He has 2 daughters, Kileigh and Haley. He has been here in Beaumont for over 20 years and is the owner of West End Animal Clinic. He graduated from Louisiana State University and Attends Westgate Memorial Baptist Church. He spends a great deal of time with all our clients and greets everyone with a big smile. He believes in preventative medicine, early detection, yearly exams and lots of TLC from the owners will allow the pets of southeast Texas to live long and fruitful lives
Christy HuntzberryLVT, Office ManagerRead More
Our Office Manager Extraordinaire has been at our clinic the longest, having joined Dr. Toman in February of 2013. She wears many hats around here, not the least of which is keeping us all in line! Christy got interested in the vet med industry because she likes animals more than people and decided to make them her career. She has an AAS in Veterinary Medicine and a BA in Animal Science and a degree in Business Managment (whew!). She loves helping our furbabies get better and be able to go home, plus working with our great staff. Outside of her work life, Christy has an exotic animal rescue, and a lot of her own animals were surrendered by previous owners and would be considered by others damaged. She loves caring for and showing love to those that were left alone for whatever reason. Christy has 4 grown children and 5 grandbabies, and her wonderful supportive husband, Pete, is waiting for her at home when she leaves behind the chaos of the clinic. She enjoys doing vinyl and sublimation, her animals, and traveling.
Pets: 3 blue & golds, 2 cockatoos, a lemur, a golden-handed tamarin, 1 African grey, 1 sulcata tortoise, a coatimundi, 3 chickens, 1 dog, and 2 cats
Fun fact: a tortoise lives on the land; a turtle lives in the water.
'An animal's love is unconditional.'
VolunteersWe look forward every summer to getting our volunteers back. These young people have aspirations of becoming Dr.'s one day. With the bright smiles and eagerness to learn, I think you may be seeing them doing just that.
Shelby, Vet Tech
Shelby became a member of our team in June 2021. She's always been interested in animals. She took a Vet Med course in high school, and her class came here to watch Dr. Toman perform surgeries. Shelby says he taught her so much that day that she knew she wanted to work here, and now she's doing just that! She is such a hard worker and ray of sunshine to all our staff. She loves how welcoming her coworkers have been since her very first day. She hopes you know that we love your furbaby just as much as you do. At home, Shelby and her boyfriend, Zevin, enjoy loving on her furbabies.
Pets: Junebug and Finn
Fun Fact: According to Dr. Wilson, dry dog food is just like potato chips.
'The least I can do is speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.'
Shaylee, Vet Tech
Shaylee joined the staff on June 7, 2021. Her favorite things about her job are the people, getting to soak up more knowledge every day, and just working her dream job every day. Having the title she has, she strives to offer the best care she can with communication and the many things vet medicine has to offer. Shaylee wants to make her daughter proud (and we know she does!). Her dad and his love for animals has been the biggest reason for entering this business, as well as her mom for giving her motivation. Shaylee's biggest accomplishments are becoming a mother, helping save animals, and becoming a vet tech at such a young age. Shaylee and her husband, Blake, have a beautiful daughter named Buffy. She loves reading, playing guitar, collecting squishmallows, watching 'The Office,' and spending time with her friends and family. Her husband is her biggest supporter and she loves making him proud.
Pets: Michael Bean, Holly, Inky, Booger, Gus, and Tilly
Fun Fact: A flea can jump as far as 13 inches.
'My rescue rescued me'
Liz began working at the clinic in February 2020 and loves her job here because she enjoys helping people by being part of a team dedicated to helping pets. She got into the industry because she loves working with animals. Liz started college originally as a pre-vet student before later changing her major, so working here now is a great compromise. Liz is married with 4 bonus kids and 10 bonus grandkids. Her hobbies include showing Working Cow Horse (y'all should see her ride!), trail riding, fishing, and camping.
Pets: 2 horses, 2 cats, 1 dog, all totally spoiled!
'The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.'
Jacque joined the WEAC staff in July 2021 because she is an introverted homebody whose husband thought she needed to get out of the house and talk to people. She loves her job because she is a stickler for details and loves your pets and doing her part to help keep them healthy and happy. Jacque has been married to her sweet hubby, Jody, for 23 years and has 2 beautiful, talented, accomplished daughters, Mo (22) and Gracie (19). In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, reading books, watching movies, and riding her horses.
Pets: Dogs Max, Rosie Mae, Dany, Piper, Auggie, Mylee; Cats Norman, Trixie; Horses Ringo, Jayne; Mini Donkey Eloise
Fun fact: I met Patrick Swayze in 1992 in Kentucky when he was showing his Arabian horses and I happened to be there the same day. He was my favorite actor so it was a huge treat!
'The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.'
