Brennan Pitard, DVM
Dr. Brennan Pitard has dreamt of becoming a veterinarian from a very young age and is thrilled to be living his dream. He completed his undergraduate work at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following that, Dr. Pitard received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, in Baton Rouge, LA. He has spent his veterinary career treating small animals, as well as seeing some equine patients. He and his wife Gabby are the proud parents of their two children, Mia and Beau. The Pitards also have two chocolate labs, Gypsy and Kate, and a cat named Gru. Dr. Pitard took over ownership of Ward Veterinary Clinic in late 2019 and looks forward to spending his career serving the pet owners of his hometown community.
Steven Ward, DVM
Dr. Steven Ward received a Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M University graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1974. In 1975, Dr. Ward received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine graduating Magna Cum Laude at Texas A&M. Dr. Ward also has post-graduate education in epidemiology. Skin disease and allergies are of special interest to him. Dr. Ward is a member of the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association. After passing the reins to Dr. Pitard in 2019, Dr. Ward will remain on staff and still be available to see appointments.
Gabby graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart Dr. Pitard and practiced as an RN in Baton Rouge, while he completed veterinary school. After returning to their hometown in 2016, Gabby stayed home to spend time with their two children, Mia (4) and Beau (3). Once acquiring the practice, she took on the administrative duties of the clinic, while also working part-time as an RN at MCSA here in El Dorado. Gabby is excited to spend time getting to know the clients of Ward Veterinary Clinic while helping the practice continue to run smoothly behind the scenes.
Jose has many skills and has a heart for the welfare of all our patients here at Ward Veterinary Clinic. Jose is in charge of the kennels and is also a surgical assistant. He wears many hats around the clinic and is willing to do any job! Jose is bilingual and helps us with our Spanish-speaking clients.
Groomer, Veterinary Assistant
Rhonda has been with Ward Veterinary clinic for over 15 years. She is skilled as a surgical assistant and is our star groomer. Rhonda is also skilled in nursing injured and ill animals. Ward Veterinary Clinic is very fortunate to have such a very caring person with a big heart on staff. Rhonda looks after the interests of her patients before her own. She has been married for 33 years and has two children and one grandchild. She also is the mom of four dogs.
Stephanie has been with Ward Veterinary Clinic for five years. She helps with anything and everything in the clinic, from answering the phone and greeting clients to cleaning kennels and walking dogs. She is also one of our assistant groomers to help Rhonda when needed! Stephanie will always greet you with a friendly smile. She is the proud mother of three children.
Amanda returned to work at Ward Veterinary Clinic after 10 years of living in Washington and Montana. While being away, she had the opportunity to continue working with other veterinarians and more confident in her talents to care for animals. Amanda has been married to her husband Ryan for 10 years. They have two boys, Lucas and Jacob, and two dogs.