Dr. Gary Brown received his undergraduate BS degree from West Virginia University and his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1984. He has always been active in enhancing the education experience. He has been on multiple High School and College boards as well as mentoring veterinary students and others. Since 1998, Dr. Brown has been in a variety of leadership roles both professionally and locally. He has served West Virginia’s VMA as Regional Representative, President elect, President and has been WVVMA’s Delegate to AVMA 7 years. In 2008 he was elected as AVMA Vice President and served two terms (2008-2010). Always active, he continued these activities as well as serving on the Mercer County Airport Authority and several other energetic groups.In 2013, Dr. Brown has been honored with the West Virginia VMA Veterinarian of the Year and the Virginia VMA/Maryland VMA/VMRCVM Mentor of the Year awards.Professionally, Dr. Brown also belongs to the Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio VMA’s, Society for Theriogenology, Laser Society and American Animal Hospital Association.An enthusiastic aviator, he holds both helicopter and fixed wing licenses. In addition, Dr. Brown also belongs to the Harley Owners Group, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Antique Automobile Club of America, Family Motor Coach Association and the Italian Greyhound Club of America.Dr. Brown is married to Mitzi M. Brown and they live in Sun Valley, WV. They have multiple champion Italian Greyhounds as well as other dogs, cats, peacocks and chickens.