Meet Natalie Cooper, DVM

Freedom Health VP of Veterinary Medicine

After an early career at the USDA and in private practice, Dr. Natalie R. Cooper joined Freedom Health as Vice President of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. In this role, she is responsible for education, outreach and oversight of research and development programs related to the management of equine gastrointestinal health and SUCCEED products. Dr. Cooper passionately serves fellow veterinary professionals and horse enthusiasts.

Contact Dr. Cooper:

  • With questions
  • To schedule a lecture

Call 501-255-5858 or Email

Background

Dr. Cooper grew up on a small beef cattle and horse ranch in central Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Arkansas State University, where she majored in pre-veterinary medicine. She then attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.

Veterinary Career

After graduation, Dr. Cooper was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture as the Chronic Wasting Disease Epidemiologist and International Export Veterinary Medical Officer for the state of Nebraska. After two years in that position, she moved to Kansas and became an Animal Welfare Veterinarian responsible for oversight of animal usage in research and exhibition environments throughout the United States.

Dr. Cooper and her husband co-own the four-doctor Honey Hill Animal Hospital, a mixed animal hospital in central Arkansas providing high quality medicine and surgery to a wide variety of patients. Dr. Cooper serves as Vice President of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association, and is a member of the Board of Managers of the Southwest Veterinary Symposium. She’s also an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Interests and Volunteering

Dr. Cooper enjoys showing reining horses and hiking with her Labrador, Harvey, during her leisure hours. She’s been married to Dr. Chad Towns since 2004. In addition to the horses, they also raise goats and cattle. She serves in a variety of organizations:

  • 4-H Veterinary Science Club leader
  • Distinguished Young Women Key Note Speaker 2016
  • Volunteer at the Searcy Humane Society as a consulting veterinarian
  • AR Veterinary Medical Association Vice President 2017-2018
  • Southwest Veterinary Symposium Board of Directors 2015-2019