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Larry Ellis, DVM with a canine patientFor as long as he can remember, Dr. Larry Ellis, our Chief of Staff, has been fascinated with the bond between humans and animals. He knows how much pets can enrich our lives and feels a personal responsibility to return the favor — improving the lives of animals is his ultimate goal. Dr. Ellis has now been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years.

Dr. Ellis grew up in rural East Texas, where his family kept dogs and cats and raised cattle, hogs, and chickens. He attended Texas A&M University and volunteered at a local pet hospital while completing his studies. Upon earning his degree, he was accepted into graduate programs for both veterinary medicine and human physical therapy; needless to say, his love of animals won out and he chose the veterinary world! Dr. Ellis joined the Abilene Veterinary Clinic team in 1978 and purchased the practice three short years later.

Tracy Walker, DVMDr. Tracy Walker received an undergraduate degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine and a DVM degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Abilene Veterinary Clinic team in October 2015, she practiced at other animal hospitals in the Midland–Odessa area. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and preventive medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Walker enjoys jigsaw puzzles, reading, cooking, baking, word puzzles, and cross stitching. She has a Standard Poodle named Prancer, a Terrier mix named Scruffy, and six cats at home.