Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Jason Beard, Owner/DVM photo

Dr. Jason Beard, Owner/DVM

Dr. Beard grew up in Frankston, Texas, attended Tyler Junior College and Texas A&M before graduating from TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. After 9 years of mixed animal practice, he purchased Hide-A-Way Small Animal Clinic in 1999 in order to focus on companion animal care. He and his wife Kathy (a Lindale native) were married in 1988. They have 2 daughters and a menagerie of pets. 

Kathy Beard</br> Licensed Veterinary Technician photo

Kathy Beard
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Owner/ Licensed Veterinary Technician: Kathy graduated from Lindale High School prior to receiving her Veterinary Technician license from Sul Ross State University in 1986. She has gained extensive experience in the veterinary field from private practice to TAMU Veterinary Teaching Hospital to State Diagnostic Laboratory as well as a lab technician in a human doctor’s office. Most of her time at Hide-A-Way Small Animal Clinic is consumed with management duties but she also operates an in-home pet-sitting business as well as Pets & Friends Pet Crematorium.

Dr. Kristin Hailey</br> DVM photo

Dr. Kristin Hailey

Dr. Hailey received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from Texas A&M University.  Her interest in veterinary medicine started at a young age while growing up in Canton, Texas and working alongside her father who is also a veterinarian. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and really enjoys bonding with her clients and their pets.  Dr. Hailey and her husband, Ryan, have two precious daughters, Kacey and Kinsley. They enjoy spending their free time spoiling their girls! They also have three dogs: Jake, Jinx, and Maddie, and two cats: Louie and Gus. They love playing at their family ranch and traveling any chance they get.  

Sarah</br> Practice Manager photo

Practice Manager

I’m Sarah and I’ve been with HAWSAC since 1999. I graduated from Houston Baptist University with a B.A. in Marketing and Business Management and married my husband Ken, in1982. That was a good year! We love Lindale and are blessed to have our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren living right up the road in Van. Sunni and Pumpkin are our furry family members who are always ready for a treat. Hide-A- Way Small Animal Clinic is a great place to work; good friends, doggie kisses, kitty purrs and lots of smiling faces every day; who could ask for more.

Sue</br> Client Care Specialist photo

Client Care Specialist

Hi, my name is Sue. I am a Texan by choice. My husband and I moved from Ohio to be closer to our daughter, son and families. We love spending time with our 5 grandsons. I enjoy greeting our clients and meeting their pets.

Sami</br> Client Care Specialist photo

Client Care Specialist

She grew up in Utah on a farm with a wide variety of animals. She and her husband, Brandon, moved to Texas in 2019 and have fell in love with the area. They have three dogs and three cats that they adore and spoil beyond measure. She enjoys speaking with clients on the phone and getting to see all the new puppies and kittens who come in!

Marla</br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Marla has been a part of the HAWSAC family since July 2020. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where she received her BA in Anthropology and a minor in entomology. After working in Alaska for a couple of months after graduation, she decided to move back home to Tyler, TX to work in the veterinary field, which she loves. At home, Marla lives with her four cats Gatico, Gatica, Lukas, and Peaches and her three dogs Foxy, Chakorta, and Tuti. Marla looks forward to getting to know all the sweet clients here at HAWSAC and all of their precious pets!

Karen</br> Licensed Veterinary Technican photo

Licensed Veterinary Technican

She Has been a part of the HAWSAC family since December 2018. She attended Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX where she became a certified small animal assistant and then transferred to Tyler Junior College to complete the Vet Tech program in 2018. Karen passed the VTNE in 2019 to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Shortcake, Luna, Bubbles, and Feo are her four fur-babies that complete her family. Karen “looks forward to meeting you and your precious animals.”

Aaron </br>Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Aaron started working as a kennel technician in the summer of 2017. He graduated Tarleton with his bachelors in animal science in 2018 and has been accepted into the A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where he will begin courses in August 2021. He has one dog named Juneau who lives with him at home. He loves working with animals and looks forward to working with more as a Veterinarian in the coming years.

Cheyenne</br> Client Care Specialist photo

Client Care Specialist

She joined the HAWSAC team in 2019. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Mass Communication and is currently attending Cedar Valley College in the Veterinary Technician program. She lives with her husband, Preston, and their two dogs Dash and Loki and their cat Harley. She adores seeing all of the pets that come through our doors and getting to talk with our clients.

Kylie</br> Kennel Technician photo

Kennel Technician

Kylie joined the HAWSAC team as a Kennel Technician in 2019. She has 2 trouble making chihuahuas, Missy and Tinker, that visit the clinic on a regular basis. She does everything she can to make sure your fur babies are comfortable and spoiled during their stay at Hide-A-Way Small Animal Clinic.

Lisa Kennel Technician photo

Lisa Kennel Technician

Lisa has been a part of the HAWSAC family since July 2020. She has had a lifelong passion for animals and has worked in several shelters and rescues before joining us. She helps any pets she can and has a special love for rescue work. She “loves taking care of our client’s pets” and can’t wait to love on them!

Hide-A-Way Small Animal Clinic

14114 Farm to Market Road 849

Lindale, TX 75771

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(903) 882-7533

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Sunday Closed

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday Closed