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Dr. Randall S. Murray (Randy) grew up in Texarkana, Texas and graduated from Texas High School in 1978. He went on to attend Texas A&M University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He married Alecia Ratley in 1986 and they opened Westridge Animal Hospital in 1989. He and Alecia have two children and one daughter in law, Cullen (Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2016) and his wife Amanda, a doctorate of chiropractic, and Meredith (Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2018). He enjoys bowhunting in Kansas, raising and riding cutting horses, and keeping up with everything Aggie Athletics related. He is a founding member of and remains very active in Heritage Church. He credits the success at Westridge over the years to a work ethic, discipline, and integrity instilled in him by his father, Herb Murray, retired CEO and founder of Murray, Thomas, and Griffin and long time Texarkana resident. Also and of equal or greater importance in Westridge's success, is the time his mother, Mary Murray, spent and continues to spend on her knees praying for him. He says "I'd have destroyed my family and my business were it not for God's incredible grace... my mom wore her knees out praying for me and I praise Him for answering. She's still praying and she reminds me every Friday when I have lunch with her (a 30 year and countin' "date")." In addition to all the above, Alecia (Mrs Doc as RT used to call her), was the office manager and sole reason the doors remained opened in the early years. He spoke of those times saying, "We'd have spent ourselves into oblivion had it not been for her... she went home to have our first child, Cullen and dangit she never came back to work. It's said that behind every successful man is a strong woman and that's not sufficient in my case. Especially in the beginning, Alecia probably worked harder than me and had an equally difficult job. As we had children the clinic was really beginning to explode and it was just me as far as veterinarians. She put up with long, long hours and a very cranky, self centered husband for many years and she stuck out some rough, rough times. I sometimes don't understand why she put up with me......God is good."