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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  • Brittany Walraven, DVM

    • Associate Veterinarian

        Dr. Walraven is an Associate Veterinarian at AAH. She received her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Louisiana Tech University and Graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine From LSU in 2016.

    Dr. Walravens family played a huge part on her journey to becoming a veterinarian, including her dad and step-mom (Daleon and Kathaleen Walraven), her mom and step-dad (Deidre and Marty Fluegge), Brother (Michael Walraven), Grandmother (Sue Walraven), late grandfather (Robert Walraven) and all of the friends and loved ones that showed their support along the way.

    She became a veterinarian because she wanted to be able to help ensure that her friends, family, and others in the community were given the necessary knowledge and medicine to give their pets the best care possible.  She feels that every animal deserves first class care, and that she could help contribute by becoming a veterinarian.  Her favorite part of her job is giving back to the community, helping patients and pets in need, and educating people about the importance of general wellness and disease prevention in the pet population.  Her time away from the hospital is spent with her family, friends, yellow lab "Remi" and her kitty "Poe" exploring the outdoors, hunting, and fishing.

    What Dr. Walraven loves most about Angelina Animal Hospital is our top notch veterinary services, knowledgeable, friendly staff and family atmosphere.  When asked what her most memorable moments at AAH are, her response is, "that amazing memories are constantly being made daily"!



    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Education:
    Louisiana State University
    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 & Regulatory 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:
    Spenidng 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 play softball, cheer and show cattle. When she is off the clock you will most likely find her in a boat or on a river bank fishing.
     She has a small farm at home  with chickens, cattle and her schnauzers "Bella" and "Travis Boone" that  tags along on her many adventures. 

    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.
  • Carrli

    • Lead Assistant- Pharmacy/ICU
    • CVA Level I
    • Certificate of Inventory Management
    • MLS Laser Certification
    • ACT Kennel Certification


         Carrli is one of AAH's awesome vet assistants as well as our lead surgery tech. She enjoys the variety of animals and cases seen at AAH. Carrli also enjoys feeling as though she has helped the animals as well as the owners in our community. When she is not at the hospital she is traveling and spending time with her family.

        Carrli has a full house at home with her dogs; "Gai", "Boe", "Harrison", and "Miley". Her cats; "Jynx", "Squeaks", 'Monroe" and "Cat Von D", as well as her ball python "Leia" 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Interests:
    Traveling and spending time with family.
  • 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
  • Kristina

    • Lead Assistant- Kennels
    • CVA Level I 
    • CVA Level II
    • ACT Kennel Certification
    • MLS Laser Certification

         Kristina came to AAH as a kennel assistant and put in the time and hard work to be promoted to one of our skilled veterinary assistants. She loves to be challenged every day with new tasks and new animals to care for. Kristina enjoys the team work that AAH has in every area of the facility. Along with the love she holds for her job, she believes that she is changing the lives of animals just as much as they are changing hers. 

    The outdoors is where she is most comfortable while she is writing, geocaching and of course taking nature walks or spending time with her 2 dogs and 2 cats. 

    "With love there are rewards, with hate there is destruction"


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Bike riding, Geocaching, writing and nature walks.
  • Clara

    • Kennel 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 son 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
  • Adriana

    • Veterinary Assistant
    • CVA Level 1
    Adriana came to us in May of 2017 as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys being at AAH and working with the variety of animals that we see everyday. 
    When she is off of work she enjoys hunting and spending time with family and friends. In addition to the attention she gives the animals at the hospital she has "Bella" the Corgi and "Ellie" the Lab at home. 

    "Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people."
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Hunting, spending time with family and friends
  • Trisha

    • Lead Assistant- Large Animal/Barn
    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.
  • Jennifer

    • Lead Assistant- Surgery/Infectious Disease
    Jennifer comes to us with 8 years of experience in the veterinary medicine field. She loves working with the Doctors and staff at the hospital and of course all the animals. In her free time she enjoys fishing, softball, photography, camping, and spending time with her 3 children. 
    Aside from all the furbabies at work she gets to go home and love on her own herd of dogs and cats. "Butter", "Bella", "Milee", "Buster", and "Shadie". 

    "Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened."
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Fishing, softball, photography, camping, and spending time with her family
  • Robyn

    • Veterinary Assistant 
    • 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

    • Kennel Assistant
    • MLS Laser Certification
    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

    • Large Animal Technician
    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
  • Katti

    • Veterinary Assistant
    Katti enjoys all aspects of working at AAH. From helping animals, to getting to know the wonderful staff and learning new things about veterinary medicine. In her free time she enjoys camping, watching her daughter at gymnastics and spending time with her family.  Her dogs "Cubby" and "Mia, her cats "Astro" and "Baby", bearded dragon "Zipp" and hamster "Hammer" also hold a special place in her life. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    Camping, Spending time with her daughter and family
  • Samantha

    • Kennel Assistant
    Samantha enjoys having the opportunity to learn and grow with AAH.  She loves working with all the animals that come in. When Samantha is away from AAH she loves spending time at home with her Dogs, Pigs and Chickens. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    Hunting, Dancing and Reading
  • Kathleen

    • 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
  • Lexie

    • Veterinary Assistant
    Lexie joined our Team here at AAH in 2018! Lexie is a wonderful addition to our technician staff. She enjoys the daily variety of animals seen here! When she isn't here she can be found fishing or posted up at home relaxing!
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 25, 2018
  • 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
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    Years in Practice:
    Apr 25, 2018