Meet our Team
Jill K Hobbs, Owner/DVM
Years in Practice: 38
Education: College of Veterinary Medicine - DVM
Dr. Jill Kathleen Hobbs graduated from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1978 and has been in practice since 1980. She pursued graduate studies in the Department of Public Health at Texas A&M before establishing her first practice in Bryan-College Station. In 1993, Dr. Hobbs sold her College Station practice to move back home to Winnsboro, Texas. She worked as a full-time emergency medicine clinician at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Tyler, Texas until 1996, when she established the Hawkins Pet & Exotic Animal Clinic. Dr. Hobbs works with pet rescue/adoption organizations and has been active in helping to establish a humane society/shelter in the Hawkins area. She has been married for forty-four years to Johnny Hobbs and has three children, and three grandchildren.
Janet K Smith, DVM
Years in Practice: 41
Education: Texas A&M University - DVM
Interests: Small ruminants
Dr. Janet Kepley Smith graduated with her veterinarian's degree and certificate from Texas A&M University in 1972. In 1977, she married Mr. Le Kepley. They have four children together, all of whom are now grown. Dr. Smith owned her own practice in Dallas, and after 25 years of running it, she and her husband moved to the East Texas area to establish a ranch. With years of personal experience and a special interest in small ruminants (which include sheep, goats, and llamas), she raises both meat and dairy goats, sheep, and cows on their ranch, and of course has several smaller animals running around as well.
Dr. Smith worked in our Holly Lake branch from it's opening in 2005 to it's close in 2009. She came back to the Hawkins Animal Clinic in the fall of 2010 and now works all day on Wednesdays performing surgeries and seeing appointments as a part of our weekly discount program. With her continually growing reputation for her special interest in small ruminants, we are proud to have her!
Johnny Hobbs, Office Manager
Years at Practice: 4
Education: Texas A&M University - MS
Johnny has been our Office Manager since 2014. He has a BS in Wildlife & Fishery Sciences and an MS in Entomology, both from Texas A&M University. He and Dr. Hobbs have been married for forty-four years, and have three children and three grands. Johnny enjoys hunting, fishing, and keeping the practice running smoothly.
Haley Williams, Receptionist/Assistant
Years at Practice: 9
Haley works up front as our receptionist and assists all areas here at the Hawkins Animal Clinic. She says the best part about her job is seeing the many types of animals that she would not be able to see at a regular veterinarian's office. "I have seen tigers, cougars, all types of snakes, and so many other exotic animals." While she is partial to our exotic patients, she enjoys all of our patients and their people.
Greta Halcumb, Veterinary Technician
Years at Practice: 8
Education: BS in Animal Science Stephen F. Austin State University
Greta is one of our technicians at Hawkins Animal Clinic. After graduation from SFA in 2009, with an Animal Science Degree, she joined the HPEAC team. She has always had a passion for working with animals, being raised on a dairy. She participated in Stephen F. Austin's Show Team showing pigs and beef cattle. "It is exciting to work with Dr. Hobbs on all of our animals, and it is fascinating to see Dr. Hobbs work on our exotic patients." Greta and her husband have one daughter and their two dogs, Chloe and Joey.
Jesse Worsham, Veterinary & Kennel Technician
Years at Practice: 3
Jesse joined our staff in 2015 as a Kennel Technician and has worked as one of our Veterinary Technicians since December 2015. He grew up around animals his entire life, from dogs and cats to livestock, reptiles and birds. His favorite part of the job is having the opportunity to encounter a wide variety of animals, especially the exotics, and assisting in surgeries. Jesse likes to spend his free time with friends and family, gaming, and watching movies.