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.