Dr. Connie McNabb, DVM
Dr. Connie, as we call her, had been an equine veterinarian for over 30 years, prior to her retirement. She got her DVM from Ohio State University in 1981. She worked predominantly in Sports Medicine for upper echelon Racing, Dressage, Hunter-Jumper and Barrel Racing clients. For several years in the late 1990’s she held the position of Chief Veterinarian for the Texas Racing Commission. Besides the establishment and supervision of procedures and rules for Texas Racing, to assure the health and welfare of the horses racing on TX racetracks, she was also in charge of hiring, training and supervising vets and techs to staff the tracks, just to name a few of her many responsibilities.
If that didn’t keep her busy enough, she also joined the Air National Guard [ANG] back in 2005. She retired in Dec, 2014, as a Brigadier General [Bvt]. To enjoy her retirement she is keeping busy taking classes at Texas A&M’s Graduate Studies Bush School of Government and Public Service in their Nonprofit Management program. Loving photography, she also started a 501c3 called Photos for a Cause, taking photos for other nonprofits to use in their marketing and fundraisers, at no cost to them. She loves being a grandma, but doesn’t love her ‘forced marches’ to places like Disney Land. Can you blame her? And if that, and the normal activities most of us do every day, isn’t enough, she also advises us on how best to care for our horse’s health and wellness as one of our volunteers.