Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital
6600 Prue Rd. | San Antonio, TX 78240Call 210-704-7904
|Monday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 12:00pm|
- veterinary care
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
We are located in Northwest San Antonio. Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital knows your pet is one of the family. We share your love of animals and value the richness these faithful friends bring to our lives. Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to taking good care of your pets and serving you. Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital offers one-on-one, personal care as well as the latest in veterinary medicine and technology. We provide an extensive range of services and preventive care to keep your pet healthy at all stages of life.
Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital would love the opportunity to get to know you and your pet.
Dr. Jack Speir is married to Dr. Sherry Knopp and they have owned the practice since its inception in 1984. Raised in Uvalde, Texas, Dr. Speir attended Texas A&M University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Agronomy in 1965. After working for a year in beef cattle nutrition, he returned to A&M, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1969. He practiced in Stratford, Texas in a mixed-animal practice for two years and in southwestern South Dakota for a year before returning to practice in Uvalde, Texas. After several years, he moved to San Antonio, where he met Dr. Knopp while working in the Emergency Animal Clinic. They married in 1984 and now have two daughters. Jordan is attending veterinary school at Texas A&M University, and Carly is also attending Texas A&M. When not working or watching his daughters in rodeo competitions, Dr. Speir is an avid fly fisherman and an active leader in the Kendall County 4-H Horse Club.read more
Dr. Sherry Knopp is married to Dr. Jack Speir and is one of the practice owners. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in 1978 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1980 from Texas A&M University. Dr. Knopp is a native Texan, but was raised in Venezuela until her family returned to the States in 1972. She graduated from high school in Dallas. After graduating from Texas A&M, she moved to Fort Worth where she practiced small animal medicine for one and a half years. During this time, she met Dr. Speir and they soon married and subsequently opened Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital in 1984. Dr. Knopp and Dr. Speir have two daughters. Jordan is attending veterinary school at Texas A&M University and Carly is also attending Texas A&M. Their family includes four dogs, three cats and two horses. Dr. Knopp’s primary interest is internal medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys the beach, camping, watching her daughters compete in rodeo and trips to Las Vegas.read more
I have lived in San Antonio since 2009. I grew up in this area. My husband and I have two children, Teagan and Colin. I have two dogs: Penny, a miniature dachshund, and Captain, a Leopard Catahoula. I have 6 chickens: Pearl, Princess Laya, Opal, Buckbeak, Durpy, and Effie Trinket. My daughter has a Leopard Gecko named Link and my son has a pet frog named PacMan. When not taking care of the mini-zoo at home, I enjoy camping, family time, reading, and hiking.read more
Dr. Jordan Zapalac joined our hospital in July 2014. She was born and raised in the greater San Antonio area. As a kid, she spent much of her after-school time here at Babcock Hills, as Dr. Speir and Dr. Knopp are her parents.
Dr. Zapalac attended Texas A&M University for both undergraduate and professional programs, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science in 2007 and graduating from veterinary school in 2011. She spent her first year in practice at a mixed animal clinic in Brenham, TX. Then, her family made the move to San Antonio. She practiced for a few years at a progressive small animal clinic here in town before coming home to Babcock Hills.
She and her husband are proud parents of 3 young children. They also have 3 fur babies: Gunner and Clover, German Shorthaired Pointers, and Oliver the cat. Dr. Zapalac especially enjoys sharing time with her family outdoors camping, gardening, swimming and playing at the beach whenever time allows.
Dr. Laurel Gomes joined Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital in June 2016. She was born and raised in Clovis, California. Both of her parents instilled their love of science, especially biology, in her from an early age. Her father’s volunteer work with a local wildlife rehabilitation group sparked her interest in veterinary medicine. Dr. Gomes attended California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2012. She decided to attend veterinary school in Texas after she visited Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and experienced the school spirit and community of Aggieland. While in vet school, she worked as a student ambassador leading tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine and served on her class officer team. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.
She and her husband Niko began dating in high school and have been married since 2014. They managed to make it through vet school with only adopting one pet, a cat named Frisco. Dr. Gomes enjoys traveling, horseback riding, reading and crafting in her free time.
Dr. Hunter Schrank received his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from The University of Florida, where he became a published researcher in marine biology. He went on to receive his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida, as well, where he served as his class president for all four years of his doctorate program. He may be a born and raised Floridian (and Gator), but the Schrank family lineage dates back over a hundred years in Texas. He and his wonderful wife, Brittany, moved to San Antonio after Dr. Schrank completed his doctorate degree to be closer to family and start a new adventure in their lives. Their beautiful daughter, Hannah, followed shortly later. Leena, a boxer, was adopted by the Schrank’s and quickly became an invaluable member of the family. Dr. Schrank loves the outdoors and his hobbies include surfing, snorkeling, free diving, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and snowboarding.
Dr. Schrank’s passion for veterinary medicine goes well beyond his love for animals and feels honored to be able to provide care to animals in need. He relishes a challenge and constantly looks to improve his abilities for the betterment of the care that he provides to his patients. He has a curious personality and enjoys using modern diagnostic methods and therapies to ensure that his patients receive the best possible medicine to the best of his abilities. He treats each one of his patients as if they were his own pet, and understands that the relationship between people and animals, for many individuals, is just as much about family as it is about friendship.
“Always be kind, and never lose your sense of humor.”
Dr. Katie Alldredge joined the Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital team in June 2018. She was raised just an hour outside of San Antonio with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, and cattle. She spent much of her childhood in her parent’s veterinary hospital, which sparked her passion for veterinary medicine from the start. Being born into an Aggie family, she was destined to attend Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate and veterinary studies. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science in 2015 and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. During her studies she worked in the radiology department at Texas A&M’s small animal hospital, competed on the Aggie gymnastics club team, and was involved in the Christian Veterinary Fellowship.
Dr. Alldredge has one black lab named Ladybug (aka Bug) who loves swimming, playing fetch, and giving kisses. Besides spending time with Bug, Dr. Alldredge enjoys horseback riding, hiking, golfing, and spending any time she has outside.
Dr. Ashley Stricklin joined Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital in April 2019. She was born and raised in San Antonio where she was an active member of her high school band and F.F.A. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2008 with a BS in Animal Science and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She learned all about the Aggie spirit and traditions from her brother who was a member of the Corps of Cadets and bleeds maroon!
Dr. Stricklin enjoys internal medicine cases and has a strong interest in ultrasonography. She understands that our pets are cherished furry family members and strives to keep them happy and healthy.
In her free time, Dr. Stricklin enjoys spending time with her family which includes her 3 dogs (Sully, Ranger, and Luna) and 2 cats (Charlie and Phoenix). She competes in several dog sports with her dogs and also enjoys being outdoors on the water, hiking, kayaking, and watching football.