Company: Del Mar Heights Veterinary Hospital
Location: Elkhart, Texas, United States
Lara Garman, Veterinarian at Del Mar Heights Veterinary Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in animal care.
Dr. Garman has excelled in veterinary care for over 15 years, including seven in the United States Navy, for which she provided oversight for United States Army personnel supporting the Navy Marine Mammal Program, which trains bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions to detect, locate, mark and recover objects in harbors, coastal areas, and at depth in the open sea.
After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Science in animal sciences from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2002, Dr. Garman continued her education with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University in 2006. She served her country in the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2013 at the McChord AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility in the 218th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, as well as the chief of clinical veterinary services assisting with the marine mammal program from 2011 to 2013.
Dr. Garman found further success in marine mammal care as a relief clinic veterinarian with the National Marine Mammal Foundation from 2013 to 2017 and an intern with VCA California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad from 2017 to 2018. She has provided superior preventive care for dogs and cats with VETCO and Paws4Shots and More in the San Diego area since 2015 and as an associate veterinarian with Del Mar Heights Veterinary Hospital since 2018.
Dr. Garman attributes her success to her passion and love for animals. She considers her most notable achievement to be her time in the military, because of her travels during deployments to different countries and seeing different cultures as well as her involvement in the marine mammal program. In the coming years, Dr. Garman hopes to relocate to Texas in order for her to be closer to family and also hopes to be more involved in her local community and to continue to grow and develop as a veterinarian.
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