated her like a queen. I would recommend this vet to any pet owner.

Carri N

Have been going to this clinic for 30 years and they have taken wonderful care of my many pets over the years, would not go anywhere else.

Susan M.

I have been going to Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic since within a year or two of them opening. I have been very pleased with the care they give my furry babies and all those I rescue. They help keep them healthy and happy. Best clinic in town as far as I'm concerned.

Penny B.

The family at Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic have taken care of my “family”  for over 20 years. I would trust no one else.

Fred Moseley

Took my German Shepherd to Shackleford for an OFA they did an excellent job!!! I will go back with my other Shepherds!

Joleen Brooke Marple

I have be a client since 1977 and I am happy that Dr. Smith chose such a wonderful doctor as Dr. Barron to take over the reins. He was wonderful with my poodle Noelle when she was so severely sick. I have full trust that Dr. Barron will continue to provide such compassion and care to all our “family”  members in the future.

Teresa Clark

My families been going here for 20 years. Since I got my first dog, a Chinese pug named Brutus, to my cocker spaniel, Precious, my moms mini dachshunds, Gabbie, bogie, and jake. To now my Akita, Domino, and my most recent, Ralph Lauren, who was tragically hit by a car a few months back. Luckily I was right there to rush him to Dr. Barron who took him straight to surgery and literally performed magic on my dogs poor shattered foot. I can't thank them enough for the work they do on my dogs.

Matt Conrad

These guys are heroes.

My little cat was very sick, we took her to a different vet and $400 later we still didn't know what was going on with her and we were broke.

This past Monday they managed to slip us in, on very short notice, before I went to work. The staff is incredible. From those hard working ladies in the waiting room to the techs and the vets themselves we felt valued and we felt that they understood our situation. Compassion and empathy are what was displayed to us. The doctor went several extra miles both to find out what was the matter with my sweet kitty and to keep the costs down as much as possible. I didn't feel like he was out to make a boat payment, I felt that he cared about our cat and our worries. I have a new vet, and if you are looking for a great, no an amazing veterinary clinic, this is the place.

Patrick Pierce
Troy Brazile

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