Thank you, Dr. Williams & Dr. Puffinburger
We give our thanks to the veterinarians that have served us.
Dr. Conrad Williams
Dr. Conrad Williams is with great sadness that we notify you all of the sudden passing of Dr. Conrad Williams on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. We owe our hospital’s existence to him as he opened Beaches Animal Clinic in 1959, despite the skepticism of town veterinarians that the clinic would survive beyond its first year. He was a wonderful person, a veterinarian, and in so many ways was like a father to many people. He continued to give advice and support for Beaches Animal Clinic well beyond his retirement date. He will be greatly missed.
After his retirement, he became interested in art and painting. If you’ve been in the clinic in the most recent years, you may have noticed some of his seaside paintings hanging in the lobby and hallways.
I have known Dr. Williams all of my life, first as our family veterinarian, then as an employee during the summers, and later as an associate. I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with someone who not only taught me a lot about Veterinary medicine but also about honesty and integrity. To me, he was a teacher, mentor, and mostly, a friend. He will be profoundly missed. -William J. Daniel
Conrad LaVerne Williams, 83 passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on June 25, 2013. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama on February 18, 1930. Conrad founded Beaches Animal Clinic in 1959. After 35 years of being a veterinarian, he developed and nurtured a love of artistry. He was of Episcopalian faith and was a member of the International Rotary Club, Interact Club of Fletcher High School as a sponsor, and served on the Board of Directors at Ocean State Bank and Oceanside Bank. Conrad graduated from Fletcher High School – Class of 1948 and attended the University of Florida, Louisiana Tech University, and the University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine. Family members include his loving wife of 39 years, June Falk Williams; children, Roman Williams (Martha), Judson Williams (Sandie), Buster Morrow, and Gary Morrow; grandchildren, Judina Keaton and Wesley Morrow; five great-grandchildren; and two four-legged children Jazzie and Amelia. He is predeceased by his parents, Aubre Lake and Marguerite Lora Williams (nee Butler). If desired, donations may be made to the Jacksonville Humane Society.
Dr. Theodore (Ted) Puffinburger
Dr. Theodore (Ted) Puffinburger, 83, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida passed away peacefully in hospice on May 30, 2017, after suffering a stroke. He was born in Big Pool, Maryland, the third of eight children, to Delbert and Evelyn Puffinberger on July 2, 1933. Ted received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1963. He moved his family to Atlantic Beach after graduation to join the practice of Dr. Conrad Williams at Beaches Animal Clinic. He compassionately cared for the pets of Beaches area families for 32 years until his retirement in 1995. An avid outdoorsman, he took great joy in sharing his passion and knowledge of nature and fishing with friends and family. He was most happy casting a line in one of his favorite fishing spots on the Intracoastal Waterway while observing the beauty of nature in the birds, animals, and plants surrounding him. Ted is preceded in death by first wife Jacqueline Dannell Puffinburger, second wife Margaret Key Puffinburger, sister Anna Clingerman and brother Richard Puffinburger. He is survived by daughter Therese (Terry) Puffinburger of Atlanta, Georgia, son David Puffinburger of Jacksonville, Florida, step-son Eric Helms of Jacksonville, Florida, brothers Donald Poffenberger of Lynn Haven, Florida and Charles Puffinberger of Lengby, Minnesota, sisters Beverly Shipway of Flintstone, Maryland, Robin Dolly of Marietta, Georgia, Grace Puffinberger of Hagerstown, Maryland, and devoted friend and companion June Williams of Atlantic Beach, Florida.
Once again Beaches Animal Clinic has lost one of it’s original veterinarians. Dr. Puffinburger was always known for his kindness and compassion to both people and animals. He practiced first-class medicine and with Dr. Williams formed one of the most respected hospitals in the Beaches and surrounding Jacksonville area. I had the good fortune to work with both of these men, as a kennel worker, a technician, and later as a veterinarian. I will miss Ted’s company, humor, and mostly as my fishing buddy. -Dr. William Daniel
“Thank you all for the kindness and care you gave to Murphy. We always felt so special and he loved visiting you all. You always took the time to make him feel happy on his visits. I always felt so encouraged and warm when I brought him in. Because of your kindness, I always knew I had made the right decision to rescue him. He gave me 2.5 years of happiness, thanks to your care for him. He was a lucky dog that we knew defied all odds. Thank you and Bless you all for the work you do.”