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Houston Veterinary Clinic has been in business serving the middle Georgia area since 1979, a testimonial to the superior care and exacting standards of medicine, surgery, record keeping, and pet owner education, which are standard procedures every day. 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

Learn Who We Are

  • 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. He is married to his wife, Dana, and he has three children.

  • Jenna L,
    Practice Manager

    Jenna is our practice manager and lead technician on staff. She has over 7 years of emergency and critical care experience. Her hobbies include showing quarter horses and learning to rope cows. She also obsessed with reading books and enjoys spending time outdoors. Jenna also is very active in church and wants to tell others about the love of Jesus.

  • Tammy C.
    Licensed Technician

    Tammy 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 two golden retrievers, Willow and Ryder and cats Ms. Grumpy and Daisy. Tammy enjoys seeing pets go home healthy and happy. In her off time, she greatly enjoys scrapbooking, reading, working out and shopping.

  • Angel M.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Angel has been with our clinic since 2020. She is a recent high school graduate and is planning to go to college for veterinary technology in the near future. She has two dogs named Benji and Saint, one cat named Ululo and a turtle named Thunder Chicken.

  • Keeleigh J.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Keeleigh started her employment with HVC in March of 2021. She is currently attending FVSU working towards her veterinary technician degree. Keeleigh has always had a love for animals. She has a dog named Blu and a cat named Flash. Keeleigh has also always had a love for softball. 

  • Skylar G.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Skylar is currently working toward her B.S in Veterinary Technology, scheduled to graduate in 2023. She loves spending time with her pup Lucifer and cats Meredith and Zola. In her free time she likes to make jewelry and binge watch horror/crime movies. Her goal once she finishes her program is to get her license and continue growing as veterinary technician.

  • Emily H.

    Emily has been in veterinary medicine since 2017. She is one of our talented receptionists. Emily enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her son. She has two dogs named Sassy and Milton.

  • Morgan M.
    Patient Care Specialist

    Morgan is one of our kennel technicians at our practice. She has always loved animals and is hoping to pursue a career in some area of veterinary medicine. In her spare time, she loves to cook, bake, and spend time with her friends and family. She has a cat named Bonnie.

  • Dallas C.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Dallas recently joined our team and has been a great addition! She has over 10 years of experience and loves what she does. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, gardening, reading books, spending time with her boyfriend and family.

  • Kayla K.
    Patient Care Specialist and Veterinary Assistant

    Kayla has been with our practice all through her academic career at Fort Valley State University. She loves exotic animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching horror movies.

  • Stephanie S.

    Stephanie is one of our talented receptionists on staff. She has over 15 years of experience. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her family and dog, Finnley. She has a son named Gunner who loves animals just as much. 


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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Houston Veterinary Clinic


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