Best Veterinarian: Dr. John Beck

John Beck was named the Crossroads' best veterinarian in the Advocate's 2013 Best of the Best contest. This is his third year winning.

Whether it's a peaked pup, an ailing iguana or any issue in between, Dr. John Beck enjoys helping an animal in need.

"It's hard work, but it's worthwhile," he said. "This is such a great profession."

Beck was named the Crossroads' best veterinarian in the Advocate's 2013 Best of the Best contest. This is his third year winning.

The animal lover got his start in the industry 30 years ago, although he said it still feels like yesterday.

He attributed the win to hard work by a strong team and said he could never do it alone.

Beck said he wanted to thank the staff and clients who make his job a rewarding one.

"I have wonderful patients, too. Even though some bite me," he said with a laugh. "We still love them."

Dr. John Beck - Hillcrest Animal Hospital

4001 John Stockbauer Drive

Victoria

361-573-6131

Hours: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

First Runner-Up

Dr. Travis Schaar - Main Street Animal Hospital

2306 N. Main St.

Victoria

361-578-4854

Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday

Second Runner-Up

Dr. Mark Besancon - Crossroads Veterinary Clinic

3804 Houston Highway

Victoria

361-575-3692

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Best of the Best for 2013

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