About Us

Who We Are

Hillside Veterinary Clinic is a full-service companion animal hospital providing a broad spectrum of treatments and procedures. Its entire staff is committed to superior veterinary care throughout the life of your pet and quality client satisfaction to you, the pet owner.

Our entire team of professionals is grounded in the belief of preventive care in order to avoid disease, or early detection and diagnosis. Our veterinarians and staff strive to offer not only sound medical advice, but animal education as well.

Hillside Veterinary Clinic understands the special role your pet plays in your family life, and we are dedicated to becoming your partner in your animal's health care. Our jobs are not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your friend healthy and happy.

When you entrust your pet's care to us, we treat him or her as we would our own, period. Our healthcare team will deliver personal attention to the unique concerns of each patient they treat and each client they serve.


    Our History

    Began in 1988

    Founded by the late Dr. Sandy Johnson, Hillside Veterinary Clinic began in a small, storefront shopping mall on Mockingbird Lane and Hillside Drive in Dallas. Dr. Dickson Bain became its owner in 1988.

    1988 - 2000

    Hillside outgrew its former location, and in 1994 the Clinic moved to a two-story, free-standing facility on East Mockingbird Lane. Dr. Bain was joined by Dr. Stephanie Chritton in 1989, and by Dr. Sarah Huskey in 1995. The three veterinarians formed a partnership in 2000.


    With an ever-increasing patient base, but nowhere to grow, Hillside's decision to expand and spin-off a canine and feline practice was realized in the 2004 construction of the Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic.



    Hillside Veterinary Clinic purchased Preston Royal Animal Clinic, which has been serving the North Dallas area for over 40 years. Founded in 1969 by the late Dr. Malcolm Cameron, PRAC has grown and changed along with the vibrant community that it serves.



    Hillside opened Dallas Veterinary Specialists, which is located next door in the Wilshire Office Building.


    Hillside Veterinary Clinic announces it will keep it's doors open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

    Canyon Creek Animal Clinic, Prestonwood Pet Clinic and Pepper Square Pet Clinic were purchased and service the Richardson area. Pepper Square and Prestonwood Pet Clinics are combined under Prestonwood Pet Clinic.


    Hillside Veterinary Clinic purchased Rowlett Veterinary Clinic.


    Hillside Veterinary Clinic purchased Liberty Grove Animal Hospital.


    Hillside Veterinary Clinic purchased Town East Animal Hospital.


    Dr. Bain retired.