Our Team

Our veterinary team in Hillsborough welcomes you
and your pet!

We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Hillsborough and surrounding areas. Meet the team working hard to keep your pets happy and healthy.

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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Roy MacDonald

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1983 – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
NC State University, 1979 – BS Zoology & Animal Science

Dr. MacDonald bought Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic on July 1, 1987, and moved to the Meadowlands location in July 1993.  He enjoys surgery and interaction with his staff and clients.

Dr. Mac and his wife, Katy, are proud parents of their daughter, Anna, their son Zack and wife Brittany.  Phillip is the joyful first grandchild, who has quickly become known as “Little Mac”. And the newest edition to the family is the beautiful Jessie JoLea. The family also includes Weagle, their Chocolate Labrador.  In his spare time, he likes to garden, farm, and ride his tractor.

Dr. Amy Houser

Dr. Amy Houser is a 2003 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Houser earned a B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Genetics, and an M.P.H. at the other “Carolina” in Columbia. S.C.  She worked as a human genetic counselor before returning to her first love, veterinary medicine.  While living abroad in Italy with her husband, she volunteered at a specialty veterinary hospital outside of Milan.  She discovered the human-animal bond was the same throughout the world.

Dr. Houser worked as an Associate Veterinarian in Raleigh before starting at Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic in 2007.  She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially dermatology, orthopedics, and internal medicine.  Dr. Houser considers getting to know her clients and their pets the most rewarding part of her day.

Dr. Houser and her husband, Geoff, are the proud parents of a son, Alex, and a daughter, Gianna.  The newest addition to the family is Gustav, aka “Gus”,  a very energetic Weimaraner.  In her spare time, Dr. Houser enjoys swimming, kayaking, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Crystal Martinez

Dr. Crystal Martinez, a North Carolina native, graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She then spent two years practicing mixed animal medicine before rejoining the HVC team in 2018 where she was previously a veterinary assistant for 5 years. Dr. Martinez enjoys interactions with patients on a daily basis with special interests in surgery and ophthalmology. Dr. Martinez is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist specializing in pain management alternatives.

Dr. Martinez is the proud parent of 3 four-legged children: Cisco, her handsome paint gelding, Lou, her boisterous beagle basset mix, and Lolli, her attentive guard hound mix. In her spare time, Dr. Martinez enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and baking.

Our Technicians and Assistants


  • Sue Johnson, RVT
  • Nicole Reed
  • Lori Blakley
  • Alex Lynch
  • Debbie Corina

Our Receptionists


  • Judy Miller
  • Cathy Hicks
  • Diane Riggsbee
  • Kaitlynn Allen