The Doctors


Dr Norwood

Dr. Norette L. Underwood

Dr. Norette L. Underwood is a Harrisburg native. She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1974. Her undergraduate studies were done at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. After graduating in 1977, she worked for Missouri Cancer programs until acceptance the following fall in the Louisiana School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from LSU in 1982 and worked in a small animal practice in New Orleans before returning back to the area she loved and opened Trumann Animal Clinic in April 1984. Dr. Underwood loves participating in all shotgun sports, reading, gardening, photography and learning more about veterinary medicine. She is married to Donald Nolen from Marked Tree. They have no children, but numerous cats and dogs. Veterinary medicine is something she always wanted to do. She feels very fortunate to come back home and be able to provide honest, current, compassionate medicine for the pets of Northeast Arkansas.



Management


Jamie Leigh

Jamie Leigh

Jamie Leigh began working in the animal health field in 1992. She has worked every position from kennel assistant to Practice Manager. In 2000, she was awarded the Arkansas Veterinary Assistant of the Year. Jamie received her Veterinary Hospital Management Certificate from St. Petersburg College in 2009 and was proud to achieve the designation of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2010 by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and is one of only 2 CVPMs in the state of Arkansas. She enjoys providing compassionate care to animals and their owners. Jamie Leigh has special interests in client communication, human resources, staff leadership, and nursing care. She lives with her husband, Tom and their 4 cats; Chowder, Truffles, Panini, and Sweetea.


Martha

Martha

Martha started working at Trumann Animal Clinic when it opened in 1983. She is originally from Trumann, but has lived in Harrisburg for several years. Martha worked at the clinic when only one employee filled all of the positions, from kennel worker to receptionist to veterinary assistant. She has been the full time office manager since 1999. Martha has several hobbies such as reading and computer games. She is very active in her church and enjoys spending time at home with her family and 5 cats.


Jessica

Jessica

Jessica worked at Trumann Animal Clinic while she was in high school, and came back to the clinic in 2011. Jessica has a deep love for animals and their well-being as does her daughter, Emmy. If she had a larger home she would take in every animal she found. Jessica received the designation of Approved Veterinary Assistant in 2013. She won the award of Veterinary Assistant of the Year for 2015 in the state of Arkansas. She is the Inventory Manager and Social Media Manager for Trumann Animal Clinic. Jessica is currently enrolled in college and plans to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.


Staff


Becky

Becky

Becky has been working at Trumann Animal Clinic since August of 2007. Her passion is to care for animals and make sure that all of their comforts are met. Becky looks forward to eventually getting married and having her own home.


Tarsha

Tarsha

Tarsha has been working at Trumann Animal Clinic since March of 1999. She enjoys knowing the many clients and their pets. Her goal is to continue helping the owners and the pets and treating them like family. Tarsha lives in Trumann, has 2 sons, and numerous pets.


Lisa

Lisa

Lisa has been working at Trumann Animal Clinic since 1988. She knew her entire life that she wanted to work with animals. Lisa believes that animals bring a peace and joy to life that cannot be measured. She believes that animals are not just pets, but that they are family. Lisa lives in Trumann with her two cats, Amos and Olive.


Justin

Justin

Justin comes from a golf background. After marrying his wife Jessica, her love of animals grew on him, and he decided his future was with animals. He began his career at Trumann Animal Clinic in 2015. Known as the only man around, he gets to lift all the heavy critters, change the light bulbs, and reach the top shelves. You may see Justin at the front desk or even working rooms. Justin has a way with animals and befriends everyone.


Heather

Heather

Heather's parents are both Veterinarians so she is no stranger to the clinic setting. Heather came to Trumann in 2014. Heather’s passion is teaching, and she has her masters in History. She has accepted a teaching position nearby, but plans to stay with Trumann Animal Clinic in the future as a hobby. Heather lives in Trumann with her husband, 2 corgis, and fat cat.


Amy

Amy

Amy started her career at age 14 in a vet clinic in Texas. She went on to get her Bachelors in Agriculture. She has 2 boys, Cole and Mac. She began her employment at Trumann Animal Clinic in 2016. She has a Great Dane named Rambo who is our prime blood donor.


Haven

Haven

Haven has been an employee of TAC since April 2015. She is currently enrolled in college at ASU. She is getting her basics until she can decide what to do with her future. Until then, she is loving her time spent at TAC and with her dog named Jasmine. Although soft spoken, she is a dedicated and hard working individual.


Haven

Jessica C.

Jessica C began working for us in 2016. She is mom to 2 girls, Declynn and Amelia. She has 7 years experience and loves being receptionist. She enjoys being the first and last impressions for Trumann Animal Clinic. She lives at home with her girls, a dog named Tiger, and 2 cats named Oreo and Fatty.


Specialists


Dr. LeeAnn Pack
Southland Vets

Dr. LeeAnn Pack, DVM

Dr. LeeAnn Pack grew up in Northeast Arkansas and worked as a human radiology technologist before entering veterinary school. She received her DVM from Louisiana State University, and completed a one-year large animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Dr. Pack then completed a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Georgia in 2001. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR).

After the completion of her residency, she moved back to Canada to again work at the Atlantic Veterinary College as a radiologist for 15 years. She acted as service chief of the diagnostic imaging section and residency director for the ACVR resident training program. She has received multiple awards for her teaching excellence.

Dr. Pack has been an invited speaker for multiple veterinary conferences nationally and internationally as well as published multiple peer reviewed scientific papers.

Dr. Pack is owner and CEO of Southland Vets, a mobile ultrasound and teleradiology company based in Northeast Arkansas. She also provides imaging locum support for the veterinary teaching hospitals in Missouri, at Cornell and Oregon which allows her to stay on the cutting edge of imaging. In her spare time, Dr. Pack enjoys photography and traveling. She has 2 dogs; both are patchwork Catahoulas with blue eyes. She actively trains the dogs in obedience.