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 Prickly Pear Pet Vaccines. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs.

Learning and education are very important here at Prickly Pear Pet Vaccines. Our patients deserve the very best preventive healthcare.

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.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet that isn’t answered by our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Katie Hilla


Owner Dr. Katie Hilla graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and came back to Austin to be closer to family. Born in Texas, she was raised in an Air Force family, and was enlisted in the Air Force and Wyoming Air National Guard prior to and during vet school. She got to live in multiple states and countries for many years, and gained a unique perspective on the world. She believes that all pet owners deserve access to basic, affordable health care and that it is important to give their pets the best start in life by ensuring that they receive the best preventative health care. Dr. Hilla has two cats and two dogs.



Mabel is a life-long animal lover who has been working in the field for over 7 years – from shelter adoptions and animal protection services, to high-volume spay and neuter surgery. Originally from a little town in Mexico, she came to Texas in 2001 and has called Austin home ever since. Mabel is deeply committed to the well-being of animals and finds working in the veterinary field incredibly rewarding. She feels lucky to do what she loves every day and her profound love for all furry friends can be seen through her work. Mabel enjoys laid-back outings with friends but is happiest spending time at home with her husband, their two dogs, and five cats.