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Lansford named to new position at TAHC
Dr. Thomas “T.R.” Lansford III
AUSTIN -- The Texas Animal Health Commission is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas R. “T.R.” Lansford III has been named as the new assistant executive director over Animal Health Programs. Lansford will be headquartered in the animal health headquarters located in Austin.
A native of South Texas, Lansford grew up near Tilden. He attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville prior to attending Texas A&M University in College Station, where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, Lansford practiced veterinary medicine in a mixed animal veterinary hospital in Hondo. He then began employment with the state as a supervisory circuit veterinarian with the Texas Department of State Health Services Meat Safety Assurance Unit. Lansford spent five years in that capacity while headquartered in Midland and then College Station. For six years after that, Lansford served as the program’s assistant state director in Austin. Lansford is currently the Texas Animal Health Commission Region 5 Director, which is headquartered in Beeville.
Lansford is married to Christy and they have two sons, 3-year-old Thomas R. “Buddy” Lansford, IV and newborn Byron James Lansford. In their spare time, they are involved with their families’ ranches in the South Texas brush country and in the mountains of southwest Colorado.
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