Angelina Animal Hospital

Angelina Animal Hospital is a full-service mixed veterinary medical facility, located in Lufkin, TX. The professional and courteous staff at Angelina Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, dental and preventative care for our highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Angelina Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Lufkin and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today and learn more about our veterinary practice and  find  how Angelina Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • 2205 N Timberland Dr.
  • Lufkin,TX 75901
  • Phone: (936) 634-9412
  • Emergency: (936) 634-9413
  • FAX: (936) 634-9417
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  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • After Hours Emergencies: Call (936) 634-9413
  • Lindsay Syler, DVM

    • Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Lindsay R. Syler graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2008 after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2004. 

    She joined the Fain & Smathers Veterinary Hospital in Jasper, TX in June of 2008. In December of 2010 she moved back to her home town of Diboll and bought Angelina Animal Hospital from Dr. Daniel Salas DVM, her child-hood veterinarian, mentor, and family friend.

     Dr. Syler recalls working with her grandfather on his farm at a very young age and knew then she wanted to become a veterinarian. 

    That dream was also solidified as she progressed and became very involved with the 4-H program and showing Brangus cattle. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping animals that cannot speak for themselves. 

    In her spare time, Dr. Syler enjoys riding horses, specifically cutting, trail and pleasure riding. The best thing about her job is doing what she loves every day…..working with, treating, and addressing the needs of animals all day long!  Teaching and assisting the wonderful pet owners is an added plus.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Texas A&M Univeristy
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  • Elizabeth Hansen, DVM

    • Associate Veterinarian


        Dr. Hansen is an Associate Veterinarian at AAH.  She received her Bachelors degree in Animal Sciences from Purdue University and graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine also from Purdue in 2016.

    Her family has been with her every step of the way.  Her parents have supported her since day one and her sister always pushes her to do her best and is always there to lend an ear when she needs advice.

    Dr. Liz Hansen has wanted to be a vet since she was a young girl.  She grew up loving horses from the time she was old enough to walk and helping animals is all she's dreamed of.  Dr. Hansen loves being a vet because she has the ability to see both small and large cases each day. Each case/patient is always different.  When not treating animals Dr. Hansen spends her time reading, fishing, hiking, riding horses and traveling.  Never far away you will find her sidekicks "Petey" the cat, "Henley" the lab and "Cruizer" her quarter horse.

    Being able to see a variety of small/large/exotic medicine and surgery cases is what Dr. Hansen enjoys about AAH.  Among her favorite things at the hospital are the great therapeutic options we have for treating cases including MLS laser therapy and hydrotherapy swimming pool.  When asked what her most memorable moment at AAH so far has been she says she has had a lot of great moments, but seeing hard work pay off with happy clients and patients makes it all worth while. 



    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Education:
    Purdue University
    Email:
  • Linda

    • Finance Manager

    Linda loves helping out with the patients and interacting with their owners. She loves to relax by horseback riding, traveling, fishing, gardening and playing with her Brangus Cows.

    She has many rescue animals at her house. Her dogs are Floppy, Oscar, Tinka, K.P., Kandi, Susie and Frank. Her cats are B.C. and a new stray that has adopted her she calls "Kitty". Last but not least, she has a  donkey named "Donk".

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Interests:
    Horseback riding, traveling, fishing, gardening and working cattle.
  • Shae

    •  Reception Manager
    • CVA Level I
    • CVA Level II
    • MLS Laser Certification
    • Certificates in Veterinary Foundations, Kennel Assistant and Reception.
    •     Shae started at Angelina Animal Hospital in August of 2011. She has held a variety of different positions at the clinic, from kennels to grooming to reception. She enjoys her days off by spending time with her husband and children, going to the lake and fishing.

    She has two pitbulls named "Cash", "Rubble" and "June" who also enjoy tagging along with her activities.

    She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. -Proverbs 31:25

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Interests:
    Spending time with her family and fishing
    Email:
  • Crystle

    • Office Manager
    • CVA level I
    • CVA level II
    • CVA level III
    • ACT Technician Certification
    • ACT Kennel Certification
    • ACT Management Certification
    • Certificate of Inventory Management
    • Certificate in Veterinary Foundations
    • MLS Laser Certification
    Crystle is the office manager at AAH and has been with us 7 years. Outside of work she she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters watching them cheer, show cattle and scuba dive. When she is off the clock you will most likely find her in a boat or on a river bank fishing.
     
    God is within her, she will not fail. Psalms 46:5
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Interests:
    Church, Boats, Fishing, and Family
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  • Lori

    • Head Technician
    • CVA Level I
    • CVA Level II
    • CVA Level III
    • MLS Laser Certification


         Lori enjoys the variety of patients seen here at AAH. She has worked with small animals for quite a few years and is currently gaining knowledge in the large animal side of veterinary medicine. Lori enjoys her time outside of the hospital with her family while fishing, camping and horseback riding. She also enjoys taking her kids to zoos and museums.

