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.
Michelle Frye, Veterinarian and Owner of ELAC
Dr. Michelle Frye received her BS with Honors from Cornell University in 1994 and her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. In 1999, she earned her Master of Science degree in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, specializing in molecular genetic testing, from Harvard University. Dr. Frye completed her residency and fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked on field outbreaks and quality assurance for laboratory testing. Dr. Frye worked for IDEXX Laboratories in the Medical Affairs Department for 14 years in both North America and Europe before joining Echo Lane Animal Clinic in 2018. Dr. Frye, a renowned Crazy Cat Lady, lives in Memorial Hollow with her husband Kevin and their daughter Harper who attends Memorial Middle School – Go Eagles! The Frye household also includes Jolene, a super-mutt, and Franklin, the world’s most beautiful Siamese cat.
BILL HAGLUND, Veterinarian and Founder of ELAC
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.
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.