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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

  • Keeleigh Jones
    Kennel Technician

    Keeleigh started her employment with HVC in March of 2021. She is currently attending FVSU working towards her veterinary technician degree. After graduating FVSU she plans to apply for UGA and get her Doctorial degree in Veterinary Medicine. Keeleigh has always had a love for animals. She got her first dog, Cookie age 14,  when she was 6 years old. She has another dog named Gunnar, 1; and 2 cats, Tigger and Shadow. Keeleigh has also always had a love for softball. She enjoys playing and teaching younger girls with the Byron Rec. Department. 

  • 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.

  • Jenna Lazar
    , RVT
    Lead Technician

    Jenna is a new graduate RVT since 2020. She is our Lead Technician and has over 5 years of emergency and critical care experience. She is obsessed with reading books and enjoys spending time 

  • Skylar, VA
    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, 10 months and two cats Meredith, 4 and Zola, 2. In her free time she likes to make jewelry, binge watch horror/crime movies. Her goal once she finishes her program is to get her license and continue growing as Veterinary Technician!

  • Emily, VA
    Kennel Technician Supervisor

    Emily has been in veterinary medicine since 2017. In addition to being our Kennel supervisor she has the ability to be a veterinary assistant and receptionist, she is a jack of all trades! Emily enjoys reading and hiking. She has two dogs Sassy, 6 and Milton, 3; . Emily has a few unique phobias: herpetophobia (fear of lizards); sidonglobophobia (fear of cotton balls); amathophobia (fear of dust/dryer lint). 

  • Angel Murray
    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.

Testimonials

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

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed