‘Dr. C’ opening clinic in Conway

Tucker Creek Vet will soon open its doors in Conway to take care of your pet’s needs.
Although Tucker Creek Vet is new, Conway residents will recognize a familiar face, Dr. Thomas Cabantac, business owner and veterinarian. Dr. Cabantac, and his wife, Jenny, have lived in Conway since 2005. They are parents to Madden (9), London (7) and Quinn (5). Two miniature schnauzers, Atlas and Ollie, complete their family.
Dr. Cabantac, who was born and raised in Little Rock, attended the University of Central Arkansas for undergraduate studies and completed his studies at Tuskegee University for Veterinary Medicine. He and Jenny returned to Conway after graduation in 2005, and he has practiced at St. Francis Veterinary Clinic since.
Practicing veterinary medicine was in his future early in life. “When I studied anatomy and biology in high school (Catholic High in Little Rock), I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian. While in college, I began working as a veterinary assistant at the Little Rock Animal Emergency Clinic. That experience confirmed the fact that this was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Obviously, I love animals. Obviously, I love science and health. But, it’s the two in combination that has always peaked my interests.” He said.
Tucker Creek Vet is slated to open its doors at 2725 College Avenue sometime in July, offering a multitude of services. The full service clinic will provide preventative care, surgical care, dentistry, radiology, grooming and boarding. Dr. Cabantac looks forward to treating Faulkner County pets at his new practice.
“I love preventing diseases. I love healing diseases. I love watching these patients grow up into mature animals. In turn, when these patients are healthy, when they are healed, and when they are all grown up . . . the client (owner) is happy! If practicing the best quality medicine that I can possibly do will help these animals, AND make their human’s happy, then I feel I have served my purpose.” He said.
Dr. Cabantac’s wife, Jenny, not only praises her husband for his role as husband and father, but she is also extremely proud of his devotion to his profession.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever known anyone who loves their job more than Thomas. It’s the many facets of being a veterinarian that energize him: the people connection with the clients, the animal connection with the patients, the incredible amount of medical knowledge that he must operate with on a minute to minute basis, the skill required to perform a difficult surgery, etc. He’s in his sweet spot when all those facets combine and he’s able to deliver excellent medicine to a patient he cares about and a client he values.” Jenny said.
Although his wife, Jenny, is his number one fan, Dr. Cabantac is also admired by many of his customers, including Rob and Kara Bell.
“Vets don’t come much better than Dr. Thomas Cabantac. He’s so fun and friendly but all business when it comes to your pet. He truly takes the time to listen and learn about your specific situation and has a genuine concern for the wellbeing of your pet -- almost as much as you do.
Sometimes it can be scary going to the vet, but Dr. C always does his best to make us feel totally at ease. Always knowledgeable. Always ready to help. We’re so glad he’s in Conway!”
For more information on the grand opening or the clinic, visit their website at www.tuckercreekvet.com or email tuckercreekvet@gmail.com.