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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.

Dr. Erick Lugo, DVM with DogDr. Erick Lugo hails from Ponce, Puerto Rico and now lives in Abilene. After attending the University of Puerto Rico for undergrad, Dr. Lugo earned a DVM degree from Ross University. Prior to becoming a Veterinarian, he worked as Veterinary Technician in Puerto Rico. Dr. Lugo has special interests in orthopedics, pet surgery, acupuncture, and chiropractics.

At home, he has two dogs, Kyra and Mysha, as well as two ferrets, Maurice and Misty. Dr. Lugo enjoys car mechanics and reading in his free time. He is also fluent in Spanish.