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February 15, 2020

Horse organization recognizes Texas veterinarian

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The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s Veterinarian of the Year Award for 2019 went to Dr. Patrick Breen. He received the award, sponsored by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Nov. 9 at the PATH Intl. annual meeting in Denver.

Dr. Breen (Texas A&M ’79) practiced in the Texas towns of Crockett, Madisonville, and Freeport before opening the Animal Hospital of Georgetown in 1989 in Georgetown, Texas. He retired from full-time practice in 2015.

He has volunteered for more than 18 years at the Ride On Center for Kids, a nonprofit that provides equine-assisted activities and therapies to children, adults, and veterans with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Dr. Breen is currently vice president on ROCK’s board of directors and is a member of the Texas VMA and Texas Equine Veterinary Association.

He and his wife, Cathy, raise Angus crossbred cattle at their home, Tres Palomas Ranch.