Belton Small Animal Clinic

Belton Small Animal Clinic equals family. We are a full service veterinary clinic that has been in Belton, Texas for over 35 years. We take pride in our professional and courteous staff who seek to provide the best possible medical care to our highly valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health related educational opportunities to our clients. We strive to offer our clients and our patients the best medical care, surgical care, dental care, boarding and grooming services. Come be a part of a family at Belton Small Animal Clinic.
  • Monday - Saturday
  • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday - CLOSED
  • Emergency After Hours Care
  • 254-231-3774
  • Linda M. Hankins, DVM

     

    Dr. Hankins joined Belton Small Animal Clinic in 1997.  She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Texas A&M University in 1994.  After graduating, she spent three years at the Animal clinic in Galveston.  Dr. Hankins grew up wanting to become a veterinarian, applying for her first job when she was eight years old, only to be told to come back when she was sixteen. At fifteen, Dr. Hankins started her career at a veterinary practice.

    Veterinary practice allows one to utilize the love of animals, problem solving while building long lasting relationships with the pets and their families.  It also allows for a variety of experience including education of owners, internal medicine, radiology, anesthesiology and surgery.

    Dr. Hankins enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and playing cards.  Duncan, her Border Collie, is always close at hand and she has a small herd of cows she shares with her brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Lizzy.

    Dr. Hankins Professional associations include:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Texas Veterinary Medical Association
    • North Central Texas Veterinary Medical Association
    • Board Member, After Hours Veterinary Services
    Community Involvement:
    • Foundation United Methodist Church
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1994
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Suzanne Brown, DVM

     

    Dr. Suzanne M. Brown joined Belton Small Animal Clinic in the fall of 2011.  Originally from the Houston area, she spent 8 years as an associate veterinarian in Temple.  She has the unique distinction of being both a Longhorn and an Aggie, with an undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin and a DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Her professional interests include internal medicine, anesthesiology, feline medicine, and diagnostic ultrasound.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the North Central Texas District Veterinary Medical Association, and is on the Board of Directors of the Animal Emergency Center of Temple-Belton.

    Dr. Brown enjoys international travel and is fluent in Spanish.  She lives out in the country with her husband Craig and their three young daughters, twins Anna and Grace, and the youngest Claire.  They share their home with their blue heeler mix Daisy, rottweiler mix Maddie and their cockatiel Piper.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 01, 2003
    Education:
    University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University
  • Dana Tedesco, DVM

     

    Dr. Tedesco joined the Belton Small Animal Clinic in 2013. Born and raised a Michigan Wolverine, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Michigan and her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she moved to Austin, Texas for a rigorous internship in small animal emergency medicine and surgery. She spent a year as a wildlife veterinarian in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, working with local wildlife including black bears and bald eagles, before finding her way back to Central Texas.

    Dr. Tedesco’s interests include emerging infectious diseases and wound management. She shares her North Austin home with a dachshund  mix named Olive, a kitty named Sprinkler, and a human named James.  In her free time, she enjoys distance running, vegetarian cooking, and curling up with a good book. Dr. Tedesco just welcomed a new baby to her family, Michael James and he is a cutie.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kasandra Hill, DVM


    Dr. Hill joined Belton Small Animal Clinic in August 2014. She grew up in a small town in Southwest Kansas and spent many summers at her grandparents farm in the panhandle of Oklahoma.  Dr. Hill gained a lot of experience working side by side with her grandpa while raising cattle and harvesting wheat.

    Dr. Hill attended Clarendon College for one year to play volleyball and then transferred to Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU).  Here, she continued to play volleyball and graduated with a degree in Biology.  SWOSU is also where she met her future, wonderful husband, Jason.  After graduation, her husband returned to Arlington to start his career in coaching/teaching and Hill attended veterinary school at Kansas State University. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Hill joined her husband in Arlington.  After two years in Arlington, Jason transferred to Moody High School, where he is coaching football, and Kasandra joined BSAC.

