Meet the Team

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and preventative health care to all stages of your pet's life. We strive to offer an in-house diagnostic lab, radiology services, and pharmacy for your pet's healthcare needs. Our team consists of two Veterinarians, three Veterinary Assistants, two Kennel Assistants, two bilingual Receptionists and an Office Manager.

Our Doctor

Dr. Kate  Williams, <br/>DVM photo

Dr. Kate Williams,

Owner and Veterinarian of St. Francis Animal Hospital, Dr. Kate Williams is a native of Northwest Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas and received a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science in 1991, and a Master's of Science in Animal Science/Parasitology in 1993. Dr. Williams graduated from Tuskegee University, College of Veterinary Medicine in May 1999. She has since practiced in Rogers, Bentonville, Fayetteville and now Springdale.


Dr. Williams also graduated from the University of Arkansas ROTC program. She served on active duty in the Army for several years prior to attending veterinary school, and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an officer in 1991. She has served in the military on active duty and in the Army Reserves since then. Currently, she is a Major in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. She has been deployed to Africa, the Middle East, and most recently returned from Afghanistan.


Melissa <br/> Office Manager  photo

Office Manager

Melissa is a native resident of Northwest Arkansas. She graduated from Greenland High School in 1995 and was a Certified Nurses Assistant in 1997. Melissa came to St. Francis Animal Hospital in April, 2013 as a Receptionist and was shortly promoted to Office Manager.

Melissa has two daughters, McKenzie and Caitlyn. In 2005 she married Mark, who has two sons, Kevin and Kyle. Melissa has always had a passion for animals. She grew up on a Polled Hereford Farm and has had several different types of animals over the years. Melissa currently resides in Tontitown with her family and several pets.

Anthony, <br/> Veterinary Assistant   photo

Veterinary Assistant

Anthony has been a Vet Assistant at St. Francis Animal Hospital since 2014. He is a native of Northwest Arkansas and graduated from Springdale High School in 2007. He recently moved back from Savannah, GA where he spent four years as a veterinary assistant. Anthony currently resides in Fayetteville and has two dogs, a cat, a rabbit, two hamsters and a ferret.

Kim, <br/> Veterinary Assistant   photo

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Upper Management

Sir Francis,<br/> Clinic Mascot  photo

Sir Francis,
Clinic Mascot

Meet Sir Francis! He is our Clinic's Mascot and future therapy dog. Sir Francis is a sweet 3 year old English Bulldog that was delivered cesarean by Dr. Williams. Sir Francis loves people, animals and lots of attention! His favorite activities are eating treats, getting belly rubs and sleeping on Dr. Williams feet when she is working! He has made the clinic a fun and inviting place for all!

Princess Gabriella  photo

Princess Gabriella

Princess came to us in 2015 with her siblings. After falling in love with her, she decided to make us her forever family! Princess is very loveable and wants constant attention!

Howie AKA Howard  photo

Howie AKA Howard

My name is Howie and I am an orange domestic long haired cat! I was adopted by Dr. Williams and St. Francis Animal Hospital from the local Animal Shelter at six weeks of age. Ever since, I have made St Francis my home. You will often see me in the lobby greeting my friends as they arrive! My hobbies include mostly eating and sleeping. I love attention, so don't be afraid to pet me! Come by and see me!!

St. Francis Animal Hospital

121 Virginia Street

Springdale, AR, 72764

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Clinic: (479) 751-8060 Email Us


Sunday Closed

Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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