Dr. Dean Burns attended Texas A&M University, was a member of the Corps of Cadets and got his undergraduate degree in 1981. He married his wife, Becky, in 1981, and attended Veterinary school in the same class as Dr. Murray. After graduating in 1985, he entered the US Army and served on active duty for 4 years. Dr. Burns practiced for 20 years in the Gladewater/Gilmer area of East Texas and he rejoined his old "42" partner in Texarkana in 2008. Dr. Burns and his wife have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. He is a rabid high school and college sports fan, especially his beloved Aggies. Dr. Burns enjoys the outdoors, including yard work, and spending as much time as possible with the grandbabies. He and Becky attend Heritage Church and believe that this move late in life is an opportunity provided by God.