Dr. Farmer gained an interest in veterinary medicine while spending summers on his grandfather’s livestock farm. He had farrow to finish hogs and feeder cattle. After high school, he attended SBU for two years and then applied to the Veterinary College at the University of Missouri and was accepted. He played on his class vet school city league basketball team while in college.
Upon graduation in 1971, he went to work in a two-clinic mixed practice in Spring Valley, Illinois. He was there for four years before returning to Missouri to purchase the mixed practice he is still at today that is located in Centralia, Missouri. He is still working, but plans to retire before the end of this year. He feels blessed that he has been able to go through Veterinary School and 46 years of practice as an insulin dependent diabetic and has stayed healthy enough to do so.
In 2016, he received the Lifetime Veterinary Award from the MVMA for being a 40-year member. He has also held offices in the Northeast District and was their representative to the MVMA Board for six years. He has been a 4-H Leader and chairman of the Pet Show at the local fair for over 20 years. He is also active in the local Kiwanis Club and the First Baptist Church.
He and his wife, Edna Mae will be celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary this year.
Over the years he has had many excellent employees. The two ladies who nominated him for this honor have been with him over 20 years. They are a huge part of the success of this practice.
Be the first to leave a comment...
Leave a donation to help the foundation in honor of Duane Farmer.
See how your donation can help.
Be the first to leave a donation...