Mandi, Vet Tech
Mandi has been with us for quite a while, but some of you may not know her face because she prefers to remain behind the scenes. She became a member of the WEAC staff in September 2017. She is one of our exotic experts, so if you have brought in a snake, lizard, bird, or other exotic pet (all those creepy crawlies that terrify most of us are her area of expertise!), chances are she was the one working with your baby. She loves that every day is a new adventure. Mandi got into the veterinary industry because she likes animals more than people. When she goes home from the clinic, she has a husband and 3 kids waiting for her there. In her free time, she enjoys animals, painting, and sleeping.
Pets: 3 macaques, 2 macaws, 1 anaconda, 4 dogs, 1 Quaker parrot, and 48,134,752 cats
'Nature speaks; learn to listen.'
Kristen- Vet Tech
Growing up, Kristen had a passion for helping animals in need. She went to college and finally got her dream job as a vet tech, something she never thought she would get to do. She became part of the WEAC family on April 9, 2021. She loves having a great work family and getting to learn so much about all kinds of animals (and she knows a lot!). Kristen's greatest accomplishments in life are becoming a wife to husband, Clinton, and mother to 2 boys, Drakon and Ronin, and getting to follow her dreams. In her free time, she enjoys painting (she's very good, y'all), doing outdoor activities with her husband and kids, baking, and being artsy.
Pets: Tugger, Elsa, Olaf, Peep, and 9 reptiles
Fun Fact: Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards
'The best therapist has fur and four legs.'
Ashley, Vet Tech
Ashley's compassion for animals and interest in medicine drove her to the veterinary field. She did internships and volunteer work at animal hospitals when she was younger and has always had a passion for it. Over the years, that passion has only grown. In February 2021, her life and career led her to WEAC (and we are so happy to have her!). She is our go-to girl here at the clinic, always there to answer questions and keep us moving along when we begin to drag. In January 2020, she and her boyfriend, AJ, bought a historic home in the area and are, over time, restoring it to its former glory (it's beautiful, y'all should see her kitchen!). Ashley is an adventurer. She and AJ love camping, hiking, cooking (it's delicious!), and spending time with their furry children.
Pets: 4 dogs (Grace, Sulley, Globe, Tinky Winky), 2 cats (Mariah, Connie), and a pig (Wazowski)
'Time together is always time well spent'
Sketch joined the WEAC staff at a very young age. During the time of her innocent youth, she accepted an invitation inside once, but it felt more like an alien abduction (cold steel table, long sharp instruments, bright lights, weird noises and smells). They did unspeakable things to her (she will now no longer be able to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother to hundreds of babies). She has never forgotten or forgiven that betrayal, so she now refuses to enter the building. She has, however, accepted her motherless lot in life and lives very happily outside our clinic doors in her custom-made tiny home. She loves that her commute is so short so she can sleep in and enjoy a morning latte before arriving to work. She takes her job very seriously and spends her days lovingly stalking her humans, demanding treats, keeping up staff morale, torturing cat-crazy dogs through the glass front doors, and causing visiting humans to question the staff about the 'stray cat' outside. Her hobbies include breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and, of course, the aforementioned treats), as well as long walks through the woods with her long-term boyfriend, Dwight.
Pets: 12 humans
Fun Fact: Cats are the superior beings on the planet.
'You gotta risk it to get the biscuit'
Steve joined WEAC around 5 years ago, but his past is shrouded in mystery. Rumor has it, he was relocated to the area as part of the Witness Protection Program and is, in fact, Frankie 'Pretty Boy' Caruso (and he has the eyelashes to prove it), former mafia enforcer for the Gambino Crime Family who disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Although Steve can neither confirm nor deny this rumor, it does give weight to the theory that he lost his tail in the hit-gone-wrong that ended his career and caused 'The Family' to turn against him. Steve is quiet and prefers to keep to himself but is an avid people-watcher. He enjoys rock climbing and hanging out by the pond. He likes the decor around here but wishes we would redecorate the office in a more art gecko style. His favorite movies are the Lizard of Oz and Jurassic Park.
Fun Fact: Crested geckos (like me) don't have eyelids. We use our tongues to lick our eyes clean and keep them moist.
'Revenge is a dish best served cold'
Aleana, Vet Tech
Aleana keeps us laughing here at WEAC. Those of you who are recent clients of Dr Wilson are probably familiar with her smiling face. Prior to joining us, Aleana worked with children at a daycare center and spent many long nights earning her CDA. However, her career path changed on March 23, 2020, when she found her way to our clinic and joined our staff. She continues with that same drive to learn and determination to be her best here. Since she was young, Aleana has always loved animals and has always wanted to help them, no matter what. In fact, what she loves most about her job is her ability to help, seeing new things, and, of course, the animals. Aleana and her fiancé Tyler, along with their fur children (they are cuties, folks!), enjoy fishing, hunting, mudding, and riding around (real outdoorsy types, they are).
Pets: Pit bull Aspen and beagle Ruger
Fun Fact: Sea turtles can live for more than 100 years.
'Whoever said that diamonds are a girl's best friend never had a dog!'