Dr. Mike Beard
Dr. Beard is a Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Certified in Canine and Feline Practice. Dr. Beard always did well in school and thought someday he would go to medical school. However, he did enjoy growing up around farm animals. Also, the summer before ninth grade, he had the opportunity to work at Byreview Veterinary Clinic in Hope, AR. After that, he realized his passion was in veterinary medicine and would someday go to vet school. He grew up in South Arkansas, and did his undergraduate studies at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He is a past President of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Veterinary Pain Management. Since Dr. Beard is board-certified and a very experienced practitioner, he often accepts referral cases and does consulting for other veterinarians. Dr. Beard married the love of his life and his high school sweetheart, Glenda, in 1978. Glenda has been with him every step of the way. They have a daughter, Elyse, a son, Ethan, and a granddaughter, Avery. Their family also includes fur members: Ranger, a chocolate lab, and Millie, a non-standard munchkin. Dr. Beard is thankful for the opportunity to be involved in activities at New Life Church. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with his family. His motto is “Just because you are having a bad day does not mean you are having a bad life.”
Glenda has a BS in Agriculture Business from Southern Arkansas University, and received her Funeral Director license in 2006 and Funeral Embalmer license in 2014. She is married to Dr. Mike Beard and has two children, Elyse and Ethan, and one granddaughter, Avery Bolling. Glenda is a member of New Life Church. She and her family are huge LSU Tiger fans. In her spare time she enjoys working out and staying fit. (Phil 4:13)
Janna worked 9 ½ years for Dr. Carlin at the Cat Clinic, until his retirement. She enjoys reading and time with friends and her four cats.
Ethan works as needed during breaks from school. He is currently working on his Master’s degree from Southern Arkansas University. Ethan is an Eagle Scout, enjoys nature and anything historical, and is married to Mackenzie Allen.
Mackenzie just moved back to Conway from Magnolia, AR. She was working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts, but is now thinking about going a different direction. Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband, Ethan, their dog Abe, and the many siblings that she has.