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Staff

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

At Hillcrest Animal Hospital, we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. This page highlights the staff – our training, experience and dedication to the field of veterinary medicine!

Please call us at 361-573-6131 so that we may assist you in every way possible with your veterinary questions or concerns!

  • Dr. John Beck, DVM
    Dr. Beck was born and raised in Victoria. He grew up on his family farm on Salem Road where he and his family raised sheep, chickens, cattle, horses, etc. After high school, Dr. Beck went to Texas A&M University for his undergraduate work and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Education.
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  • Sandy Garcia, BS, RVT-CVPM, Business Manager
    Business Manager

    Sandy came to Hillcrest Animal Hospital in 2016. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since 2005. She received her Registered Veterinary Technician License in 2007 and her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Certification in 2011. She raised her children in Victoria, moved away, but came back and is very happy with her decision. She enjoys spending time with her family and her 3 dogs, Grace, Luna and Keenan. She has a passion for adopting shelter pets, training them for assistance dogs, and donating them to someone in need. She is also licensed through American Kennel Club as a Certified Therapy/ Assistance Dog Trainer

  • Deanna, LVT, Lead Technician
    Deanna is a native Victorian. She graduated from Industrial High School in 2004 and then went on to attend the Vet Tech Institute of Houston where she received an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She began her veterinary career at Hillcrest in July of 2012. She has a very energetic son named Gavin and numerous fur babies. Her one true hobby is reading and finds nothing more enjoyable or comforting than getting sucked into a great book.

  • Gencie, Veterinary Technician
    Gencie was born here in Victoria, Texas and has lived here for most of her life. She is in school studying to achieve her License in Veterinary Technology and has been with us at Hillcrest since 2016. She does not currently have any animals, but she does have her beautiful twin daughters, Lacey and Lexie. She spends most of her time with them and her sweet husband, Kevin.

  • Victoria, Veterinary Technician
    Victoria was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Victoria in December. She recently graduated from Texas A&M University - Kingsville with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. She is now working towards getting her License in Veterinary Technology. She has a lot of previous experience working in veterinary clinics as well, and was working at another animal hospital in Kingsville before she came here! She has a Labrador Retriever puppy at home and loves to spend her time with horses!
  • Erika, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

    Erika was born and raised in Houston, Texas and has been working with animals since she was 18 years old. She moved to Victoria two years ago with her fiance, Samuel. She is currently in college pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business and Healthcare Administration. She loves to spend time with her 3 dogs, Koda, Max, and Daisy. She also has a crested gecko and a banana ball python.


  • Kasey, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

    Kasey was born in Austin and was raised here in Victoria. She and her husband Josh have an adorable baby boy named Slade. He is 8 months old and growing by the minute! She also has two pitbulls named Athena and Zina, who love to spend time at the park with her and her family.


  • Katelyn, Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Technician
    Katelyn has lived in Victoria all her life and is planning to begin studying for her Vet Tech License in the Fall. Katelyn lives with her fiance Brandon, and together they have two beautiful children. Her daughter Emily is 3 and her handsome son Wyatt just turned 1! She has a pitbull named Ruger and a Miniature Australian Shepherd named Toby. In her spare time, she and her family love doing outdoor activities.

  • Emily, Kennel Technician

    Emily is 18 years old, a junior in high school, and is the current Vice President in Victoria West High School's FFA Chapter. She has big plans to run for President for the 2018-2019 school year. She spends most of her days working, playing, and training her Husky puppy Riki. Once Emily graduates high school, she is hoping to go to veterinary school at Texas A&M University!

Office Hours

Monday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed


**On Saturday we are open to the public but the vet has limited availability and is not always on site. If your pet needs to be seen by the Veterinarian it may be considered an “emergency call” and a deposit will be required.

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