welcomeWe are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at River Valley Animal Hospital.

Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs.

They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important here at River Valley Animal Hospital. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at rvahvets@gmail.com.

Rachel South, DVM

Dr. Rachel South is an owner of River Valley Animal Hospital. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM degree in 2013 and completed her clinical year of the program at Oklahoma State University. Dr. South received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. South is originally from Bel Air, Maryland. While attending Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies, she met Dr. Trevor South. Upon completion of her DVM degree she moved to Arkansas where Trevor was already practicing.

Upon graduation Dr. South worked in an emergency practice while doing relief work for several day practices in NWA as well. Dr. South genuinely enjoys emergency and critical care medicine, falling in love with the fast-paced specialty while she was a veterinary technician in a busy 24-hour emergency practice in Maryland before attending veterinary school. Dr. South’s other interest include soft tissue surgery and small animal internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. South enjoys riding her horse JJ, traveling and trout fishing with Dr. Trevor South. She also enjoys spending time with her German Shorthair Pointer named Blake and cat named Riley. Dr. South is eager to provide compassionate veterinary care to the area!

Trevor South, DVM

Dr. Trevor South is an owner of River Valley Animal Hospital. He graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with his DVM degree in 2011 and completed his clinical year of the program at Iowa State University. Dr. South received his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. Dr. South is a Greenwood, Arkansas native graduating from Greenwood High School in 2003. While attending Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies Trevor met his wife Dr. Rachel South and they decided to build a life and a practice in Arkansas.

Since graduation, Dr. South has worked in mixed and small animal practices as well as working multiple emergency clinic shifts. Prior to building River Valley Animal Hospital, Dr. South had started his own successful ambulatory veterinary practice which he plans to combine with his new practice. His veterinary interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, equine lameness and herd health.

In his free time Dr. South enjoys taking care of his cattle, trout fishing and splitting his time between watching the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Dallas Cowboys! Dr. South is excited to have the opportunity to offer the Fort Chaffee area and surrounding communities high quality medicine and care.