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 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 is married and has two daughters. Companion animals are Tia and Tai our sibling cocker spaniels (4 yrs) and their sister a domestic cat, Mim Mim (17 yrs).

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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 forty 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.

Tina Couch

Veterinary Technician

Tina has been an important part of our team for five years now and performs many different tasks for our hospital as technician. Growing up on a large ranch in Sanderson, Texas, Tina brings lots of large animal and ruminant animal experience to our practice. When she is not working at helping to take great care of all our patients, she is enjoying time with her two teenage children and being outdoors hunting and fishing. Her companion animals are Otis (3 yr) Yorkshire Terrier, and Shadow (2 yr) Golden Retriever.

Rebecca Lippy

Receptionist

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 5 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 18 years traveled over parts of Texas & decided to settle down back in Bandera in 2010 so their children Alyssa 15 & Josh 11 could attend Bandera ISD. On the . weekends she enjoys spending time with her family, their 2 dogs (Maximus, Blue and Bella) and 5 cats (Lucky, Bentley, Optimus, Tabs, and Patches).

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Sheryl Casey

Groomer

Sheryl Katzer has been grooming for 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 27 years ago, in her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Sheryl is also a reputable dog breeder.