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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Brian Hafernick
    Dr. Hafernick is a Lufkin native. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2012.

    He also completed a bachelor’s degree in biology from SFA in 2008 and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M in 2005. After completing his veterinary degree, he practiced for one year in Brenham, Texas as a mixed animal veterinarian.

    Dr. Hafernick moved back to his hometown of Lufkin in 2013. He always knew he wanted to return to Lufkin to live and raise his family. When Dr. Hafernick isn’t working on animals, he enjoys building projects, cooking BBQ, golfing, hunting, taking care of his horses and cattle, and mostly spending time with his family. He is married to Angela Caskey Hafernick and they have two children, Gibson and Annie. They are members of Carpenter’s Way Baptist Church where they serve in the preschool children’s ministry.

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  • Viki Lozano

    Viki has worked as the receptionist at Pineywoods Veterinary Clinic since February of 2000. Ever since her mom brought “Fox” the cat home from the vet after being stitched up, Viki wanted to work with animals

    She has done so for nearly thirty years and still loves it. She believes in a strong work ethic and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. She has seen many changes over the years, especially in how we regard our pets as family. She and her husband have two dogs, Mika and Spatz. Together they have four children and nine grandchildren.

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  • Amie McKnight

    Amie has worked at Pineywoods Veterinary Clinic since March of 2005. Amie has over twelve years of experience as a veterinary technician

    She excels at making sure the animals are handled in a comfortable and safe manner. She is always happy to answer questions and give practical advice to maximize your pet’s health. She is married to Quinton and they have three kids, Emma, Grace, and Wyatt. She has several dogs and cats and loves all animals.

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  • Jessica Capps

    Jessica has worked at Pineywoods Veterinary Clinic since July of 2013. Having such a love for animals, it was an easy choice for her to work in the veterinary field

    Jessica enjoys the unique challenge that being a veterinary technician provides. She is especially skilled at keeping the animals as calm as possible and making sure they are comfortable. Jessica has fur-kids, Stryker, Lexi, Paisley, Vivi and Loki.

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  • Aubrie Torres
    Aubrie joined our team at Pineywoods Veterinary Clinic in April of 2017. Her intense love for animals drew her towards a career as a veterinary technician. She strongly believes in treating every animal as if they were her own by giving them the best care possible.

    She is married to Alfred and has three kids, Payton, Kailee, and Alyssa. She especially enjoys raising her house full of fur babies, Jasmine, Lacy, Toot, Milo, and Meow Meow.

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