Echo Lane Animal Clinic began serving the dogs and cats of the Memorial-Spring Branch area on February 5, 1975, when Dr. Bill Haglund and Dr. Robert Davidson opened its doors for the first time. Dr. Davidson retired in March of 2004, and Dr. Haglund was joined by a new partner, Dr. Jack Moore, in December of 2005. Dr. Moore passed away unexpectedly in February of 2011, and Dr. Jim Hopper began working part-time, on Fridays, in May of 2011.
Bill Haglund, DVM grew up in Galveston, Texas, and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in August of 1971. He began the practice of veterinary medicine, three days after graduation, at The Animal Clinic in Galveston, working for Dr. Edmund Henderson, and with Dr. Robert Davidson, a clinic at which they had both worked as kennel boys while in high school. Dr. Haglund joined the Rotary Club of Galveston in August of 1972, and the Rotary Club of Memorial-Spring Branch in August of 1975. He has served as President of the Memorial-Spring Branch Club twice, and has been active in Rotary projects in the Spring Branch area, especially the Club's scholarship program. He served on the SBISD Board of Trustees for six years, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, which he has served as Treasurer for the past 25 years.
Jim Hopper, DVM grew up in the Valley, and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in 1970. He owned a small animal practice in Alief for 20 years, after which he worked with Dr, Frank Runnels at Augusta Animal Clinic for approximately 9 years, until it was closed. For the past several years, he has done relief work, and enjoyed spending quality time with his wife, Ginger, at their beach house on Jamaica Beach in Galveston.
Back row: Kim Schultz, Naomi Figueroa
Front row: Melissa Austin, Maria Odom