Dr. William Edmiston of Eldorado is the 2021 recipient of the Clarence and Doris Dietert Memorial Award given by the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association at the group’s 106th annual convention held July 15-17 at the YO Ranch Hotel in Kerrville.

Edmiston, an Eldorado native, has had a veterinary practice here in Eldorado since 1982. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.

Prior to opening his practice here, Edmiston practiced in Fort Stockton, San Angelo and Sterling City.

Edmiston taught a Sheep and Goat Reproduction rotation to Food Animal Veterinary students from TAMU CVM from 2000-2018. Several hundred senior veterinary students were mentored for two weeks at a time in Eldorado, where they participated in small town veterinary medicine, with exposure to small ruminates and the real world.

Edmiston has been a member of the TSGRA since the 1960’s. He was appointed the Sheep and Goat Commissioner to the Texas Animal Health Commission in 2001 and served until 2019. During this time, he also served on and chaired the Sheep and Goat committee of the United States Animal Health Association.

TSGRA also named its new slate of officers at the convention including Curry Campbell of Sonora who is the group’s new president. Other officers include: Jim Quinn of Brady, 1st Vice President; Rodney Kott of Fredericksburg; and 2nd Vice President.