Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff

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 361-238-5100 at so that we may assist you in every way possible with your veterinary questions or concerns!

Dr. John Beck, DVM
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 1976 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Education, and a Masters Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1982.

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Sandy Garcia
Sandy Garcia, BS, RVT-CVPM, 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, then came back and is very happy with her decision. She enjoys spending time with her family and her 4 dogs, Grace, Luna, Keenan and Itty Bitty. 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.
Marcy
Marcy, Bookkeeper
Marcy has lived in Victoria all of her life. She came to Hillcrest Animal Hospital in early 2018. Her love of working with numbers AND animals is the perfect fit for her! She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and decorating & has a passion for animal rescue. Marcy shares her home with her four rescue dogs - Trixie, Lola, Bessie & Winston. She leads a simple and serene life with her fur babies...just the way she likes it!
Deanna
Deanna, LVT, Lead Technician
Deanna is a native Victorian, graduating 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. Deanna 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
Gencie, Veterinary Technician
Gencie was born here in Victoria, Texas and has lived here for most of her life. She is currently working towards her License in Veterinary Technology and has been with us at Hillcrest since 2016. She does not currently have any animals, but does have beautiful twin daughters, Lacey and Lexie. She spends most of her time with them and her sweet husband, Kevin.
Victoria
Victoria, Veterinary Technician
Victoria was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Victoria in December 2017 after she 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. While enrolled in college she worked at an animal hospital in Kingsville. She has a Lab named Lina, a daschund named Max, both of which are rescues and she loves to spend her time with horses!
Shi-Anne
Shi-Anne, Veterinary Technician
Shi-Anne was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. She moved to Victoria in 2015 and started her career in veterinary medicine. She originally started working here as a receptionist, and worked her way in to a veterinary technician position. She has two furbabies at home, Foxy Momma and Max that she loves spending time with.
Erika
Erika, Receptionist/Admin. Assistant
Erika was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been working with animals since she was 18 years old. She moved to Victoria with her fiance, Samuel in 2016. She plans to graduate from Victoria College in Spring 2019 with an Associates of Science Degree. Afterwards, she hopes to transfer to the University of Houston - Victoria in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Business and Healthcare Administration. She loves to spend time with her 3 dogs and crested gecko.
Kasey
Kasey, Receptionist/Admin. Assistant
Kasey was born in Austin and was raised here in Victoria. She has been with us at Hillcrest Animal Hospital since late 2017. She and her husband Josh have 2 wonderful children together. She is a big advocate for Bully Breed Rescues, and has two Pit Bulls of her own. In her spare time, she and her family love to spend their time outdoors.
Katelyn
Katelyn, Veterinary Assistant
Katelyn has lived in Victoria all her life and is currently working towards her Certificate in Veterinary Assistance. She lives with her fiance Brandon, her daughter Emily and her handsome son Wyatt. She has a pitbull named Ruger and a Miniature Australian Shepherd named Toby. In her spare time, she and her family enjoy outdoor activities.
Emily
Emily, Kennel Technician
Emily is 18 years old, a senior at West High School. She holds the office of Secretary of the Victoria West High School's FFA Chapter. She spends most of her days working, playing, and training her Husky puppy Riki. Upon graduation of high school, Emily plans to attend Texas A&M University, and pursue a career in veterinary medicine.