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Thomas Hairgrove

Posted April 02, 2006

Thomas Hairgrove

2006 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, '74

Dr. Thomas Hairgrove is a well respected mixed practice veterinarian who envisions a bright future for the beef industry. Hairgrove actively promotes cooperative efforts between the veterinary medical profession and the beef industry. He was one of the first practitioners to embrace the Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program, and he recently developed several area programs held throughout the year for veterinary practitioners to become more involved in BQA producer education meetings. The conferences Hairgrove conducts cover disease detection, prevention and treatment as well as nutritional strategies and biosecurity measures.

Hairgrove was awarded the 2002 Veterinary Diagnostician of the Year Award by the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and the 2004 Merial Preventative Medicine Award by Merial and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He is a member of numerous veterinary medical associations and serves on several state and national committees that focus on animal disease and prevention.

Hairgrove and his wife, Peggy, are active members of their community and church in Haskell, Texas. He serves as Administrative Council Chair of the First United Methodist Church and has been the president of the Haskell Chamber of Commerce, president of the Haskell CISD and president of the Haskell Rotary Club. A former Eagle Scout, Hairgrove is also the Eagle Scout mentor for the Haskell Boy Scouts of America. The Hairgroves' son, Ross, also an Eagle Scout, is a sophomore at Texas A&M University.

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