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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 44 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.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Ashley W
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley started in vet medicine as a receptionist in 2020. She has always had a love for animals. She is m =arried with 3 kids. She has 2 dogs and 1 cat. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being in the outdoors, and reading. 

  • Dr.
    James K. Hilliard, Jr.

    Dr. Hilliard opened Houston Veterinary Clinic in 1979 and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 44 years. A graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, 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 has three children.

  • Jenna L,
    RVTg
    Practice Manager & Lead Technician

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emily H.
    Receptionist

    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, Lennon and daughter Eleanor. She has two dogs named Sassy and Milton.

  • Stephanie S.
    Receptionist

    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. 

  • Dana Hilliard
    Receptionist & Office Assistant

    Dana is a part time receptionist and office assistant. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. She enjoys working around the office and meeting clients. Dana has two dogs that she adores. She is married to Dr. Knox and they have three children.

  • MaeLynn D.
    Kennel Technician

    MaeLynn started working at HVC in June of 2023. She is currently attending FVSU working towards her veterinary technician degree. MaeLynn plans to become a veterinarian one day. She has always had a love for animals and would do anything to help them feel good. She has a dog named Gypsie and loves her with her entire heart.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    "Highly recommended Dr. Hilliard and staff, they went above and beyond to take care of our Cersei. Patient, kind and caring."

    S. Brannon

    "I take all 4 of my dogs here, every single person in there is AMAZING, the doctor even responds to after hour texts and calls. Very lucky to have found this veterinarian!"

    Danielle W.

    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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