Welcome to Country Hills Veterinary Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Bulverde TX
Call us at (830) 438-2269

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (830) 438-2269!

If you live in Bulverde or the surrounding area and need a veterinarian you can trust to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Kenny Patin is a licensed veterinarian and graduate of Texas A&M University. Dr. Patin established Country Hills Veterinary Clinic in 1994 in Bulverde where he practices companion animal, large animal, and exotic animal medicine, and provides medical and surgical care for a wide range of species. Country Hills Veterinary Clinic started out as a tiny one room clinic, but over twelve years we outgrew that one room and built a new 8000 sq. ft. hospital just north of the old clinic.

Our easy to get to veterinary office is nestled in the beautiful Bulverde Hill Country, right off of Hwy 281 --Need a little help finding us, just check out the map below or give us a call at (830) 438-2269 and we'll be happy to give you directions!

Country Hills Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes routine medical, surgical, and dental care as well as pets in need of emergency treatment. Dr. Kenny Patin has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, friendly, and calm so that your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our staff. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve. Our clinic utilizes state of the art equipment for all of your pets needs, both large and small, and includes a 4000 sq foot large animal area, where we perform dentals, surgeries, exams and do yearly exams on cattle, horses, zebras, monkeys and an occasional Kangaroo or Kudu!

The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing regular examinations, preventative care, and nutrition, so becoming knowledgeable about your pet's care is essential to your ongoing success in keeping your pet healthy. We are happy to offer a number of resources here on this site and in our hospital that will enable you to learn about how to take great care of your pets. Please feel free to explore our site, particularly our informative articles. If you have any questions, call (830) 438-2269 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet parents.

Our team at Country Hills Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to providing quality service and friendly care to the small, large, and exotic animals of Bulverde, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas. We welcome you to drop by, take a tour, and meet our amazing team!

Grooming is available Monday through Friday, so call to speak to Gretchen to schedule your pet's spa day today!

We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards including CareCredit.

At Country Hills Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Kenny Patin
Bulverde Veterinarian | Country Hills Veterinary Clinic
(830) 438-2269
30695 US Highway 281 N.
Bulverde, TX 78163 3222

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Natalie Stepniewski
    Veterinary Technician

    Natalie graduated with a large and small animal degree in animal science. She originally was interested with animal care while working with white tail deer. She is A. I. certified and has a lot of experience. While going to school she interned at an emergency clinic. Natalie is originally from Wisconsin but her heart was left in Texas when she was a kid. During her free time she loves to go out to the lake and fish, where her dog Duke tags along every time. 

  • Morgan Mayes
    Client Services

    Morgan has been in the service industry for 4 years. She is an animal lover by heart. She is originally from Florida and found her way to the Bulverde area to start her career in the animal health industry. She attended  Florida State College at Jacksonville online. 

  • Ashley Tingley
    Kennel Technician

    Ashley is originally from Wisconsin, where she was raised around many different farm animals as well as a dairy farm. Her hobbies include caring for the 4 dogs she has at home as well as attending state fairs and shows.

  • Dusty Lehne, D.V.M

    *Bio Coming Soon!*

  • Kenny Patin, D.V.M.

    Dr. Patin attended Texas A&M University where he received his undergraduate degrees in Animal Science in 1991 and Veterinary Science in 1992. He graduated from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Following graduation, Dr. Patin established Country Hills Veterinary Clinic in Bulverde where he practices companion animal, large animal, and exotic animal medicine and provides medical and surgical care for a wide range of species. Dr. Patin and his wife, Sheli, are advocates for the adoption of shelter pets and rescue animals. The Patins live in the Bulverde area where they share their property with one horse, five dogs, a coopful of chickens, and a whole herd of champion-producing cattle.

  • Gretchen Day

    *Bio coming soon!*

  • Lindsay Davis
    Veterinary Technician

    Lindsay has 6 years of vet clinic experience. She has assisted with all kinds of animals such as cattle, horses, exotics all the way to dogs, cats and pocket pets. On her weekends she spends time with her family out at their ranch or driving around the country to participate in rodeos and roping's. 

  • Jordan Tijerina
    Veterinary Technician/Office Administrator

    Jordan has been working in the vet world since 2006. He has assisted doctors with many special and unique cases over this time. He has a lot of knowledge and understanding to the treatment and wellness of animals. 

  • Kaytlin Brock
    Client Services

    Kaytlin attended Angelo State University where she graduated with a Bachelors in Animal Science. She moved to the Bulverde area from a small West Texas town. She spends her days here assisting clients as well as the techs and doctors to meet your pets needs. 

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Closed for Lunch 12-1:30 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed for Lunch 12-1:30 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed for Lunch 12-1:30 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed for Lunch 12-1:30 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed for Lunch 12-1:30 pm






Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I’m am BEYOND GRATEFUL everyday for the staff and the Patin’s for going ABOVE & BEYOND the call of duty to take such amazing care of my entire family of animals !!!!!!! I can not imagine my life without y’all --- we love you all !!!!! Love, the Foy Farm"
    Tiffany F.
  • "Kenny Patin and his staff are Great folks! They care about you and your Animals!"
    Holley P.
  • "I recommend Dr. Patin every chance I get! Excellent vet care and grooming at an incredibly affordable price! Plus Dana is awesome!"
    Carin B.
  • "We recently had a pet pass away. The staff graciously sent us a beautiful sympathy card, so very thoughtful of them. We have been going there for about 4 years and love them!"
    Jeff F.
  • "I love Country Hills.. The staff is wonderful and the facility is always clean.. They really care about your pets. I have been using them for 5+ years . And I have recommended several of my clients to them and they have always been happy !"
    Stacey F.