Marlon Hobbs, DVM, Karen Hobbs, DVM, Cole Dodson, DVM
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Drs. Marlon & Karen Hobbs

Our Background

Dr. Marlon Hobbs and Dr. Karen Hobbs

Drs. Marlon & Karen Hobbs are both graduates of Texas A&M University, 1992 and 1991 respectively.

After graduation, they practiced in the metroplex at different locations, holding associate positions.

They moved to Stephenville in July of 1993 and again practiced at separate locations for 5 1/2 years before opening the Ark Veterinary Hospital in January of 1999.

Drs. Marlon & Karen Hobbs

The doctors are committed to continuing education, keeping current with new technology, diagnostics and therapeutics.

They have 2 children, Noah & Mikayla, and enjoy the balance of professional and family life. Their family also includes 3 dogs and 1 cat.

Dr. Cole Dodson

In Loving Memory…

of our associate, Dr. Cole Dodson, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

He was a wonderful veterinarian, friend, husband and son. His compassion for people and animals was unsurmountable. He will be greatly missed by his friends, family and clients.
Dr. Cole Dodson

Dr. Cole Dodson, a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, "came aboard" the Ark, January of 2019. Following graduation, Dr. Dodson practiced at North Bryan Veterinary Clinic, eventually purchasing the practice in 2006. Dr. Dodson sold the practice in 2016 and continued to practice veterinary medicine at the Bryan/College Station/Hempstead area for 3 more years as an associate practitioner.

His desire to move to the Stephenville area was prompted by his desire to be closer to his parents, who reside in Coleman, Texas. He is joined by his wife Cyndy. They have 2 dogs and 2 cats. His focus is in both large and small animal medicine and surgery, with further emergency animal medical experience.

Our Mission Statement

The goal of the Ark Veterinary Hospital is to provide comprehensive veterinary medical and surgical services in both small and large animal medicine with the emphasis on prevention of disease and education of clients.

We Noah Pets

The focus of the hospital is to deliver quality veterinary services and products in a family friendly atmosphere, making pet owners confident in the excellent care their animals will receive.

We commit ourselves to the highest standards of veterinary medicine and sound professionalism.

Voted "Best of Erath" for 18 years in the
Stephenville Empire Tribune Reader's Poll

Organizations & Affiliations

Dr. Marlon Hobbs and Dr. Karen Hobbs are members of the following professional and civic organizations:

Ark Veterinary Hospital American Veterinary Medical Association
Ark Veterinary Hospital Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Ark Veterinary Hospital American Association of Equine Practitioners
Ark Veterinary Hospital Stephenville Chamber of Commerce


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