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04.02.08

Gary Brantley

Gary Brantley

2008 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Gary Brantley '71

Praised as "a man of balance who has devoted his life to increasing the welfare of others," Dr. Gary Brantley,'71, devoted much of his life to his veterinary career, volunteer commitments and family life.

After graduating from Texas A&M University, Dr. Brantley assumed ownership of the Richardson Veterinary Clinic and continues to practice veterinary medicine there today. Since 1972, he has continually served as a member of the Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, he has held every elected office in the organization, including that of President in 1981.

As a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association since 1970, Dr. Brantley has displayed an undying loyalty to the organization. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the organization from 1976 to 1986. He has been a member of several committees, including the Historical, Grievance, and Ethics committees, as well as serving as chair of the TVMA Peer Assistance Committee. In 1996, Dr. Brantley was honored by the TVMA with the President's Award for his service in the development and implementation of the association's Peer Assistance Program.

For several years, Dr. Brantley served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, including a term as President from 2000 through 2005. Governor George W. Bush appointed him to serve on the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and during his six year term, his contributions made a significant impact on veterinary medicine.

Dr. Brantley continues to serve the Texas veterinary medical community. He is currently a member of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Development Council.

As an active member of the Richardson Central Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brantley finds time to serve his community. He joined the club in 1972, and served two terms as president of the organization, from 1976 to 1977, and from 1986 to 1987. In 1974, he was recognized for his commitment to service with the Kiwanian of the Year award. Dr. Brantley is an active sponsor of the Key Club, the junior parallel organization of the Kiwanis Club, at Pearce and Berkner High Schools. In addition, he is a member of the advisory board for Richardson ISD budget processes.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Brantley and his wife Linda have been married for 42 years. He enjoys time spent with his three children and five grandchildren, as well as hunting, and doing missionary work around the world.



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