Our veterinarians and staff look forward to meeting new friends and catching up with old ones. By giving detailed answers along with client education, our team provides exceptional veterinary services for Bellville and surrounding communities.


Star Hill Veterinarians


Star Hill Team



James R. Crenwelge | DVM, Owner

and wife Amanda Crenwelge

James Crenwelge was born and raised in Doss, TX. He knows all about rural Texas living, having attended a four-room school house until the 8th grade. Dr. James attended Tarleton State University where he received a Bachelors in Animal Science in 2005, followed by a Masters in Animal Science with an emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition in 2007. Upon completion, he attended TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine until graduation in 2012. He moved to Bellville, Texas in May 2012 with his family where he was employed by Lamp Veterinary Clinic. In November 2016, Dr. Crenwelge started Star Hill Veterinary Clinic in Bellville. Dr. Crenwelge is married to his wife Amanda, who is an active member and advisor to Star Hill Veterinary Clinic. They have two daughters, Ella and Charlotte. Dr. Crenwelge and Amanda enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and working with 4-H and FFA members, since it was a pivotal part of their youth. The Crenwelge’s have a small farm including pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, and they also enjoy raising show goats for 4-H and FFA projects.

Stefani Ramirez | DVM

Dr. Stefani is a native of Katy, TX. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Texas A&M University in 2015 and then went on to earn her DVM at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She grew up riding horses and competed in hunter/jumper events in local area shows. In high school, she was an active FFA member and enjoyed the time she spent traveling all around the great state of Texas for horse judging competitions. She grew up with several family pets including dogs, cats, and rabbits. She still owns her childhood horse, a Thoroughbred named Bentley as well as a pony named Woody, a German Shepherd named Reese, and a cat named Binx. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, riding her horse, and going to concerts and sporting events.


Larissa Dillard | DVM

Dr. Dillard grew up in Holliday, TX, and was heavily involved in 4-H growing up. She did her undergraduate coursework toward an animal science degree at West Texas A&M University, and began working at a small animal vet clinic during that time and fell in love with veterinary medicine. She graduated from Texas A&M with my veterinary medicine degree in May 2021, and is happy to be part of the Star Hill Veterinary team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 22 year old paint horse, Scottie, and her 12 year old cat, Tucker.

Veterinary Technicians


Lisa Neuendorff | Veterinary Technician, Receptionist

Lisa, otherwise known as Grandma, has worked as a vet tech for 17 years. She and her husband of 32 years live in a small town called Bernardo. Lisa raised one daughter and has three beautiful grandchildren she dotes on. When Lisa is not busy helping clients and animals at our practice, she fishes, works in her yard, and spends lots of time with her family.


Crystal Copeland | Veterinary Technician

Crystal was raised in the Bellville and Sealy areas. After graduation from Sealy High School in 2004 she served 7 years in the US Navy. In 2006 she had her son Lane, a talented young man with many aspirations. Upon exiting the Navy in 2011 she moved to Casper, WY where she received an Associates in Animal Science from Casper College in 2014. Finally she returned to Texas in 2018 and attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston receiving an Associates in Veterinary Technology. Crystal joined our team in January 2020. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family especially outdoors and tending to her zoo of pets.


Jessianne Day | Veterinary Technician

Jessianne grew up in Simonton, TX and currently lives extremely close to home in the small town of Orchard, TX with her boyfriend Curtis, Bonus Son Bryce, 2 pups named AnnieLou and BillieJean and a cat named Doja. She has worked in the Veterinary Field for 6 years as a Veterinarian Assistant / Technician. She loves spending time with her family, cuddling her pets, relaxing near water and practicing Yoga.


Payshance Trombley | Veterinary Technician

Payshance was born and raised in Rosenberg, TX. She was an FFA member and did horse judging back in high school along with helping others show their livestock which interested her enough to show her senior year. Payshance attended Vet Tech Institute of Houston back in 2019 but plans on finishing college online. Payshance loves spending time with family and friends and doing all kinds of activities outside of work. She has 3 fur babies: Saber a Great Dane, Koda a Great Pyrenees mix and Bruiser a pit bull mix.


Dessyre Tuccio | Veterinary Technician

Dessyre grew up in the small town of San Ramon, CA. She moved out to Houston after graduating high school to pursue an career as a Veterinary Technician. She attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and graduated in 2021. She loves going outside and spending time with her family friends and fur baby Moose, a heeler mix.

Contact Us

(979) 865-2192

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957 E. Hill Street
Bellville, TX 77418

Clinic Hours

Monday 7:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 5:30pm
Saturday 8am - 12pm
Sunday Closed

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