Dr. Ronald (Ron) Epps
Animal Shelter Director / Lead Veterinarian
Originally from Dallas, Dr. Epps attended Texas A&M University, where he acquired his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. He then received his Master of Science in Epidemiology, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school in 1980, he entered small animal practice in Grand Prairie, Texas, and later opened his own small animal and exotic practice in Bedford, Texas, where he practiced for 20 years. In 1999, he sold his small animal practice to a veterinary corporation and moved to Central Texas.
In 2002, he joined McLennan Community College and started the Veterinary Technology program. In his 12 years there, he served as Program Director of the Veterinary Technology Program, Division Chair of the Math, Science, Health and Physical Education division, and his most recent position as Dean of Workforce Education. In addition to creating the Veterinary Technology Program, he developed the Agriculture Program, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Hospitality Programs and also served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the College. Dr. Epps has also completed a Certification in Shelter Medicine from the University of Florida.
Dr. Epps served 9 years on the Providence Hospital Board of Trustees and is currently on the Patient Safety and Quality Committee there. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas State Guard – Medical Brigade. He and his wife Barbara have three daughters and six grandchildren, along with three horses, two donkeys, a goat and three dogs.
*Photo courtesy of the Waco Tribune-Herald
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