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.



Pauline has loved animals since she was little and has lived in Austin all her life. She was a stay at home mom for 10 years and raised her 2 legged babies. Pauline is now doing what she loves, taking care of fur babies. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats of her own. She is very passionate and cares about each fur baby she meets.