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Welcome to River Valley Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Barling, AR
Call us at (479) 242-7824

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (479) 242-7824!

River Valley Animal Hospital is proud to serve the River Valley area and Eastern Oklahoma. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

If you live in Barling or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

River Valley Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our veterinarians have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (479) 242-7824 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

At River Valley Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

 River Valley Animal Hospital | (479) 242-7824

400 Frontier Road
Barling, AR 72923

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  • Dr.
    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.

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  • Dr.
    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.

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  • Dr.
    Kalah Tipton, DVM

    Dr. Kalah Tipton is an associate veterinarian at River Valley Animal Hospital. She completed her associate’s degree in the honors program at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, OK, and her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. She is originally from Eufaula, OK.

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Our Regular Schedule | Open 7 Days A Week


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I have 3 dogs and have the utmost confidence in this clinic. Dr. Rachel and the vet techs are amazing. They care and you can tell they have deep compassion for animals and understand the human bond we share with our beloved pets. So grateful to find this clinic. Trust is huge with a vet as our animals cannot speak for themselves. We are their voice and these people listen."
    Cyndy W.
  • "Heather the vet tech does an awesome job with caring for animals and helping them. she’s super awesome. rachel has the best heart when it comes to caring and treating animals. highly recommend this clinic!👍🏻"
    Haylie T.
  • "Can't say enough good things about this place and the staff. Very caring towards my boys and always informative about care. Appreciate that they reveal an estimate for care before progressing to treatment. Both Dr. Souths have been great. Recommend these folks in a heart beat."
    James C.

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