    Dr. Hill's special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology.  The Hill's have a Border Collie mix named Molly Bean and they just added Dexter Dog, a Lab mix, who was abandoned, to their family. Dr. Hill and her husband just welcomed a son, Augustus Rory, to their family.Congratulations.

    Dr. Hill enjoys being outdoors, going to the lake, and watching her husband coach at the high school football games.   
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pam

    Management Staff

    Pam joined our clinic as office manager in the fall of 2008.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two human children as well as her two fourlegged children, Roxy and Bella.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 01, 2008
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Sharon

    Technician

    Sharon began working as a veterinary technician in 2007 and joined our staff in 2008.  She is a history buff and enjoys reading, music and fashion.  She has a special interest in labwork and is responsible for all our lab equipment.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Deborah

    Technician

    Deborah began working with us in 2009 and has over 20 years of veterinary experience.  She has a special interest in emergency medicine and likes keeping up with the latest in veterinary medicine.  She enjoys spending time with her family and has a special interest in computers and is frequently found on Facebook.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1993
  • Erica

    Technician
     
    Erica joined BSAC in March 2015.  She has been working in the veterinary field since 2003 and completed her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. Senior pets are her favorite. Erica and her husband have lived in Texas, Arizona and North Carolina. They have a family of furred and feathered babies of all sizes and age.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Cedar Valley College AAHA Vet Tech Program
  • Jimmie

    Technician

    Jimmie joined Belton Small Animal Clinic mid 2012.  She has over 11 years of experience in the veterinary field. Jimmie just recently made the switch from receptionist to technician. She married her high school sweetheart and they have 6 kids.  They have 2 chihuahuas named Robey and Bella and a mastiff/ridgeback mixed named Honee.  Jimmie enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Alison

    Technician

    Alison comes to BSAC with over 15 years experience in the veterinary arena. Her first job in 2000 was as a vet tech. She graduated from Texas A&M in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries.  For several years, she worked for Scott & White's animal research facility then went back to being a vet tech. Alison has 4 dogs: 2 labs, a Brittany Spaniel and a pit mix. She enjoys spending her free time with family and her animals on her family's ranch. Welcome Alison.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Heather

    Technician

    Heather recently joined BSAC as a vet tech. She has three years experience in the veterinary field. She comes to us from Temple, Texas where she was born and raised. Currently, she lives on a farm with her two children, a daughter and a son, one duck, a rabbit, two grey Tabby cats, a Chihuahua, two guinea pigs and a number of goats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Cindy

    Technician

    Cindy recently joined BSAC as a technician. You might have seen her at the clinic since she has been a client for a long time. She is a retired firefighter/paramedic.Cindy still cares for patients but now they have four leggs instead of two. She loves to read and travel with her husband. Cindy has two Golden Retrievers and three cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 08, 2016
  • Casey

    Technician

    Casey has been with BSAC since 2011. She started as part of the kennel staff and has advanced to technician. Casey is originally from Killeen/Harker Heights area and graduated from Harker Heights High School. She began her undergraduate degree at LSU and will continue her education elsewhere this fall. Casey is a real animal lover and has experience working with everything from cats and dogs to sloths and kangaroos.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Ania

    Technician

    Ania joined us in March 2014.  Ania grew up in Austria and moved to Texas in 2000 after meeting her husband, Art, during rescue efforts following an avalanche disaster in 1999.  She is the proud mom of Marcus, Vanessa, Adam and Isabella.  Ania also has 3 dogs, 6 cats and 1 horse. She loves watching her kids participate in sports and spending quality time with them and her husband.  She also enjoys showing her purebred Turkish Van cats.
    Ania is passionate about animals and their welfare.  She volunteers at animal shelters, foster cats and assists with networking pets in need of rescue.  With Ania's love for animals, she believes a career in the veterinary field is her calling and is starting her road to reach her goals one step at a time...kennel staff, vet tech and then perhaps a Veterinarian. 


