Dr. Cliff Honnas, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1984 from Colorado State University. He subsequently completed a one-year internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University, followed by a three-year residency in Equine Surgery at the University of California — Davis, California. In 1988, he relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he taught Equine Surgery at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he became board certified in Equine Surgery. In 1989, he and his family moved to College Station, Texas to work at Texas A&M University as an Equine Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Honnas practiced at Texas A&M University for 19 years, and was a tenured full professor. Dr. Honnas had a very active clinical practice at the university as well as an active consulting practice throughout the state of Texas.
Dr. Honnas and his wife, Lorie, live in Robertson County and have six children. They both were raised in Christian homes and accepted Jesus as their own personal Savior at early ages. They strived to raise their children in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their oldest daughter, Audre, and her husband Daniel are both attorneys living in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The couple graduated from the Regent University's School of Law in Virginia with Juris Doctor degrees. They are proud parents of three daughters Kahlan Elise born November 13, 2014 and twin girls, Aralyn Faith and Hadlyn Grace, born October 30, 2018. Mollie is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Master's degree from the Professional Program of Accounting at the Mays Business School, and received a minor in music. She is working as the CFO and CPA for Texas Equine Hospital. Henre graduated from Texas A&M in 2013 with a degree in Forensic Law and was also a member of the Corps of Cadets for four years. In December 2016, he married Lexi and they now reside in London, England where he is attending the Royal Veterinary College. In May 2017, Cheri received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University and is completing a three-year emergency critical care residency at Texas A&M University. Kenny is a senior at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in nutrition and will be applying to medical school after graduation. He recently married Kara on May 28, 2019 who is currently working on her nursing degree at Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas. Jesse is studying pre-medicine at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and was also recruited to play running back on their football team. Jesse married Abigail on June 14, 2019, who recently received her degree in economics and finance from Centre University in Danville, Kentucky.