All professionals at Paragould Animal Clinic maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff’s experience and training.

Dr. Emily White Carter, Vet and Practice Owner

Dr. Emily White Carter has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2004. She has been serving the pets and pet owners of Paragould since 2006. She practices companion animal medicine, focusing her care on dogs and cats. She attended Arkansas State University from 1997-2000. In 2004, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. She is a member of The American Veterinary Medical Association and The Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian and son, Will. Dr. Emily also enjoys swimming and yoga. She loves her dogs, Shelby and Calypso, her cat Juju, as well as her chickens. She is grateful for all of the wonderful pets and people she has met since coming to Paragould and looks forward to serving them for many years to come.

Whitney Dowler, Office Manager

Hey guys, my name is Whitney! I’ve worked here at PAC since March of 2012. I started out as a kennel assistant and have worked my way up to now being the Office Manager for this amazing clinic. I still love being able to work with all the animals when I get a chance. The best thing about my job now is knowing how sincere this family at PAC is about caring for all these fur babies. It is a wonderful feeling knowing you are making a difference even if it is something small. I have had the chance to meet a lot of great pets and clients while working here. I live on a farm and raise Registered Charolais Cattle and have a horse, Dixie. In my spare time I enjoy being outside, working my heifers, and spending time in the water whether it’s the lake, river, or beach. I have 3 dogs, Gracie, Trigger, and Colt and 2 cats, Alvin and Izzy.

Erikka Gross, Receptionist

Hi, I’m Erikka one of the receptionists here at PAC. I am an animal lover to the fullest. Working at PAC and getting to be a part of your pet’s life is such a fulfillment to my life. I can’t describe it in words. I have a daughter, son, two grandchildren, and 4 fur babies. Jude, Daisy, Iris, and Ava. When I’m not working, I enjoy exploring caves, hiking, and being with my family.

Emily Nelson, Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Emily Nelson, aka Emma here. I’m from Kennett, MO. I’ve always had a passion for animals since I was a little girl, and I knew that I wanted to work with animals. I’ve worked in veterinary medicine for 9 years and I’m a CVA, and also Animal CPR Certified. I get so much joy working with animals. I’m married to a great guy, and we have a daughter and 3 dogs, a Goldendoodle Bella, a Goldendoodle Simba, and a beagle named Rex. Outside of work I enjoy hunting with my husband and daughter and spending time at the softball field watching my daughter play. I love camping, spending time with family and my fur babies! I joined Paragould Animal Clinic in May of 2017 and I’m so glad to be working with great people, and I’m looking forward to taking care of your fur babies!

Autumn Saunders, Veterinary Assistant

Hi, my name is Autumn! I moved to Paragould back in 2011 and started working at Paragould Animal Clinic in 2015. I am a proud mother of 3 handsome boys and a dog mom to a Chocolate Lab named Duck. I love being on the water floating, tubing, and fishing. I also enjoy watching my boys play Football and run track I love working with animals and helping them anyway I can being Dr. Emily’s and Dr. Dacus vet assistant.

Alescia Manes, Veterinary Assistant

Hey, I’m Alescia! I graduated Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. I have always had a big heart for all of God’s animals, even as a little girl. I have 5 dogs! 2 Weimaraners, a chihuahua mix, a boxer mix, and a 14-year-old heeler. I had a horse that I used to do horse shows with, his name was Clyde, and he was my best boy ever. He passed away in 2016 with cancer. Now I focus mainly on client education because the more clients know about veterinary medicine then hopefully, we can catch issues before they get too bad. I’m the kind of person that loves to educate clients and answer any questions they may have. There is no such thing as a stupid question in my opinion. I am also Cold Laser Therapy certified and have hours in physical therapy. I have also worked in emergency medicine and have a total of 11 years’ experience in Veterinary Medicine. I’m not married and don’t have any children except my fur kids.