McCune Animal Hospital


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        About Us

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The McCune AnimalHospital was established in 1996 by Kathleen McCune,  DVM  and her husband, Collin Babcock,  MSSW.  The doctor practiced out of her home prior to 1996 and has practiced in this area for more than 20 years.

In 2000 the large kennel was added.  















Kathleen A. McCune, DVM

Dr. Kathleen McCune is the founder of McCune Animal Hospital. She is a 1978 graduate of the prestigious Louisiana State University. She relocated to Arkansas after practicing as the resident surgeon for a four clinic practice in New Orleans. She is an energetic entrepreneur with a large menagerie of her own dachshunds.  Known for a kind heart and a dedication to resolving each medical case with endless effort.                     

Collin M. Babcock, MSSW


Mr. Babcock, once a psychotherapist  and behaviorist married Dr. McCune just prior to opening their hospital in the fall of 1996. Collin has become the primary business and practice administrator, and has authored a retail version of Veterinary Hospital Management software.  He is the accountant and purchasing agent for the hospital and the keeper of policies for both medical and administrative tasks.





Kristi Kritz

Kristi is our Veterinarian Technician.  She oversees each office visit by assisting the doctor from work vaccinations and lab work to blood profiles, dentals and is the surgery assistant.  Her caring and loving approach to all animals makes her the perfect nurse for Man's and Women's Best Friend.  Her vivaciousness of life is contagious causing others around her to join in her excitement.  She is a methodical worker who is not afraid to jump right in and get the job done.  She is passionate about working with animals and making a difference in their lives.

Julie Breedlove

Julie is one tenacious lady, highly dedicated to any animal that arrives here and has a heart that has room for all.

Julie is our Kennel Manager who runs all of the boarding kennels (now called Camp Julie  She also brings some exotic animal experience with her.  She is our boarding specialist and will assist you with all your boarding special needs.  See

Camp Julie





Christel Roller

Christel is our Office Manager

and the hub of the office. She is one of the best assets we have added to our clinic. Christel does her job exceptionally well and is always cheerful and ready to help.  The clients have nothing to worry about when they call

Christel, she will take care of everything they need if it product or getting an appointment or even a quick question.  She does all with patience and courtesy.  We all know she will make our day better EVERY DAY.