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04.02.06

Bud Smith

Bud Smith

2006 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. H.A. "Bud" Smith, '66

Dr. Bud Smith has had multiple leadership roles in a wide variety of organizations and public interest entities. He joined the Brenham Veterinary Hospital in 1966 and practiced there until 1995. Smith was named the 1994 TVMA Equine Practitioner of the Year and remains an active member of the AVMA, TVMA and AAEP. Smith has conducted educational programs for the Greater Houston Large Animal Practitioners Association, BVVMA, AAEP and TAMU student organizations. He is also a highly active member of his community: he gives talks to local 4-H and FFA groups; is a member of the Brenham Rotary Club; is on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County; and was the director of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce - just to name a few examples.

For nearly four decades, he has been incredibly and consistently supportive of the college's Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and he was instrumental in formulating the strategic plan for the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He serves on the college's Development Council and on the committee for the Rural Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund and also provides student externships at his practice. Smith has been described as an excellent practitioner by his peers and is always eager to share his knowledge and expertise with students and fellow veterinarians.

Smith and his wife, Judy, live in Brenham and have been married for 45 years. He is an avid quail hunter and golfer, and he and his wife love to travel. They have two sons, Marc, Class of '86 and vice president of Waterford Homes in Venice, Florida, and Scott, Class of '87 and an orthopedic surgeon in Austin, Texas. The Smiths also have six grandchildren who keep them very busy and also have aspirations of attending Texas A&M.



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