Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Hill Country Vet Hospital in South Bandera! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (830) 796-3787 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Conrad K. Nightingale

Dr. Nightingale is a 1971 graduate from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nightingale takes a special interest in equine sports medicine. Dr. Nightingale also has expertise in Acupuncture, CO2 Laser Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, as well as conventional surgery and practices. Dr. Nightingale and his wife have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Dr. Nightingale remains very active in his community and church activities.

Dr. Jerry Billquist

Dr. Jerry Billquist (aka Dr. B) a Native of Montana, Dr. Billquist earned his B.S. at Montana State University and earned his Veterinary degree as well as a Master’s in reproductive physiology from Colorado State University. Dr. B enjoys practicing both companion animal and equine medicine. He served as a military veterinarian in the United States Army, has previously owned 2 private practices in Montana, was the resident veterinarian for a large Texas horse ranch and has worked as a relief veterinarian. Dr. Billquist is currently serving as President of the Kerrville Area Veterinary Medical Association and coordinates veterinary continuing education for Veterinarians in the Kerrville, Boerne & Hill Country area. Dr. B has been associated with Hill Country Vet hospital for 16 years. He and his wife Bonnie have 2 grown sons and two grandsons.

Amie Nightingale Gray

Office Manager

Amie assists in the growth and development of all aspects of our hospital. A graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor of science in human ecology 1994. Amie has worked in many different areas over the years including hospitality, retail and teaching. She has worked for HCVH for over 13 years and has two daughters.

Nancy Nightingale

Accounts Manager

For 50 years by her husband’s side Nancy has helped run Hill Country Vet Hospital and raise their three children and two grandchildren. We rely on Nancy to take care of several departments including personnel and accounts payable. She and Dr. Nightingale have been married 50 years, and Nancy has always kept our hospital in its best looking condition. One thing Nancy prides is that we always have a comfortable and nice looking environment for our clients.

Samantha Wright

Veterinary Technician

HOWDY! My name is Samantha Wright, I am from Helotes, TX and also the youngest of five children. I am a 3rd-gen Aggie and a sophomore studying animal science at Texas A&M University College Station. Studying to become a large animal veterinarian and hopefully owning my own business. Experience in working with mainly porcine and poultry and some bovine and ovine as well. I am blessed to be able to work at this hospital for the summer! When I am not working with animals you can find me outdoors!

Alexandra Reavis

Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Bandera, Texas to a large family. Music and dancing are my first loves when I am not playing with my puppies as animals have always been a big part of my life. My decision to become a veterinary technician comes from the many array of animals I had around throughout my life from deer, rabbits, horses, cattle and goats. So many stories to share from raising these animals that I would love to tell. Humor is one of my many gifts as well as I love making people smile.

Rebecca Lippy


Welcoming you to our hospital, either on the phone or in the office you will meet Rebecca Lippy. She has been with Hill Country Vet Hospital for almost 7 years now and will try to answer any questions or concerns you may have. She moved to Bandera from Lake Conroe area in 1995. Growing up she enjoyed helping her dad at a few of the local dude ranches (mainly grooming, riding and spoiling the horses) during her summers. She graduated from Bandera High School in 2003. She and her husband of 20 years traveled over parts of Texas & decided to settle down back in Bandera in 2010 so their children Alyssa 17 & Josh 13 could attend Bandera ISD. On the weekends she enjoys spending time with her family, their 3 dogs (Maximus, Blue and Claus) and 4 cats (Lucky, Bentley, Optimus, and Patches).

Sheryl Katzer


Sheryl Katzer has been grooming for over 30 years in South Texas. She has a wonderful rapport with our clients and strives for 100% satisfaction for her customers! She moved to Bandera in 1992, in her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 step kids. Sheryl is also a reputable dog breeder.