Posted April 02, 2008
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
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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