Parker County Today May 2017 - Page 87

Zan Prince Community Leadership Award — ­ Brooke Worthington Ladouceur Brooke Ladouceur was born and raised in Weatherford. So, it’s no wonder she spends so much of her time giving back to the commu- nity that formed her. In addition to participating in the Young Professionals of Parker County and in the Texas Realtor Leadership Program, Ladouceur is the literacy chair for the Bush Legacy Republican Women, volun- teers at the Pythian Home and mentors to local elementary students. “I’m proud of where I come from, and I want to instill old values into our young children to incorporate back in what this town was founded on,” she said. She is also a member of the Parker County Health Foundation, Trinity Bible Church in Willow Park, KCBI Radio, the Texas Association of Realtors, the GMWAR Realtor Board and Sanctified Hope Home for Women. Her ultimate goal is “to keep Parker County enriched with its small town values it has had since our forefathers started the county, yet help it grow while staying grounded with integrity and honesty and balanced with humility. Dr. Noel Bryan Veterinarian Medicine Award — Dr. Tom Hutchins Dr. Tom Hutchins is the co-owner and partner of the North Texas Veterinary Hospital, located in Peaster, Texas. Originally from Oklahoma, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biology from Cameron University, then graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. On top of that, he completed a large-animal rotating internship at Louisiana State University with emphasis on equine medicine and surgery in the summer of 2000. In 2009, Tom became certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), specializing in equine practice. His primary focus relates to the diagnosis and treatment of performance issues, primarily respiratory and lameness, and is also associated with all breeds and disciplines of performance horses. He also has special interest in podiatry and dentistry. Out of all his accom- plishments, though, he says his greatest has been raising his daughter, Hunter. “She’s my pride and joy. I’m very proud of her and what she has accomplished,” he said. “Nothing professionally compares to that.” Through the North Texas Veterinary Hospital, he contributes to the community by assisting many of the local organizations within Parker County. One of these projects is working with Brock, Peaster and Weatherford FFA. “The kids and their projects are important to us, and they are our future. If we help them now, we hope