    Years in Practice:
    Mar 20, 2014
  • Casey

    Technician

    Casey recently joined BSAC and is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Casey has completed two years of college and is working towards a biology degree. She hopes to stay in the veterinarian arena once she graduates. She has 2 dogs, a Shepard mix and a German Shepard, and also a Bearded Dragon.  Glad to have Casey as part of our family.

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 09, 2015
  • Stacee

    Technician

    Stacee is new to the veterinary profession.  She comes to BSAC from the education world.  She graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a degree in education.  For fourteen years, she taught science in middle, high school, and was a counselor and a registrar. Stacee has a daughter, Merah, who is very involved in 4-H.  They have 3 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit and 13 goats.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Education:
    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Joyce

    Receptionist

    Joyce's favorite time of year is summer because she loves all the water activities and camping. Her favorite pastime is to take as many cruises as possible to the Caribbean.  She enjoys shopping (especially Black Friday) and dining out. Joyce has lived in Belton for 25 years.  She and her husband have two grown kids, 5 dogs and 1 cat.  Joyce has been with BSAC for 5 years and loves interacting with the pets and their owners. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Taylor

    Receptionist

    Taylor has recently joined Belton Small Animal Clinic's kennel staff.  She is
    originally from St. Louis, MO and moved to Temple earlier this
    year to be with her longtime boyfriend, Tim, who is an EMT.
    Taylor obtained her culinary degree from L'ecole Culinaire,
    St. Louis and has worked in many different types and styles of
    restaurants. At the present time, Taylor is looking into
    changing her career to work where her real passion lies, with
    animals. Taylor and Tim have 2 dogs and one cat - Charlie a
    chocolate lab, Marley a pit mix, and Odin the cat. Her hobbies
    include reading, participating in outdoor activities, and writing.
    Taylor also enjoys a wide range of music and enjoys going to shows
    and concerts.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 08, 2015
    Education:
    L'ecole Culinaire, St. Louis, MO
  • Robin

    Receptionist

    Robin joined BSAC in August 2015. She moved to Belton in 1991 and has been married to her husband, Michael, for 27 years.  Together they owned and operated a general contracting company and Dooley's Pool Hall. Robin has been a client of Belton Small Animal Clinic for 21 years. Growing up, Robin wanted to become a veterinarian so getting to work in vet clinic is the next best thing to her dream job. Robin has a 3yr old black English Lab "Lily" and 3 cats; Jinx, Hissy and Hazy. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, fishing, billiards (plays on 2 league teams; 9 ball and a ladies 8 ball) , hockey and watching old movies.
     

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 06, 2015
  • Maria

    Receptionist

    Maria is our newest member to our reception staff. She is a local girl from Temple. She has worked in the medical field  for 15 years and is also a seamstress. Maria has 5 boys, and 2 dogs Elsa, the Chihuahua and Honey the Shih Tzu. She recently married, Victoria, in October and they enjoy fishing and going to the lake. Maria enjoys being around animals so she fits in nicely at BSAC.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 08, 2016
  • Kris

    Kennel Staff/Groomer

    Kris has been working with us since 2000 as a kennel technician.  Her interests are anything related to animals. Her hobbies include arts and crafts, training her dogs, training and driving her pony as well as raising Nigerian Dwarf goats.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Tyler

    Kennel Staff

    Tyler joined BSAC in January of 2015.  He is 18 years old and graduated last year from Alvarado High School. He enjoys all types of sports, art, business and taking care of animals.  Tyler is in the process of saving money for college and would like to pursue a degree in business or animal care. In the mean time, he will be working as part of our kennel staff, with the desire to become a vet tech.
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 10, 2015
  • Lauren

