At Bowman Road Animal Clinic, our number one priority is your pet’s health and happiness. We focus on proactive healthcare so we can keep small issues from becoming larger, long-term health concerns.
Each member of our staff has been chosen for their medical expertise and professionalism – but also for their compassion and their passion for animals. Our goal is to treat each pet that comes through our doors like it was our own – and that means doing anything possible to make them comfortable and happy. Most of our staff have pets of their own, and they wouldn’t trust their care to any other facility.
We offer the best veterinary and surgical care available at our West Little Rock vet clinic. So you can rest easy when you leave your pet in our care.
The Bowman Road Animal Clinic Family
We pride ourselves on our high levels of communication, compassion, and care. Our West Little Rock vet clinic staff is approachable, knowledgeable, and highly trained to ensure that your pet is receiving the best care possible. If you ever have questions about your pet’s health, nutrition, or well-being you can always ask us. We would love to help you create a well-rounded, long-term care plan to keep your pet happy, healthy, and with you for as long as possible.
We’re always happy to give you a tour of the facilities! Call ahead or just drop in and we’ll show you around. We want to make sure that you and your pet feel completely comfortable.*
*Because we are a veterinary medical and surgical office – as well as having an onsite lab – there will be some rooms that are off-limits to guarantee sterility, privacy, or rest for recovering patients. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Why Do I Need a Regular Vet for My Pet?
Many people only take their pets to the vet when they’re sick or injured, but your pet needs more than that to stay healthy. Just like you, your pet should have regular wellness checkups and be on a schedule for vaccines, dental cleanings, and other preventative health services.
When your pet sees the vet regularly, your vet develops a baseline for your pet’s health stats that allows them to notice when something is out of the ordinary. It’s also helpful for your pet’s mental health to see the same vet and visit the same clinic regularly because familiarity decreases the stress of a vet visit.
Proactive Pet Health and Wellness
Owning a pet is a privilege and a joy, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. As your pet’s owner, it’s your job to make sure they are happy, safe and healthy. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your pet is healthy is with regular checkups and a plan for preventative care.
Preventative care means protecting your pet from health problems before they happen. When you approach healthcare in this way, you don’t have to go through the much more painful and expensive process of treatment.
For example, keeping up with your pet’s vaccines and flea treatments can keep them from contracting serious illnesses like rabies or heartworms. We’ll always keep you informed of what preventative treatments your pet will need, and how often, to keep them in tip-top condition!
Your West Little Rock Vet Clinic
As vets, we know that many pets don’t enjoy visiting the clinic. It can be a stressful experience – there are a lot of overwhelming, new smells and it’s an unfamiliar place. If they’ve been to the clinic before, they may associate the clinic with shots, or surgery, or not feeling good.
That’s why we put so much effort into making Bowman Road Animal Clinic a place your pet is excited to visit. Our staff is trained on how to gently handle stressed animals to calm them and minimize their stress. We also make sure that everything is sanitized and sparkling clean to reduce scary smells.
The good news is that the more often your pet comes to see us, the more comfortable and familiar they will become with the staff and the facility. And the more they’ll associate us with feeling better. And for the really tough cases, we always have a few treats in our pockets!
At Bowman Road Animal Clinic, we put our best into every service that we offer. From regular pet exams to emergency care, we know that making your pet happy is the best way to make you happy.
Emergency Vet West Little Rock
Our clinic offers emergency veterinary consultations and services. We have trained emergency staff onsite and we also have our own surgical site and in-house lab, so you won’t have to waste time taking your pet to a secondary location if they need more serious medical attention.
We know it’s scary when your pet is seriously injured or ill, but you can take a little peace of mind knowing that they’re being cared for by the best vet clinic West Little Rock has.
We also offer pet exams and consultations as well as general wellness checkups. Our veterinarians will examine your pet, record their vitals, and prescribe treatment as needed.
We have an in-house laboratory and surgical team so you don’t have to wait longer than necessary for results. Surgery is always a last resort, but when it’s needed, you want to get started as quickly as possible.
Our full-service clinic has been serving Little Rock residents since 1997, and we can’t wait to meet your pets!
DR. CRAIG SCHLUTERMAN
Dr. Craig Schluterman is a native of Paris, Arkansas, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. He joined the clinic as an associate in 2011 and became the proud owner of Bowman Road Animal Clinic in 2014. Dr. Craig and Dr. Lauren have four kids together, three boys and a girl. Dr. Craig enjoys running and anything outdoors.
Dr. Lauren Schluterman
Dr. Lauren Schluterman is originally from West Virginia and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in Alabama in 2010. She completed an internship at Oklahoma State after veterinary school and joined Bowman Road Animal Clinic in 2016. Dr. Lauren and Dr. Craig have four kids and lots of pets! She sees appointments on Monday and Tuesdays and one Saturday a month. Her favorite things to do outside the clinic are homeschool, garden, bake, and travel.
Dr. Brooke O'Bryan
Dr. Brooke O’Bryan spent most of her childhood in Sheridan, AR, and owned as many animals as her parents would allow – dogs, cats, chickens, fish, an iguana, and even pygmy goats! She attended Harding University where she earned her B.S. in Biology in 2011 and then married her high school sweetheart, Michael, that summer. She went to veterinary school at Oklahoma State University to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
After graduation, she did a mix of general practice and emergency medicine and has now found her home at Bowman Road Animal Clinic. Her interests include soft tissue surgery, behavioral health, toxicology, and gastrointestinal disease. The O’Bryans own two feisty kitties, Katie and Izzy, as well as a Dachshund, Peanut, who will do any trick for a treat, and a Dachshund/Jack Russell mix, Melrose, who is a scruffy little lovebug! Dr. O’Bryan is looking forward to meeting the four-legged friends you share so much of your life with.