Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Hospital Manager


Elizabeth Wilkes

Elizabeth Pixton Wilkes has been involved in animal rescue and veterinary medicine for 21 years. After receiving a degree from HSU in Biology, she moved to Houston, Texas in 2002 to pursue her RVT certification. After graduating from the RVT program and obtaining her license, she worked in the OR at a veterinary referral specialist facility in Houston until returning home in 2010 to raise her daughter, Haley. Elizabeth truly has a passion for animals and is dedicated to Countryside, its staff, clients and patients. When not at work or running her daughter around to all her activities, Elizabeth and Haley enjoy the outdoors and spend lots of time at the lake. They live in Hot Springs Village with their dogs, Micah and Happy, their cat, Toby, and an African Grey named Sparky (all rescues).



Senior Veterinary Technician/Certified Behaviorist/Client Service Coordinator

Debbie has been working at Countryside for 23 years. A native of Illinois, she started her career in a small animal hospital in Oakbrook and after High School moved to Missouri. She worked 10 years at Warrensburg Animal Hospital and took classes at Central Missouri State University. In her free time she rode and showed Tennessee Walking Horses and Missouri Fox Trotters. Several years later she moved to Kansas and worked at a small animal clinic in Derby, near Wichita. Three years later she moved to Arkansas to be near her family and worked at Edwards Veterinary Clinic here in Hot Springs. After 10 years she took a job with Fort Dodge Laboratories selling biologicals and pharmaceuticals to the veterinary clinics in Arkansas.

Missing the “hands on” work with animals, she came here to Countryside. She earned her degree as a Certified Animal Behaviorist and loves helping our clients with their pets behavioral problems.

She and her husband live with 5 dogs, 7 birds and a large salt water aquarium. Three of the dogs are Boxers; Lyka, Huxley and Roxi; a Schnauzer named Hobbs and a “whatchamacall-it” named Jack. They were all rescues except for the fish, which were very expensive!

She loves what she does and her motto is: “Do what you love and love what you do and you will never have a job.”



Certified Veterinary Technician

My name is Emily Crutchfield. I have always loved animals and dreamed of working with them. I went to Arkansas State University-Beebe where I earned an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. I have been with Countryside Animal Hospital since August of 2012 and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I thrive on being in a position where I can love and help dogs and cats, however none touch my heart more than our feline patients, they are my passion. My precious babies are spread out between my Grandmother's house and mine. Sunny is an Australian Shepherd and Chance is a lab/Pitt mix. Spook, Buddy, Lizzy, Lou, Tucc, Johnny, Millie, Louise, Loreali and Sugars are my beautiful and sometimes fickle felines!


Amy Jordan

Veterinary Assistant

Amy Jordan joined the Countryside team in 2014 after a long career in Special Education, receiving her Master’s Degree from Henderson State University in 2006. She claims she followed her heart and it led her to us and a new career in veterinary medicine.

Amy moved to Arkansas in 1996 while working with the National Park Service. She has raised her two sons, Lucas and Christopher, and three step children Tristan, Ryan and Simon right here in Hot Springs. Her husband John was the band director for Hot Springs High School for 17 years and still serves as the choir director at St. John’s Catholic Church and has done so for 19 years. John also enjoys playing music at several venues around Hot Springs.

Amy’s love for animals has led to a small zoo at her own house consisting of Reina; an Arkansas Brown - Asia; a Siberian Husky - Lil’Bit; a shi-poo - Winston; an Australian terrier and now she informs us she is on her way to pick up the newest member of her family, Skye; a 1 ½ year old male Siberian Husky. You can’t have just one Husky right? What if we need a sled team this winter?

Come visit Amy and the whole team at Countryside!! We can’t wait to meet you and your fuzzy family!



LeAnn has been with Countryside for just over a year now! She moved to Hot Springs with her husband, Chris, and their black lab, Josie, in May of 2015. They are originally from Oregon and made the long trek out to Arkansas for Chris’s residency in the local hospitals. LeAnn’s background is in business; she obtained her bachelors degree from SOU in 2010. However, when she and her husband made the move to Hot Springs, she decided to leave the business world behind and pursue her passion of working with animals.

LeAnn originally came to Countryside to treat Josie for those pesky Arkansas allergies, and knew it was a team she wanted to be a part of; luckily we felt the same way. The year has flown by, and during that time LeAnn and Chris adopted a little mixed breed dog named Pepper. Now, they have two girls to go hiking and exploring the region with. She truly feels blessed to work with such a fun, compassionate, and caring team, and have a job that she truly loves. LeAnn is passionate and cares about your animals just like they were her own. She looks forward to giving them all hugs and kisses.



Jonathan was born in Utah and moved to Arkansas in 2007. He has 2 fur babies of his own, a 10 year old Chihuahua mix named Chico and a 1 year old Pit Bull mix named Hades. He joined Countryside in 2015 to try something a little different and has found that working with and helping animals is his true calling. He works diligently and compassionately to help care for all of the animals that are in our hospital.



Andrea has been with CSAH since January of 2015. She spent four years prior to joining Countryside as a CNA and loved caring for her patients. Andrea and her husband Hayes wanted a change and moved to Hot Springs in June 2014. Shortly after starting her journey as a receptionist she fell in love with a rescue pug who later became “Lucille.” Andrea and her husband are the proud owners of Lucille and Francisco who have both completely changed their lives. Andrea is so happy to now be apart of the animal field and chasing her dreams!

 “Pets do not make our whole life, but they make our lives whole”



Trina joined our Countryside family 2 years ago when she and her husband relocated to Hot Springs. She grew up in Wisconsin and lived in Tennessee for 5 years before coming here. Her husband is an animal care inspector for the USDA and Trina has spent most of her life in the healthcare field, working for 10 years as an EMT and 3 years as a phlebotomist. Wanting a career change, she came to us at Countryside. She is a passionate advocate for our patients and clients and is cross-training as a veterinary assistant. She shares her home with two dogs she rescued: a Pug she named Olga and a Chihuahua mix named Bean.