    Kennel Staff

    Lauren joined us in August 2015. She is currently a sophomore at Belton High School and is involved in the Vet Tech program. Lauren has always been around animals so her passion to become a veterinarian started at a young age. Her and her mother breed pure-bred Shih-Tzus so she is constantly in the company of puppies. She enjoys yoga, spending time with her family and friends, shopping, traveling and dog sitting. She has a twin brother, Garrett, and 8 other "siblings", 6 dogs and 2 cats! Laurens plan for the furture is to graduate with honors from BHS, attend Texas A&M and then follow on at Texas A&M Vet School. 
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 08, 2015
    Education:
    Belton High School, Sophomore
  • Jerod

    Kennel Staff

    Jerod joined the BSAC staff in Aug 2015. He is a junior at Belton High School and is involved in the Vet Tech program. Jerod has grown up with all types of animals and enjoys raising and showing goats. Because of his love for animals, Jerod has always wanted to work at a vet clinic and would like to attend Tarleton University and major in Animal Science and then continue on to vet school. Jerod has 4 younger siblings, 2 human brothers, Joseph and Joel, a lab mix named Duke and a Kelpie Pointer mix named Daisy.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 06, 2015
    Education:
    Belton High School, Junior
  • Brittany

    Kennel Staff

    Brittany joined BSAC in September of 2015. She grew up in Belton and has always loved animals. As a child, she was always bringing home stray kittens and puppies. She even took in injured birds and lizards. Brittany graduated from Belton High school in 2013 and then moved to Austin. There she began fostering anything from rats and lizards to dogs and cats. Her goal has always been to help animals find a safe and loving home. In 2014 she moved back to Belton, and has since continued to foster a wide variety of animals. Along with fostering she also has a lot of pets of her own. For the time being, she has two gerbils (Asha and Téa), three pet rats (Minnie, Gemma, and Darcy), a dachshund named Peanut and a brown tabby cat named Cornelius (who sometimes thinks he is a rat). Her hobbies are reading and writing as well as designing costumes. Brittany is extremely happy to be working at BSAC and hopes to continue helping animals in any way she can.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 20, 2015
  • Rachel

    Kennel Staff

    Rachel joined BSAC in December of 2015. She grew up in Belton and has formed a life long love for animals. Rachel is a junior at Belton New Tech High @ Waskow and is involved in Belton FFA and the Vet Tech program. She enjoys riding and barrel racing her 4 horses as well as having the company of her 3 dogs, Olive, Pipsqueak and Paisley. Rachel plans to attend Tarleton University where she would like to major in animal science.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Belton New Tech, Junior
  • Jeannie

    Kennel Staff

    We would like to welcome back Jeannie to BSAC. She was raised in Killeen where she lives with her two children, Daniel and Kelsie. Jeannie has a love for all animals and has 2 Great Pyrenees. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Cacie

    Kennel Staff

    Cacie is currently a Nursing major at UMHB. She plans to either be a NICU or a Pediatric nurse upon graduation. Cacie has three "fur babies" Dallas, Jynx and Baylor, and a fish named Benito and loves them all. Her free time is spent with friends or family, she enjoys the summer weather and all summer activities.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 10, 2016
    Education:
    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Junior
  • Susan

    Kennel Staff

    Susan is a lover of all animals. We are very happy to have her join BSAC as part of our kennel staff. Currently, Susan has 2 mutts and 2 Cockatiels. who just had three chicks, so she considers herself their bird granny. Susan also enjoys pet sitting for neighbors.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 10, 2016
  • Marcus

    Kennel Staff

    Marcus is the oldest of 4 children and is a freshman at BHS. He participates in a variety of activities in school and in the community such as, sports, theater, tutoring and helping friends and family. Marcus loves all animals, which he inherited from his mother, the study of plants and weather and is a scientist at heart. He has a special bond with his favorite animal, Brindie, an Australian Shepherd/Boxer mix.


    Years in Practice:
    Apr 10, 2016
    Education:
    Belton High School, Freshman