Dr. McIlhany attended Texas A & M on a football scholarship and received his B.S. in Veterinary Science in 1965. After a three year hiatus from his education to play football with the Los Angeles Rams, he returned to Texas A& M and graduated in 1970 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. "Mc" interned at Knowles Animal Hospital in Miami Florida, then established the Triangle Animal Clinic in Conroe Texas in 1973. He purchased Towne North Animal Hospital in 1984. Dr. McIlhany's wife, Barbara, is a Retail Merchant in San Antonio. They have 4 children. In his spare time, Dr. McIlhany raises Brangus and Maine Anjou cattle. When asked about his 30+ years of veterinary medicine, Dr. McIlhany responded with a smile and said, "Veterinary medicine has been a very enjoyable and rewarding adventure for me." Dr. McIlhany's home, as you would imagine, is filled with pets. Two German Shepherds, Simpson and Annie. His cats are Cassie, Mario, Tom, Jerry, and Bud who live at home. He also has an assortment of livestock which includes donkeys and cattle.