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Skilled and Compassionate Care

Founded in 1999 by Dr. James Peterson, Hill Country Animal Hospital specializes in providing a level of care that exceeds the expectations of its clients. Our state-of-the-art facility is staffed by skilled and compassionate medical professionals who promote a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The goal of our veterinary hospital is to serve your pet by providing the very best in modern veterinary medicine.

Hill Country Animal Hospital is exceptional in many ways. Our knowledgeable staff goes above and beyond in caring for your pet, from advanced diagnostic procedures to dental hygiene training. The hospital facility is equipped with the latest medical technology, allowing us to provide you with cutting-edge information on your pet’s health. Finally, our commitment to preventive medicine allows us to better serve you and your pet, keeping lifetime cost-of-care to a minimum while still providing the best means to protect your pet’s health.

From illness to injury to preventive care, Hill Country Animal Hospital offers a wide range of highly comprehensive services. These include:

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited

Hill Country Animal Hospital is proud to be an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary hospital. Designation as an AAHA accredited hospital is an honor that further symbolizes our practice’s commitment to high-quality veterinary medicine.

To earn AAHA accreditation, Hill Country Animal Hospital undergoes a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation every three years. This evaluation includes more than 900 standards that our hospital must meet or exceed, from anesthesia to customer service, cleanliness to staff education. In completing the accreditation process every three years, you can be assured that our facility not only provides exceptional care, but also remains up-to-date on the latest advancements in animal care.

AAHA accreditation represents the highest seal of approval in the veterinary industry. Accreditation is voluntary, but we at Hill Country Animal Hospital believe in professionalism and excellence as established by AAHA. We proudly display the AAHA logo as a symbol of our dedication to our clients, our community, and to high-quality, modern veterinary medicine.

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From Our Blog:

November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

While there are some obvious similarities in human diabetes and diabetes in our pets, we tend to approach treatment a little differently in pets.  Let’s review and see how much you know about diabetes in pets! WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes Mellitus occurs when your pet’s body produces too little insulin, stops making insulin completely or […]

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Does Your Pet Have Anxiety on July 4th?

What is Noise Aversion or Noise Anxiety? Have you ever wondered if your pet suffers from anxiety that is related to noise like fireworks, thunderstorms or even just loud noises?  This is called noise aversion and it is a real problem for many pets. Since Fourth of July is fast approaching, this is a wonderful […]

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This was my first visit with a dog that I had had for a week and a half. I wanted him thoroughly examined for health and a neuter. I had a number of questions since it's been a long time since I have had a younger dog and Dr. Rooker took all of the time necessary to answer all of my questions. I'm afraid I kept everyone there late and I really appreciate the excellent experience. You are my new veterinarian.
Dori O., Helotes, TX
Dr. Krick and your whole team are wonderful. In addition, the overall high standards of Hill Country Animal Hospital as a whole are excellent. It is why we have remained clients over the years even after moving away from Helotes.
Paul M., San Antonio, TX
I really can't offer any suggestions for improvement. Dr. Rooker is great. No matter what we see or call her for, she is always very knowledgeable as well as very kind. Also, she always follows up with a phone call. This is very much appreciated. Your staff is great. When we walk in the door, we are always greeted by name made to feel that our visit is just as important to them as it is to us. Thank you.
Carolyn B., Rio Medina, TX
You do everything well! From the second you walk in the door you are greeted by name, told "we have you checked in," etc. The veterinary assistant was so great! Dr. Krick is wonderful as is Dr. Peterson. They both share knowledge and listen well. (sic)