Five years after receiving his veterinary degree from Texas A & M, Dr. Charles N. McDonald established Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic on June 6, 1964 at a location opposite the Rose-Rich Shopping Center in Rosenberg. Two years later, another young A & M-trained veterinarian and fellow Air Force veteran, G. Tucker Robinson, joined “Dr. Mc,” as he is generally known.
In 1969 the partners began construction of a new clinic building in Richmond on Thompsons Road, which opened on May 31, 1970.
Dr. Mc recalls that the clinic was named for the Rosenberg and Richmond communities when it first started, and at its beginning “it was a big deal for a business to serve clients in both communities.” When the clinic was first built, it was on the very edge of Richmond and the City helped to the project by extending water and sewer service to the site.
An invitation to the 1970 Open House for the newfacility
For over 30 years, Dr. Robinson and Dr. Mc maintained a mixed practice of small and large animals and the two took turns being available for emergencies on nights and weekends for many, many years. Three fine associate veterinarians who practiced at Rose-Rich Vet Clinic at different times during the years, Dr. John Stern, Dr. Douglas Dornak, and Dr. Steven Hibbler, later established their own clinics at Needville, El Campo, and Katy respectively.
Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic facility, 1970-2010
In 1998, Sharon L. Moore, DVM joined the practice as a Partner, and in 2007 became the President of the corporation. A 1983 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Dr. Moore has led the process that builds on this long tradition of excellent medicine and service to community with the design and building of a new structure to house the clinic.
Continuity is one of the hallmarks of Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic. Robinson and McDonald continue practicing medicine at Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic. Office Manager Leslie Walenta has been with the practice more than twenty-eight years, giving our clients a familiar smiling face when they walk through the door.
At the groundbreaking for the new clinic, June 2009. Office Manager Leslie Walenta, Dr. Charles N. McDonald, Dr. G. Tucker Robinson, and Dr. Sharon L. Moore.