Kurten Veterinary Clinic was established in 1994 by Dr. Jimmy Lloyd. The original practice was located in his parent’s remodeled 1970s home. He was joined by Dr. Henry “Bucky” Blazek until
2006 when Blazek retired. The clinic was closed briefly in 2006 when Dr. Lloyd experienced medical complications after falling while on a farm call. He resumed business later in that same year and gradually increased his workload. In the spring of 2007, Dr. Lloyd met Dr. Kim Hendrick at a local veterinary meeting. She immediately began working with him. In 2009, Dr. Hendrick purchased the practice from Dr. Lloyd. Ground was broke in 2014 for the purpose of building a new facility. The new building officially opened in August of 2015.
Dr. Kimberly R. Hendrick is from Odessa, Texas. Her two passions growing up were her animals and sports. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and Veterinary Science from Texas A&M University in 1997 and 1998, respectively and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, also from TAMU in 2001. She and her husband Cory have two children- Audrey and Bruce plus a herd of Angus Cross cattle, three miniature ponies, four dogs, many cats, one guineas, seven turtles, too many chickens and a parrot named Popeye. In her spare time, Dr H. likes to run, read books, play tennis, sew, knit, crochet. She also loves watching her daughter play volleyball and run track. Dr H’s husband joined the clinic in 2015 to be her large animal tech and the clinic manager.
Dr. Jimmy R. Lloyd was raised in the Kurten community and attended Texas A&M University. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1959. He practiced in different areas of Texas and Iowa but came back to Bryan in the early ’90s. What Dr. Lloyd loves most about veterinary medicine is the relationships he has built over the years with his clients. He has three grown sons- John, Jerry, and Judson- and five grandchildren. He enjoys attending church at Reliance Baptist, watching his grandchildren play sports and talking politics.
We have several future vet student hopefuls currently working for us and one that plans to go into physical therapy. Our staff is friendly, hard working and fun to be around. They are very knowledgable and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.