Dr. Curry was born in Sulphur Springs, TX. During his high school years, the family moved to Marshall, TX where he graduated in 1970. The same year he entered the 6-year pre-veterinary program at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL and received his BS degree in Agricultural Sciences in 1974 and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1976.
After 19 years in private practice in the Houston area and Godley TX, he was selected as a resident in the NIH-sponsored Laboratory Animal Sciences Program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. During the ensuing three years he completed the Comparative Pathology curriculum which included extensive work with a molecular cardiology research team. Dr. Curry later received specialty board certification as a diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine which is a group of ~1000 veterinarians worldwide dedicated to supporting biomedical research and pharmaceutical development.
Leaving UT Southwestern, Dr. Curry joined the Comparative Medicine Department at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and from there was recruited to positions of increasing responsibility starting with Charles River Laboratories in Massachusetts, National Cancer Institute in Frederick and Bethesda, MD., Pfizer Pharmaceutical in CT, Boston University, and now Director of Comparative Medicine Intuitive Surgical in Sunnyvale, CA.
In 2012 he and his wife Verna purchased the former Reed Veterinary Clinic. Over the next 4 years he and the staff led by Clinic Manager, Tammy McEnturff worked to grow the practice, adding boarding/grooming, marketing tools, and other improvements.
Because of Dr. Curry’s love for private practice and research and development, meant in his absence, he needed a veterinarian with mixed animal experience that also loved the northeast Texas area. Dr. Jim Hanson fit that bill and joined the practice in February of this year. We are excited to have him. He and his family love and enjoy the Mt. Vernon area. Dr. Curry plans to be in research a few more years in the San Francisco bay area before returning to Mt Vernon to lend Dr. Hanson at least a part-time hand in the practice.
All of us here at Mt. Vernon Veterinary Clinic look forward to serving your small animal, farm animal, and grooming/boarding needs. Give Dr. Hanson a call! He would love to talk to you!
Jim grew up in the upper Midwest and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He has worked in private solo and group practices in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and now the Great State of Texas. He served an 18-month Term Position with the USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services, and was the Resident Veterinarian and Lead Instructor at a Veterinary Technician College. His professional career has involved working with small companion animals, food/production animals, sand he is especially interested in horses.
Tammy started working at Mt. Vernon Veterinary Clinic in January 2014 after working in the banking industry for eleven years. It was a great career change, close to home and she loves working with the animals.
As office manager Tammy is responsible for the smooth running of our office on a day-to-day basis through a range of administrative, financial and managerial tasks. She schedules appointments for small and large animal care, surgeries and grooming. As office manager she handles all of our computer programming and technical problems which covers Cornerstone, Idexx, GlobalVet Link, Demand Force, and VetMatrix. Tammy manages the online ordering and daily accounting purchases and payments for the clinic. She works hard to make sure our daily work flow proceeds as smoothly as possible.
Tammy and her husband Mark love animals and have 9 pets. She looks forward to welcoming you to Mt. Vernon Veterinary Clinic and helping you and your animals with all your needs.
Hailey started at MVVC as a volunteer during her high school years. She volunteered after school for 2 years. She would help with the animals and anything else that needed to be done. So when it came time to hire a part time person she was a perfect fit.
Hailey was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Texas. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2018 and is now attending Northeast Texas Community College in pursuit of her general studies degree. She then plans to transfer to the University of Texas at Arlington where she plans to double major in Creative Writing and Game Design.
She has two dogs and a kitten who loves to run the house!
Pascual came to work for Dr. Dennis Reed at the former “Reed Veterinary Clinic” March 1998.
He is skilled in working with horses, cattle and smaller companion animals. He also assists in surgical procedures.
Pascual is the first person your pet encounters in the exam room. He does a very good job of making the animals feel at ease and less stressed.
Pascual and his wife Juana raise King Charles Cavalier Spaniels and several beautiful grandkids.
Tina is our certified groomer. Having graduated from Texas Allbreed Grooming School in Arlington, Tina has extensive training in grooming and identifying your pet’s special needs.
Tina has a background in animal science. She and her husband Terry have a herd of commercial Angus cattle and raise black mouth cur dogs. They also have five house dogs, a Chihuahua, a lab, a blue heeler, maltse mix and a collie mix.
Retiring after 31 years as a master teacher, Tina returned to the Mt. Vernon Veterinary Clinic where she spent many hours of her youth as a veterinary assistant. Check out her face book page, Must Love Dogs Grooming.