Main services we offer:
- Spays and neuters
- Core vaccinations
- Heart worm and Erhlichia testing
- Nail trims and ear cleanings
- Farm calls
- Coggins testing
- Bull breeding soundness checks
- We see dogs, cats, horses, mules, and cattle
We look forward to seeing you and your pet!
Jason Hayes | Originally published in the VBC Democrat, Oct. 2017
Tester Veterinarian Clinic is your solution for your veterinarian needs, small and large. Dr. Ralph Tester began as a veterinarian assistant at a young age. He was raised on the family farm in the small community of Copeland, located out 16 West in between Crabtree and Rupert, and surrounded by livestock throughout his childhood. At that time there was no local veterinarian, so a lot of the medical duties were done in-house. He recalls as a young man he was called upon to assist with the calving of a cow and that was the spark needed to set him on the path of becoming a veterinarian. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1974 and enrolled at Arkansas Tech the following fall. He spent the following years completing his understudy and would enroll at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where he would get his license to practice.
Dr. Tester did not take long coming home; after graduation he began his career working with Dr. Mays for a couple of years before he would open his own practice in 1983. He rented and old house that used to stand across from Walmart, treating large animals from that location until 1988. From there Dr. Tester constructed the building that currently houses the animal shelter and operated out of that location until 2002. Tester Veterinarian Clinic is currently located in the old Kerr McGee station at 960 Highway 65 B and recently had its two year anniversary at this location.
Tester Veterinarian Clinic can service your pet or livestock needs. They offer services ranging from vaccinations, spaying & neutering, dental cleaning, outpatient clinic, minor medical treatments, Coggins tests, herd vaccinations, pregnancy checking, bull breeding soundness check, farms calls, and nail trims. You can not only find Dr. Tester at his office but also active throughout the community, either at the sale barn on Saturdays or playing major roles in the Flame riders and the Christmas Parade. Contact Tester Veterinarian Clinic at 745-4939 and let Dr. Tester, Kali, or Wylie assist you in your pet or livestock needs.
Categories: Veterinary Clinics
Contact: Dr. Ralph Tester