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Top Veterinarian: Dr. W.E. McAda

Nov. 13, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.

Dr. W. E. McAda, left, with his son Dr. Wesley McAda, stands in a cattle pen in Yorktown where Dr. W. E. McAda operates as a Veterinarian. Dr. Wesley McAda is a Veterinarian in Halletsville.

Dr. W.E. McAda was nominated by Vivian Respondek.

About Dr. W. E. McAda

Age: 87

Positions: DVM

Family: Wife, Pauline, deceased, married 58 years. Four children: Hampton, 57, DVM; Vickie Jacob, 54, married to DVM; Wesley, 52, DVM; and David, 47.

W. E. McAda was chosen as one of GC's top veterinarians for his lifelong dedication to animals in various forms, from helping with FFA and 4-H to delivering and caring for baby calves. Vivian Respondek nominated McAda for his hard work in the animal field. She wrote in her letter about a time when he saved the life of a cow during a trip back to Yorktown from Kenedy: "The cow was sick and would have died, but Dr. McAda did what he needed to do in tending to the cow and saved her life. He was that kind of a caring person. Never did know whose cow it was."

Why did you become a veterinarian?

I was involved in FFA, had three grand champion steers and the love of animals. I was raised on the farm. When I was growing up, we worked horses and mules before we had tractors.

How long have you been working with animals?

Life - 60 years DVM

What is the best part of your job?

Just want to help the animals

What has been your most memorable experience as an animal doctor?

My wife, Pauline, and I worked on four cows to give them C-sections - all in one day.

What is the most exotic animal you've worked on?

I had to give two Bengal tiger cubs injections. They were 3 or 4 months old. At first, we turned them loose in the clinic, and then they behaved.

What are three things that you could not live without?

Family, friends and Jesus Christ.

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