Meet the friendly staff at Houston Veterinary Clinic!
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 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.
Kori is the owner of a 5 year old German Shepherd mix (Rocky), a German Shepherd puppy (Baron) a 2 year old Lab mix (Bailey) and two domestic short hair felines: Tippy (2 years old) and Capone (4 years old). Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym with her fellow technician Tammy and eating Peanut Butter M&Ms with Wendy. She finds being there to help animals as the most rewarding part of her job as a licensed technician. She graduated from CAVT in Colorado Springs and moved to Georgia in 2014 with her husband.
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.
Courtney works as a kennel assistant and is currently a junior at Northside High School where she is enrolled in several Advanced Placement courses. She aspires to attend college to pursue a degree in a medical field upon graduation. She has a young dog named Weston and enjoys various outdoor activities including target shooting.
Gloria began working at Houston Veterinary Clinic near 40 years ago! She is the proud owner of a Papillon named Cricket. She loves being involved with pet therapy at several local facilities. She is involved with the Read Education Assistance Dog program at Nola Brantley Library and Centerville Elementary School. 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.