Meet Our Team


Dr. Karen Sherman Owner of Oak View Animal Clinic;  Dr. Sherman was raised in Pineville, MO and received her Animal Science Degree at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She has lived in Pea Ridge since 1984 and has a Great Dane named Shadee, an Irish Wolfhound named Lenny, a two cats named P.M. and Bizzee, as well as beef cattle. Along with managing the business, Dr. Sherman is active in many local organizations, veterinary organizations, and has served as the President of the Arkansas Veterinary Medication Association Board.  Her hobbies include swimming, walking her dogs, quilting, and helping people with personal needs.  

Dr. Robert Holmes Large and Small Animal Veterinarian;  Dr. Holmes has been with the Oak View team since 2018.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture and went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Holmes is a native of Arkansas and he and his wife Kelsey enjoy evening strolls with their baby girl Hadley, and two dogs, Cooper and Charlie.  

Dr. Rebecca Bynum Locum Large and Small Animal Veterinarian;  Dr. Bynum was born, raised, and still resides in Siloam Springs.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas in 1995 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2004.  Her passion is equestrian sports and she has shown hunters and jumpers for over thirty years.  Dr. Bynum has two rescue dogs, Tango and Stinky Steve, along with four cats, four donkeys, five horses, and a mess of chickens.  

Technical Staff

Haily Parker Veterinary Nurse Assistant;  Haily is a lifelong resident of northwest Arkansas and has been a part of the Oak View Team for over five years. In her spare time she enjoys time with her closest family and friends and her smile keeps everyone's day going.  

Christie Carlile Animal Care Assistant;  Christie has been with Oak View for over two years.  She was born in Mountain Home and raised in Norfork.  Her passion is taking special care of each boarder that enters our facility.  Outside of work, Christie enjoys spending time with her husband Larry, son Zack, her dog Lucas and cat Patch.  Her secret hobby is collecting yard statues from Alpena.  

Courtney Shere Registered Veterinary Nurse;  Courtney was born and raised in Garfield, Arkansas and currently resides in Anderson, Missouri with her husband Zach.  She earned her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Crowder College in 2018 and has been part of the Oak View team since 2015.  Her passion is patient care and client education.  She feels her duty is to help clients learn the importance of vaccines and preventatives since her knowledge of such before working in the field was poor.   

Lori Duncan Veterinary Nurse Assistant;   Lori was raised in Cassville, Missouri on our family farm. She obtained my bachelor's in General Agriculture from Missouri State University in December 2020. She currently resides in Seligman, MO with her fiancé Jerry and their two cats Pipper and Meow Meow. She has  always had a passion for working with animals and in the agriculture industry. She can't wait to take care of your animals!! 

Laney Yell Veterinary Nurse Assistant; Laney was born and raised in Rogers. She enjoys anything outdoors, such as, kayak fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with Harlan and my "son" whom is a dog, benji.

Office Staff

Michella Epps: Client Care Coordinator;  Michella was born and raised in Ozark, AR and moved to NWA in 1994. Michella and her husband live in Pea Ridge with 2 dogs, Finn & Ellie, and 5 cats: Penny, Smalls, Cotaco, Buster, and Daffi. Penny and Daffi were adopted from Oakview. Working with the animals and all the cool people that are pet owners make coming to work every day something to look forward to. 


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  • "This week I had to make the awful choice to put my beloved pet to sleep. The whole team was patient and kind with my distress."
    Susan C.