Meet the friendly staff at Houston Veterinary Clinic!
Jenna, RVTgLead 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 outdoors.
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, 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 H.Receptionist and Kennel 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).
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.
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.
Tammy C.Licensed Technician
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.
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 got her first dog, Cookie age 14, when she was 6 years old. She has another dog named Gunnar, 1; and 1 cat named Flash. Keeleigh has also always had a love for softball. She enjoys playing and teaching younger girls with the Byron Rec. Department.
Angel MurrayVeterinary 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.