Patrick D. Parker D.V.M.

Dr. Parker was born and raised in the Treasure Valley area of western Idaho. He completed his bachelor degree in Animal Science from the University of Idaho, working in the summers for the Idaho Forest Service on an engineering crew in the Sawtooth Mountains. He completed his military obligation in the Air Force, obtaining the rank of Captain after having spent his final year in Japan as a consultant to the Japanese Air Force. In the course of obtaining his veterinary degree at Texas A&M, he received a bachelor degree in Veterinary Science, then his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. Dr. Parker has a special interest in the athletic dog. He, along with his birddogs, participate in field trials. Dr. Parker trains and conditions many of the dogs he enters in trials. In his practice he sees many working dogs and the problems related to them.

B. Kent Cooper D.V.M.

B. Kent Cooper was raised in Grand Prairie and received his Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University, the latter in 1976. Upon graduation, he began practicing at Carrier Animal Hospital and has never left. He has served on the Winn Foundation for Feline Research and in 2003 was recognized by the Cat Fanciers' Association for service provided to his feline patients. In the late 1990's, he developed an increased interest in Polycystic Kidney Disease among Persian cats. Since then he has ultrasounded over 1500 cats. His main interests include feline medicine and surgery. Surviving Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma has made him appreciate more than ever the career he chose and the friends he has made while practicing veterinary medicine.

Steven R Hull, D.V.M.

Steven Richard Hull, D.V.M. was born in Winter Park, FL, a suburb of Orlando, in 1974. He lived there until 1981, when his family relocated to Moore, OK. He completed his elementary and secondary education in Moore in 1992 and subsequently moved to Stillwater, the home of Oklahoma State University. He attended undergraduate classes there until his acceptance into OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 after only 2 years of undergraduate work. In the winter of 1998, while finishing his DVM, he participated in an externship at Carrier Animal Hospital. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to the DFW area and began practicing veterinary medicine. In 2001, the opportunity arose to rejoin the staff he respected and enjoyed working with while still 'Almost Dr. Hull' and he became part of the staff at Carrier Animal Hospital full time. In his spare time during high school, he began showing cats in the Cat Fanciers' Association. He exhibited several breeds of cats to National Wins, earning them wins among the top 15 cats in the country. In 1992, he began breeding Oriental Shorthairs and, later, Colorpoint Shorthairs and showing them to Grand Championships and Regional Wins. Another hobby of his is bowling, in both leagues and amateur tournaments. The highlight of Steven's bowling career was a perfect 300 game in October 2002.


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