REYNOLDS ROAD ANIMAL CLINIC
Dr. Susan Belt, DVM
Dr. Stephenie Kessler, DVM
Dr. Laura Stronach, DVM
Dr. Belt grew up in Sheridan, AR (Class of 1983). She attended Louisiana Tech University for 2 years before transferring to Texas A&M University in Galveston where she graduated with B.S. degrees in Marine Biology and Marine Fisheries. She worked in diabetes research at University of Texas Medical Branch and lived at the beach until she decided to grow up and go to vet school. She attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1998. After graduation, she worked as an associate in Las Vegas, NV, Little Rock, and Benton before purchasing Reynolds Road Animal Clinic in 2017.
Dr. Belt is married to Dr. Patrick Spivey and they have one daughter, Amelia. They also have a multitude of pets: 4 dogs, 3 cats, a guinea pig, and a Betta fish (that is going to live forever, apparently).
Dr. Belt enjoys the fiber arts-sewing, quilting, knitting, and rug hooking in her time off. She also trains for and runs half marathons because she likes ice cream A LOT.
I have been working at Reynolds Road Animal Clinic Assistant since March 2018, but I have been a Veterinary Assistant since May 2005. I’ve been married since 2004, and I have one son who loves animals as much as I do. I have two dogs, Clementine and Leela, and one cat named Mr. Weasley. I also participate in foster and rehab programs when needed.
I love working in the veterinary field, and I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life! I love to sing, spend time outdoors whenever possible, and a good scary movie marathon. My favorite part of my job is being able to be a voice for the animals. I come to work every day hoping that when I leave, I’ve made a difference for someone.
My name is Sametta & I began working at Reynolds Road Animal Clinic in December 2017. I am very proud of my 3 grown children & enjoy being “Nana” to my 7 grandchildren aged 5 to 27. I welcomed my first great-grandchild, a little girl, in June 2022. My animal family (all rescues) consists of 2 fat cats, and recently adopted a black kitten who keeps us all on our toes.
Growing up on a farm in Kansas gave me the opportunity to work with many kinds of animals and that’s when I decided I wanted to become a veterinarian. At the age of 14 I began working at vet clinics, volunteering at shelters and became a docent at Rolling Hills zoo as well as the Sunset Zoo.
I went to KSU veterinary school and graduated in 2008 with a husband and 2 kids in tow. My husband’s job transferred us to Arkansas 15 years ago where we love to hike, boat and enjoy the many outdoor activities this state has to offer. I love small animal private practice and emergency medicine and look forward to taking care your fur babies.
Shelbie Fryman, CVA
Certified Veterinary Assistant
I am happily married to my husband Jordan as of November 2020. We are welcoming our first child in March of 2023. I have one mini schnauzer named Willie, and two-house cats named Roo and Connie. I have my associates degree at Ozarka College in Melbourne, AR. I got my certification in veterinary assistance at Animal Behavior College in 2017. I love spending time with my family and pets! I enjoy reading and watching Harry Potter with my husband. I have always loved animals and I love being able to help them in any way I can!
I am married to a great man that supports me in all that I do. We have a little boy that I believe has my love for animals. He loves going to the pet stores to look at fish, turtles, lizards, and spiders. We have 3 dogs at home, a Chihuahua, Boston Terrier, and a French Bulldog. As well as 2 birds, Meyers Parrot and Lilac Crowned Amazon.
I started working at Reynolds Road Animal Clinic as a Vet Assistant right out of high school back in 1998. I have also worked at the Animal ER Clinic, that was a next level kind of learning in animal care. I have been at this clinic for so long that it feels like home to me. I take so much care and have so much love for all of our customers and patients that I just don’t see myself anywhere else.
Dr. Laura Stronach is an experienced veterinarian of 18 years in small animal medicine, dentistry and surgery. She is originally from Union Grove, AL where initially she pursued an engineering degree at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and later changed to veterinary medicine and attending Auburn University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Dairy Sciences in 1999 with a minor in chemistry. She then attended Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Since graduation she has worked in Birmingham, AL metro area, Salt Lake City, UT, Jackson, MS metro area and is currently practicing in Little Rock and surrounding areas.
The last 11 years Dr. Stronach has provided relief veterinary services at many practices in both Mississippi and Arkansas and continues to provide ad locum services in the Little Rock metro areas. She regularly works at Reynolds Road Animal Clinic in Bryant and Out West Urgent Care in Little Rock. Doctor Stronach has a strong work ethic and commitment to her patients and their care. She is very thorough and pragmatic in her approach to medicine. She is diligent in tailoring her treatment plans to the individual and working with owners to ensure their pets get the best possible care. Dr. Stronach has special interest in working and sporting dogs, as well as, dermatology, toxicology and surgery. Dr. Stronach moved to the Little Rock area in 2020 with her husband, children, parents, a lab and two cats. Her husband, Dr. Benjamin Stronach M.D., is an Adult Hip and Knee Arthroplasty surgeon at UAMS. She is an avid organic gardener and enjoys propagating and grafting many unusual varieties of plants. She maintains an unusual collection of unique mammalian skeletons she likes to share during her community service lectures to lower and middle school children and at risk teens. She and her family are all outdoor enthusiast and love to travel and explore.
I have been in vet medicine since 2018. I have wanted to be able to help with animals since before I can remember. I am so happy and blessed I have the opportunity to work in general practice and emergency veterinary medicine. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also have two fur babies of my own. Sadie is a black Labrador Retriever and Renesmee is my rescued baby and we believe her to be a Labrador mix.