     At home she has her hands full with 4 dogs of her own, "Benelli" the shorthair pointer, "Bogie" the Aussie, and her Catahoulas "Sargeant" and "Major". 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Interests:
    Spending time with her family camping, fishing, and exploring zoos and museums.
  • Melissa

    • Groomer
    • CVA Level I
    • MLS Laser Certification
    • ACT Kennel Certification


         Melissa has been with AAH for 6 years now. As our head groomer she does an amazing job giving our clients special treatment and making them beautiful! Working with all the animals that are boarded and groomed here is what she loves. Melissa makes them feel right at home while staying with us. When she is at home herself, she relaxes by reading, sewing, and working in the yard. 

    In addition to all the patients she treats like her babies here at AAH she has two of her own puppies at home named "Trouble" and "Mattie".

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Interests:
    Reading, sewing and gardening
  • Marcie

    •  Veterinary Assistant
    • CVA Level I
    • ACT Kennel Certification
    • MLS Laser Certification


           Marcie began her journey with us as a kennel assistant and worked hard to move up to her current position as Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys the critters she gets to take care of and helping to educate clients about their pets care and medical needs. When she leaves the hospital she enjoys spending time with her family and friends outdoors hunting, fishing,  wheeler riding, and playing with her pets "Milo" the kitten "Kami" the one eyed cat,  "Sweetie" the Rat Terrier, and "Paisley" her mute Calico.




    "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Interests:
    Fishing, hunting, and riding four wheelers with her family and friends.
  • Jennifer H

              
       Jennifer works alongside her husband Joel.  She enjoys everything about her job and doesn't remember ever working at a job she enjoys so much. 
     Her downtime is spent sewing and spending time with her family and dog "Brownie".
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Sewing and spending time with family
  • Joel

                       
       Joel is our right hand man here at AAH.  He loves knowing that he is able to take care of the animals and takes pride in making sure it gets done.  When he isn't tending to the livestock he enjoys his off days riding horses and four-wheelers with his family and dog "Brownie"
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Riding horses and four wheelers with his family
  • Clara

    • Veterinary Assistant
    • CVA Level I
    • ACT Kennel Certification
    •  MLS Laser Certification
    •    Clara came to AAH in the summer of 2016 . She loves her job and the opportunity she has here to live out her dream of working with animals.  Her favorite part is working with the animals and playing an important role in their daily care. 

    After Clara is off the clock she spends her time with her children and family and friends. She also makes sure to make plenty of time for her own fur babies, "Savage" and "Claus" her heelers, "Gaga" the puppy and "Spam" the cat. 


    "Dream big and dare to fail" -Norman Vaughan

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Swimming and spending time with her family and friends.
  • Esme

    • Veterinary Assistant
    • CVA Level I
    • MLS Laser Certification
       Esme joined AAH with experience working with animals and has excelled since as an assistant. She enjoys the variety of patients seen here in the hospital and enjoys working with all the breeds and species. 
    After hours Esme spends her time running, working out, and hanging out with her husband, her daughter, Dragon "Pete" and Rat Terrier "Chloe Marie".

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Spending time with her family and working out
  • Trisha

    • Large Animal Assistant
    Trisha joined the AAH family in July of 2017. She enjoys working with all the different types of animals that come through the hospital. Outside of the hospital she enjoys riding and training horses, hunting, fishing and traveling. 
    After taking care of animals all day at work Trisha goes home and tends to her 8 horses and 3 dogs. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Riding and training horses, fishing and traveling.
  • Robyn

    • Veterinary Assistant 
    • Lead ICU Technician
    • CVA Level 1
    • MLS Laser Certification
     Robyn just joined the clinic after relocating from Jonesboro, AR. She is currently in college working towards her vet tech certifications. Robyn is looking forward to learning new things while employed with AAH, and is hoping to take this opportunity to learn about the large animal side of veterinary medicine. 
    Her down time is spent playing with her furbabies, Shiloh the lab mix, and her two kitties Staples and Crookshanks. She also enjoys binge watching American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead with her husband. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Hanging out with her pets and binge watching American Horror Story and The Walking Dead with her husband
  • Cody

    • Veterinary Assistant 
    • MLS Laser Certification
    • CVA Level 1
    Cody is one of our amazing kennel assistants!  He helps the girls in the kennels with taking care of our in hospital animals. He enjoys the opportunities he has at the clinic to work with the variety of dog breeds that we see. Outside of the hospital he spends time at church, playing sports and spending time with family. 

