I was so sad to hear of Dr. McDougal's passing. He treated my dog, Harley, for the past 9 years and I believe he is the reason Harley is still with me. I always looked forward to our visits because Dr. McDougal made me feel as good and uplifted as he did my pet. My heart is heavy and he will be missed. Heaven surely now has another Angel!
As I am just now receiving this news today about Bill, I am in total shock. I met Bill and Ann in dance class just last summer and they were immediately one of my favorite couples. When Ann commented to me one day they had been married 52 years, I thought surely I mis-heard her and she must have said that she was 52. I have never seen a couple whose love was so apparent in the way they looked at each other ... always a smile, teasing each other, and just genuine love radiating. I asked Ann once what their secret was and she said "we work very hard at playing". And yes, they did. We had so much fun in the same dance classes and Bill was such an example of a true gentleman and Ann gives meaning to the word "lady". Ann, I hope to see you very soon and I am so sorry I did not know. I would have definitely been there for you. "And when someone has enriched your life, When its melody lingers in your heart... Is it unfinished? Or is it endless?"
It was a joy and honor to know such a wonderful gentleman – and I do mean “gentle”. What a sweetheart. One of our black labs, Dozer, developed severe skin allergies at an early age. Dr. McDougal worked miracles for Dozer and was so compassionate to us in his guidance and treatments for Dozer. We will truly miss him. Although the Lord has called a great one home, Dr. McDougal has left this world a better place. May he rest in peace. My prayers & sympathies to you, his family. May you always find joy in the memories.
Dr. McDougal, my heart is very heavy and sad after learning of your passing. I know that Heaven is now rejoicing with your presence. I was very blessed to have worked with you in the 1980's at Veterinary Allergy and Dermatology Referral Clinic as your veterinary technician. You taught me much about veterinary medicine, life and the Bible. It was amazing to watch you work with your human clients and their pets. You are an awesome veterinarian! Thank you for the memories!
Ann, you are all in my prayers. May God remove your pain and sorrow
Sherry, RVT (Ohio)
I went to school with Bill and we played a lot of basket ball and base ball together. I don't know any one that was not a friend of Bill's. I remember the
cushman motor scooter his dad bought him. We were about 14 and 15 yrs.
old and we would ride that scooter up and down the street and side walk in
front of his house where he lived just about a block and a half west of the school house on the north side of the road. The last time I saw Bill was at one of the dedications next to Doc's in and out store.I knew His Wife Ann we road the school bus to school and back when she came to stay with her folks just south of where I lived up on the hill where J W Setzer lived. If all men lived his life like Bill did there would be no more problems in the world.
Jimmy D & Jean Setzer
BILL WAS THE BEST. I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH OUR TIME IN VALLIANT AND THE CABIN WHEN WE WERE GROWING UP. WHAT GREAT TIMES.
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill "saved" our little chihuahua and our rescue cat when no one else knew what to do. He had a "countenance" about him. He has left a legacy of the Christian Spirit to many. God Bless and Keep you. Reeve's Furniture/Kingwood
Bill McDougal was an inspiration to me as I entered the veterinary profession. He always had a smile.You just knew there was something special about him in the way he interacted with you. We never spoke about Christ but Christ shined through his life. I will miss him as will most of the veterinarians in Harris County. We are better for knowing him. Dale Lonsford, DVM
Bill was part of my family growing up and even though I didn't see him often, I always took pride that he was my family. The last time I saw him was at his sister's funeral (Joy Mae). I will miss him. Sheri Moye Hobbs
Bill and I spent many hours growing up together, crawdadding in the creek and riding horses. We are cousins and I know my mom Aunt O and Aunt Dalene are with him now and catching up on all the news. Wonderful close family I was so proud to be his cousin. We started first grade together. He would ride the bus home and spend the night at our house. We will all miss him and the great times of the past. We send our love to you, Bill.
Dr. McDougal, while we may have never formally met, I knew of you and your work. My sincere condolences to your family and patients. Dr. Laurie Noaker
Dear Dana and Family:
I am so blessed to have crossed paths with your father these last four years. He was so thoughtful, caring and supportive of the care of our beloved senior pet Blaze. He gave us extra years of enjoyment when we thought the cancer had won. During our last visit, he remarked that Blaze was indeed a miracle to have survived so long. Little did we know when I hugged him for the last time thinking we would not make another visit, the miracle was that your father had helped us along in our journey for palliative care. We will miss him deeply but are grateful for the honor of knowing him. Pat & Eli Zlotnik and Blaze the Basset Hound
I never met Dr. McDougal, but after my 15 1/2 year working for Dr. Vance W Murphy, we made many referrals to him and heard very nice things about his care and practicing medicine. My deepest condolences to the entire McDougal family. He will be missed in the veterinary world.
Jennifer L Boland
Formerly of Houston, Texas
Former Office Manager/Head Tech of
Clear Lake City Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. McDougal, what can I say. You were always a friend who had a way of cheering me up and making me laugh. I won't ever forget your kindness and will forever admire your knowledge and compassion as a veterinarian. It was a pleasure knowing you. I will miss you.
Met "Bill" when he was a member of the Board of Trustees at Presbyterian Pan American School, great friend.
Dear Dana, I am so sorry to hear about your daddy, what wonderful memories you and yours must have! I'm sure my daddy greeted him with open arms, Heaven's newest angel is in very good hands. Blessings to you and yours, Love and Prayers
Muffet, John, and Taylor
We will miss Bill, his friendly smile and firm handshake. We are sure he has gone home to a better place....Jaime Tschen MD.
He was wonderful man , Ann, he shall be so missed by all...but we know where he is...I let Maxine know .
I was blessed to meet Dr. McDougal through my lab, Champ. I always looked forward to visiting with him during Champ's appointments. When I discovered that I remembered B.J. from high school, he proudly updated me on B.J.'s family and life at CEPC. His joy and love for the Lord was effervescent! He will be remembered with great joy and admiration.
bill always had a smile on his face and greeted everybody when they came to church on sunday mornings and he will be missed.
Dr. McDougal was an outstanding veterinarian, dedicated to the well-being of all his patients, both human and animal alike. He will be sorely missed. May his family and associates at Houston Veterinary Referral Hospital, past and present, accept my most heartfelt condolences. Rest in peace "Doc."
A life well-lived. Bill was a very special person, he had many friends from his highschool days in our small town of Valliant. His mother was a strong Christian influence on many young people in the Methodist Church and she raised four remarkable children. His father never met a stranger and passed that gift on to Joy, Tom, Bill and Sandra. May memories comfort you, Ann.
I was deeply saddened by the news of Bill's death. My thoughts are with his family. He was a wonderful person and a great veterinarian. I met Bill shortly after my graduation from TAMU College of Vet Med in 1978. I felt a special bond with him because we both had Type I diabetes and, therefore, he was both a mentor and an inspiration. The world was a better place because of Bill's love for life, compassion and effervescent spirit. He will truly be missed!
Bill was a pioneer in the Veterinary profession as one of the first Specialists in Houston. His love of life and his family was even greater than his contribution to his profession.
Brad Hubbard, DVM and Family
Dr. Mcdougal was such a compassionte man with animals as well as people. I worked at Twin City Vet Clinic in Port Neches with him. I know he will be greatly missed. Prayers are lifted to all family and friends. Death Leaves A Heartache No One Can Heal, Love Leaves A Memory No One Can Steal...
I worked for Dr. Waidhoffer and Dr. McDougal in the early 70s. He was a fair and generous boss. Dougal, Kitty, and Dotty were the foundation of Westside Animal Hospital at that time, and I fondly remember those days. Rest in peace.