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Full celebrates 90th birthday among friends, family
By CARYL VELISEK
MT. AIRY, Md. (June 23, 2015) — Friends and family gathered at The Barn at Serra Valley Farm on June 15 to celebrate veterinarian Emmett Full’s 90th birthday, reminisce, and share a meal and some cake.
Born and raised on a farm in Iowa, Full attended college and vet school at Iowa State University, graduating in 1947. He came east to Maryland in 1948 and shortly after, on a blind date, met his future wife, Audrey, and started a veterinary practice in the small town of Mt. Airy. Md.
The practice grew to include large and small animals in several Maryland counties including Carroll, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery, and through the years included several large establishments including Col. E. Brooke Lee’s Herefords in Montgomery County and the Mullinix Feedlot in Howard County.
During that time, Full also farmed and raised Angus cattle on his farm on Twin Arch Road in Mt. Airy, and served in offices including the Maryland Angus Association, Maryland Cattlemen’s Association, and Maryland Beef Council, and has also been an active member of the local Lions Club. “Doc” and Audrey have two children, Doug and Gail, and five grandchildren, Brandon, Aaron, Damon, Brittany and Jim, some of whom have been active in 4-H and the cattle business.
Doc Full retired from practice in 1989 but has still been active in livestock associations, and he and Audrey have always been very active members of St. Michael’s Church in Mt. Airy.