    "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called to his purpose." Romans 8:28
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Church, sports and spending time with family
  • Alyssa

    • Veterinary Assistant
    • CVA Level 1
    Alyssa is one of our talented and skilled veterinary assistants. She enjoys working with the friendly and caring staff here at AAH. When she isn't treating animals at the hospital she enjoys watching movies and spending time with family and her cat "Zander"
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    Movies and family
  • Sally

    • Receptionist
    Sally joined the team in the front this year and is loving working with all the animals that come into the hospital! Her hobbies include kayaking, spending time with her family and friends, and being at home with her pets. Her fur babies include 2 dogs, 2 horses and multiple cats. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Maci

    • Veterinary Assistant 
    Maci is excited to be working with animals and experiencing new things. You can find her working with the puppies in exam rooms or helping on the large animal side out in the barn! Maci enjoys showing cattle, FFA and 4-H. Her love for animals begins at home with her 2 heifers, a bull, a goat, a cat and 3 dogs. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    FFA, 4-H, Showing Cattle
  • Kathleen

    • Lead Surgical Technician
    • Veterinary Assistant
    • MLS Laser Certification
    Kathleen has been with us since 2016, she is crossed trained in all areas of the hospital. Kathleen is currently one of our veterinary assistants. Working with all the animals that come in and learning something new everyday is something that Kathleen loves about AAH. Outside of the hospital she loves spending time with her children, family and her furbabies, Piper the Pit, Wade the Great Dane, Quinn the Mini Sch. and Kolbi the cat. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Interests:
    Hunting, fishing, spending time with her children and family
  • Ashley

    • Receptionist

    Ashley comes to AAH with a variety people skills and a background in office management that comes from growing up in a family business. Her favorite part of being an AAH staff member is getting to love on all the new puppies that come in! Ashley enjoys spending her off time with her two boys!
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 25, 2018
  • Hollie

    • Veterinary Asssistant
    Hollie enjoys being apart of the AAH team and making a difference in all the animals whom she comes in contact with as well as making life easier for their owners by offering personalized care to each patient she assists with! In her down time she enjoys hunting, fishing and most of all spending time with her husband and children. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 25, 2018
  • Micah

    Veterinary Assistant 

    Micah joined our barn team this year and loves to rodeo and sing in her down time. She has a passion for helping others, the wonderful animals, and the excitement of it all. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 14, 2018
  • M'Lisa

    Veterinary Assistant 

    M'Lisa has been with us for 2 years now, she started out as a receptionist then joined our team in the back. She loves to help people and care for their animals. Her hobbies include geocaching, watching movies and reading. She also has a 4 year old Russian blue named Church. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Steven Nunn



    Steven joined our team in the barn this year and is certified in CPR. He loves working with all the different types of animals we see on a daily basis. He also enjoys riding horses, has 3 and hunting with his dog. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 27, 2018
  • Haley

    Receptionist

    Haley joined our team in the front this year, and she just loves the fast pace and the friendly environment. She enjoys camping, gardening, and playing with her kids and family. She also has 2 dogs named Leonidas and Grimm.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 27, 2018
  • Crystal Hicks

    Receptionist

    Crystal joined our team in the front this year, and just loves interacting with all the animals that come in the door. She enjoys painting, planting, and spending time with her sons. She has one cat named Boots. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 05, 2018
  • Robert

    Kennel Technician

    Bob joined our team in the back this year. He loves to get to work with the variety of animals that we see. Also enjoys getting old cars and fixing them up. He has one cat. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 05, 2018
  • Shianne

    Veterinary Assistant

    Kimberly joined our technician team this year, and just loves that everyday is a learning experience. She enjoys spending time with her children and hunting. "Let your smile change the world, don't let the world change your smile." 
     
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 05, 2018
  • Sherrie

    Sherrie joins our AAH team this year and absolutely loves working with the animals we see every day. In her off time she enjoys fishing, and riding horses; and has a dog named Blue. 
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 07, 2018
  • Boom

    Kennel Assistant

    He has joined our team this year in the kennels and enjoys learning about all the animals he sees on a daily basis. He enjoys playing basketball and fishing in his spare time.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 07, 2018
  • Jessica

    Veterinary Assistant 
    Jessica joined our technician team this year and is going to school for Bachelor of Science degree specializing in equine reproduction. She has a passion for assisting the animals with a kind and gentle attitude. Enjoys riding/showing her cutting horses and breeding her dogs. 
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 07, 2018
  • Amanda

    Kennel Assistant
    Amanda joined our team in the kennels this year and she couldn't be more thrilled to be able to work with all the animals. She has 3 kids and 3 dogs to occupy her time when not at work.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 07, 2018
  • Trinity

    Kennel Assistant
    Trinity has joined the kennel staff and just can't wait to meet all the furry friends that come to the hospital. When not working she enjoys reading, playing video games and watching movies with her cat, dog and snake.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 07, 2018