Welcome To Hillcrest Animal Hospital
Dr. John Beck has been working as a veterinarian for over 40 years. He is involved in a number of organizations, including Victoria Rotary Club, Victoria Chamber of Commerce, South Texas Farm and Ranch Show, Texans Scholarship Fund, Victoria 4-H, Victoria FFA, and the South Texas Ranch Association. He is also a member of TVMA (Texas Veterinary Medical Association), AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association), AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and the VISD Emerging Technology Dept.
Hillcrest Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. In addition to our services that we provide for our clients, we also work with local organizations and shelters to help as much as we can. We work directly with Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption and Shelter Pets of Victoria as both of their primary vets and even offer obedience classes through DOCPAC as well. In addition to this, we are also a teaching hospital for Victoria College’s Veterinary Assistant Program, having both started and running the program ourselves.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it.
Running an urinalysis can be quite helpful. Not only does it test for urinary tract infections, but it can give us information on the functioning of the kidneys. Sometimes, it is the first indication of diabetes.
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
We believe in nurturing the human-pet bond and creating a harmonious relationship between people and pets. You can expect to be greeted by a courteous receptionist, clean exam rooms, friendly doctors, and caring technicians. We appreciate the role we get to play in your pets’ health care.