Dr. Carol Hillhouse

Dr. Carol grew up in Waco, Texas and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline). Dr. Carol graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She was awarded the TVMA Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year in 2001. Her primary professional interest is canine and feline internal medicine, and her favorite part of practicing in Panhandle is being able to be an integral part of her patients’ and clients’ lives from puppy or kittenhood into their golden years. When she is not loving on your pets at the clinic, she enjoys knitting, geocaching, and leading her Girl Scout troops! She has many pets of her own including Rugen the cat, Wally the dog, Pete the parrot, and Kony the tortoise.


Dr. Joe Hillhouse

Dr. Joe was born and raised in Memphis, Texas. He grew up on a farm and around animals. He always wanted to find a job that he would be able to use the knowledge he gained from being raised on the farm, so being a veterinarian was the perfect fit! He graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 with his wife, Dr. Carol. Two years later, they opened Carson County Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Joe’s favorite part about working in Panhandle is having the opportunity to really get to know all of the families. He enjoys being able to socialize while he is helping his patients, both large and small. When he is not busy at the clinic, Dr. Joe enjoys outdoor cooking, leading his Boy Scout troop, and playing with his dog, Pocket. He is also a member of the Panhandle Lion’s Club and is the former Director of District Eight for American Association of Bovine Practitioners.


Dr. Geneva Heinkel

Dr. Geneva Heinkel was born and raised in Ahwatukee, Arizona. She graduated from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She grew up her whole life knowing her goal was to become a veterinarian and help animals in need. She has a wide range of professional interests including bovine reproduction, small ruminant medicine, and small animal surgery! She is very excited to become part of a new community and work on animals whether they have paws or hooves! When not in the clinic you can find her working on her pottery, gardening or running. Additionally, she enjoys relaxing at home with her 150lb couch potato Great Dane, Scooby- Doo!


Dr. Ryan Miller

Dr. Ryan Miller grew up in Chandler, Arizona. He graduated from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine and received the Boehringer Ingelheim Food Animal Practice Award in 2020. His professional interests include everything from first puppy visits to providing consultation and medicine to production animal herds. Ryan is most excited about the opportunity to bring value to the community through the best medicine possible and cannot wait to be involved outside of the clinic. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors with his two dogs Diesel and Scout.


Dr. Adam Copeland

Dr. Adam Copeland was born in Lubbock and grew up raising livestock as an avid FFA member outside of Houston. After receiving his Animal Science Degree from Texas Tech, Adam attended Texas A&M University College of Veterinary medicine and graduated in 2016. He recently completed a Food Animal Specialty residency at Iowa State University and returns to the Texas Panhandle to provide support to the livestock industry through veterinary care for all livestock species, big and small. Perhaps his greatest professional passion is supporting 4H and FFA members with their animal projects and providing care to underserved animal species including pet pigs, small ruminants, alpacas, camelids, and exotic hoof stock. In the few hours of the day he is not working, you can find him either working in his shop or traversing the outdoors with his two dogs Lady and Chik.


KaCee Phipps

KaCee is our receptionist. She was born and raised in Lockney, Texas. She obtained her associate’s degree from Clarendon College in 2013. She has now worked at Carson County for nearly five years. KaCee’s favorite part of working at the clinic is getting to interact with all of the animals. She really enjoys being the first face that gets to greet all of our amazing clients. KaCee’s long term goal is to become a veterinary technician. When KaCee isn’t welcoming you and your furry loved ones at the clinic, she is usually busy playing golf with her husband or playing with her own furr baby, Dexter.


Coy Lovvorn

Coy is one of our veterinary technicians that helps treat both the large and small animals. Coy was born in Tulia, Texas but was raised in Amarillo. He has been married to his wife for 30 years. During those 30 years, he has worked at Carson County Veterinary Clinic for 24 years. Coy and his wife have an eight-year-old, four-legged daughter named Rose. Coy’s favorite part about working at the clinic is getting to work with the friendly people that come in. When he’s not at the clinic, Coy enjoys relaxing.


Brayden Forbes

Brayden is one of our kennel technicians. He was born in Amarillo, but raised in Panhandle. He has worked for Carson County for 8 months. When he grows up, Brayden wants to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. His favorite part of working at the clinic is that everyone is so nice and are willing to teach him new things all the time. While he’s not at work, Brayden is very involved in sports at his high school and enjoys lifting weights, playing with his Boxers, and being with his friends and family.


Kodie Austin

Kodie is one of our kennel technicians. She was born in Mesa, Arizona, but was raised for most of her life in Panhandle. Kodie has worked at Carson County for almost a year now and has really enjoyed it. Her favorite part of her job is getting to love on all of the patients that come in. She truly has a special heart for animals. Her own fur babies include her dogs, Bear and Miko, and her two cats, Benjamin and Snowball. Kodie is very artistic and enjoys painting and dancing in her free time.


Tracy Collier

Tracy is our office manager. She was born in Amarillo and raised in White Deer. She has now worked for Carson County Veterinary Clinic for 26 years. Tracy says that she can’t imagine working anywhere else because the clinic is her family. Tracy has a son and two daughters, all of who she is very proud of. She also has a herd of pets including her dogs, Blaze, Tanner, and Rosita, her cats Charolette and Lucy, her two horses, Wrangler and T-man, and a 38 years old Amazon Parrot, Gertie. When she isn’t busy at work or taking care of all of her kids, she loves shooting guns and riding motorcycles.


We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Carson County Veterinary Clinic. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important here at Carson County Veterinary Clinic. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (806) 537-3522.