I am Dr. Jerry Skidmore.
I know precisely when I went to Nevils Chapel School (1957-1959), to Harts Bluff School (1960-1962), and when I graduated Mt. Pleasant High School (1966). I am Class of ’70 Texas A&M University, and I remember the day I graduated with High Honors. That hot August day in 1971 is etched in my memory as the day I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, also with High Honors.
After graduation, I went on active duty and served the remainder of my six year military obligation at Ft. Eustace, Virginia as Captain, USAR Veterinary Corp. Then as soon as possible, I came home to Mt. Pleasant Animal Clinic. Under the guidance of Dr. Sam Halley, I practiced general veterinary medicine including horses and cattle, dogs and cats, pigs, goats, ferrets, all creatures great and small. After 11 years of mixed practice, I wanted to improve my skills, so I had to narrow my focus. I limited my practice to dogs and cats, the transition of which was completed in 1986.
All these milestones would not have mattered, indeed probably would not have happened at all, if Suzanne McKelvey had not lowered her standards and married me August 26, 1967. Our son, Tom, was born July 1970.
I can tell you the times and dates for all these events, but I honestly do not know precisely when I earned the highest honor I can ever imagine. At some point during the last 41 years, someone bestowed upon me the title of “Doc.” Whoever you are and whenever you did, I say thank you.
Howdy! My name is Brittany Durham Senn.
I grew up in the Mount Pleasant area and graduated from Harts Bluff ISD and Chapel Hill ISD. Growing up I told my mom I wanted to be a veterinarian. She thought making me work for one would change my mind and steer me in a different direction, but boy was she wrong! I started working for Dr. Skidmore when I was in middle school and I knew there was nothing else I would rather do for the rest of my life. After graduating from Chapel Hill I became the proudest member of the fightin’ Texas Aggie class of 2009. Whoop! I continued my education at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. In March of 2011 during my final year in veterinary school I married my wonderful husband, Jay Senn. I received my DVM in May of 2012 and started working for Dr. Skidmore as an associate in June of 2012. I am so blessed to be back in my home town and work for such an incredible mentor with fantastic staff. I am surrounded by family and friends and I love what I do every day.