Abilene Veterinarian Wins General Practitioner of the Year Award

Contact: Dawn Noufer,
Communications Associate
Texas Veterinary Medical Association
8104 Exchange Drive
Austin, Texas 78754
Phone: 512/452-4224
Fax: 512/452-6633


Abilene Veterinarian Wins General Practitioner of the Year Award

COLLEGE STATION—Abilene veterinarian John Dearing, DVM, won the General Practitioner of the Year Award at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Annual Conference on Saturday, March 1. The General Practitioner of the Year Award is given to the veterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her field of veterinary medicine. This award pays tribute to Dr. Dearing’s career as an exceptional general practitioner, as nominated by Texas veterinarians and chosen by the TVMA Awards Committee.

Dr. Dearing treats patients at Dearing Veterinary Clinic in Abilene, which he opened in 1982, as well as at three other clinics he co-owns. Since then, the clinic has grown to include six other veterinarians, consistently providing exceptional veterinary care to the pets of the residents of Abilene. Dr. Dearing’s longstanding veterinary work has established his reputation as having a remarkably diverse set of special skills and interests. “Dr. Dearing is trusted by his colleagues as being exceptionally skilled at diagnosing and treating difficult medical cases,” said TVMA President-elect and Abilene veterinarian Russell Ueckert, DVM. 

Dr. Dearing is a 1980 graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys SCUBA diving, boating, snow skiing and camping. In his community, Dr. Dearing is active with the Boy Scouts of America and known for his outgoing and generous spirit.

Each year, the members of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association gather at the Annual Conference to participate in veterinary continuing education and recognize those in the veterinary field who have excelled throughout the year. These awards for categories such as Recent Graduate of the Year and Distinguished Veterinary Career Achievement recognize and encourage outstanding practice and exemplary service in the field of veterinary medicine. 

About The Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Founded in 1903, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association is a professional association composed of more than 3,700 veterinarians committed to protecting public health, promoting high educational, ethical and moral standards within the veterinary profession and educating the public about animal health and its relationship to human health. For more information, call 512/452-4224 or visit