Who We Are?
Dr. Wes Rice is a proud 2001 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine located in College Station, Texas. Prior to receiving his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Rice received two Bachelors of Science degrees: one in Veterinary Science and another in BioMedical Science. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since June of 2001, in the Berryville, Arkansas area. He has proven himself to be an excellent doctor, with a keen interest in specialty surgeries and complex hard-to-diagnose internal medicine cases.
Those who know Dr. Rice personally and/or as their veterinarian will usually tell you that Dr. Rice stands out amongst veterinary professionals because he truly cares about people and their pets. Another thing you will also hear about Dr. Rice is that he will stubbornly persist with a case until he can reach a sound diagnosis. He thrives on such challenges.
Dr. Rice is married and has three children. His wife, Kristy, is Hospital Administer for the hospital. She works mostly from their home, thanks to modern technology. Their children are Larkin, Ashton, and Lorali. The children are home schooled and enjoy visiting and helping at the clinic as often as possible!
At this point in his life, Dr. Rice enjoys practicing the veterinary medicine he enjoys and spending time with his family. He loves being outdoors and teaching his children about the beauty of nature. Dr. Rice has many interests and hobbies, some of which are scuba diving, fly fishing, hiking, gardening, and woodworking.
Dr. Ashley Long joined The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian in November 2019. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2018. Prior to receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ashley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Arkansas.
Dr. Ashley is a native of the Harrison area and is proud to serve in the Berryville community. Dr. Ashley is happily engaged to her fiancé, Jake Poley. Their personal pets include a Yorki-Poo named Buddy, a Morkie named Teddy, an English Springer Spaniel named Sven, and a Siamese mix cat named Luna. Dr. Ashley has always had a passion for helping animals. This passion began at the age of 5 years old when she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she stated either a veterinarian or a doctor.
Her favorite cases in the clinic are internal medicine cases due to the complexity and higher thinking they require, animal wellness as this sets the pet up for long-term health, and client education as she loves to answer questions pet owners may have regarding the health and well-being of their pet. Dr. Ashley thrives on helping people with their pets and developing a great relationship with her clients.
Outside of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ashley loves to spend time with her family, boating on Table Rock Lake in the summer, scuba diving, and traveling as much as possible.