DR. JOHN M. BRASHER has been at Memorial Town & Country Animal Clinic from its inception. His previous practice, Memorial Animal Clinic, stood at the existing site of today's "MTC".
Dr. Brasher was born in Weimar, Texas. Even as a small boy in Weimar, he was
always intrigued by animals. On more than one occasion, his teacher
would request that his mother "try to get your son to leave the
critters at home!" This usually meant he had another snake or frog
rolled up in his pants cuffs.
While attending Texas A&M University, Dr. Brasher was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He continued on to receive his D.V.M. and chose to practice in Houston. (Not much call for frog vets in Weimar!) Now his patients are usually cats and dogs, but if a client has a sick rabbit or gerbil...and we can't forget the duck, "Lucky Clucky", Dr. Brasher is willing to help.
Dr. Brasher has many animal-related hobbies and interests. They range from working cows at the family ranch in Columbus, to field trial (a retriever competition) with his Labradors.
As the front desk staff has learned, "mark Dr. Brasher out for at least an hour" when a new Labrador pup comes in. Although he has a soft spot for the breed, his menagerie at home includes four cats, (one siamese-retriever), as well as the Labs and a sassy Spaniel.
As with Dr. Saxe, the Gang knows Dr. Brasher is never too busy to lend a hand, or let them know he cares personally, which is why MTC feels like a family, not just a business.
DR. MARK PETERSON is originally from Washington state but
after 35 years in Texas, he thinks he's a Texan. He has been in
the greater Houston area for the past 30 years and refuses to leave
Texas now. Indeed, many weekends you can find him dressed up in
cowboy attire and competing in Cowboy Action Shooting competitions
around the state.
He went to Texas A&M as all the best vets did and took special
interest in horses and exotics as well as dogs and cats. After school
he spent several years working almost exclusively on horses and
still enjoys their company (which is a good thing as his wife of
10 years insists they have 1 or 2 at all times). Since then he has
spent most of his efforts working with small animals and has studied
on the use of ultrasound to diagnose problems and continues to seek
more in depth studies in the field. If you have horses feel free
to ask questions as he sometimes says he misses them and enjoys
a good horse story now and then.
Dr. Peterson shares his home with his wife Julie, three dogs-Romeo
the terrible terrier, Foxy the sweet Pomeranian and Dax the goofy
collie. Two cats also share the house, Stitches and Detra. The horses
don't share the house for obvious reasons, but Sampson and his daughter
Angel live just down the road.
Click here to read about Dr.
Peterson's marathon running experience.
DR. KAREN EDWARDS
Dr. Edwards, now at the clinic every Tuesday and Thursday, worked
as a relief veterinarian for the doctors at MTC starting in 1990.
Although not here on a daily basis, Dr. Edwards had become a regular
here many Saturdays, as well as off and on when needed while Drs.
Brasher and Peterson were away from the clinic.
Born & raised in Houston, Dr. Edwards was raised on a farm near the Hobby Airport area. Her family of 10 children had a large vegetable garden, as well as horses, chickens, and the dogs and cats.
Dr. Edwards graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. She worked in equine medicine in California and Seguine, Texas, before beginning at a small animal emergency clinic in Houston in 1982. Also in 1982, Dr. Edwards began doing relief veterinary work, filling in when other vets had to be away from their practice.
Dr. Edwards was recently married, (April 2000), and has two 4-legged children - dogs "Clic", who often accompanies her to clinics while she works, and "Sport", a tiny but tough terrier mix she rescued.
Because Dr. Edwards worked regularly at various clinics, she is
sought by clients in many parts of town. The doctors and staff are
fortunate to have Dr. Edwards here as part of our clinic family.
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