Dr. John T. Holmstrom, the owner and semi-retired veterinarian, built the Hutto Veterinary Clinic in 2000, as one of the very first businesses on Front Street, and, until 2009, was the only vet in the city. He is a member of various veterinary associations, and supports many Hutto business, youth and school programs.
Dr. Holmstrom retired officially in March 2015, but still works occasional Saturdays at the clinic and makes house calls every now and then for very established clients.
Since his retirement, he has been consulting with a Georgetown family of ranchers who have cattle all over the county. And he exercises at the Hutto YMCA every day.
Dr. Holmstrom is a fourth generation resident of Williamson County. He is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the early 1970s. He was awarded the Bronze Star and other honors for his work with GIs and the sentry dogs. He also worked on the Vietnamese ambassador’s family pets.
Before enlisting in the service, Dr. Holmstrom worked in the dairy business, and in private small-animal practice in the Georgetown area. He then spent many years farming and ranching with his family, and taking care of everyone’s large animals and the cats and dogs of friends and family.
He began a mobile practice around 1994, serving large and small animals in the Williamson County area. He became known as the premiere bovine veterinarian in the county, and traveled from the far east side to beyond Bertram.
His wife Linda Latham Welch is the business and practice manager at the clinic. The couple live in Jonah and have 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Dr. Holmstrom’s youngest daughter, Lindsey, followed him into veterinary medicine and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in epidemiology.
Linda and Doc have 3 dogs and 2 cats.