About Us

Meet the Team

Dr Hurych

Dr. Danny Hurych

Dr. Danny Hurych is a Southeast Texas native, raised in Fannett. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Biomedical Sciences and then returned to Beaumont where he received his Master of Science degree in Biology from Lamar University. Following graduate school, Dr. Hurych returned to Texas A&M University where he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2014.

Dr. Hurych met his wife, Kelsey, during graduate school and they were married in 2010. In 2012, they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Rose, who was followed in 2017 by Violet.  He embraces his role as a husband and father and enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Dr. Brown

Dr. Michael Brown

Dr. Brown grew up in Florida before finding himself at Texas A&M in 2003, he discovered his love of Veterinary medicine doing equine work in 1996. Dr. Brown worked at Dowlen Road Vet center from 2011 to 2015, he left to serve his country in Afghanistan. After returning stateside he started working at the Southeast Texas Animal Emergency Clinic, where he worked from 2018 to 2020. 

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Brown along with his wife Heather and his two beautiful children Kiara and Gabe back to the new Dowlen Road Vet Center Family.

Dr. Kays

Dr. Kelley Kays graduated Texas A&M in 1984 with both a BS and DVM degree.  She is the founder and builder of Dowlen Road Veterinary Center, PC which opened its doors in April of 1996.  After 26 years of serving the Beaumont area, Dr. Kays decided to sell DRVC to Dr. Danny Hurych, so she could semi retire and focus on other projects; however, she will continue to provide excellent patient care at DRVC.

Dr. Kays is the executive director and founder of Beaumont Pets Alive (BPA) a nonprofit 501 (3)c. She is proud of assisting the City of Beaumont to become a “No-Kill” city and she will continue to serve as the City of Beaumont’s primary Veterinarian. If you are looking to adopt a pet, contact BPA today to see how you can give a homeless pet, a new lease of life. 

Carrie Fontnow

Carrie has been working as a manager at DRVC for the past three years. She has a heart for our unsurpassed cliental and has developed meaningful friendships with many of our long standing clients through the years.

Although she now works in veterinary medicine, Carrie began her work with animals at the age of 16 as a kennel worker. After working for several clinics in the area, she decided to pursue her passion for rescue animals with the Humane Society of Southeast Texas where she had the pleasure of serving for ten years.

Carrie and her amazing husband have been married for 15 years and have a beautiful teenage daughter who is excited to pursue a career in human medicine. Her family supports her love of all things rescue with their three rescue pups, multiple cats, and a very spoiled bearded dragon, Chief.

Kelsey Hurych

Kelsey is the clinic business manager. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Lamar University but has been working in bookkeeping for six years. She and Dr. Hurych have been married for 11 years. Kelsey enjoys homeschooling their two girls, Rose and Violet on their mini homestead in Winnie which includes several gardens, dogs, cats, reptiles, chickens, rabbits, and fish.

In her spare time, Kelsey leads her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, gardens, crochets and reads.

David Ogden

With ten years of experience, David is our cremations specialist. If you have ever had the misfortune of losing an animal, it is David’s compassionate hands that have handled the cremation and remains return.

He has a true heart for helping clients through the loss of their pets and believes in living life with a positive attitude.

Our Technicians

Veterinary Technicians

Kayla Ponder

Kayla graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology. One of her best experiences was studying abroad in Thailand. She cares for all animals but has a passion for dogs including her two Great Danes, Casper and Hades.

Brandi Garrie

Brandi has been a veterinary technician for going on 12 years now. Holding her CVA Level I certificate, she has vast experience with everything from common to exotic pets, but really loves to educate clients on pet nutrition. In her free time, Brandi trains dogs and runs hunt tests/field trials with her Labradors.

Alicia Fontnow

Alicia has been working in the Veterinary field for 12 years. She is married with three sons including a set of twins. Alicia has several pets of her own, but is best known around the clinic for being the “Cat Whisperer” due to her inexplicable ability to handle even the most impossible felines.

