Behind The Scrubs

Meet Our Supportive Team

Whether it’s a routine wellness visit or a complex medical procedure, you can trust our team to provide the best possible care for your furry friend.

Our team is made up of skilled and experienced veterinarians, technicians, and support staff who are all passionate about providing exceptional care to every patient that walks through our doors.

We are dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine and continually strive to improve our skills and knowledge to serve our patients better.

At Faithful Friends Animal Clinic, we believe that the best healthcare is built on a foundation of trust, communication, and a genuine love for animals. We invite you to come in and meet our team – we can’t wait to welcome you into our family.

Our Doctors

Lissa Halbert


Lissa Halbert, DVM is a native of Northwest Arkansas having spent her childhood and early adult years in Fayetteville. She and her family moved around the world living in India, Thailand, and the Philippines; they returned to Northwest Arkansas about seven years ago.

She is a graduate from the University of Arkansas and graduated from Iowa State University Veterinary College in 1991. She has over 20 years in small animal practice and has practiced in Iowa, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Away from the clinic, Lissa spends time with her loving husband, Steve, and their four children, Megan, Jon, Jaylia, and Mariah. They have a passion for the outdoors and her hobbies include camping, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, and boating.

Amy Young


Amy Young, DVM is a Tulsa, OK native but graduated from Bentonville High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and then a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2000.

She worked in several clinics in Oklahoma and Arkansas as a relief veterinarian before joining the Faithful Friends family in 2009.

Away from the clinic, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Matthew and their children, Wyatt, Dakota, and Tucker on their family farm near Tontitown. In addition to caring for 7 dogs and 5 landscaped acres, she loves reading, hiking, planting trees, and learning more about growing pumpkins.

Michelle Belviy


Michelle Belviy, DVM, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in 1999, then graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2003 with Honors and Distinction in Animal Science.

She received her Doctorate from the University of Missouri in 2007 and directly moved back to beautiful Northwest Arkansas. She has been happily serving this community ever since.

She lives in Tontitown with her husband, Nick, her adopted son, Elliott, and her two rescue pups, Saoirse, the Doberman, and Mickey Fluffy Face, the French Bulldog. She enjoys boxing/working out, adventuring with her boys, and annually traveling to see friends in Ireland.

Kelsey Jacks


Dr. Jacks is a native to Arkansas, born and raised in Camden. She received her bachelor of science degree from Arkansas State University in biology, finally receiving Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Jacks has been a valued member of the Faithful Friends family since 2020. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and son. She is a pet mom to a Boston Terrier named Bug and two house cats named Abu and Dinozzo.

Casey Vire


Bio coming soon!

Our Staff

Angelique Thompson

Practice Manager

​My name is Angelique Thompson and I have been with Faithful Friends Animal Clinic for the last year and a half as a Practice Manager. I have enjoyed meeting, chatting with, laughing, sometimes comforting and getting to know pets and their owners on a closer level. My goal as Practice Manager is to continue to grow with the clinic and clients. Our clients pets and their well-being are most important to me. I grew up in St Louis, moved to Arkansas 16 years ago and worked for another clinic as an practice manager for a few years. I now live in Prairie Grove and love living in the country. I am a mother of 5, so I understand multi-tasking and organized chaos. When it comes to pets, I have 3 dogs and 6 cats ranging from under one year to 20 years old. I love spending time with family and floating on the river in the summer. I hope to continue to grow and form long lasting relationships with our amazing clients and their pets.

Trevor DeShields

Floor Manager

Elise Zey

Inventory Manager

Elise joined the Faithful Friends family in 2022. She is a US Navy veteran as well as a former medical assistant and pharmacy technician. Elise moved to NorthWest Arkansas with her husband and son in 2020.