Garland Veterinarian Honored with Distinguished Career Achievement Award

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Communications Associate
Texas Veterinary Medical Association
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Austin, Texas 78754
Phone: 512/452-4224
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Garland Veterinarian Honored with Distinguished Career Achievement Award

Garland veterinarian Charles R. Pipes, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, of Country Brook Animal Hospital received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Annual Conference on March 1. The Distinguished Career Achievement Award is given to the veterinarian who has displayed outstanding professional performance across a full career in veterinary practice as nominated by TVMA members and selected by the TVMA Awards Committee.

A 1978 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pipes opened Country Brook Animal Hospital in 1987. Over the course of his 36-year career, Dr. Pipes has made his mark on the profession by providing high-quality veterinary medicine and striving to help people in his community across all socioeconomic levels. “I believe that Dr. Pipes exhibits personality traits that make him an example in his dealings with his clients as well as in his devotion to his profession, and I’m pleased to support his nomination,” said Melanie Mercer, DVM, a veterinarian who has worked with Dr. Pipes.

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. Other recipients of the TVMA Practitioner of the Year Awards are A. Duane Hutchins, DVM, Food Animal Practitioner of the Year; John D. Dearing, DVM, General Practitioner of the Year; Mary Anne White, DVM, Recent Graduate of the Year; and William O. Dudley, DVM, Dipl. ACVR, Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice Clinical Referral and Consultation Award. These awards recognize and encourage outstanding practice and exemplary service in the field of veterinary medicine. Each award recipient will also be profiled in an upcoming issue of the Texas Veterinarian magazine. 

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