Dr. Wesley Hood, DVM

In Town:  Wesley Hood is a mixed animal veterinarian at Siloam Springs Veterinary Clinic. He has worked there since 2005 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. He works with a variety of animals each day. “I see dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs… ferrets, everything. I’m also on call, therefore I go out to farms and sale barns,” said Wesley. “I like being a veterinarian, I have always enjoyed the work, making the animals better,” he added.

In the country:  Wesley, his wife Carlinda and their 2-year-old daughter Carah live in Siloam Springs, Ark. They raise a herd of registered Beefmaster cows. At this time, Wesley keeps the cows on leased property in Oklahoma, but he will be moving most of them to his house when they get a fence built. “We also raise a few pigs to eat, but the cow herd takes up most of my free time,” said Wesley.

How does being a veterinarian help at home?
“I do all my own veterinarian work. I know what’s going on in the industry,” said Wesley.

What advice would you give to a student wanting to become a veterinarian?
“Study hard and make sure you do well in high school so you can afford to go with scholarships. Then, work really hard in college,” said Wesley. “That’s the best advice I can give.”

Story and Photo by Angie Johnson


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