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Roland Lenarduzzi

Posted April 02, 2008

Roland Lenarduzzi

2008 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Roland Lenarduzzi, '70

Dr. Roland Lenarduzzi,'70, graduated valedictorian from the College of Veterinary Medicine. After commencement, he continued his education with an Ambulatory Internship at the University of California-Davis from 1970 to 1971. In 1973, he designed and built his own clinic in Manvel, Texas. He continues to practice, with two associate veterinarians, Drs. Gina Varns, '85, and John Scott, '69, at the Manvel Animal Clinic, caring for both large and small animals.

In 1980, Dr. Lenarduzzi helped found an animal emergency clinic for companion animals in the Alvin-Friendswood-Clear Lake area. The clinic became part of the Animal Emergency Clinic-Southeast in Houston, one of the first animal emergency clinics in the United States. He was actively involved in the operation and management of these clinics, serving on their board of directors and as president. These clinics, now operated by Veterinary Companies of America, Inc., continue to provide emergency services to a large area of southeast Houston extending to Galveston and surrounding areas.

During his career, Dr. Lenarduzzi has published three articles in Veterinary Medicine. His first article entitled "Management of Eyelid Problems in Chinese Shar Pei Puppies," was published in April 1983, and describes a treatment technique he devised. His second article, "Feline Hyperthyroidism: Curing the Condition, Understanding the Cause," describing the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a case of feline hyperthyroidism, was published in March 1986. His third article, "Diagnosing Pulmonary Histoplasmosis despite Nonspecific Clinical Signs," describing the diagnosis of pulmonary histoplasmosis by aspiration cytology, was published in May 1986. These three articles describe clinical problems Dr. Lenarduzzi encountered in practice, the knowledge of which he felt would benefit other veterinarians.

Dr. Lenarduzzi is active in the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA). He was elected District Director of the Gulf Coast District in 1993, Chairman of the TVMA Board of Directors in 1997, and TVMA President in 2005. In 2006 and 2007, he chaired the TVMA Task Force on Workforce Issues in Mixed Practice-Large Animal Practice-Rural Practice. Throughout his leadership tenure with TVMA, Dr. Lenarduzzi has been devoted to strengthening the relationship between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the veterinary profession, with a special interest in veterinary student programs.

He currently serves on the Selections Committee for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as an ex-officio member representing TVMA and the Texas veterinary profession. He is also the chairman of the TVMA-Texas A&M University-College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Liaison Committee.

Dr. Lenarduzzi is a member of Calvary Chapel in Friendswood, Texas and has served his community through church work for the past 30 years. He enjoys golf and other outdoor activities, as well as traveling, reading, and photography. He and his wife of 38 years, Linda, live in Brazoria County near Alvin, and have two children, Lori, 32, and Matthew, 23.

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