Dylan Lavergne

Dylan has a lovely wife and three beautiful daughters. He is into making art and loves cheesy horror movies. Dylan is one of our quieter and more tenderhearted technicians, but his constant smile is absolutely infectious.

Mariah Parise

Mariah is a long time DRVC employee, going on her eleventh year. She is married with two rambunctious pups, Rocket and Bandit. One of our first techs to achieve the accommodation, she achieved her Certified Veterinary Technicians Level I certificate in 2016 and plans to continue her education by attaining her Level II and III in the future.

Veterinary Technicians

Kelli Ybarra

Kelli is our Licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated in 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. In addition to leading our staff in hands-on training, she is also our assistant manager.  She is married with two precious sons and she adores her Dachshund, Sammy.

Ashton Bradley

Ashton graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in December of 2018. She grew up showing livestock and now raises Beefmaster cattle out in Winnie with her Great Dane, Malibu.

Chantelle MacCallum

Chantelle is our resident surgery technician specialist. Most days, you will find her in the back prepping your pets for surgery and helping them to recover comfortably afterward. She has 7 years of experience in the veterinary field and has three dogs and two cats of her own.

Nikki West

Nikki has been a veterinary technician with us for a year and a half. She radiates joy and her cheery attitude is contagious. She has a Chihuahua, Max, and a German Sheppard, Achilles. Her favorite baseball team happens to be the LA Dodgers, no judgment from the Astros fans.

Our Reception Staff

Veterinary receptionist duties include answering telephone calls, collecting payments, accepting mail, setting
and scheduling appointments and selling items that may be available behind the counter
Receptionist Staff

Serena Walker

Serena has worked with animals for almost ten years and her bright smile is always ready to greet you at the door. A mom to three fantastic kiddos, her favorite color is glitter and her favorite animal is… ALL OF THEM! Serena believes that happiness is key, and she loves our clients just as much as she loves their fur babies.

Gabby Saavedra

Gabby is one of our exceptional receptionists who answers our phones. A hometown girl, she was born and raised just down the road in Nederland. When she’s not working hard at the clinic, she is enjoying life with her fiancé and Aussie, Cash.

Gabby McCord

Gabby has a heart for animals and veterinary medicine. She is working toward making a life-long career in this field and with DRVC. Together with her high-school sweetheart, she cares for two Pitbulls, Drake and Zumy.

Tammy Davis

Tammy has been working in the veterinary field for the past 21 years. She truly enjoys helping our clients and currently splits her time between DRVC and caring for her grandkids. She has four children, five grandkids (with the hopes of more), and three dogs

Brandi Gibson

A relatively new addition to our team, Brandi is one of the bright voices you’ll hear when you call into the clinic. She is a mother to three children and owns two dogs and a horse. When not at work, Brandi can be found cheering on her daughter at softball games or taxiing her children around town.

Courtney Johnson

If you have ever called the clinic, you’ve probably had a chance to speak with Courtney. She’s been with DRVC for going on two years and is our most experienced phone’s receptionist. Courtney is married with a daughter and three spoiled pups.

Eliza Monts

Eliza is a jack-of-all-trades. She has been with DRVC for three years and in that time has trained in a variety of positions around the clinic. Recently married, she has two Aussies, Cash and June, along with an adorable bunny, Pennywise. Eliza loves making people laugh and customer service is her priority.

"The Kennel Crew"

Kennel Staff

Emily Burke

Emily has nurtured a love of animals from a young age. She has three cats of her own and adores loving on all the fur babies she cares for at DRVC. With a real passion for your animals comfort, Emily is keen to make sure they are as comfy and relaxed as possible during their stay with us.

Vickie Atkins

Vickie has been the kennel manager at DRVC for the last five years. Her compassion shines through in the undivided attention she gives to each pet who stays with us. Vickie has one dog and four cats of her own and loves to do arts and crafts in her spare time.

Kennel Staff

Dylane McCord

Dylane is an exceedingly hard-worker with a passion for animals. He’s working in kennels now with the hopes of pursuing the career of auto mechanic in the future. In his spare time, Dylane loves to play guitar.

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