This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. Roy Brown Young. Dr. Young was born on August 14, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his childhood, he developed a love of ranching, agriculture, and animals. He graduated from Frost High School in 1964. He attended Navarro Community College and was accepted into Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine where he earned dual credit for his undergraduate and Doctoral degrees. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1969 from Texas A&M. He moved to Hillsboro, TX, and began practicing veterinary medicine in association with TB Bond Pharmacy. Clients called TB Bond Drug Store to request a home or farm veterinary visit. Dr. Young taught science classes at Navarro Community College and Hill College while opening his own practice, Young’s Animal Hospital in 1969. Dr. Young practiced veterinary medicine for 52 years at Young Animal Hospital.
Dr. Young believed in contributing to the growth and prosperity of his community. He served on the Hillsboro Independent School Board for 12 years beginning in 1984. Dr. Young promoted the district’s advancement by gaining funding to build an elementary school and make improvements to school buildings within the district. Dr. Young received the Community Builder Award from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas in 2001. Young’s Animal Hospital was recognized by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Year in 2016. He was a strong supporter of the Hill County Fair, FFA, and 4H organizations. He hosted class field trips and agricultural students at his office to teach them more about agriculture and the practice of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Young was a lifelong learner. He enjoyed studying and teaching others his entire life. No one benefited more from his knowledge than his children and grandchildren. His greatest aspiration was to ensure his children and grandchildren were well-educated , responsible, and productive members of society.