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 pe
  • 2205 N Timberland Dr.
  • Lufkin,TX 75901
  • Phone: (936) 634-9412
  • Emergency: (936) 634-9413
  • FAX: (936) 634-9417
  • Email Us
  • Get Directions
  • 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
    Email:
  • 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.
  • 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 8 years. Outside of work she she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters watching them hunt, 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
    Email:
  • 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
    • Swim Therapist

           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
  • 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
  • Sally

    • Receptionist
    • MLS Laser Certification
    Sally joined the team in the front 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 
    • CVA Level I
    • MLS Laser Certification
    • Receptionist
    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 dogs. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    FFA, 4-H, Showing Cattle
  • Sherrie

    • Grooming Assistant 
    Sherrie joins our AAH team 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
  • Ali

    • Veterinary Technician 
    Ali joins our team and she can't
     wait to utilize her passion for helping animals and people. She enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter, and also working with animal rescue organizations.  "In a world full of darkness, be the light." 
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 17, 2018
  • Nicole

    • Receptionist 
    Nicole has joined our team in the front and she just can't wait to meet and help everyone and all their fluffy friends. When not working she enjoys doing puzzles, relaxing, and going to the dog park with her fur baby Duke.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 23, 2018
  • Kyla

    • Veterinary Technician
    • CVA Certified
    • MLS Laser Certification
    Kyla has joined our team and absolutely loves being around all the animals. While not working with us she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She has a farm of animals of her own.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Anna

    • Hospitality Specialist 
    • MLS Laser Certification
    • Veterinarian Assistant
    Anna has always wanted to work with animals, so her dream has come true when she started working with AAH this past year. She loves to learn new things, drawing, painting, fishing, hunting and racing. She has two dogs named Biscuit and Buddy.   
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 14, 2019
  • Amy

    • Hospitality Specialist
    • MLS Laser Certification
    • Veterinarian Assistant 
    Amy joined the team this year and she absolutely loves taking care of the dogs that are boarded with us. She also enjoys ranching, and riding horses; she has a dog and horse of her own. Amy just can't wait to play with all the big dogs!
    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 2019
  • Donna

    • Veterinary Assistant 
    Donna Joined the team and has jumped right into helping all the animals. She also enjoys playing softball and playing with her own fur babies. 
    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 2019
  • Shara

    • Hospitality Specialist
    • Veterinarian Assistant
    Shara has joined the kennels and she can't wait to learn all the ways to help animals. When not learning new things she is enjoying soccer, church, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has one dog of her own. 
    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 2019
  • Lillie

    • Receptionist
    Lillie joined the team up front and she is the best at helping clients with their fur babies, and insuring the best from our office. She enjoys being a mom to her children, her dog Bella and cat Shadow. 
    Years in Practice:
    May 16, 2019
  • Sofia G Raldiris Romaguera, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Sofia has a doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2019 along with a Bachelor's in Animal Science and Biology.  
    Dr. Sofia enjoys anything outdoors, riding her horses & playing with her dogs. She currently owns 3 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 bearded dragon. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 13, 2019
  • Carrli

    • Veterinarian Assistant 
    • CVA Level 1 
    • MLS Laser Certified 
    Carrli has been with us for a long time now, and has done work with our local animal shelter. Which shows how much she enjoys working with the variety of patients and helping take care of them. She also enjoys to spend time with her family and her large fur family. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014