Governor Abbott Appoints Four To State Board Of Veterinary Medical Examiners

October 2, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Abbott has appointed Michael White, D.V.M. to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for a term to expire August 26, 2019. He also appointed Samantha Mixon, D.V.M., Randall Skaggs, D.V.M., and Carlos Chacon for terms set to expire August 26, 2023. The mission of the Board is to establish and enforce policies to ensure the best possible quality of veterinary and equine dental provider services for the people of Texas.

Michael White, D.V.M., M.S of Conroe is the Director of the Veterinary Public Health Division of Harris County Public Health. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, and a former member of the American Public Health Association and Association of Shelter Veterinarians.  White received Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical Science and Veterinary Science from Texas A&M University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Science from The University of Texas at Tyler.  He has experience in private practice, state and local veterinary public health, and shelter medicine.

Samantha Mixon, D.V.M. of Boerne is a veterinarian and owner of Strait From The Horses Mouth. She is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Mixon received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from the University of Arizona and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida.

Randall Skaggs, D.V.M. of Perryton is a veterinarian and owner of the Animal Clinic of Perryton. He is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, he is a member and a past president of Perryton Rotary Club and a board member of Ochiltree County Chamber of Commerce. Skaggs received a Bachelor of Science in veterinary science from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University.  

Carlos Chacon of Houston is the president and CEO of Chacon Enterprises. He is a member of the Hispanic Own Fortune 500 Technology companies, and a former member and chair of the board of trustees of Western Hills Church, and a former troop leader of Scout troop 9 in El Paso. Additionally, Chacon is a former member of the Texas Skills Standards Board, and a former member of Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology. Chacon received a degree in business administration from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), and an advanced degree in computer science and business administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.