Dr. Bryan J. Wade DVM

Dr. Bryan Wade is originally from Midland, TX. He earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S. degree) in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 1998. Dr Wade then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine as well as Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) in 2002. Dr. Wade met his wife while in Stillwater, OK and they moved to Burkburnett, TX in 2002. Dr. Wade and his wife Brooke have 4 children Quinton, Kason, Kelton (Kelby), Kathryn (Kater). Their children play and enjoy sports, while attending school at Wichita Christian School in Wichita Falls. Dr. Wade has worked in Wichita Falls since 2002. In 2011 Dr. Wade moved his practice of veterinary medicine from the corner of Hursh and Jacksboro Hwy. and established A Caring Heart Veterinary Hospital, PLLC. Dr. Wade enjoys his profession very much and provides care to animals with a compassionate heart.


Dr. Ben Slaybaugh, DVM

Dr. Slaybaugh grew up in Lawton Ok. and graduated from Cameron University in 1986. He graduated form the Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 (go pokes!) He began working at Hubbs Animal Clinic in January of 1991. He joined on with our team in June of 2011. He has two cats Silverton and Jake, who he adopted from the Humane Society of Wichita County, and he would recommend anyone looking for a pet to check with them first!


Dr. Donald Hicks, DVM

Dr. Donald Hicks, grew up in Victoria, Texas raising swine and cattle with a local 4-H group. He was inspired to pursue veterinary medicine by his love of caring for his animals throughout his childhood. Dr. Hicks graduated Texas A&M University in May of 2020 and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine as well as a Bachelors in Animal Science. Dr. Hicks and his wife moved here in 2020 where Angela his wife, started her career as a Nuclear Pharmacist. Dr. Hicks has two dogs Jerry and Dave, and a two cats named Kyle and Valarie.


Christy – Practice Manager

Christy is originally from Odessa, Tx. Mom to three human children, Hailee, Lainey, and Garrett. Christy joined the Caring Heart family in 2017 after many years in retail management. Her passion for animals made her a great addition to our family. If you cant find her she is generally somewhere in the clinic loving on an animal. Outside of work she can be found at the race track watching her children race, camping with her family, or on the lake somewhere soaking up the sun. In addition to her human children she has four fur babies at home, Athena her German Shepperd, and Severus, Draco, and Lily her Siberian Huskies.


Tami – Nurse

Tami has been with A Caring Heart since 2012. She has 3 fur babies, Daphne, Layla, and Bobo. Her favorite things do here at A Caring Heart is love on the animals and make them better when they are sick. She is originally from Iowa and loves the cold weather. In her free time you can find her either loving on her 8 grandchildren or enjoying some outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, or riding horses.


Harleigh- Nurse

Harleigh has been with A Caring Heart since 2017. She has two fur babies Dayton and Ruger. Harleigh used to show dogs with 4h and AKC, and she was a phlebotomist before coming to A Caring Heart. She is currently in school getting her associates before transferring to MSU for her bachelors then will be on to OSU for Pre-Vet. Harleigh’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is dentals, surgeries, and blood draws. Outside of work Harleigh enjoys hanging out with friends and family and any outdoor activity.


Brittaney- Nurse/ Nurse Assistant

Brittaney has been with A Caring Heart since 2018. Brittaney has three fur babies, Gypsy, Zeus, and Doc. She also has one human baby Camdyn. Brittaney’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is being personable with the clients, and establishing a relationship with the patients. Outside of work Brittaney likes to spend time with her daughter, she loves the outdoors and finding new adventures, and loves traveling and spending time with her family.


Kayla- Nurse

Kayla has been with A Caring Heart since 2020. Kayla has two fur babies, Fenrir, and Freya. Kayla grew up on a cattle ranch. Kayla’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is drawing blood on patients, every blood draw is different, and she gets a great feeling of satisfaction each time she is successful at drawing blood. Outside of work Kayla can be found playing Nintendo, listening to music, reading, painting, and spending time with family and friends.


Emily- Client Care Specialist

Emily has been with A Caring Heart since 2020. She has one fur baby Darryl. Emily is currently studying to be a Veterinarian Pharmacologist. Emily’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is filling prescriptions, and talking to clients. Outside of work Emily enjoys playing with her dog, and hanging out with friends and family. Before coming to A Caring Heart Emily wanted to be a dolphin trainer, or zoo keeper, but has decided she is more focused on the medicine part of Veterinary Medicine.


Misty- Client Care Specialist

Misty has been at A Caring Heart since 2021. Misty has three fur babies, Athena, Ares, and VooDoo. Misty also has 3 human children Skye, Gunner, and Gauge. Misty’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is see all the cute animals. Outside of work Misty enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going to the lake and river, and crafting.


Tanya- Client Care Specialist

Tanya has been with A Caring Heart since 2021. Tanya has three fur babies Celtus, Bandit, and Bleu. She has four human babies, Tyler, Trent, Tallon, and Tripp. Tanya’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is interact with our patients. Outside of work Tanya loves to cook, and go fishing with her boys.


Taylor- Patient Care Specialist

Taylor has been with A Caring Heart since 2021. Taylor has one fur baby Boo. Taylors favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is getting to know the wonderful animals and loving on them. Outside of work Taylor loves to be outside gardening, and they love to travel and explore new places.


Madison-Nurse Assistant

Madison has been at A Caring Heart since 2021. Madison has four fur babies, Brizzie, Magnolia, Roper, and Clyde. Madison’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is see all the puppies and playful dogs and get all the love and kisses. Outside of work Madison likes to ride her horse, take her dogs on adventures, spend time with family, and go to concerts and on spontaneous adventures.


Lindsey- Nurse Assistant

Lindsey has been with A Caring Heart since 2021. Lindsey has four fur babies, Egg, Toast, Snickers, and Kit Kat. Lindsey’s is unique in that she has heterochromia (two different colored eyes). Lindsey’s favorite thing to do at A Caring Heart is give all the animals love and pets, and meet animals that also have heterochromia. Outside of work Lindsey likes to hang out with friends and family, play games on her switch or do arts and crafts.