Our Doctors


Dr. Emily White Carter

Dr. Emily White Carter has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2004. She has been serving the pets and pet owners of Paragould since 2006. She practices companion animal medicine, focusing her care on dogs and cats. She attended Arkansas State University from 1997-2000.  In 2004, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University.  She is a member of The American Veterinary Medical Association and The Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian and son, Will. Dr. Emily also enjoys spending time with her dogs and cat, Harley, Shelby, Gator, and JuJu. She is grateful for all of the wonderful pets and people she has met since coming to Paragould and looks forward to serving them for many years to come.






Dr. Angela Free

Dr. Angela Free joins Paragould Animal Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian in March 2015 following her time in Texas working as an associate at Becker Animal Hospital. Originally from Mississippi, she is excited to begin her career in Arkansas. Growing up with lots of pets, she always knew she wanted to help animals. Dr. Free earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Delta State University, graduating as an Honors Fellow.  She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University in 2014.  Her professional interests include preventative wellness care, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and the human-animal bond.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, and American Assosiation of Feline Practitioners .  She and her husband share their home with their Weimaraner, George Bush, and cat, Mo. 



Dr. Laura Dacus

Dr. Laura Dacus has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in Northeast Arkansas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Being a veterinarian has been a rewarding and gratifying profession for Dr. Dacus. Our clients and patients are her biggest priority and she considers them each to be a part of our family here at Paragould Animal Clinic. Dr. Dacus’ family life is shared with her son, Drew, daughter, Lindsay, standard poodle, Ralphie, and her Bengal cats. Dr. Dacus believes that between the volleyball games, archery meets, plays, pageants, choir, other motherly duties, and being a veterinarian, life can be quite busy, yet most fulfilling.