2018 GSPCA election

Vice President: Renee Lara, DVM [email renee]

I am honored to run for GSPCA Vice President for a fourth term. My name is Dr. Renee Lara. I graduated from Texas A & M veterinary school in 1984 and have owned my veterinary clinic in Bryan, Texas since 1990 where I have been blessed with a growing business for the past 20 + years. I have two associates, which allows me to pursue my hobby of breeding and showing dogs.

I purchased my first GSP in 1977. I was previously involved in obedience and started showing her in conformation. “Mischief” my foundation bitch finished her Championship and produced 17 Champions in three litters. She was top producing dam for two years. I have since bred or co-bred over 100 AKC Champions, multiple obedience and agility titled dogs, BIS and BISS winning GSPs. My lines have also been competitive in the hunt test venue proving their hunting abilities with multiple Master, Senior and Junior hunter titles over the years. I have my first duel champion in 2016. I also own and have bred a several other GSP’s that are actively pursuing their field titles and have kept abreast of the issues involved with the field venue.

I have served in the Brazos Valley Veterinary Association as Secretary, Vice President and President. I have coordinated and run National Heartworm Awareness campaigns for Brazos Valley for 10 years. I am a past Board Member of the Brazos Valley Kennel Club.

My goal as a breeder is to produce a versatile, healthy GSP that makes a great family pet and excels in the conformation and performance venues. In order to keep the health of our breed positive the breeders must be open and honest. I feel that it is the Parent Clubs responsibility to help our membership achieve this goal. One of my main areas of interest as VP of our Club would be to pursue an open health data base that would be accessible to our membership.

I feel the board we have at this time works together well and the club is moving forward both financially and structurally. This board has accomplished so much in years I have been involved. We have a new updated and very popular web site. Our membership has made a sound statement by voting that our current breed standard is in good shape and should remain unchanged. The new ROM program is up and running smoothly. The advances at the Bird Dog Museum are amazing. We have a great sportsmanship award that is given out annually. Our Shorthair Journal content and layout has approved dramatically. Our membership continues to increase and our national events are profitable and well attended.

I believe that the board’s purpose is to represent the membership and make decisions in the best interest of the membership. I feel our membership needs to become more involved with the running of the parent club and to do this you need to take the time to voice your opinion and what better place to start than by sending in your ballot.

If anyone would like to contact me with questions or need more information my e-mail address is GSPLara@suddenlinkmail.com

Sincerely,
Renee Lara, DVM

 

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