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Gov. Perry Appoints Three To Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Monday, April 03, 2006  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of three persons to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for a term to expire Aug. 22, 2011. The board is the licensing agency for veterinarians in Texas. David Wayne Heflin of Mission is a veterinarian at the Mission Veterinary Hospital. He has 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and is a member of the American Veterinarian Medical Association and the Texas Veterinarian Medical Association. Heflin is also a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Rio Grande Valley Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business and the Mission Chamber of Commerce and is a deacon at the Calvary Baptist Church. Heflin received his bachelor’s degree and doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Texas A&M University. Janie Allen Carpenter of Garland is a veterinarian at Abrams Royal Animal Clinic in Dallas and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 20 years. She is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the Academy of Veterinary Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Women Veterinarians. Carpenter served on the board of directors of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association and the Hurricane Creek Country Club. She currently serves as a board member of the Metroplex Animal Coalition and as a trustee and the president of the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation. She serves as a state representative of the Women’s Southern Golf Association and as an associate director of Women’s Trans National Golf Association. Carpenter received her bachelor’s degree and doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Texas A&M University. Cynthia S. Diaz of San Antonio is the deputy general counsel for Mission City Management, Inc. Diaz is a member of the State Bar of Texas. She volunteers with the Junior League of San Antonio and serves on the boards of the Christian Academy of San Antonio and the Child Advocates of San Antonio. Diaz is also a member of the Church on the Way of San Antonio. A graduate of Hardin Simmons University, she received a law degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach. These appointments are subject to senate confirmation.

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