The Cross County Veterinary Clinic opened in 1970 as the first veterinary practice in the county. Dr. Harmon Smith, a native of Birdeye and his wife Jeanie both graduated from Oklahoma State University and he still works in the practice. Dr. Smith currently raises miniature horses and donkeys, Angus cattle, chickens and have several cats, dogs and horses. Dr. Julie Boone, also a Cross County native and Dr. Smith's niece, graduated from Louisiana State University in 1996 and joined the practice in 2000. Dr. Boone owns Golden Retrievers and Bernese Mountain dogs and participates in competitive obedience. The Cross County Veterinary Clinic has served the county over 40 years specializing in small animal services including surgery, x-ray, ultrasound and dentistry.