VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Swine

Associate Editor

D. Bruce Lawhorn


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 1972
  • Master of Science, Texas A&M University, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, 1971

Current Professional Activities

  • VIN Swine Consultant
  • Relief Veterinarian for Multiple practices in Texas (predominant dog, cat with some pigs)

Past Professional Activities

  • Professor and Extension Swine Veterinarian, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and Texas Cooperative Extension Service, Texas A&M University
  • Chief, Food Animal Section, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University
  • Staff Veterinarian, Dekalb Swine Breeders, Dekalb Illinois
  • Sole Proprietor, Lawhorn Veterinary Clinic, Temple Texas (mixed animal practice)

Marital Status

  • Married to Debra Lawhorn, retied High School English teacher and full time grandmother.


  • Jason & David and four grandchildren


  • Grieving recent loss of both blue weimers and loyal companions Alex (15 years of age, euthanasia due to myriad of conditions) and Boomer (11 years of age — lung cancer)


  • Dove hunting, fresh and saltwater fishing, walking, jogging, lifting light weights, swimming, yard work, shade tree mechanic on old trucks like 1966 Chevy C-10 pickup I now drive.

Favorite Quote

“I know the plans I have for says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope for your future.”
— Jeremiah 29:11

What I Like Most About VIN

Opportunities to exchange ideas with so many knowledgeable professionals.

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Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .