Dr. Lynch and her dog, Buck.

Dr. RH Henderson

Dr. Rusty Henderson is a 1986 graduate of Louisiana State University and has been a practicing partner at Eastside since 1986. He and his wife Cindy have one son, Chase. Dr. Rusty performs many types of successful surgeries including but not limited to spays, neuters, cystotomies, orthopedic procedures, cherry eye removals/repairs, anal gland removals, tonsillectomies, peri anal hernia repairs and soft palate resections. An avid aviation buff and commercial pilot, you will find Dr. Rusty flying in his time off. He is a community leader with the local Civil Air Patrol program, a board member with the Fort Smith Flying Club, and the District 4 representative of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association.

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Dr. Laura Lynch

Dr. Laura Lynch has been a practicing partner at Eastside since 1991. She is a 1985 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BS in Zoology. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr. Laura lives in the country with her husband Kevin. Her son Tanner attends the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Her hobbies included water skiing, hiking, and reading. Dr. Laura has three dogs: two black Labrador Retrievers; Thunder and Buddy, a Golden Retriever; and Buck, a Wire Haired Fox Terrier.

Dr. France and her dog, Jesse.

Dr. Lena C. “Chrissy” France

Dr. Lena France is a 2003 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been an Eastside associate veterinarian since June of 2006. Although she enjoys all aspects of practice, she especially looks forward to new puppy and kitten visits as well as challenging internal medicine cases. Married to fellow veterinarian Jerrod English since December of 2003, Dr. Chrissy has 3 children, twins Logan and Morgan and daughter Parker Olivia. When not working, you can find Dr. France enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, four wheeling and flower gardening. While indoors, Dr. France enjoys reading and scrap booking.

Sherrie and her dog Angel


Office Manager Sherrie has been employed at Eastside since November 1999. She is originally from McKinney, Texas and is a graduate of McKinney High School. Sherrie and her husband Phillip have two adult sons, five grandchildren, and a dog named Anny. She loves baseball and the beach.

LeAnn and her dog Drew.


LeAnn has been employed at Eastside as a surgical assistant since July 2000. She is a Fort Smith native and a graduate of Southside High School. LeAnn and her husband Michael and have two children, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Drew Hunter and Louis, and a cat, Elway. She enjoys working out, gardening, and shopping.

Edwana and her dog Mitch.


Edwana, receptionist at Eastside since 2003, was born in Denison, Texas and is a graduate of Denison High School. Ed and her husband, Daryl, have a son in the Air Force and a daughter who is a school teacher in the Fort Smith Public Schools. Her pets include a Golden Retriever named Misty, a Papillion named Mitch, a Siamese cat named Boots, and a Tabby cat called Tabby.



Michele joined the Eastside staff in July 2010. She is from Mesa, AZ, and is a graduate of Mesa High School. She brings to Eastside experience from her previous employment with Spectrum Labs and the Eastside Animal Hospital of Mesa, AZ. She stays busy with 4 daughters, 3 son in laws and a grandson. In her valuable spare time, she enjoys biking, kayaking and hiking. She has a Bouvier Boxer named Abbie, two Cocker Spaniels, Chloe and Dumpling and a cat named Flanagan

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Jessica began working at Eastside Animal in September of 2012. She is from Fort Smith and graduated from Northside High School. She has a young son named Davien. She enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to shop!



Alana is from Mountain Home, AR. She is a 2012 graduate of Van Buren High School. She joined our team in 2014. She loves camping, hiking, gardening and spending time with her loved ones.

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Alex recently joined our team. She is from Charleston and a graduate of Charleston High School. She has done volunteer work with the Charleston Dog Shelter and along with her deep loves of animals, she enjoys reading and art. She has been studying Spanish at UAFS and would like to become a flight attendant in the future.



Tiffany started working at Eastside in June of 2014. She was born in Covington, GA and moved to the Fort Smith area in 2005. She is a 2014 graduate of Greenwood High School. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. After graduation (Spring of 2018), she plans to attend OSU and become a veterinarian. When not studying, which is rare, she enjoys hiking, fishing, swimming, shopping tennis and movies. Tiffany has a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Des, and 2 cats, Lola and Chloe.

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Molly started to work for Eastside in June 2016.  Molly is from Greenwood, AR and a graduate of Greenwood High School.  Her long term goal is to become a large animal veterinarian.  Her hobbies include hunting and working with livestock.