Gilmer Animal Clinic

Gilmer Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Gilmer, TX. The professional and courteous staff at Gilmer Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Gilmer Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Gilmer, TX and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Gilmer Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
To provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist your pet in living a longer, happier, and healthier life.

To provide our clients with access to leading edge products and services and authoritative educational content focusing on enhancing the human animal bond.

  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed 12-1 for lunch
  • Craig A Ball

    Dr. Ball graduated in 1997 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1990 he graduated from Plano East Senior High. Dr. Ball has worked in the veterinary field  since he was 15 years old. "I have a true love for all aspects of both large and small animal care. I aspire to meeting the needs of our clientele fully and truly improving the health and well-being of our patients."

    Dr. Ball is married to his wife, Ashley and they have a son named Seth Alan.  They have three dogs, Little Orphan Annie - Australian Shepherd Mix, Aggie - Yellow Lab and Ruff - A Giant Mixed Breed Poodle. When time permits they enjoy riding their horse Chief.

    Dr. Ball enjoys fishing, bird hunting, riding ATV's and camping.

    Memberships/Associations: AVMA, TVMA, ETVMA, AAEP, The Association of Former Students Century Club, 12th Man Foundation, Upshur County A&M Club, Upshur County Lions Club. He is also very active in leadership with Boy Scout Troop 314. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ashley Ball

    Office Administrator
    Ashley grew up in Keller, TX. where she graduated from Keller High School. She earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from Tarrant County College and she also attended Texas A&M University. She has worked in Mortgage/Banking  and has been a licensed loan officer. She is the Office Administrator for GAC and handles all the financial aspects of the clinic.
    Ashley is married to Dr. Craig Ball and adores her son, Seth. They have two dogs,  Little Orphan Annie - Australian Shepherd Mix and Aggie - Yellow Lab.  They also have a horse, named Chief.
    Ashley enjoys scrapbooking, reading, camping, riding ATV's and riding horses.
    Memberships/Associations: Upshur County A&M Club, 12th Man Foundation, former member of 20th Century Club.
    Associates Degree in Accounting
  • Mary Jenkins

    Office Manager
    Mary has been with the clinic since December of 2004.  She graduated high school here in Gilmer, and then received an Associates of Science Degree from North East Texas Community College and a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy from Texas A&M Commerce.  She has held a Certified Applicators License in Pest and Termite Control.  Mary frequently attends seminars on veterinary medicine and management.  And she is a member of the East Texas Manager's Association.  

    Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She is the proud mother of three, Desirae, Allen, and Derek.  And the very proud "Nonni" to her granddaughters Myla and Addison and grandson Lane!  Their family also includes partner Ryan, daughter in laws Jordan and Monze, Marilyn, the diva Yorkie, Maverick the wild-n-crazy Doberman, Tank an English Mastiff,  and a cat named Blot.

    The family enjoys taking trips to visit zoos, museums, and amusement parks.  They also enjoy exploring caves, bowling, putt putt golf,  going to the movies and family cook outs.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Bachelors of Science in Agronomy, Associate of Science in Agriculture
  • Annette Bohnert

    Kennel Manager
    Annette is the kennel manager for Gilmer Animal Clinic.  Annette has been with GAC since September 2008.  She is responsible for making sure that our boarding facilities are as comfortable and clean as possible for all your pets.

    Annette and her fiancee Cam  moved to Gilmer from Tracy, California.  They have four sons, Nicholas, Jake, Zack, and  Derrick .  

    The family also includes, Izzy, a golden retriever, Clyde the Hound Dog, Hope, a Treeing Walker and five cats that go by Shadow, Camo, Fuzzy, SJ, and  Willie.   

    Before coming to Gilmer, Annette had worked for over thirteen years a as veterinary technician and then as a bio-tech animal facility manager for the last fifteen and half years.   Her studies certified her as a laboratory animal technician, or "LATg".

    Annette enjoys camping, and dog obedience showing
    Her memberships and associations include NCBAALAS, and the National AALAS
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Brittney Rel


    Brittney joined Gilmer Animal Clinic May of 2017.  Originally from Louisiana, Brittney had recently relocated to the Pittsburg area from Kansas. She attended Maple Woods College in Kansas City, MO, and plans to attend Northeast Texas Community College and eventually Texas A&M to work towards her Zoology Degree.  

    Brittney hails from a large Louisiana family.  She moved away to experience a new place, but quickly decided the south was for her and moved to Texas to be closer to her family.  She shares her life and hugs with Koda, her Lab Mix fur baby whom she has had since his birth.  

    Brittney worked as a Veterinary Assistant in Lenexa, KS before joining the GAC team.  She loves to read all genres of books.  You can also find her swimming, hiking, spending time with her family and friends, and always spoiling Koda!! 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Sara Kaye Smith

    Sara became a member of the GAC team in May of 2017.  She is a graduate of New Diana High School and attended Grayson College on a softball scholarship.  

    Her family includes, Mom and Dad- Laura and Chuck Smith of Diana, sister and brother in law- Cheyenne and Brant Day, and brother Chris Gittens.  Sara's family also includes their red heeler, Dingo and cat, Zazu.  

    Sara loves being outdoors.  She enjoys fishing and hunting with her Dad and brother in law.  She is also her little brother's biggest baseball fan.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Macey Holt


    Macey joined the GAC team July 2018.  She had recently moved back to Texas after living in Virginia for several years.  She is a graduate of Yorktown High School and was kennel manager at her last clinic.  She is also a self proclaimed "army brat".  While Macey has family here in East Texas, she left her parents in Virginia.  Macey's sidekick is her beloved senior Beagle Mix, Buddy.  Buddy and Macey enjoy working and playing outside.   Macey's mission is to make every pet's visit to the vet as fear free as possible.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Dora Coker


    Mrs. Dora joined the GAC Team in March of 2018.  She is in charge of caring for our kennels in the afternoons.  Dora was born and raised a Texas farm girl and enjoys gardening.   She is a wonderful addition to the GAC family with her servant's heart, and kind, nurturing demeanor.  She is married to Mr. Charles Coker.  Dora also has a daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Kent Snyder and grandchildren, Abby and Jack.   Their family is completed with pets, LuLu, B.G., Brandy, Oliver, and Lucy Blanca.   
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 18, 2018
  • Joyce Ballew

    Joyce Ballew

    Joyce is bright and ready every weekend to make sure all of our boarding clients are well taken care of.

    Joyce is married to her husband, Curtis, and they have two children Calvin and Connor.  The Ballew family shares their home with their pets, Sasha, Callie, Spunky, Maddie, Shawna, Sophie, and Sweet Pea.

    Joyce enjoys reading, and going on family camping trips.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
  • Volunteers


    The Staff at Gilmer Animal Clinic encourages young people to volunteer in the community and develop their bond with animals.  If anyone is interested in spending a day or a few hours with us, just give us a call!