Welcome to Arkansas Veterinary Clinic located in Fort Smith Arkansas. Dr. Rick Hittner D.V.M. is a 1993 graduate of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received the faculty voted award for Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine. After spending one year in clinical rotations at the Oklahoma State University Boren Veterinary medical Teaching Hospital, with extra emphasis on Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Hittner graduated with High Honors. He then entered private practice and moved to Fort Smith in 1994.
Dr. Hittner has over 20 years of practicing veterinary medicine to taking care of pets in the area. His interests encompass all phases of small animal care including: medicine, diagnostics & surgery (including orthopedics), from pediatrics to geriatrics and anywhere in between.
Dr. Hittner is licensed in both Arkansas and Oklahoma, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Arkansas VMA, Oklahoma VMA, Fort Smith Area VMA and the Fort Smith Animal Emergency Clinic.
Dr. Hittner is also a member of the PennHIP Referral Network and is the only area Veterinarian certified to perform the PennHIP Analysis for predicting Hip Dysplasia.