Meet our Team
Jill K Hobbs , Owner/DVM
Years in Practice: 34
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 thirty-eight years to Johnny Hobbs and has three children, Seth, Jessica, and Kathleen.
Janet Smith , DVM
Years in Practice: 37
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!
Lydia J Green, Office Manager
Years in Practice: 4
Education: Northeast Texas Community College and Texas A&M Texarkana
Lydia has been our Office Manager since August of 2010. She began working with animals professionally as a zookeeper at the age of nineteen. Lydia, her husband Danny, and their daughter, Molly all enjoy the small town life and community of Hawkins. They frequent the Tyler State Park and arena events at Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Tyler.
Haley Williams, Receptionist/Assistant
Years in Practice: 5
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."
Stephanie Wideman, Veterinary Technician
Years in Practice: 1
Stephanie is one of our technicians at Hawkins Animal Clinic. She is currently enjoying her senior year at Lindale High School and working our afternoon shift. She has plans to pursue a career that keeps her around animals; however, she does not yet know exactly what she wants to do. She says her favorite part of the job is going on house-calls with Dr. Hobbs at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge.