by: Mount Comfort Veterinary Care
Mount Comfort Veterinary Care opened on the West Side of Fayetteville in May 2020. Amid the Covid pandemic, owners Drs. Sarah Hantz and Heather Williams weren’t sure what to expect, but quickly discovered that working from home during Covid provided many people with the perfect opportunity to get the puppy or kitten they had always wanted. The busy practice soon realized they needed another vet, and Fayetteville native Dr. Jana Doege proved to be the perfect fit.
Dr. Doege is an FHS alumnus with deep roots in the region spanning six generations. Her grandfather, Hans Doege, taught for many years at the FHS in the biology department, and her grandmother Faye was active in local art and literature groups. Dr. Doege even has connections to Mount Comfort Road, attending church as a child with her great-grandparents at the historic Mount Comfort Presbyterian Church, down the road from the clinic. His father Eric taught at Prairie Grove High School and is active in the local bowling scene, while his mother Joan Kaufman was a registered nurse at the old town hospital as well as several local schools.
Dr. Doege attended Louisiana State University for undergrad and vet school, but never lost his love for the Razorbacks. After a graduate internship at the University of Georgia, she practiced for several years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once back at NWA, she began looking for a clinic that suited her philosophy and style of practice. “I was so excited when Drs. Sarah and Heather were ready to expand the practice and invited me aboard. I know they are committed to keeping up to date with best practices and always striving to do doing their best for the patients and their owners. This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up!