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Houston Veterinary Clinic has the distinction of 34 consecutive years of accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a testimonial to the superior care and exacting standards of medicine, surgery, record keeping, and pet owner education, which are standard procedures every day. HVC is the only AAHA accredited clinic in Houston County. The hard-working staff not only love animals, but dedicate their every task to ensuring that pets and their owners receive attention, compassion, and medical expertise that has made Houston Veterinary Clinic successful for the last 40 years.

Our facilities are modern and easily accessible with separate waiting rooms for cats and dogs and climate-controlled boarding facilities. Houston Veterinary Clinic is a foremost family friendly practice, reflected by the two generations of veterinarians that practice here every day. We are conveniently located near Carl Vinson Parkway, with ample parking and a large grassy lawn for walking your pets away from traffic. 

Please call us at 478-929-0361, email us or message us at our facebook page to schedule an appointment or to ask questions anytime!

Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Caitlyn

    Caitlyn has been working at HVC since Jan 2019. She has 3 dogs named Bo, Addie and Rizzo. Caitlyn has a bachelors in Veterinary Technology from Fort Valley State University. She Graduated in July 2019. Her career goal is to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

  • Kelsie

    Kelsie is a receptionist here at Houston Veterinary Clinic. Kelsie is in school to get her bachelors in science and business, hoping to be a practice manager one day. She has three cats, Ollie, Jade, Odin and one dog named Titan.

  • Brooke

    Brooke began working at HVC in April 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant with her V.A. certification from Animal Behavioral College. She is currently working toward an online associates degree in Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster College. She has 4 fur babies, Milo, Daxton, Maverick and Paisley. Career Goal is to become a Registered Vet. Tech and become a practice manager one day. She is so glad her passion could become her career. 

  • Alisyn

    Alisyn started working at Houston Veterinary Clinic in September 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has two dogs named Emma and Piper, a cat named Tater Tot as well as a leopard gecko named Pierogi.

  • Abby

    Abigail started working at Houston Veterinary Clinic as a Kennel Technician in October 2019. She is currently a biology major at Middle Georgia State University. In the future, she plans to attend Veterinary School at the University of Georgia. Abigail has one dog, Sugar, who is 14 years old.

  • Dr.
    James K. Hilliard, Jr.

    Dr. Hilliard is the owner of Houston Veterinary Clinic and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 39 years. A graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, he is pleased to provide high quality small animal care in the only AAHA certified animal hospital in Houston County.

    Dr. Hilliard grew up on a dairy farm in Mitchell County and was surrounded by animals of all types during his youth. He is an avid fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, and boasts having visited every stadium in the SEC. He is married to his wife Barbara and is the father of three adult children and grandfather to two young grandsons.

  • Dr.
    Knox Hilliard

    Knox has worked at Houston Veterinary Clinic throughout the summers during high school (Warner Robins High School class of 2006) and college and started as a full time associate veterinarian in June 2015. He graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Georgia in 2010 and from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine with a D.V.M. in 2014. He completed a one year rotating medicine and surgery internship after graduating in 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee prior to returning back home to the family practice.

  • Gloria

    Gloria began working at Houston Veterinary Clinic near 40 years ago! She is the proud owner of a Papillon named Cricket. She loves sewing, embroidery and quilting in her free time. Gloria’s favorite thing about her job include getting to meet clients and observe their relationships with their pets. Gloria also enjoys riding on the motorcycle with her husband Ray.

  • Tammy

    Tammy is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Fort Valley State University and has worked at HVC for over 20 years. She is married to Scott and has a daughter named Delaney. They also share their home with Willow and Ryder, both Golden Retrievers, Ozzy, a schnauzer/poodle mix, and three adventurous kitties: Lily, Daisy, and Wilson. Tammy greatly enjoys being able to make a difference helping or saving someone's 'baby' and seeing that pet go home healthy and happy. Should she find some spare time, Tammy greatly enjoys scrapbooking, reading, working out and shopping.

  • Wendy

    Wendy started employment at Houston Veterinary Clinic in April 2015. She owns four cats: Oliver (11 year old Orange Tabby), Chloe (8 year old long hair Tabby), Pepper (7 year old black DSH) and Mitzi (a 1 year old grey and white DLH). She enjoys reading and hanging out with her kids (Connor and Ally) in her time away from work. She has always loved working with animals and states that she truly enjoys the camaraderie amongst the clinic staff as well as stealing their Peanut Butter M&Ms when nobody is watching. She is originally from West Virginia and has been married to her husband David for 25 years.

  • Emily

    Emily has been with Houston Veterinary Clinic for 3 years. She started as a kennel tech, cross trained as a receptionist as well as a vet assistant. Emily has 3 dogs, a Pit/Boxer mix named Sassy, A Pit named Pepper as well as a Great Pyrenees/Elk Hound mix named Tora.

  • Cheyenne

    Cheyenne is a Kennel Technician at Houston Veterinary Clinic. She currently attends Middle Georgia State University studying biology. In the future she plans to become a Veterinary Technician. Her favorite animal is a horse and Cheyenne enjoyed barrel racing when she was younger. Although she does not have any pets at home, Cooper(in the picture with her) is her dog away from home.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. My Rosey is somewhat timid in new environments and anytime she has to be on a leash. The staff was very understanding of her being scared at the vet. I felt very confident they were kind to her during her overnight stay after surgery. I highly recommend this vet clinic!"
    Tiffany Carter Faulk
  • "The staff is absolutely amazing! It was my first time taking Luna and they made us feel right at home. Dr. Knox Hilliard was great and answered all questions that I had. Would recommend this vet to everyone!"
    Paige Harris
  • "Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. My Rosey is somewhat timid in new environments and anytime she has to be on a leash. The staff was very understanding of her being scared at the vet. I felt very confident they were kind to her during her overnight stay after surgery. I highly recommend this vet clinic!"
    Hayley Suzanne

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