Meet Dr. Beck
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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.
Upon graduation, Dr. Beck began working for the Extension Service of Liberty County where he was very involved in the local 4-H clubs. Two years later, Dr. Beck made the decision to apply for the College of Veterinary Medicine. He was accepted into the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and graduated in August of 1982.
He returned to Victoria and purchased Hillcrest Animal Hospital from Dr. Phillips. After two years of practicing at the location on Main Street, Dr. Beck moved the practice to its current location on John Stockbauer Drive. He has been successfully growing his practice in this location since 1985. His favorite areas of study are orthopedic surgery, dermatological cases, and exotic animals.
Dr. Beck loves all animals, including wildlife. In his spare time, he likes working on his ranch, where he raises horses and cattle. He has two wonderful children, Laurie and John, and two grandchildren, Jack and Molly. He is a board member for the local Rotary Club, a board member for the Victoria Electric Co-Op Board of Directors, and a board member of the South Texas Farm and Ranch Show. He is also a longtime member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Golden Crescent Veterinary Medical Association (GCVMA), Texas Cattleman’s Association, and the Texas Wildlife Management Association.
Dr. Beck is also a member of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, C of C Ambassadors, and Hope of South Texas.
Dr. Beck is a very respected member of the community and strives for excellence in every aspect of his professional and personal life.