Andy Baker, DVM, of McAllen, Texas, was recently named the 2016 Veterinary Medical Specialty Practitioner of the Year by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Baker earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1966.
Baker co-owns Nolana Animal Hospital in McAllen and was nominated by his peers for his dedication to advancing the profession of veterinary medicine.
When Baker started his veterinary medicine career, specialty medicine wasn’t common like it is today. In the mid-1970s, Baker joined Veterinary Associates, a specialty practice in ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine and radiology. Baker provided the orthopedic surgery piece for the team. The clinic was the first of Dr. Baker’s groundbreaking steps in specialty medicine.
Here is a recent article about Dr. Baker and his 2016 TVMA Medical Specialty Practitioner of the Year award full article.